Guide | Where to Spend Mother’s Day in San Diego

Where to Spend Mother’s Day in San Diego

Moms who dine at Craft & Commerce will receive a complimentary Lay Lady Lay.
Moms who dine at Craft & Commerce will receive a complimentary Lay Lady Lay.

San Diego has plenty of special treats for mom this Mother’s Day. From complimentary champagne to brunch to spa treatments, we’ve highlighted SD’s top offerings to help you spoil mom in May.

Bertrand at Mister A’s
May 12. The Bankers Hill rooftop is offering a special prix fixe brunch with wines especially for the occasion. Menu highlights include the classis lobster bisque starter, the fried buttermilk chicken and waffles, and the traditional Tahitian vanilla crème brulee with fresh berries. $52.50/pp. 2550 Fifth Avenue Twelfth Floor, San Diego. 619.239.1377.

Complimentary Champagne
May 12. The Cohn’s are treating moms and their 21-and-over dining companions to complimentary bubbly at the Prado, Vintana, C Level and 333 Pacific. Various locations.

Craft & Commerce
May 12. All moms who dine at Craft & Commerce this Mother’s Day will receive a complimentary Lay Lady Lay, a delicious cocktail made with champagne, raspberry lambic and a touch of ginger. Craft and Commerce, 675 W. Beech St., San Diego. 619.269.2202.

Cucina Urbana
May 12. Moms that dine at Bankers Hill hotspot Cucina Urbana won’t be going home empty handed. Each mom will receive a complimentary “goodie bags” filled with Executive Pastry Chef Jack Fisher’s home-made cookies on her way out. Flavors include strawberry jam thumbprint, orange pistachio shortbread and dark chocolate crackles. Cucina Urbana, 505 Laurel St., Bankers Hill. 619.239.2222. 

Cusp Dining & Drinks 
May 12. Explore mom’s creative side by decorating pancakes with edible toppings on the rooftop of Hotel La Jolla at Cusp Dining & Drinks. Endless mimosas will also be available, as will one of the restaurant’s signature brunch punches, the Johnny Appleseed. Menu standouts include classic dishes such as eggs Benedict, French toast and Chef Lockhart’s flatbreads. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $35/pp, $10/child. 858.551.3620. 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla. 858.551.3620.

Hornblower Jazz Brunch Cruise 
May 12. What more could mom want than a brunch cruises on San Diego Bay with live jazz music and free-flowing champagne? Enjoy a hearty gourmet brunch buffet at a private, reserved table with bottomless champagne and mimosas, a decadent dessert spread and live music by the Elliott Lawrence Jazz Trio. Each mom will take home a flower. Sailing at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. $65/pp, $39/child. Also available is a Mom’s Day Sunset Dinner Cruise from 6-9 p.m. Hornblower Cruises & Events San Diego, 1800 N. Harbor Drive, downtown. 619.686.8715.

Hotel Del Coronado
May 12. The Del’s Mother’s Day champagne brunch buffet features a variety of culinary delights, live entertainment and a rose for each mom. A special children’s buffet will be available for mom’s tiny tots. Available in the oceanfront Ballroom and in the magnificent Crown Room from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $82.50/pp, $35/child. For those looking for a more intimate dining experience, The Del’s ocean view restaurants 1500 Ocean and Sheerwater will offer coastal cuisine and fantastic sunset views with special hours. 1500 Ocean Ave., Coronado. 619.522.8490.

May 12. There’s plenty to do with mom at JSix this Mother’s Day, including a cookie and cupcake decorating station full of edible supplies, coloring books to keep little ones happy, and a make-your-own waffle stand. Adults can indulge in Jsix’s well-stocked Bloody Mary and mimosa bar, and the whole family can wrap up the morning with a prix fixe brunch from Chef Graves that includes menu highlights such as pork schnitzel with biscuits and gravy, and Chilaquiles-style steak and eggs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $30/pp, $10/child. 616 J Street, downtown. 619.531.8744.

Marina Kitchen
May 12. A professional photographer will be on site for complimentary family portraits to help commemorate this special day. After the photos, dine on Marina Kitchen’s “modern comfort” buffet with views of the beautiful San Diego Bay. Executive Chef Aron Schwartz’s menu includes an assortment of fresh salads, artisan breads and savory crepes to start, followed by a main course of Brand Beef New York medallions and Cedar Roasted Wild Salmon. Mothers with a sweet tooth will love the dessert station, which features a selection of desserts including an assortment of crème brulee, red velvet cake and lemon meringue tarts. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $38+/pp, $13/child 12 and under. 333 W Harbor Dr., San Diego. 619.699.8222.

Mom’s Eat Free
May 12. With the purchase of two entrees at 100 Wines, BO-beau, Gaslamp Strip Club, Blue Point and Indigo Grill, mom’s meal is on the house. Various locations.

Mom’s Nite Out
May 9. Fashion Valley Mall is pampering mom in preparation for her big holiday with refreshments, entertainment, and fashion and beauty services, all focused on rewarding moms.  Moms can indulge in mini treatments from beauty specialists including Aveda, Origins and Carlton Hair Salon & Day Spa, light bites from California Pizza Kitchen, Stacked and Muscle Beach Lemonade, and take advantage of special promotions from participating retailers. As an extra bonus, moms will have a chance to enter a nationwide sweepstakes to win a trip for two to Chicago to see Bon Jovi’s “Because We Can” tour. 6-8 p.m. Fashion Valley Mall. 619.688.9113.

Mommies To Be Spa Treatments
May 1-23. Spa at The Del is featuring a maternity massage promotion exclusively for mommies to be in their second or third trimester. $109. 1500 Ocean Ave., Coronado. 619.522.8100.

Pacifica Del Mar
May 12. Pacifica’s three-course prix fixe meal is packed with breakfast and lunch favorites. Choose a starter, such as the house-roasted beets with smoked almonds, fennel and yogurt, followed by a breakfast or lunch entrée including eggs Benedict and seafood stew, and top off the meal with a choice of dessert. $37/pp. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. 858.792.0476.

May 12. Make a date with mom for a scrumptious specialty brunch at Roppongi complete with bottomless mimosas and live music from David Patrone. All moms will be treated to a Mother’s Day Svedka cocktail, too. Reservation recommended. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 875 Prospect St., La Jolla. 858.551.5252.

Sleepover at the Zoo
May 11-12. Treat mom to an adventurous Mother’s Day with an adults-only sleepover at the zoo. This special package features an exclusive guided bus tour, accommodations in a safari tent at Camp Timbuktu, a buffet dinner and a moonlight stroll. Wake in the morning to a mimosa breakfast at Sabertooth Grill, which overlooks the Elephant Odyssey. 4 p.m. Saturday-9 a.m. Sunday. 21+. $149/pp. San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park. 619.718.3000.

The Grand Del Mar
May 12. There are many options for celebrating mom at The Grand Del Mar, including a brunch buffet in Elizabeth Ballroom, a three-course brunch at Amaya and an elegant four- seven- or 10-couse dinner at Addison. Brunch buffet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $85/pp, $30/child. Breakfast at Amaya from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $52/pp. Dinner at Addison from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. $98+/pp. A traditional afternoon tea served with finger sandwiches and sweets will be offered all weekend from 2-4 p.m. $36/pp. Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego. 858.314.1996.

The Westgate Hotel
May 10-12. Mother’s and daughters can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with champagne at the beautiful Westgate Hotel. Friday and Saturday 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $39/pp, $26/child under 12. On Sunday, the hotel is also holding a special brunch for mom, including made-to-order omelets, a carving station and decadent desserts. $65/pp, $29/child under 12. The Westgate Hotel Grand Lobby, 1055 Second Ave., San Diego. 619.557.3655.



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