5 Things to Do With Mom While Social Distancing This Mother’s Day

Located in Hertel Alley x Chuck Tingley / Photo x Step Out Buffalo while on Tour By Car: North Buffalo

Have you heard? Due to COVID-19, we’ve temporarily changed our motto to “Stay In, Buffalo”.  And for the foreseeable future we will be posting content that shares how our community can continue to support local businesses while adhering to guidelines set by the CDC.⁠


Right about now you might be wondering how the heck you can enjoy Mother’s Day and spend time with your mom while maintaining a certain level of social distancing. Or possibly you are quarantined with your number one girl but since literally nothing is open and quite frankly most everything is cancelled, you have no idea how to make this day a special occasion. We’re here for ya, babe.

From hikes and street art to driving tours, walking tours, and biking ideas, we’ve got you. If you are social distancing from your mom, check out our tips below to still enjoy time together.

Please remember to keep your distance from others, wear a mask in public places where you are not able to socially distance, and follow the guidelines released by the CDC.



1. Tour WNY by Car

Our new Tour by Car Series is the perfect way to explore the city while staying very socially distanced from others. These offer a great combo of stop types including architecture, art, parks, and more. Some stops you’ll just drive by and admire from a distance, some are photo opps, and some allow you to get out and stretch your legs or even see a world wonder – hint hint. Believe us when we tell you you won’t run into too much traffic.

Social Distancing Tip: Take two cars and connect both cars by phone- using bluetooth of course. Speaking from personal experience, it really feels like you’re in the same car! Assign one person to read the info tidbits for each stop along the way.

Tour By Car Series >


2. Take a Hike

Now that the weather is about to break (TBD if that’s before or after another snow storm) it’s officially hiking season. Small hikes, big hikes, short hikes, long hikes – WNY has it all. Here’s a guide for some inspo.

Social Distancing Tip: Stay 6 feet away from mom if you’re not quarantined together and make sure to bring a mask – these trails and parks could potentially get busier than anticipated. Go during off times and make sure to stay 6 feet from everyone you pass.


Buffalo City Hall / Step Out Buffalo
Buffalo City Hall / Step Out Buffalo

3. Explore Buffalo on Foot with Walking Tours

Explore Buffalo, a local walking tour company, has recently released 5 self-guided walking tour maps for some of their most popular walking tours. This DIY approach let’s you tour some of the most interesting areas of Buffalo on foot whenever you’re in the mood and with whomever you feel comfortable while still getting info you need to make the most of your adventure.

Social Distancing Tip: Take two cars and connect both cars by phone- using bluetooth of course. Speaking from personal experience, it really feels like you’re in the same car! Assign one person to read the info tidbits for each stop along the way.


4. Check Out Street Art

Do this by car, foot or bike – the choice is yours! We have a ton of different Street Art guides grouped by geographic location for your street art hunting pleasure. If you’re looking for something entertaining to do in Buffalo, Hertel, the Southtowns, and more, these street art guides can lead the way.

Social Distancing Tip: On foot or bike? Keep 6 feet away and wear a mask. Heading out in a car? Link up the cars via bluetooth – safely. Don’t forget to take a social distance selfie with mom 6+ feet in the background!


5. Take a Virtual Outdoor Yoga Class

Stay with us here. Moms love yoga. You love Mom. So why not celebrate Mother’s Day by doing something she loves together? Admittedly, you might have to wait for good weather for this one.

Find a nice patch of grass and set up your phone to stream a class from Raw Renewal Yoga. They currently offer live zoom classes, but if you’re interested in something more flexible, you can purchase a 2 week video subscription for anytime access to all of their Buti classes including Buti Yoga, Buti Flow, Sculpt, Hotcore, and Buti X Bands. Register by downloading the Raw Renewal Yoga App and go to Enrollments or Upcoming Events.

Social Distancing Tip: Well, for starters, BYO Water bottles. Jk. The best thing about the outdoors is that we can stay far apart while never coming into contact and putting ourselves and loved ones at risk. Lay your yoga mat 6 feet away and get to sweatin’.

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Author: the blonderooster

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.

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