13 Ways To Celebrate Mom This Mother’s Day


It’s time to roll out the red carpet and treat mom like the queen that she is! Here are 13 ideas to help you celebrate the amazing moms in your life this Mother’s Day, San Diego!

1. Celebrate Mom Like a Celebrity at The Daytime Soiree for Moms at Moniker General

Moniker General’s Mother’s Day Gathering is happening in Liberty Station on Sunday, May 8th 10AM to 2PM. Aside from being one of the city’s top shops for retail and gifting, Moniker General is hosting a free-to-attend daytime soiree with all the must-haves to celebrate the woman who deserves it most.

The family-friendly affair will take over an expanded footprint outside of its Liberty Station locale to include live music, bites & beverages, fun photo ops, high-profile retail pop-ups, and activities the family can enjoy, including:

2. Treat Mom to a Special One-Time Mother’s Day Brunch at Animae

Animae Chef Tara Monsod and her team are happy to be extending their hours beyond dinner service for a special one-time Mother’s Day brunch! Priced at $80 per person and available from 10AM to 3PM on Sunday, May 8, Animae will be serving an Asian-influenced brunch menu highlighting flavors and experiences that encompass Chef Tara’s AAPI roots featuring four courses.

Start with cold appetizer offerings like the Poached Shrimp with papaya, herbs and chili lime salt or a succulent Steak Tartare featuring a filet with Tobanjiang, egg yolk, and milk bread, before moving on to a hot start, with menu highlights including a Chicken Congee with chicken confit, ginger, garlic and garlic chive, soft and fluffy Steamed Buns with mushroom, tofu and vegetables or delicious Crab Cakes with kimchi tartar sauce, pickled mustard seeds, frisee and mustard greens.

Treat mom’s sweet tooth with the Turon French Toast with caramel banana, milk bread, banana ice cream, and feuilletine or dig into savory dishes such as Sisig Char Sui Scramble and Fried Fish Sando. Finish off brunch with the sweet Strawberry Rolled Cake with fresh strawberry, pearls and strawberry diplomat.

Save yourself a seat at Animae’s coveted Mother’s Day Brunch by booking a reservation via Opentable.

Second Chance Beer

3. Celebrate Mom With Her Pups At Second Chance Beer Company

For all the dog moms out there, this one’s for you! Second Chance Beer Company, San Diego’s only “pups-first, drink-second” brewery, will be handing out flowers for Mother’s Day because they know you deserve something special! Sip on an ice-cold beer like their newest release, Buddy Lager, and let your pup play around with all the other dogs that will be there.

4. Cheers to Mom with Free Margaritas for Mamas at Puesto!

To celebrate the holiday, Puesto is offering a Margaritas for Mama deal, where all moms will receive a complimentary Puesto Perfect Margarita, a simple and balanced Puesto favorite made with tequila reposado, fresh squeezed lime juice and a hint of agave nectar!

Reservations are available via the Puesto website here.

Liberty Station's 4th Of July Events

5. Make It a Full Day for Mom at Liberty Station

Liberty Station offers a variety of activities from meals to arts and crafts and more. Enjoy a Mother’s Day picnic on the grass, pilates and yoga classes are available for moms who like to fill their day with movement and dining options are endless for moms who want a good bite to eat!

For Foodie Moms:

Enjoy a picnic at one of Liberty Station’s outdoor venues like the South Promenade or the Ingram Plaza! Choose one of Liberty Station’s multiple dining options and treat mom to a special meal, from brunch at Breakfast Republic to a fun dinner at Stone Brewing.

For Fitness Moms:

Take on a Mother’s Day workout class with Sparkcycle, Club Pilates or Yoga Six all available at Liberty Station. Have a healthy holiday and enjoy a juice, smoothie or acai bowl at Nektar Juice Bar.

For Art-Loving Moms:

Take a tour of the outdoor art installations on display at Liberty Station! Check out a local artist’s work at one of Liberty Station’s art galleries, such as Anne Gaffey Art.

For Outdoorsy Moms:

Enjoy Mother’s Day on the Bay with paddleboard and kayak rentals at Liberty Station’s West Coast Paddle Board Rentals! Soak up the San Diego sun while taking a family bike ride through Liberty Station’s bike paths.

Belmont Park Is Saying Goodbye To Winter Blues & Hello Spring Hues

6. Let Mom Be a Kid Again for the Day With a Day of Fun at Belmont Park

Belmont Park is in full bloom this Mother’s Day! Spend the day at Belmont Park and enjoy vibrant artwork, specialty sips, a flower truck and live entertainment.

Stop by the flower truck on Sunday, May 8 where there will be flowers for moms all day. Treat mom to a specialty spring cocktail at one of the boardwalk restaurants, Cannonball, Beach House or Draft, and order the Spring Buzz cocktail made with Tito’s Vodka, Lemon, Rose, Wild Berries, and Edible Flowers or grab a MOMosa, discounted for all moms!

Enjoy live music in the food court from 2PM to 5PM and buy mom something special at the Markers Market from 11AM to 5PM.

Vino Carta

7. Give Mom the Gift That Keeps On Giving From Vino Carta Wine Shop & Bar

As San Diego’s one-stop wine shop and bar, Vino Carta Wine Shop & Bar is the place to take Mom to a beautiful Parisian-style brunch AND send her home with a gift—a Monthly Vino Carta Wine Club Subscription. That’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Vino Carta is your neighborhood wine shop and bar with a focus on small, family-run producers and natural wines made through organic and sustainable farming practices.

Reservations available through Tock.

8. Let Mom Get Her Shop On At One Paseo

From shops, to services, to eateries, One Paseo is your secret weapon this Mother’s Day! Stop by Whiskey x Leather, West of Camden or Van de Vort to find mom the perfect outfit or treat her to a facial at Shop Good or treatment from Alcheme. To complement the center’s shop offerings, One Paseo is also hosting a stunning flower pop-up with Posie’s Floral Co. Offering blooms of every type, the floral arrangements from Posie’s will brighten any mom’s day.

Once the shopping and gifting is complete, treat mom to a meal at one of the many eateries in the urban village. From casual dining at Tocaya or URBN to a sit down dinner at North Italia or Nick’s Del Mar, there’s no wrong choice! End the day with treats from Le Macaron, SusieCakes or Salt & Straw to complete the sweetest Mother’s Day.

9. Book a Weekend Retreat for Mom at a Local Resort

Treat mom to brunch, bubbles and relaxation this Mother’s Day at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort. Book their ‘Mom’s Weekend Retreat’ Stay Package that includes a mimosa flight delivered to the room, one complimentary ticket to Mother’s Day Brunch and a waived resort fee.

Brunch will be served on Mother’s Day starting at 11AM until 4PM. Tickets are $70 per person and $35 for children 12 and under. Brunch bites include breakfast favorites like, Assorted Mini Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Granola & Yogurt, Crispy Bacon, Sausage and Scrambled Eggs. There will also be an Egg & Omelet Station with Whole Eggs or Egg Whites, Tomato, Onion, Ham, Bell Pepper and Cheddar Blend, Buttermilk Pancake Station with Seasonal Berries, Chocolate Chips, Whipped Cream and Maple Syrup and a Smoked Salmon Station with Bagels, Caper, Sliced Tomato, Shaved Red Onion and Whipped Cream Cheese. Cheese & Charcuterie and Classic Shrimp Cocktail displays will also be available.

After brunch, enjoy live music and lawn games on the Lakeside lawn to complete a lovely Mother’s Day.

10. Serve Mom at Home in Her PJ’s With a Little Help from Ranch 45

There’s no better way to express gratitude to mom than by treating her to the highest-quality, sustainably sourced food from Ranch 45 in Solana Beach. Offering two Mother’s Day Pick Up Menus in addition to an on-site brunch, Ranch 45 is taking the stress out of cooking so you can enjoy time together.

The first pick-up menu, which serves four, includes the options of Smoked Salmon Benedict ($88) or the Brant Rib Roast ($200) with roast potatoes, Chino Farms vegetables, and a gem lettuce salad, in addition to sweet treats including an Assortment of Breakfast Pastries ($35) or Strawberry Crepes ($55).

The second pick-up menu, which serves two, includes an Artisan Quiche with Chino Farms Artichoke & Squash ($35) or Brandt Beef Bacon & Cheese served with local greens, mustard thyme and vinaigrette.

With all pick-up orders comes the option to add any of Ranch 45’s regular breakfast or lunch menu items, as well as Mimosas for two ($40). Alternatively, enjoy the sunshine on the outdoor patio and choose from special Mother’s Day entrees including Baked French Toast, House Made Brandt Beef Chorizo and Papas, or Shaved Brandt Beef New York with green tea soba noodles and an herb salad with yuzu vinaigrette.

Whether your mom wants an outing at this local favorite, or would prefer to stay in her pajamas at home, Ranch 45 has Mother’s day covered. Place your orders here or make a reservation via the Ranch 45 website here.

11. Pamper Mom with a Day at the Spa

Sunny’s Spa at The Seabird is offering a host of offers throughout the month of May. There are packages for mothers and children, mothers-to-be, as well as solo pampering for the matriarch.

Mom and Me: Tap into the songs of your souls and let your cares float away with the ocean waves with this collection of treatments for you and your mom, including a 60-minute manicure, a 60-minute pedicure, a 90-minute massage or facial and a poolside lunch credit. $375/person

Family To Be: Nurture yourself and your growing family with a 60-minute custom or prenatal massage, a 30-minute express or baby bump facial and an ocean front photo session for two before the baby comes. $650/person

Just for Her: Treat the mom in your life to a collection of “farm-to-sea” treatments that will revive her spirit. This package encourages a full day escape with our 90-minute Vagus Nerve Meditative Massage, 90-minute Deep Sea Anti-Aging Facial, 60-minute manicure, 75-minute pedicure and a poolside lunch credit. $750/person

Over Mother’s Day weekend (May 6-8), visitors to Sunny’s will also enjoy Knesko Multi-Masking and custom oil blending.

Le Parfait Paris Opens Doors To Coronado Shop

12. Treat Her to Something Sweet

Treat mom to something sweet this Mother’s Day with the Le Parfait Paris Macaron Pack . The variety pack includes a tasty assortment of flavors including Caramel Sea Salt, Galaxie Chocolate, Vanilla White Chocolate, Sicilian Pistachio, California Strawberry, California Raspberry, Key Lime Pie, S’mores and more. Each macaron is made fresh daily and handcrafted in-house using only the finest ingredients including chocolate sourced from France and butter sourced from New Zealand.

Southern California locals can order in person at one of Le Parfait’s locations including Downtown San Diego, Liberty Public Market, Del Mar, Anaheim Packing District and their newest location opening in Coronado. Le Parfait also offers nationwide shipping via their website here. Purchase a box of 12 macarons for $35.99, a box of 24 for $55.99 and a box of 48 for $99.99.

13. Take Mom Out on the Town to Her Favorite Restaurant!

Fort Oak

Fort Oak

An ode to the hearth, Fort Oak offers diners the bold, smoky, wood-fired flavors that have come to define Chef Brad Wise. Heralded as one of the city’s finest, our restaurant serves elevated yet approachable dishes, cooked atop an open flame. Surely a hearty meal mom deserves. Make your Mother’s Day reservations here.

Trust Restaurant


Join Trust for Mother’s Day! For brunch, Chef Jeremy Harville has whipped up a special sticky bun with sugared blueberries, honey lavender ice cream, white chocolate, and toasted almonds. ​​​​​​​​ We will be offering our full menu, wine list and cocktails. Please note your seating preference (indoor or patio), and we’ll do our best to accommodate. Make reservations here.


Forgo breakfast in bed this year for an even better treat for mom ―Mother’s Day brunch at Madison on Park. Madison’s brunch menu features Mediterranean-inspired fare and refreshing cocktails, making it the ideal celebration for moms who transport their taste buds to a sundrenched villa in the Mediterranean.

Begin the celebration with a Blue Dream Mimosa made with Blue-green Spirulina, Cold Pressed Lemonade, and Ginger, or a Motor Bike made with El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Watermelon, Aperol, Ginger, and Lime. Once she has a cocktail in hand, spoil mom with one of Madison’s signature brunch offerings like the Turkish Breakfast Sandwich made with Fried Egg, Bacon, Grilled Halloumi Cheese from the Island Of Cyprus, and Hot Pepper Labne, on a Brioche Bun served with Potatoes or the White Bean Shakshuka with Carnitas made with Poached Egg in a bed of Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, Garlic and White Beans sauteed with Mediterranean Spices and topped with Carnitas and Cilantro with Grilled Pita Bread, Hot Pepper Yogurt and Lime.

Brunch is served from 9:30AM-2PM on weekends and reservations can be made for parties of up to 8 via Madison on Park’s website here.

Rare Society

Rare Society

Sink your teeth into Rare Society, Trust Restaurant Group’s homage to the infamous Las Vegas steakhouse. Premium proteins, grilled on an open flame using red oak by acclaimed Chef Brad Wise, are complemented by iconic sides, elevated cocktails and wines, and classic seafood dishes. Service is refined, but approachable. This is your neighborhood steakhouse, after all.

Make your Mother’s Day reservations here.


Every mom deserves a European vacation, but if you haven’t made travel plans, this Leucadia restaurant is bringing Europe to you. Treat mom to brunch at Valentina, a European-style bistro and wine bar located in Leucadia along Highway 101 from 11AMto 2:45PM.

If brunch isn’t for you, Valentina is also offering Mother’s Day dinner from 4PM to 9PM featuring a handful of specialty dishes to treat mom. Menu highlights include a Caviar, Oysters and Salmon with Spanish Red Rice, Roasted Zucchini and Saffron Sauce. But don’t forget dessert, Valentina is offering a specialty chocolate dessert that will end your Mother’s Day on a high note.


Oceanside’s The Seabird Resort is preparing a celebratory Sunday brunch at Piper from 9:30AM – 3:30PM ($95/adult, $45/child for children 5-12; ages 0-4 are free) featuring their distinctly Californian cuisine complemented by their new fresh-pressed juices.


Nothing says “I love you” like free Prosecco Rose! Operacaffe wants to raise a glass to all the hard-working, inspiring moms out there with a free glass of Prosecco Rose with the purchase of an entree.

Indulge in the Tortelli Di Granchio with homemade jumbo tortelloni stuffed with Alaskan king crab and shrimp in a buttery thyme, rosemary, sage and shallot sauce with a touch of cream. And don’t forget dessert! Try the Limoncello Cake for a sweet finish.


Garibaldi, the chic rooftop restaurant located within the InterContinental Hotel San Diego, is offering a mouthwatering Sardinian-inspired Mother’s Day brunch with a view. Enjoy a relaxed meal with mom while looking over the San Diego Bay!

For something sweet, try the Castagnaccio Crepe made with chestnut flour, rosemary, candied orange, roasted pistachios, and sweet cream whipped ricotta. In addition to the pre-fixe menu, cheers mom with bottomless Aperol Spritz or Prosecco for $29.

Book a reservation via Resy and treat mom to the delicious day she deserves.

Weekend-Long Celebration of Mom at Vogue Tavern

Vogue Tavern will be hosting a whole weekend-long celebration for Mother’s Day from May 7th – 8th!

Kicking off the weekend strong, Vogue Tavern is hosting a brunch from 10AM – 1PM with delicious-mouthwatering dishes such as the Chicken & Waffles consisting of house-made schnitzel and rosemary-infused maple syrup, or the Strawberry Stuffed French Toast – surely to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Taco and Beer Bruch at Quiero Tacos!

Get ready to bring your moms and appetite. On Mother’s Day, May 8th, Quiero Tacos is teaming up with Mike Hess Brewing to host an all-you-can-eat-and-drink-brunch at Quiero Tacos Imperial Beach and Seaport Village locations from 8:30AM – 12PM. Cheers to all your mother has done for you with a mimosa, mike-a-lada, select wine or a beer off the full draft beer menu.

You can expect to see a delectable brunch menu highlighting the Mike Hess Fish Taco, Vegetarian Green Chilaquiles, Ahuevo Breakfast Taco, Carmalized Banana Pancakes, Berry French Toast, Scrambled Eggs with Cheese and sides including Country Potatoes, Sausage Links, Bacon Strips and Refried Beans.

The Marine Room restaurant

The Marine Room

Treat mom to a luxurious four-course menu at The Marine Room. Nestled alongside the La Jolla Shores beach, The Marine Room is the ideal place to take mom and give her the attention she deserves – while dining on delectable dishes created by Executive Chef Mike Minor.

Toast to mom with free-flowing champagne and choose from an indulgent selection of appetizers, entrees, dessert, and a special bite from the Chef. Plus moms will leave with more than a happy belly…they’ll receive a delightful box of handcrafted chocolates as a memento of the day. Reservations can be made online or by calling 858-459-7222.


20|Twenty will be hosting a Mother’s Day breakfast buffet, including a Made-to-Order Omelet Station where guests can choose from an array of tempting fillings; a selection of Chilled Seafood options including crab legs, poached shrimp, and ahi poke; a Carving Station starring Herb Crusted Slow Roasted Prime Rib, and much more. For details and reservations, visit here.

The Shores Restaurant

Celebrate mom all weekend long at The Shores Restaurant, the signature seaside eatery located steps from the sand at the iconic La Jolla Shores Hotel. The culinary team has reintroduced the restaurant’s long-revered Weekend Brunch with a new à la carte menu of breakfast and lunch items by Executive Chef Mike Minor, prepared with farm-fresh, locally-sourced seafood and produce and served alongside a backdrop of spectacular ocean views.

Reinvented in food and format after a more than two-year hiatus, the new brunch menu will be served every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 2PM in the Mediterranean-inspired dining room or patio. Or guests can choose to indulge in the newly created outdoor dining area on the oceanfront lawn where they can sip bubbly, soak in the sun, and enjoy a front row seat from which to watch the breaking waves. Moms can also expect a few specials from Chef Minor on Mother’s Day.

For details and reservations, visit here.

7 Mile Kitchen

Treat mom to a mouth-watering brunch paired with bottomless mimosas at 7 Mile Kitchen, the poolside eatery at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Sit back and let the bubbles flow with bottomless mimosas and juice pairings including grapefruit, cranberry, pineapple-guava, or orange.

Pair the endless bubbles with options from the special Mother’s Day menu, such as the decadent Brioche French Toast topped with vanilla bean gelato and either the bananas foster or macerated strawberry. 7 Mile Kitchen will also offer a savory selection of traditional hashes, omelets, and artisanal pizzas. For details and reservations, visit here.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you amazing moms!

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