Mother’s Day San Diego: 7 ideas from brunches, boat rentals, flower picking, and more!

Are you looking for ways to celebrate Mother’s Day? It’s that time of the year already and to help you out, we have compiled a list of our favorite Mother’s Day San Diego activities and events. From virtual events to outdoor events, we have you covered! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th. 

The Flower Fields 

Open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM until May 9th

Get lost in the splendor of floral bands of color overlooking the Pacific Ocean at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad! Mother’s Day is the last day of the season, which is a perfect ending to this amazing local experience. Buy flowers and pick your own blueberries, make sure to get tickets in advance, available online only at The Flower Fields’ website.

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Virtual Venissimo Cheese & Beer Pairing

Saturday, May 1 | 6:00 PM -7:30 PM

Hosted by Thorn Brewing and Venissimo Cheese, this virtual tasting event is great for a stay-at-home Mother’s Day celebration! The tasting includes four beers, four cheeses, and a live event with expert cheesemonger Robby G and Thorn Brewing’s general manager to share fun facts about these pairings. Learn more about the event and where to pick up your cheese plate and beer on Venissimo’s website.

Eco Boat Rentals

Open daily | M-F 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Wed. 12 PM-6 PM), Sat.& Sun. 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Take mom out on the water this Mother’s Day by booking a pedal boat rental with Eco Boat Rentals in Point Loma. Each pedal boat has the capacity of up to 3 adults and 1 kid, take the whole family for a fun water adventure. Your rental includes comfortable seats, shade overhead, life jackets for everyone (including your dog!) and a verbal orientation. Bring a Mother’s Day brunch on the boat and enjoy! Book your reservation here.

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Mother’s Day Succulent Wreath Workshop

Saturday, May 8 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Our neighbors, Eppig Brewing, is hosting a Mother’s Day Succulent Wreath Workshop with Stemtations San Diego on Saturday, May 8th. The workshop includes an 11” circle moss wreath form, cuttings, and your first pour of Eppig’s beer. Learn more about this event and how to register on Stemtations’ website.

Museum of Us, Balboa Park

Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Explore the new exhibitions in the Museum of Us (formerly known as Museum of Man), our anthropology museum, as they reopen on Wednesday, April 21st. Exhibit topics include cannibalism, beer, race, and living with animals. For the price of one admission ticket, you can opt-in to complimentary, year-long access, visit the Membership page to learn more. Enjoy the day in Balboa Park, visit the museum, and picnic in front of the botanical gardens.

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Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch

Sunday, May 9 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a traditional champagne brunch at the Bahia Resort Hotel. The talented chefs have created a memorable brunch experience with a three-course menu and bottomless champagne. Reserve your table on Bahia’s website.

Mother’s Day BBQ + Classic Rock feat. Sapphire

Sunday, May 9 | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Enjoy a Sunday BBQ and live music from Sapphire, a San Diego based classic rock, blues, and R&B band for Mother’s Day at Quartyard in East Village! Seating starts at 12:30 PM, live music from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM. Learn more about the event and purchase tickets at Quartyard’s website.

We hope this list helps you with planning Mother’s Day in San Diego this year and let us know if you book any of these activities or events in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!