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There is no better way to celebrate Mothers Day than treating the special mom in your life to a day filled with coastal views, delicious food, amazing wine, special gifts and most importantly, cherished memories. Several local Monterey County businesses are offering special Mother's Day brunches and to help make your shopping decisions a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of offers to celebrate moms both near and far. 

Mother’s Day Brunches

Esteban Patio 

Estéban Restaurant in Monterey is offering a Mother's Day Brunch with a seasonal menu that was created specifically for this day! Sip and relax on the outdoor patio with Bottomless Mimosas or even their Breakfast Martini!

Treat mom and grandma to complimentary mimosas and a delicious buffet that offers a variety of brunch favorites at the Portola Hotel & Spa De Anza Ballroom. There will also be live music by Dave Conley on the piano. 

Chef Josh Silva-Arias and his team at Monterey Marriott are putting together a feast of classic and seasonal dishes along with a variety of desserts. Enjoy a delicious meal with a view from the iconic Ferrante's Bay View room. This brunch includes a complimentary toast and two hour valet parking.

California Seltzer Company in Pacific Grove is offering a Mother's Day brunch along with mimosa and coffee flights! 

Enjoy a Mother's Day Buffet at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. This buffet is prepared with seasonal favorites and coastal specialties by Chef Michael Rotondo. Included with this buffet are family-friendly activities that include creating Mother's Day cards and paper flower bouquets. 

Mother's Day Getaways and Staycations

Carmel Valley Ranch is offering a "Play Your Way" package for Mother's Day. This accommodates a family-sized spacious suite and a $330 resort credit for moms to use toward activities like beekeeping, archery, crafting, and more. If they prefer to take some time to relax, they can also use it toward a round of golf or the spa. 

InterContinental The Clement Monterey is a great place to pre-book a staycation or vacation for any special mom. Located on Cannery Row, this hotel offers panoramic ocean views, a spa and a newly renovated restaurant, The C Restaurant Monterey, that offers seasonal coastal cuisine and fresh seafood.

The Sanctuary Beach Resort is the perfect getaway to find relaxation and adventure. This resort offers private beach access, Beach yoga every Saturday and Sunday, an outdoor heated pool and more. Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette is located on the property and has a full-service dining room, oyster bar, central live-fire kitchen in the heart of the restaurant and an al fresco dining patio. 

Mother’s Day in a Box

Big Little Boxes in Carmel-by-the-Sea has pre-made gift boxes with products any mom would love! Custom boxes can be made as well to make this gift extra special.

The perfect gift for the mom in your life is a fresh made cheese/charcuterie board from Lady & Larder. Located in the Carmel Valley Village, this shop creates amazing boards (with a 24-hour notice) and picnic boxes made with fresh local ingredients. 

Monterey Bay Food Tours has an online store including gift boxes of individual products perfect for mom. If you prefer to celebrate in-person at a later date, Monterey Bay Food Tours also offers gift cards. 

Mother’s Day Oenophiles

For mom’s that are wine enthusiasts, Monterey County is the place to be! Here are a few tasting rooms and vineyards that have special events going on this Mother's Day. 

CRU Winery is having a Mother's Day Wine and Chocolate Experience (Santa Lucia Highlands) this Mother's Day weekend (May 11th and 12th). Enjoy the wine and artisan chocolates from Celia Chocolatier.

Have some fun and laughs at the Mother's Day Matinee: Best of San Francisco Comedy Competition at Folktale Winery! This show will feature Pauline Yasuda, Jaci Terjeson and Shawn Felipe in the Wine Garden. Folktale Winery will also have a special Mother's Day brunch menu, mimosas, and of course, wine available for purchase. Buy tickets here

Enjoy a Mother's Day Celebration with live music, food and wine at Rustique Wines. This event is perfect for the whole family to enjoy and soak up the beautiful views. There will also be a few vendors at this event to help spoil mom!

Wine down and meditate overlooking the Santa Lucia Highlands at the Holman Ranch Mother's Day Sound Bath. A Sound Bath is a therapeutic experience that uses various sound frequencies to motivate a deep state of relaxation, to reduce stress, and promote healing. After, enjoy a glass of Holman Ranch Pinot Noir, letting this be the perfect rejuvenation experience. Learn more here

Other Mother's Day Activities

Visit Old Fisherman's Wharf for Mother's Day on the Wharf! Bring the entire family for a day filled with fun, photo ops, marine life viewing, and delicious dining options.

Take mom out to the Elkhorn Slough to experience Monterey Bay Eco Tours. There are tours at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m. This is a smooth ride on a fully electric catamaran! 

Get mom's adrenaline pumping and take her to the Motul Course De Monterey Powered By Hyundai N at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca! As part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, this event will showcase some of the most advanced sports cars and prototypes in endurance racing, battling it out on one of the most challenging circuits in North America. Other family-friendly activities are going on as well including go karts, a Ferris Wheel, and a kid's zone! 

Happy Mother’s Day from Monterey County!