Mother’s Day is about celebrating the important women in our lives—from sisters, and aunts, to best friends—surely there’s a special woman for you to spoil. This year lands on Sunday, May 14, and we have all of the perfect plans to create a memorable day! Whether it’s brunch, a candlelit concert, or just good ol’ quality time—here are 20 ideas to make the day extra special. 👇✨
Nothing says, “I love you” like making memories that you’ll cherish forever—and you can do so together at the incredible World of Barbie! This totally pink-tastic experience is full of memorable photo-ops, a museum featuring six decades of dolls, Barbie’s Dreamhouse, and so much more. You can even get a 10% discount* using the exclusive Mother’s Day promo code: MDAYWOB10 from May 11 to May 14, 2023 . Grab your tickets here!
📍 Location: 395 Santa Monica Pl, Santa Monica, CA. 90401
Mother’s Day and flowers are practically synonymous. It definitely goes without saying that we encourage you to support your local street vendor, but if your favorite flower vendor is nowhere to be found, then you’re in luck! We’ve made a list of the best places to buy flowers around Los Angeles that will surely bring a smile to the important woman in your life. Get the full list of 10 spots here!
Nothing beats quality time with delicious food in a gorgeous setting. This Sunday, you and Mom can indulge in an extravagant family-style Mother’s Day brunch specially prepared by Executive Chef Ramon Bojorquez, and featuring yummy desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Nancy Guerrero. This incredible French-inspired feast with a California touch includes mouth-watering seafood, rotisserie chicken, salads, risotto, and more. There will also be charming melodic live music and a small gift courtesy of Fairmont Century Plaza that will make this brunch a memorable one! Book your reservation here.
📝 Details: $150 per person. $75 per child 5-12 years old. Children under five eat free.
🗓️ When: Sunday, May 14, 2023 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
📍Location: 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Spoil Mom with a beautiful candlelight concert of her favorite music! The Candlelight Concert series has a variety of shows honoring iconic artists across multiple genres. Below are just a few of the concerts you can choose from:
- May 11, 2023: Best Oscar-Nominated Scores & Songs
- May 12, 2023: The Best of Joe Hisaishi
- May 13, 2023: A Tribute to Lauryn Hill
- May 17, 2023: Frank Sinatra & Nat King Cole
- You can also gift the glow of candlelight with a gift card here!
May is the season when you can actually stop and smell the roses! Shower Mom in flowers by taking her to one of these beautiful rose gardens in L.A. Together, you can wander through the rich shades of red, yellow, pink, and white roses that are beautifying these gardens. Get the full list of our 3 favorite rose gardens here!
Shutters on the Beach is a luxury hotel found on SoCal’s most iconic stretch of coastline—making it the perfect place to spoil mom. In honor of this special holiday, they’re bringing a little extra magic with a colorful collaboration with Magic Blooms. Florist and owner, Jenny Barker, will be creating gorgeous bouquets on the property which will also be available for purchase. For every bouquet purchased, guests can enter their mom’s name in a drawing to win a 1-night stay, breakfast, and a 60-minute signature treatment on the property.
Lastly, their signature restaurant 1 Pico will be hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch for families to enjoy their menu featuring Halibut Ceviche, Oak Roasted Salmon Benedict, Steak and Polenta, Vegan Frittata, and more.
🗓️ When: Sunday, May 14, 2023 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
📍Location: 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Concerts at the magnificent Mount Wilson Observatory have returned, with their first one of the series taking place this Mother’s Day. So grab Mom, ascend the mountainous landscape, and head inside the vaulted dome for an acoustical banquet of esteemed musicians. Learn more and get the full schedule here!
Location: 100-Inch Telescope Dome, Mount Wilson Circle Road & Mount Wilson Road, Mount Wilson, CA 91023
Dino’s Alive is the perfect family-friendly experience where everyone will get to interact with the dinosaurs face-to-face. Travel back in time with the kiddos to the Jurassic era, and create unforgettable memories with this one-of-a-kind exhibit! Grab your tickets here.
Hey, let’s be honest. Being a mom is a full-time job. Therefore, Mom deserves a break and some TLC too. Treat her to a well-deserved relaxing day at any of these spas around the city:
- Den Mother
- Conrad Spa
- Get the full list of 5 spots here!
The Garden Amphitheater is hosting a very special Mother’s Day tribute concert this weekend featuring tributes to legends Vicente Fernande and Joan Sebastian backed by a 10-piece live mariachi band. Guests will also be treated to live Folklorico dancers at this awesome outdoor venue. Your Mom will surely feel special as she dances and sings her heart out under the twinkling lights.
Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting an adorable Mother’s Day Brunch, where you can dine amidst its beloved ocean creatures. Tickets to their brunch include all-day admission. Reservations will be offered hourly between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on their Rooftop Veranda dining area overlooking Rainbow Harbor. More details here!
📍 Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802<
🎟️ Tickets: $95.00 per adult and $55.00 per child (3-11). (Includes general admission)
Right on time for Mother’s Day, the Rose Bowl Flea Market returns this month with over 2,500 vendors. You and Mom can purchase anything and everything from vintage goodies, antiques, rare finds, and so much more! Grab your tickets here.
📍 Location: Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive Pasadena, CA 91103
🎟️ Tickets: Range from $12-20