Best Mother’s Day Now and Later

Keep it simple and keep the focus on Mom.

You may give Mom a memorable day whether or not you get to see her in person. In fact, you can make her day on Mother's Day and give her the opportunity to enjoy it all over again, when everything reopens.

Gift Certificates You Can Purchase Online

Spa Day at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Spa - You can purchase and email a Ritz-Carlton Gift Card that can be redeemed at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain's Forbes Five Star-rated spa. It's one of the top spas in the world. Moms need a spa day now more than ever. They'll still need a spa day a month or two or three from now. Maybe even once a month for the next year. 

Tucson Premium Outlet Mall Simon Visa Gift Cards - You can purchase Visa gift cards that are redeemable at the Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana center. There are also more than 200 other types of gift cards that you may purchase from the Simon Giftcards online store. 

Saguaro National Park Annual Pass - Does your Mother need nature therapy? Get her an annual pass to Saguaro National Park or an annual pass to all of the National Parks. There are special senior and veteran rates, and many different pass options.

Volare Helicopter Tours from Marana Regional Airport - Give Mom a sightseeing helicopter tour over Saguaro National Park West, a custom tour over the Catalina Foothills, and tours beyond. Contact Tasha Sturges for a gift certificate by email at

If you didn't see something above, here are some ideas for a Rain Cheque. In a short while, Marana will reopen for shopping, dining, and exploring.  

Top Places for Shopping

Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center - Premium designer brands at affordable prices. 

Arizona Pavilions Shopping Center off Cortaro Road near I-10 - Wide selection of discount chain brands.

Harley Davidson of Tucson in Marana at Ina Road and I-10 - Motorcycles and lifestyle accessories in an art gallery-like showroom.

Bookman’s in Marana on Ina Road - A local favorite with new and reused books, objects, jewlery, and more.

Guitar Center in Marana on River Road at Orange Grove - A palace of musical instruments, lessons, and accessories. 

Top Places for Brunch/Lunch/Dinner

CORE Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain - One of only two Forbes Four Star-rated restaurants in the region. 

Cayton’s Burger Bistro at Dove Mountain Golf Club - Starting at 11:00 am. Generous and succulent luxury comfort food. 

Baja Café on Ina Road - Local favorite for huge portions of surprisingly inventive breakfast foods (and more).

La Olla Mexican Café - Local's secret for fresh and modern Sonoran regional food

La Parrilla Suiza on Ina Road - Many choices, comfortable dining areas, delicious for the whole family 

Mariscos Chihuahua on Ina Road - Fresh Mexican seafood

Cortaro Sushi - All-you-can-eat and special rolls.

Ignite Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain - A classy grown-up Mom's evening out with a patio view.

Things to Do


The Wild Burro Trail - Easy walking and lots of birds, plants, and interesting things to see.

El Rio Preserve - Perfect for a short stroll and serious bird watching.

Topgolf Marana - Hang out in a bay. Whack a few golf balls. Order some drinks. Life is good. Very good.

Splitting Timber Axe Throwing at Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center - Does Mom need a release? Oh yes. She does.

Harkins Theatres Arizona Pavilions 12 - The Avengers or The Curse of La Llorona? Mom gets to pick.


Saguaro National Park West - Easy hiking, lots of photograph opportunities.

Bike the Tortolita Mountains - If Mom likes to get vertical with her bike, this is the ultimate thing for her.

Sit and Sip

Button Brew House off Ina Road near I-10 - Top local microbrewery that is a favorite among the brewers themselves. 

Catalina Brewing Company off Ina Road near I-10 - The local microbrewery that focuses on Sonoran Desert wild foods and locally-sourced seasonal ingredients.

Casa Marana Craft Beer & Wine Bar near Cortaro Road and I-10 - Excellent choices of craft beer and wine from all over the U.S.

Caps & Corks Craft Beer & Wine Store on Orange Grove near I-10 - After Guitar Center, head here for selected craft beer and wine. 

Dove Mountain Brewing Co. - Largest selection of locally crafted beer on tap in the area.

Growler's Taphouse - Modern pub food and many craft beers to choose from.

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