Treat your Mom to a wonderful vacation in San Francisco this Mother’s Day. She will definitely want to eat great local food, sip Champagne, shop and soak up spectacular scenery. And becuase we love our moms, here are some cool ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day in the City by the Bay.
Marvelous Mom’s Day Brunches in SF
With its creative food scene, San Francisco offers fantastic neighborhood eateries where brunch is like mouth art. Treat Mom to a proper San Francisco brunch at amazing places like Brenda’s French Soul Food in the Tenderloin, Mama’s on Washington Square, Dottie’s True Blue Cafe near Union Square, Red Door Cafe in Nob Hill, Mission Beach Cafe, and Hollywood Cafe at Fisherman’s Wharf.
If you want to indulge mom’s foodie senses, enjoy Champagne Brunch at the Cliff House and Epic Roadhouse along the Embarcadero waterfront. Try the Top of the Mark at the Mark Hopkins Hotel with everything from eggs benedict to see bass and panoramic city views.
San Francisco Bay Cruises
Hornblower Cruises offers amazing Mother’s Day brunch and dinner cruises on San Francisco Bay with wonderful food, free flowing Champagne, Mimosas and Bloody Marys, and a premium bar. Set sail from Pier 3 and enjoy a delicious brunch or four-course dinner with live music throught the 2.5 hour journey. Mom will fall in love with views of the skyline and waterfront, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Angel Island and the Bay Bridge.
Take Mom Shopping
If shopping is your mom’s bag, San Francisco boasts some of the most fashionable districts in Northern California. Get your retail groove on in Union Square, where you’ll find high-end stores like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Enjoy the afternoon shopping and wine tasting along San Francisco Bay at Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, or experience the colorful alleys of Chinatown, with its authentic shops and markets.
Mother’s Day Sightseeing
Explore the gorgeous serenity of the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park, stroll past the Mission Districts murals or enjoy free admission to the Exploratorium. To get away from the crowds, enjoy a picnic lunch in beautiful Alamo Square with views of downtown San Francisco and the colorful Victorian’s called the Painted Ladies. If mom loves the arts, head over to the SFJAZZ Center to see the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet, or be moved by the San Francisco Ballet’s performance of Romeo and Juliet at the War Memorial Opera House.
Where Moms Stay
Whether you want Mom to spend the weekend along the waterfront or near the shops and theaters of Union Square, you will find wonderful hotels throughout San Francisco where its easy to relax and explore. If Mom is flying in, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport offers upscale accommodations by the airport and only 15 minutes from downtown. Revered for its historic charm and exquisite architecture, InterContinental Mark Hopkins is a magnificent kuxury hotel in Nob Hill with a classic Mother’s Day Champage Brunch at the Top of Mark. Housed in a Victorian mansion and historic buildings in downtown Berkeley, Rose Garden Inn is a charming boutique hotel for Mom, with gardens overflowing with jasmine and roses. Experience historic Lombard Street at the Country Hearth Inn, a Marina District hotel where Mom enjoys affordable accommodations less than 2 block of the Presidio and the Palace of Fine Arts.