Mother’s Day Around Oakland, CA
Oakland. This city continues to spearhead the dynamic pursuits and culture of the East Bay, producing famous additions to sport and music, as well as inspiring various subcultures. This energy is a year-round specialty of Oakland, and whether you may be a visitor, returnee, or local, you’ll be pleased to know it is indeed something quite visible in the events around here. Read on for some of our favorite places to celebrate Mother’s Day and make memories here in Oakland.
Farmer’s Markets at Mezcal and Kensington
Shop for a one-of-a-kind gift for Mom this Mother’s Day at the bountiful farmer’s markets and community-centered pop-up fairs of the East Bay, sure to rival the likes of the Embarcadero. Whether as a family outing or just with Mom, the fresh selection of fruit and veg, handmade pottery and jewelry, unique individual works of art as well as local staples such as Bakesale Betty, Cholita Linda, and Blue Bottle, these are a great place to browse the best in small business, independent artists, and creativity here in Oakland.
Lake Chabot sailing, hiking
Whether prepared at home or in a to-go package from one of the many talented restaurants here in the East Bay, Lake Chabot is a great destination for a day outdoors picnicking and enjoying the May sunshine. Here at Lake Chabot, families can even rent boats to enjoy sailing and sightseeing on the lake, or tour some of the many hiking trails. The proximity to many of the cities of the East Bay also make this an easily accessible destination via car, great for itineraries and other travel plans.
For mothers and families who are big on sports culture and baseball, an Oakland Athletics game is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day, in an exciting and electrifying home game at RingCentral Coliseum. In addition, this is also a standout photo opportunity for any albums or records of your time here in Oakland and the Bay Area, and sure to be a more memorable and unique way to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Dining around Oakland
Of course, this being Mother’s Day, we haven’t forgotten the most important event: brunch (or tea, or dinner, or all three)! With such a wealth of innovative restaurants, kitchens, and hotels around the Oakland area, every Mother of every palate will find themselves spoiled for choices. Hopscotch offers classic American comfort food with impressive presentation, while La Note is a longstanding tradition of Berkeley offering a French-inspired menu. Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill boasts great views over the water, while Trader Vic’s is known for its distinct decor and imaginative cocktails.
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