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Editor’s Picks: Best Places to Hang Out with Mom in the OKC Metro

by Brooke Barnett

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May is the perfect time to celebrate mom and nothing is better than spending quality time together. Here are our top picks for the best places to relax, explore new interests or have a sweet treat with your family’s leading lady.

Inspirations Tea Room
2118 W. Edmond Road, Edmond

Why we love it:  Featuring over 100 varieties of tea, Inspirations is a special place to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, fresh ingredients and unforgettable desserts (be sure to try the fresh baked scones and homemade lemon curd!).  In addition to the award-winning food and tea, Inspirations also features a large gift shop perfect for finding a special gift for your special mom.

Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City

Why we love it: If mom is a bookworm, she’ll love a relaxing afternoon at the largest independent bookstore in the metro.  In addition to browsing through more than 60,000 titles in every genre available, participate in one of Full Circle’s book discussions, live performances or story times.  Don’t forget to grab a bite at The Garden Café for a tasty selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets before you leave.

Cuppies & Joe
727 N.W. 23rd Street, Oklahoma City

Why we love it: If mom has a sweet tooth, you will score big points with Cuppies & Joe’s fresh cupcakes and gourmet coffees. With lots of comfortable seating in a laid-back atmosphere, this family-owned cafe serves cupcakes made fresh daily and locally-roasted coffee drinks. Our advice? Try their Boom Boom Pow cupcake for an unforgettable taste of vanilla bean, chocolate butter cream and sea salt.

Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City

Why we love it: Whether she is a native Oklahoman or new to the state, mom is sure to enjoy this 215,000 square foot museum that explores our state’s culture, heritage and more.  Plus, if mom is a movie buff, she won’t want to miss the new exhibit “Oklahoma @ the Movies,” which showcases the creativity and innovation of Oklahomans who create, star in and watch motion pictures on the silver screen.  The Winnie Mae Café allows you to enjoy a meal while gazing over a replica of Wiley Post’s famous airplane of the same name and the museum store features Made-in-Oklahoma gifts that mom is sure to love.

Will Rogers Gardens
3400 N.W. 36th Street, Oklahoma City

Why we love it: Take mom for a nature walk down meandering walkways and enjoy thousands of roses, irises, azaleas, peonies and other colorful flowers in these historic gardens located on the northern side of Will Rogers Park. Visit the Charles E. Sparks Rose Garden to see 80+ varieties of roses in bloom.  The rose garden is also a perfect place for a photo-op to remember your special day together.

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