Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Why not plan a special day or activity to celebrate with the woman who raised you? We’ve come up with some different ideas for all types of mothers: crafty moms, foodie moms, and even adventure moms! While Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14th this year, these activities could be enjoyed year round. Better get to planning…
Visit a Garden
Instead of giving her Mother’s Day flowers, take her to see one of the gorgeous Bay Area gardens that are currently in bloom. Some of our favorites are Filoli, San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Take her out to Brunch
Brunch is the perfect for a lazy morning and some good food. Try Southern Kitchen for some delicious hearty food like shrimp and grits, Causwells for a beautiful and delicious American brunch, Okane for one of the only Japanese breakfast style meals served in the Bay Area, or Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay to treat your mom to one of the most luxurious brunches of her life!
Enjoy an Omakase Style Meal
Omakase is a Japanese style meal consisting of dishes selected by the chef. It’s a fun way to try plenty of new dishes. You can even request to sit at the Chef’s counter to see all of the cooking action. A couple of our favorite San Francisco Omakase style restaurants are Kinjo, Omakase.
Have Dinner Out
A night out with your mother is a great way to spend some quality time over some quality food. Some of our favorite spots with great ambiance are Sabio on Main for their delicious Chef’s Tasting Menu with wine pairing, Reve Bistro for an adorable French setting with authentic French dishes to go along with it, or Straw for something different with a fun twist!
Take a Class
If you have a creative and hands-on mom, consider spending a day together learning something new. Workshop SF has tons of classes ranging from pickling and printmaking to terrariums and woodworking. If she likes getting adventurous in the kitchen try a Bold Food Class. If fitness is more her style, try a Barre class at Flex Fusion Studio.
Have a Beach Day
Take advantage of our beautiful California weather and make have a beach day! We love Baker Beach for it’s beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge or Shark Fin Cove for something a bit off the beaten path but with views that’s worth the effort!
Take her on a Hike
Get outside this Mother’s Day and take the family on a hike. Some of our favorite places to go for moderate hikes are Uvas Canyon, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Villa Montalvo, and Lands End.
Enjoy a Spa Day
You both probably need a break from your busy schedules. Make a spa date to get some relaxation time together and treat your mom to a much deserved spa treatment! Some of our favorite spas are Onsen for a Japanese style spa and restaurant setting, Woodhouse for a wide range of different types of spa treatments, Kabuki Springs for it’s relaxing plunge pools, or Nob Hill Spa for great views of the city while you lay out and get some sun.
Spend the Day in Wine Country
If your mom loves wine, take her on a little getaway to one of the Bay Area’s amazing wine regions. Check our our guides for Napa Valley, Sonoma, Healdsburg, St. Helena and Tri Valley for ideas of where to visit.
Treat Her to Dessert
Sweets for your sweet mama is always a great choice. Pick up some beautifully made pastries from Mademoiselle Colette, or try some healthy and colorful acai bowls from Steep. Keep it simple with a classic Bay Area ice cream sundae from Fentons, or share some tasty desserts from Fresh Nation Desserts together.