Things to Do for Mother’s Day in San Francisco

Mother’s Day is coming up next month! The moms in our lives work so hard and give so much, so it’s important to take a day to make them feel special. Whether you’re celebrating your own mother, a step-mother, the mother of your children, or a friend who is a mom, here are some ideas of wonderful things to do with her.

The Front Porch

Since Mother’s Day always falls on a Sunday, it’s traditional for many people to take their mom out for brunch. This is always a winning idea, and in San Francisco, there’s no better place for a hearty brunch than The Front Porch. This Southern-inspired restaurant specializes in serving up comforting favorites for brunch. You can choose from favorites like chicken and waffles, New Orleans style beignets, shrimp and grits, or country breakfast!

West Bluff Picnic Area

May is the beginning of picnic season! The weather is warming up, trees and flowers are blooming, and outdoor celebrations are a safe option during COVID-19. A great place to take your mom for a picnic locally is West Bluff Picnic Area. You really can’t beat the views of the Golden Gate Bridge from this grassy area. And with restrooms, picnic tables, and grills, you’ll have everything you need.

Museum of Ice Cream

If you want something unique to do with your mom, visit the Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco. This pink-hued, interactive experience has fun activities and photo ops like a slide into a pool of sprinkles! Obviously, before you leave, you’ll have to pay a visit to the café for some scoops of ice cream in a homemade waffle cone. You can get some really dreamy photos together here – which you can frame and give her for a present next Mother’s Day!

San Francisco Botanical Garden

A lot of people get their mom flowers for Mother’s Day – but how about taking her to see thousands of blooming flowers? The San Francisco Botanical Garden is a lovely place to spend Mother’s Day with your special someone. Admission is very affordable (free for residents and discounted for seniors) and buying tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Atelier Crenn

If your mom is more of the traditional type, you might want to treat her to dinner at a classy restaurant. While that’s tricky at the moment with current regulations due to the pandemic, one of the most accoladed restaurants in San Francisco is finding a clever workaround. Atelier Crenn, a French restaurant with 3 Michelin Stars and an award-winning female chef, is finding ways to bring its cuisine to you. With one of its to-go experiences, you’ll pick-up a gourmet selection of food and then log onto their website for assemblage and plating instructions. So, throw a white tablecloth down, light some candles, pick up the food, and treat mom to a top-notch night in!

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