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5 Unusual and Fun Mother's Day Activities In San Diego


Whether you've got little kids, grown kids, or kids with 4 legs and a tail, there are awesome things to do in San Diego this weekend!

FLOWERS FOR MOM

This year, try taking mom to the flowers instead of giving her a bouquet.

  • Balboa Park

The "Jewel of San Diego" has multiple themed gardens that feature walking paths. One of the most fragrant is the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden with 1,600 rose bushes from 130 different varieties - it's currently at peak bloom! Visit BalboaPark.org

  • San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

Along with 4 miles of tranquil walking paths set amongst a garden paradise, the “World of Orchids” exhibit debuts this weekend! See an incredible array of orchids, housed within an 8,000 square foot, glass-enclosed facility. Visit sdbgarden.org

  • Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

Mother's Day (5/8/22) is the final day of that the Flower Fields will be open this year, so take advantage of your last chance to walk among 50 acres of Giant Tecolote ranunculus. Visit theflowerfields.com

  • Hanging Planter Workshop

The folks at BNS Brewing & Distilling Co are hosting a succulent planting workshop from 2-4pm. The cost includes planter box, plants and a beer! Visit WEBSITE

  • Point Loma Native Plant Garden

A celebration of Monarchs, Milkweed, and Moms at the Point Loma Native Plant Garden! Learn about the life stages of the Monarch Butterfly from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, and finally to the majestic butterfly! Find out why the Narrow-leaf Milkweed plant, which is native to San Diego, is so important to this beautiful butterfly. Start your own butterfly garden with our craft project for kids and make a planter for mom! Sign up at WEBSITE

ART LOVERS

  • Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla

The museum has just re-opened after a 4-year renovation that doubled its gallery space! This stunning building currently features work from an acclaimed French-born artist who spent her final years in La Jolla. Niki de Saint Phalle's work includes a series of vibrantly colors sculptures that explore motherhood and femininity. Visit mcasd.org

  • San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park

It's a great time to visit the museum as more than 60 impressionistic paintings from Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Alfred Sisley are on display for the first time in California! The exhibit “Monet to Matisse: Impressionist Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation" is currently at the SDMA - one of only two showcases that will take place in the U.S. Visit sdmart.org

FARMERS MARKET FUN

San Diego has some amazing farmers markets with local produce, crafts, foods, libations, and more. Get out and explore some home grown fun!

  • Gaslamp Artisan Market (open 11am - 4pm)

599 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 | Visit WEBSITE

  • Hillcrest Certified Farmers Market (open 8am - 2pm)

3960 Normal St #3960, San Diego, CA 92103 | Visit hillcrestfarmesmarket.com

  • La Jolla Open Aire Market (open 9am - 1pm)

7335 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 | Visit WEBSITE

  • Leucadia Certified Farmers Market (open 10am - 2pm)

185 Union St, Encinitas, CA 92024 | Visit LeucadiaFarmersMarket.com

  • Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station (open 11am - 7pm)

3555 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110 | Visit libertystation.com

TAKE A HIKE!

Get out and enjoy America's Finest City on one of San Diego County's best trails. There are well over 100 trails in the County, see all of them at AllTrails.com.

RAISE A GLASS

San Diego has so many ways to celebrate with some of the nation's best craft breweries (and a lot of them), plus awesome local wineries. Some locations are offering special brunches and tastings in honor of Mother's Day.

Visit sdbeer.com to find a brewery in San Diego County.

Visit sandiegowineries.org to find a winery in San Diego County

FUR BABY FUN

The Dog Society is hosting a brunch on Mother's Day for all moms featuring a tasty menu coupled with mimosas and special pricing on grooming services for your pooch, so you can both get pampered at the same time. Visit dogsociety.com


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