Planning the Perfect Mother’s Day Getaway to San Diego
The month of May signifies the start of summer vacation; however, it also contains that special day in which we all honor our mother. Thankfully, on this joyous day to celebrate mom, San Diego showcases its typically warm weather for all types of Mother’s Day events and activities. Read on below to see how to give your mother the vacation of a lifetime in San Diego!
Brunch On or Off the Water
To start, take mom out for a champagne brunch to enjoy the ocean breeze at the Hotel Del Coronado, where every year the award-winning menu is lavishly presented with a farm-to-table ethos that is equally applied to the seafood it prepares. The brunch cruise is also another popular option for Mother’s Day. In fact, the city of San Diego has many companies that specialize in these types of trips around the bay.
Additionally, San Diego has several amazing neighborhoods with even better restaurants. Visit Little Italy for the eclectic seafood restaurant Ironside Fish & Oyster, and in nearby Bankers Hill, the elegant Mister A’s rewards diners not only with an impressive menu, but with some of the best views in the city. In the Gaslamp Quarter, mom can have all the macarons and champagne that she wants at Le Parfait Paris, and at the cozy and sometimes confined Werewolf, the dishes are an eccentric take on the traditional brunch; however, they are always creative. If mom is searching for brunch with a waterfront view, she will find it anywhere from the coastal neighborhoods of Pacific Beach and Point Loma to Shelter Island and the Marina.
Activities Mom Will Love
After brunch, take mom to enjoy the bi-annual Arts & Craft Festival in which more than 100 vendors sell artisanal crafts of all types, from jewelry and clothing to pottery and organic foodstuffs. In fact, there is no doubt that mom will definitely find something at this fest which has taken place for more than four decades in San Diego.
In addition to the flowers and brunch, a spa treatment or massage is always a well-deserved gift for Mom. Fortunately, San Diego has plenty of world-class spas, some of which are located at the aforementioned Hotel Del Coronado, the Lodge at Torrey Pines, and the Fairmont Grand in Del Mar. Also located in the same San Diego exurb, the L’Auberge Del Mar provides a once-in-a-lifetime spa experience.
If mom wants to get outside and enjoy the cool California air, the world-famous San Diego Zoo as well as the Botanical Garden host unique experiences with events such as wine-tastings, chocolate vendors and prix-fixe menus. Finally, as the day ends and dinner is prepared (hopefully by someone else other than mom), the restaurants and eateries in every nook and cranny of America’s Finest City will definitely make that special lady happy, from the most elegant five-star establishments to the most laid-back eateries locals know and love.
Tell Your Mom You Love Her with a San Diego Getaway