For Those Looking For Mother’s Day Activities In Atlantic City, We’ve Got You Covered

Written By Stephanie Loder on May 11, 2023
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Mother’s Day Weekend 2023 means plenty of events, dining and dancing at hotel and casinos in Atlantic City.

Mother’s Day is a special time to pamper mom, take her to dinner, a movie – or drive to the Historic Atlantic City Boardwalk for some one-on-one time with mom, or your mother figure.

Hotels and casinos have a lot planned for the three-day weekend, which kicks off Friday. It’s a special three days that herald in visitors before the Memorial Day Weekend official start to summer at the shore.

Atlantic City hosts more than 27 million visitors each year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the nation. Atlantic City’s world-famous Boardwalk was built in 1870 and the resort is home to AC casinos, world-class dining and live entertainment shows.

All of this makes Atlantic City the setting for a memorable Mother’s Day celebration.

What to do for Mother’s Day around Atlantic City

Mother’s Day features special brunches and dinners for mom at Atlantic City casino hotels.

If mom doesn’t want to dine, maybe she would rather watch a show. There is a selection of events and hotel specials being offered for Mother’s Day in Atlantic City. There are spa treatments, ice cream specials, entertainment and dancing as well as slot machines, poker, blackjack and roulette.

Each year, Mother’s Day honors motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence moms have on society.

So those reasons make May 14 – or the entire weekend if you want to spend extra time at Atlantic City casinos – a big day have an AC celebration.

Atlantic City casino hotels, restaurants and spas, dance floors, and oyster bars, provide mom, grandma, aunt or a special family member or friend enough fun and relaxation to show exactly how much they are appreciated.

(Just don’t forget to plan and make reservations!)

We’ve compiled a list of some of the special Mother’s Day specials and events at the hotels and casinos during Atlantic City Mother’s Day Weekend 2023.

Listed below is a selection of meals, brunches, entertainment, sports and gaming we bet mom or anyone else will enjoy Mother’s Day Sunday.

Mother’s Day dining options for her big day Sunday

Surprise mom with dinner at the original Resorts Atlantic City hotel casino.

Resorts offers a very special May 14 Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with reservations needed.

Dougherty’s Steakhouse & Raw Bar at Resorts offers May 14 Mother’s Day specials that include soft shell crab, grilled rack of lamb or twin lobster tails. Reservations required.

A Mother’s Day getaway at Ocean Resort AC

Another option is taking mom away for a long weekend. Ocean Casino Resort offers just such a weekend.

Flowers and candy are nice, but so is relaxing in a room with an oceanfront view. Special packages are available.

Amada at Ocean Resort serves food from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They offer a Spanish ambiance with authentic Mediterranean options, including paella pollo, ceviche, pomegranate and gin cured salmon meals.

How about racing for Mother’s Day weekend?

Let mom bring her competitive side to Lucky Snake at the Showboat Resort, which offers the largest arcade in the East.

The 60,000-square-foot arcade features more than 300 games including pinball, glow mini golf and virtual reality.

There’s also a racetrack with go-karts located inside the Lucky Snake Arcade, and it’s open no matter what Mother’s Day weekend weather is like – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

Beers and more for Mother’s Day

The beer garden at The Yard offers live entertainment, gastro-pub style menu, a curated tap list featuring local brewers along with Bally’s signature beers.

Mother’s Day weekend music includes:

  • Steal the Sky: Friday, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • The Benjamins: Saturday, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Southern style Mother’s Day set at Claridge

The Claridge in Atlantic City is offering a chance to celebrate in grand southern style by treating mom with a delicious spread of homemade southern dishes prepared amid jazz music by chefs from Levander’s 22 Southern Cuisines.

The brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes cajun shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, shepherd’s pie, beef back ribs and Louisiana banana split french toast, dirty rice, collard greens and peach cobbler.

Omelets are prepared to order. Reservations required.

Top off Mother’s Day with something sweet

When it’s time for a Mother’s Day dessert, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  offer’s Mother’s Day cheesecake at Sugar Factory.

The New York cheesecake is dipped in rich dark chocolate, topped with whipped cream, chocolate covered strawberries, a raspberry macaron and edible gold.

Hard Rock also is offering a special Happy Mother’s Day gift card good for hotel stays, retail, spa and salon.

Mother’s Day show-stoppers for the music lovers

Does Mom love music?

On Friday starting at 9 p.m., ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience takes stage at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Tickets required.

For those needing a bit more time to plan, Borgata offers tickets for Tom Jones on May 20, Daryl Hall with guest Todd Rundgren on June 9 and the Goo Goo Dolls Big Night Out Tour on Aug. 11.

Concerts are in the Borgata Event Center. Tickets are available online.

Mother’s Day Hot Moms contest or movie?

Tropicana’s Boogie Nights dance club hosts a Hot Moms contest on Saturday with a chance to win prizes. Registration is available online.

But when was the last time mom got to go to a movie? The IMAX theater at Tropicana offers Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, a 3D experience action adventure show 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Cap off the weekend with Sunday champagne brunch

The Chart House at Golden Nugget is bringing back its Sunday champagne brunch with an endless option of fresh seafood beginning on Sunday.

Sip on mimosas and Bloody Marys while taking in waterfront views.

There are also carved meats and a build-your-own omelet or waffle station. The Sunday brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and reservations are needed.

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Stephanie Loder is a freelance writer. She has worked as a breaking news reporter, copyeditor, and Metro Editor for Gannett/USAToday in New Jersey and North Carolina.

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