Unique Experiences for Mom in the Bay Area

These SF Spots are Guaranteed Mother’s Day Memory Makers

Written By: Nicole Fera Unique Experiences for Mom in the Bay Area Mother’s Day in San Francisco

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so it’s important to start planning a special day for the one woman in your life who couldn’t deserve it more. There are plenty of great places to visit, dine in and enjoy around the city. Whether Mom is a foodie, loves the arts, or is up for an adventure that day, we have everything you need to make sure you have a wonderful experience together. After all, this day is about showing her how much you love and appreciate everything she does for you year round.  

Hornblower Cruise

The perfect way to show your mother how much you care is a cruise around the Bay. San Francisco is all about life on the water and the Hornblower experience is a great way to see the sights, eat some amazing food and spend the day with the whole family. This year for Mother’s Day they will be hosting a Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard the San Francisco Belle. A two-hour cruise takes place from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. and features a huge brunch buffet, all you can drink champagne and mimosas, a DJ, and more! Bring the whole family and enjoy a perfect day out at sea.

Pier 3 on The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111


SF Ballet

Whether or not Mom is a ballet lover, she will definitely appreciate and be blown away by the performances here at the San Francisco Ballet Company. On Mother’s Day, Pushkin’s novel, Eugene Onegin, will come to life as they bring the story to audiences through their beautiful dancing. You don’t have to be familiar with the story to fall in love with the beauty and art that will be displayed across the stage. The performance is at 2:00 p.m. so that leaves plenty of time to grab drinks and dinner afterwards at any of the restaurants right in the neighborhood. Just make sure to make reservations in advance and you’ll be sure to impress Mom with an exquisite, cultured day she deserves.

301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102


Beach Blanket Babylon

If you have a Mom who loves to laugh and appreciates some good old-fashioned satirical comedy, then we have the perfect Mother’s Day plans for you. Beach Blanket Babylon is a musical revue that incorporates pop culture into a non-stop laugh show that has been seen by almost 6 million people from around the world during their 15, 000 performances. It is one of San Francisco’s biggest and funniest attractions that you won’t want to miss. There are two show times on Sundays: 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., so you can plan either a brunch or late dinner to complete this absolutely hilarious day.

678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94133


Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden in San Fran is located in none other than beautiful Golden Gate Park. It is the oldest, public Japanese garden in the United States and the perfect place to bring Mom to relax on her special day. The gardens inside are gorgeous; filled with tons of Japanese plants, an arched drum bridge, pagodas, stone lanterns, Koi ponds, a zen garden and more. Wander around the grounds and then grab a cup of authentic Japanese tea to enjoy while you and Mom catch up and take in the beauty all around you.  

Native Knowledge: On Sundays you can also try their freshly milled Matcha powder from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118


CHAYA Brasserie

Another special place to bring your mother on her special day is CHAYA Brasserie, which is located right on the Embarcadero. This place has all the makings for the perfect Mother’s Day: location right near the water, delicious unique cuisine, outdoor patio, full bar and an overall experience that is unbeatable. CHAYA fuses together French and Japanese cuisine to create dishes that are unlike anything else in the city. They will be serving a special menu for Mom on that Sunday so make sure to check their website for details and definitely make a reservation to guarantee a place at this hot spot.

132 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
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