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Mother’s Day Weekend in Orange County

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner so it’s important to make your reservations and get your plans together soon. Since this is a holiday centering around and honoring mothers, it’s always important to check in with them and see what they may like. While some moms might want a fancy brunch out, others are happy to spend time together at home. If your family is looking to get out and about, check out some of our recommendations for your Mother’s Day in Orange County.
Turn this special day into a whole weekend celebration by hitting up the Open Garden Day on May 7th in North Santa Ana. With beautiful gardens to check out throughout the day, Open Garden Day is a great way for moms to get some yard inspiration. Tickets can be purchased for $20 in advance and $25 the day of, so make sure to secure your ticket ahead of time.
Another terrific option for the Saturday of the Mother’s Day weekend is the beautiful Rose Garden Tour in Laguna Niguel. Sponsored by the Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain, this self-guided tour allows you the chance to check out incredible floral and plant displays, garden architecture, and ideas for environmentally sound garden practices. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or in person.
Get out onto the ocean and charter a boat for a whale-watching trip with Dana Wharf. Get a chance to see whales, dolphins, other sea life, and of course breathtaking coastal views from Dana Point. You’re guaranteed to see some wildlife or you even get your money back! Even if the day starts off warm, make sure to bring a jacket as the boat can get breezy. Turn it into a full day with our coastal tour for an opportunity to explore beautiful coastal spots like Crytal Cove, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach.
If you’re looking for a more entertaining event, go for a Pirate Dinner Adventure in Buena Park! Fun for the whole family, this attraction allows you to enjoy a pirate meal while watching swordplay, aerial artistry, and acrobatics. Tickets start at just $65.95 for adults and include a three-course meal with a non-alcoholic beverage.
Few things beat a classic Mother’s Day brunch or tea out. Get a reservation and make your way to the beautiful Waldorf Astoria in Dana Point for a more traditional mother’s day outing. The resort offers four dining options, the Beach House Bistro on the Grand Lawn, the Bourbon Steak Orange County, the Monarch Bay Beach Club and the Aveo Table + Bar, so you’re sure to find a menu that suits the whole family. In addition to going out for a nice meal, there will be live music throughout the resort during the weekend.
Take your Mother’s Day celebrations to Hendrix in Laguna Niguel for a guaranteed delicious meal. Their weekend brunch offers everything from delicious lemon ricotta pancakes and granola-crusted french toast to heavier options like gnocchi or their classic Hendrix burger. Make a reservation in advance as this spot is sure to fill up fast.
Get your mom out for a wine tour in Temecula for a relaxing day rolling through the vines. Not only do you get to enjoy some of the best vineyards and drink award-winning wines in Southern California, but you get the enjoy beautiful views of Temecula’s wine country while spending quality time with your mom. The best part? Tasting flights and cheese boards are included!
Planning out a day to honor all your mother does for you and your family is a great way to show your appreciation for her. Regardless of how you spend your day celebrating your mom, make sure to appreciate the quality time you get to spend together. Where will you be celebrating your mom this Mother’s Day?