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Things to Do in Monterey County on Mother's Day

Things to Do in Monterey County on Mother's Day


As we approach Mother's Day, it's time to show appreciation for all the love, sacrifice, and hard work our moms have given us throughout our lives!

Monterey Bay, known for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture, provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable celebration. Whether you want to pamper your mom with a luxurious spa day, treat her to a delicious brunch, or take her on a scenic adventure, Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach offer endless possibilities. In this article, we'll explore some of the best ways to make your mom feel special on Mother's Day.



Celebrate Mother's Day Sunday with your mom at the Portola Hotel & Spa brunch from 10am to 2pm. Enjoy a lavish brunch buffet with California Cheeses and Cured Meats with Crusty Baguettes and Crackers, Wild King Salmon, Harris Ranch New York Strip, and much more. $89.95 for adults, $74.95 for seniors, $45.95 for children ages 12 and under. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. 20% Service charge for all parties.

Monterey Wharf restaurants will offer specially curated delicious seafood and momtails on Mother's Day! If you're looking for a short walk with gorgeous waterfront views, then this will be your cup of tea.

Treat Mom to a special Mother's Day Brunch at the Monterey Marriott's Ferrante's Bay View room. Enjoy classic and seasonal dishes curated by Chef Josh Silva-Arias overlooking the Monterey Bay from 10am to 2:30pm. $89/Adult, $79/Seniors, $39/Child (ages 5–12), 4 and under complimentary. (Exclusive of taxes/gratuity.) Includes: Champagne toast and two-hour valet parking. Reserve your spot now!

Celebrate Mom in style this Mother's Day at Esteban Restaurant from 9am to 2pm. A decadent brunch will feature seasonal menus highlighting Monterey Bay's flavors. Enjoy a festive toast and indulge in Bottomless Mimosas or Breakfast Martinis. Ala carte options including House-made Cinnamon Roll, Bocadillo de Gamba, Empanadas, and more.


The Restaurant at Carmel Mission Ranch is offering a Mother's Day Champagne Sunday Buffet Brunch from 10am until 2pm. Regular dinner menu will be served at 5pm. $65 for adults, $28 for children ages 5-10.

Carmel Valley

Bernardus Lodge spring-inspired brunch buffet will feature local organic vegetables, naturally raised meats, seafood bar, classic cheeses and tasty desserts from 11am to 3:30pm. Accented with live music, the atmosphere will provide mothers with more than just relaxation as it is designed to pamper the entire family with an afternoon of world-class service and cuisine. $150 for adults, $55 for children (5 to 12).

Another great Sunday buffet will take place at Carmel Valley's Ranch from 11am to 3pm! Enjoy made-to-order omelets, carving stations, delicious desserts, and much more. Offering live entertainment and activities for the kids! $135 for adults, $65 for children ages 6-12.

Pacific Grove

For unique photo-taking opportunities with your mother, head to the Pacific Grove coastline. The "Magic Pink Carpet" background will surely put a big smile on everyone's face!


Visit a Vineyard or Tasting Room

Monterey County is home to some of California's best wineries and vineyards. Take your mom on a wine-tasting tour and sample some of the region's best wines. Some of the most popular vineyards and tasting rooms are in Carmel and Carmel Valley. Take a look at our recommended wine-tasting rooms!

Get Pampered and Relax at the Spa

If you don't feel like eating and dining, enjoy your day at one of Monterey Spas for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience while sipping your glass of champagne. From massages to facials and body wraps to beauty treatments, you'll surely renew your spirit and revive your senses.

Go on a Whale Watching Tour

Monterey Bay is known for its incredible marine life, and a whale watching tour is a great way to experience it firsthand. From humpback whales to killer whales, there are plenty of species to spot.

Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the top attractions in Monterey Bay, and it's a great place to spend a fun and educational day with your mom. The aquarium is home to thousands of marine animals, including sea otters, sharks, and penguins.

Start Planning Today!

There are plenty of things to do in Monterey on Mother's Day to show your mom how much you care. From pampering her with a spa day to exploring the great outdoors, there's something for every type of mom. Whether you're a local or visiting from out of town, Monterey County offers a unique and unforgettable experience that your mom will cherish for years to come. So, make this Mother's Day one to remember by creating special memories with your mom in the beautiful and scenic Monterey Bay.

To find lodging and accommodation options, check out our recommended hotels and book directly. From cozy bed and breakfasts to upscale resorts, we have something for every taste and budget. And don't miss out on the fun! Our things to see and do in Monterey section are packed with exciting activities that will make this Mother's Day weekend one to remember.

Remember, Mother's Day only comes once a year, so start planning today!