Score some points with Mom on Mother’s Day by treating her to extra-special activities that also allow the whole family to enjoy time together. Take her out to brunch, explore fabulous gardens, let her indulge her sweet tooth and more.
Family Night: Make a Mother’s Day Handprint Canvas. May 2, 6-7 pm. $3 per canvas. Register online. San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Dr. www.san-marcos.net.
Clairemont Garden Tour. See a blooming array of gardens in the Clairemont, Bay Park and Bay Ho areas of San Diego. May 5, 10 am-4 pm. $20-$25. Details at www.clairemontonline.com/Garden-Tour.
Yoga on the Midway. Join Mama for a free yoga session on the flight deck of the USS Midway. Take advantage of a 360-degree view of the city as instructors from Yoga One lead the class sponsored by Scripps Health. May 5, 7-9:30 am. Please bring your own mat and water; all levels and ages welcome. 910 N. Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. Register at http://bit.ly/YOTM2018.
Mother & Daughter Teas. Tea sandwiches and pastries, traditional teas plus live music. Each mom will take home delicious macaroons. May 11 & 12, 2:30-5 pm. $35-$50 plus tax & gratuity; ages 3 & under free. The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave., downtown San Diego. www.westgatehotel.com.
Chocolate Festival. Dozens of chocolate tastings and demos, kids’ activities plus Mother’s Day gift ideas. For a small fee, children can make Mother’s Day keepsakes. May 12, 9 am-4:30 pm. Free with admission; $1 per tasting ticket. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate.htm.
Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour. Visit eight enchanting North County gardens and view more than 30 exhibits of locally made art. May 12 & 13, 10 am-4 pm. $30; tickets good for both days; ages 17 & under free with adult. www.sandieguitoartguild.com/mothers-day-tour.
Champagne Brunch at The Westgate Hotel. May 13, 10 am-3 pm. $35-$89; ages 3 & under free. Call for reservations. 1055 Second Ave., downtown San Diego. www.westgatehotel.com; 619-238-1818.
Mother’s Day Celebration at The Flower Fields. Make your own mixed bouquets for Mommy for only $5, watch performances by the Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Ballet Folklorico and share a spectacular view of 50 acres of Tecolote Ranunculus flowers and other blooms. May 13, 9 am-6 pm. Admission: $8-$16. 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. www.theflowerfields.com.
Coronado Historic Home Tour: History is in the Details. Seven local homes highlight exquisite architectural features and interior design, as well as charming gardens. May 13, 11 am-4 pm. Tickets start at $35. www.coronadohistory.org.
Jazz Brunch at The Abbey. Celebrate with an elaborate buffet, tempting desserts, live jazz by Republic of Music and a flower for each mother. May 13, 11 am-1 pm. Visit website for fees and reservations. The Abbey on Fifth Ave., 2825 Fifth Ave., downtown San Diego. www.hornblower.com.
Brunch Cruises by Flagship Cruises & Events. Live music, gourmet food and incredible photo opportunities throughout the scenic, two-hour cruise aboard a luxury yacht. May 13; boarding at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm. For reservations, visit www.flagshipsd.com/cruises/mothers-day-brunch-cruise.
Champagne Brunch at The Del. Enjoy an awesome selection of culinary delights, live music and a special treat for Ma. May 13, 9 am. For fees and reservations, visit website. Crown Room or oceanfront Ballroom, Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. www.hoteldel.com.
Mother’s Day at Rancho Bernardo Inn. On May 13, choose from brunch buffet dining options at AVANT, Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant or the Aragon Ballroom. The Aragon Ballroom also offers live music, a petting zoo and pony rides. Visit website for times, fees and reservations. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr. www.ranchobernardoinn.com.
Jazz Brunch Cruises by Hornblower. Spoil your mother with a brunch buffet, bottomless champagne, jazz tunes and breathtaking bay views. Each mom will take home a flower. May 13; 9:30-11:30 am, 11 am-1 pm & 2:30-4:30 pm. Visit website for fees and reservations. Departs from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. www.hornblower.com
Published May 2018