When Mom Visits SMU

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Oh no, mom is coming in town, and you have no idea what to do? We can try and help you out with that one! These places are so good that you’ll have to bring your mom.

She wants a day to rewind but wants to treat you at the same time…

If you don’t want to drive far: Exhale Spa is connected to The Highland, a popular hotel right across the street from SMU.

Some shopping mixed with relaxation: Spa Nordstrom because, if you love shopping at Nordstrom’s as much as me, you might want to check out their spa.

In desperate need of mani pedi: Rose Couture Nail Bar is definitely a treat for your feet and hands, and not to mention there is a full bar to quench your thirst.

A movie and some popcorn: The Highland Park Village Theatre is a unique neighborhood theatre with a small selection of movies, make sure to check out what is playing that day.

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For a mom that likes to be on her feet…

If she wants to shop till she drops, head to Northpark Mall.

If she’s up for a little competition, try Bowl & Barrel.

If she loves to walk and talk, The Katy Trail is beautiful this time of year.

If she likes looking at pretty things, go to the Dallas Museum of Art or the Meadows Museum.

If she wants to pretend to be a local for the day, try the Dallas Farmer’s Market.

She wants to meet all your friends and their moms…

All of these spots are perfect for congregating on a sunny, warm day. They have a great selection of bar food and fun drinks you’ll want to share with your mom: The Rustic, Happiest Hour, Truck Yard, Katy Trail Ice House & HG Supply Co.


She only came for the food…

For a brunch lover: Dolce Riviera & Le Bilboquet.

For a little splurge: Al Biernat’s, Shinsei, Town Hearth & The Honor Bar.

For a sushi type of night: Uchi & Lounge 31.

For a casual lunch or dinner spot: Origin, Bartaco & Taco Heads.

We pretty much planned your whole Mom’s weekend for you. You’re welcome.

cityAnna Greco