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Mother’s Day Weekend in Orange County

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With Mother’s Day approaching fast, it’s important to start planning now. From making reservations to wrapping presents, it’s time to show the moms in your life how much you appreciate them. Whether you’re planning a fancy brunch, quality time at home, or want to take your mother out on a fancy wine tasting, we have plenty of recommendations to make Mother’s Day in Orange County truly special. So let’s dive into some of the best Mother’s Day weekend activities in Orange County, shall we? 

Open Garden Day

This year, Open Garden Day takes place on May 13th, from 10 AM to 4 PM, with wristbands available at 9 AM. This event is in West Floral Park and Fisher Park in North Santa Ana and includes gorgeous garden tours, plenty of food, expert talks, and vendors offering custom goods. There’s also a vintage car show. This is a great option if you’re looking for a day-long event for you and the moms in your life. 

Pick up your tickets early, as this event is always popular. Plus, the tickets are only $20 when purchased in advance instead of $25 at the gate. 

Rose Garden Tour

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than a walking tour of the Rose Garden in Laguna Niguel? Self-guided tours through this beautiful garden are always free, with annual guided tours available for members. So if you’re looking for a lovely, calming place to walk any day of the year, this garden is the place for you. Open 365 days a year, seven days a week, the Rose Garden is breathtaking and free to visit. Hours of operation are from sunrise to sunset, so be sure to appreciate these beautiful blossoms during daylight hours. 

Dana Wharf Dolphin and Whale-Watching Tours

Speaking of appreciating nature, what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than seeing some incredible marine life in Dana Wharf? These boat tours allow you to see dolphins and whales in Dana Wharf up close and personal. This company even offers private tours and 4-hour adventures for those who can’t get enough ocean breezes. 

If you love Orange County’s coast, check out our coastal tour. Pairing these two tours gives you a full day of ocean breezes, gorgeous horizons, and ocean wildlife. Make sure to reserve your trip in advance, no matter which tours you choose, and check each website for updated ticket prices and scheduled times. 

Pirates Dinner Adventure

This is an event for the more adventurous moms out there. Pirates Dinner Adventure in Buena Park combines dinner and a show and has a family-friendly, fun atmosphere. This adventure includes a three-course meal, incredible acrobatics, and sword fights. Make sure to check out their website for updated ticket pricing, as well as for seasonal coupons and holiday specials. If you’re looking for an exciting Mother’s Day adventure, this is a great option for moms and their families. 

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

Your mom deserves the world, so why not treat her to luxury at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club? Not only is this a stunning place to stay and relax, but there’s also dining on location at upscale eateries that are sure to please. There are four distinct high-class dining locations, including the AVEO Table + Bar, Bourbon Steak Orange County, Monarch Bay Beach Club, and 33°North, and three casual dining venues. 

There’s so much to explore at this resort; you’re sure to find something that meets your needs and helps you celebrate and pamper your mother on this incredible holiday. To find out about current pricing and events, check out their website. 

Hendrix at Ocean Ranch

Looking for a place to eat after exploring the Rose Garden? The Hendrix at Ocean Ranch is also in Laguna Niguel and offers exquisite dining options. This restaurant specializes in rotisserie meat and has a comfortable neighborhood restaurant vibe that helps you relax and enjoy high-quality food. While this restaurant is well-known for its dinner options, it does feature weekend brunches, making it a great dining option for Mother’s Day weekend. To find out more about their amazing menu or to make a reservation, check out their website. 

Uptown Village Market

Shop ‘til you drop this Mother’s Day at Uptown Village Market. This incredible showcase of homemade crafts takes place on May 5th this year and celebrates 11 years in business. Vendors showcase homemade goods at this twice-yearly event, meaning you can get your mother the gift of her dreams and support local creators. 

Of course, this event also shows off live music and a refreshment bar, so you can sit back and relax once you’re done perusing the various vendors and stalls. To find out more, check their website or follow their social media accounts to get a sneak peek at popular vendors. 

Make & Take Mother’s Day Succulent Arrangement

Who doesn’t love succulents? This Mother’s Day, head to the Maker’s Market on May 6th to participate in Lifesoulgarden’s plant arranging event. Sign up early for this event, as it will fill up quickly. Learn from the experts while you craft a present for Mother’s Day and bond over plant arranging. 

There’s plenty to explore at Maker’s Market, so once you’re done crafting your succulent masterpiece, you can wander around and check out the other vendors. Make sure to check both websites for updated pricing and to reserve your spot today. 

Temecula Wine Tour

Treat your mother to luxury with the Temecula Valley Wine Tour. Our Temecula Valley Wine tour takes you to some of the most impressive wineries in Temecula Valley and includes tasting flights at several locations. You get to experience Temecula Valley from the comfort of an air-conditioned van, and you can learn about the surrounding areas thanks to a local tour guide. 

This tour comes with custom pickup locations so you can head out from your hotel and jump right into celebrating Mother’s Day. There are also private tour options to celebrate the holiday in style. To learn more, visit our website and reserve your spots today. 

If you’re interested in checking our other tours, we offer custom pickup locations on many of our incredible tours, so you and your guests can experience each location in style without worrying about parking. To discover more or pick a fantastic tour to celebrate Mother’s Day, check out some excellent options Best Coast Tours offers in Southern California. 

From $134
  • Delight in Tastings at Somerset Winery, Oak Mtn., Callaway Winery, and Vineyard
  • Savor a Delectable Charcuterie Board at Oak Mtn.
  • Discover the Art of Winemaking with a Production Warehouse Tour at Somerset Winery
  • Uncover the Enchantment of a Wine Cave Tour at Oak Mtn.
  • Enjoy Complimentary Pickups from multiple hotels and Airbnb’s throughout Temecula