GOING UP: We're firm believers that moms should be spoiled from morning through midnight on Mother's Day. Which means that brunch and hand-delivered flowers are just the start. You want to give your mommy something more, a story, and some photos she can post on her Facebook page. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway can provide such photos -- or, rather, an opportunity to take them -- and it is serving brunch, too, at its Peaks Restaurant.
UP THE MOUNTAIN: By its name, you can probably surmise that Peaks is on the higher side of the tram. Translation? Lots of photos of you, your family, and the expansive valley below. Brunch for an adult is $30, kids are $15 (ages 3 through 12). Your tram ride'll be ticketed separately, note. Now, the only question is this: Will you tell Mom, or just drive to the tram and surprise her?