You don’t need to go far in San Diego to feel like you’re on vacation. Take advantage of the brilliant weather we’re having by celebrating Mother’s Day outdoors this year. With flowers blooming and birds chirping, San Diego is one of the few cities where entertainment can come in any form.
Instead of spending a wad on flowers this year, spend the day at Carlsbad Flower Fields where Mother’s Day Celebrations are happened for just $10. With over 50 acres of rolling hills in bloom, bring along your mother’s favorite snacks for a picnic among the pungent ranunculus this year. With a view of the Pacific and easy access to Carlsbad’s iconic restaurants, the Flower Fields is a breathtaking alternative to the annual bouquet.
Jazz music, the Pacific Ocean, fresh seasonal entrees and her family – what more could your mother ask for on Sunday? Combine all four in an afternoon built for perfection by way of the Inspiration Hornblower, the largest charter yacht that is entertaining mother’s this holiday with the Mother’s Day mid-day champagne brunch with jazz. The afternoon will have your mother floating away catching some of San Diego’s most picturesque scenes while she sips on bubbly and dances to the Sue Palmer Jazz Trio.
What would be a Mother’s Day without Balboa Park? Like every holiday, this outdoor park is honoring mothers with this free Spreckels Organ Pavilion concert via Kiwanis Club of San Diego and SDSU School of Music and Dance. If you’d rather catch an earlier show, enjoy brunch in the park with Prado’s Mother Day special, where children six and under are free.
For the adventurer in you, try out La Jolla Coves kayak tours – experts take the whole family out on the waves as you paddle through some of scenic sea caves where you’ll spot sea lions, seals, dolphins and schools of fish. Most of the kayak rental locations are within La Jolla Shores, so catching a brunch reservation amongst some of the restaurants should be easy.
[images via Hornblower Cruises & Carlsbad Flower Fields]