Events | Mother’s Day Guide in San Diego

Mother’s Day Guide in San Diego

Make mom’s day by treating her to something special in San Diego. From brunch to spa treatments, we’re highlighting the top San Diego offerings to help you spoil mom on her day.


Bring the whole family to Bice for a welcoming Italian brunch full of interactive culinary delights. Try a fresh sweet or savory crepe made to order or any number of classic brunch items. No matter what you order, be sure to save room for the decadent dessert bar and endless bellinis. Both an a la carte menu and a prix fixe menu will be offered. Prix Fixe menu begins at $39/pp and $19/children. Bice, 425 Island Avenue, San Diego. 619.239.2423.

Enjoy Mother’s Day brunch with a side of classic rock. Burlap will be offering its regular brunch favorites, including crab cake benedict and lobster scramble, with exclusive Mother’s Day-themed cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Company. Sip on a “Mother Do You Think They’ll Like The Song” made with house infused lavender vodka, fresh lemon, bitters, soda and rose hip perfume, or a “Mamma’s Boy” made with cognac, ginger-honey, lavender, bubbles and a lemon twist. Mom’s who enjoy their brunch with a traditional beverage can indulge in bottomless mimosas or bloody marys. Burlap, 12995 El Camino Real, Suite 21, Del Mar. 858.369.5700.

El Bizcocho
The award-winning El Bizcocho will be offering a special Mother’s Day brunch menu featuring mustard- and herb-stuffed pork loin, goat cheese whipped potatoes, seared sesame crusted ahi tuna and much more. Top off the feast with a strawberry or other delight dipped in the chocolate fountain. Pianist Jim Melone will play selections to create a whimsical ambiance. $75/pp, $35/children 4-11. Children under 3 are complimentary.10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. El Bizcocho at Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego. 858.675.8550.

George’s California Modern
George’s California Modern only serves brunch twice a year, and Mother’s Day is one of these special days. Treat mom to a brunch overlooking the Pacific at this exclusive seating. Chef Trey Foshee’s special menu features a variety of appetizers and classic brunch entrees, such as brioche French toast with strawberries, eggs benedict with fresh Dungeness crab and shortrib hash with poached eggs, mushrooms and parsley salad. Reservations encouraged. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. George’s California Modern, 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858.454.4244.

Harbor’s Edge
Treat Mom to a wonderful feast with waterfront seating at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Harbor’s Edge is celebrating Mother’s Day with a delicious selection of breakfast classics, as well as a variety of seafood dishes like chardonnay poached prawns, smoked king salmon, fresh salads, house made pasta dishes and gourmet entrées ranging from lobster bisque en croute to braised short ribs. Served side by side with domestic and imported artisan cheese boards, a diverse selection of carving stations and an endless dessert selection, every mom will feel like a queen. $44.95/pp, 21.95/children. 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Harbor’s Edge at Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego. 619.692.2255.

Donovan’s Steakhouse and Donovan’s Prime Seafood
Nothing says Mother’s Day like Donovan’s USDA prime steaks or succulent seafood. Both the downtown and La Jolla locations of Donovan’s Steakhouse and Donovan’s Prime Seafood will be offering their signature entrees along with Mother’s Day specials. For your convenience, you can even send a Mother’s Day e-card directly from their website. Prix fixe menus $89/pp at Donovan’s Prime Seafood and $100/pp at Donovan’s Steakhouse. Donovan’s Steakhouse La Jolla, 4340 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. 858.450.6666. Donovan’s Steakhouse downtown, 570 K Street, San Diego. 619.237.9700. Donovan’s Prime Seafood, 333 5th Avenue, San Diego.

Hornblower Cruises and Events
Take Mother’s Day to another level with a dinner cruise around the beautiful San Diego Bay at sunset. Soak in the unforgettable scenery on a three-hour culinary experience that includes crisp salads, fresh steak and seafood entrees, and luscious desserts. Cruises include a complimentary boarding glass of champagne, a three course meal and a fresh flower for mom. Day cruises also available. $69/pp. Boarding at 5:30 p.m. Hornblower Cruises and Events Ticket Window, 1066 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.686.8700.

The Grant Grill
Savor the flavors of spring with Grant Grill’s a la carte dinner specials. The fresh, seasonal menu is the perfect way to celebrate mom. With its prime meats, fresh seafood and pastas, The Grant Grill’s a la carte dinner allows guests to customize their Mother’s Day experience to precisely suit their palates. The Grant Grill at the U.S. Grant, 326 Broadway, San Diego. 619.744.2077.

Beauty and the Beach at La Valencia Hotel
Prepare for Mother’s Day with a spa day at La Valencia Hotel. Open to hotel guests and locals, La Valencia is offering a special yoga class and poolside spa services on Saturday, May 12. The day will kick off with an all-levels Vinyasa flow yoga class in the ocean view garden. Then, guests can relax with their choice of two spa treatments, ranging from an organic facial to a mini mani/pedi. Following the spa services, enjoy all-day access to La Valencia’s pool and terrace. Yoga class begins at 10 a.m. Spa services begin at 11 a.m. $50/pp. La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858.454.0771.

The Spa at Aviara
To honor mom this May, the Spa at Aviara is offering two specialty treatments based on the classic Mother’s Day gift – roses. Unwind with a cup of tea in the indoor solarium lounge before enjoying a special rose facial or massage. The most luxurious of essential oils, rose and evening primrose combine to condition, re-energize and nourish skin for a rosy Mother’s Day glow. Didn’t make Mother’s Day plans early enough? The Spa at Aviara’s rose treatments are available all month. $140. The Spa at Aviara, 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad. 760.603.6902.



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