Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Along the Capitol Corridor

May 11, 2017

Treat your mom to a perfect Mother’s Day along the Capitol Corridor this weekend! You can’t go wrong with our list of fun and delicious destinations between Sacramento and San Jose.


Start with Brunch

What better place to enjoy brunch than in Sacramento, America’s “Farm-to-Fork Capital.” The classic Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento is offering a three-course Mother’s Day brunch from 9:30am to 3:30pm. If she prefers the taste of Italian, Lungomare in Oakland’s Jack London Square is offering a special brunch buffet for $55 per person. For more lavish fare, treat mom to a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea or Brunch Buffet at the Fairmont in San Jose. Mother’s Day is always busy, so you’ll want to book a reservation for all of these dining spots.

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Shop Till You Drop

After brunch, you can take mom on a shopping spree. At Fourth Street in Berkeley, you’ll find plenty of boutique shops with one-of-a-kind merchandise. Feeling hungry? Grab a bite to eat at Café M or slide into a booth at Bette’s Oceanview Diner for a classic diner experience.  For more al fresco shopping, head to Bay Street in Emeryville or San Jose’s Santana Row, both of which have an array of brick and mortar favorites.

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Be Adventurous

For moms who love cultural experiences and the great outdoors, there’s a lot to see and do along the Capitol Corridor. Head into San Francisco to the Exploratorium, which will have free admission on Mother’s Day, or visit the newly-renovated SFMOMA to experience world-class modern art. For outdoor adventure, go for a hike along the Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline in Martinez or bike along part of the 500-mile San Francisco Bay Trail. You can enjoy breathtaking views and beautiful scenery at places like the San Francisco Waterfront, Point Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond, and many more.

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Dine and Unwind

After a day of festivities, unwind at Foreign Cinema in San Francisco with outdoor seating and projector-operated foreign films playing while you dine. For authentic Southern cuisine, The Porch Restaurant and Bar in Sacramento features food and cocktails inspired by Southern regional classics. If waterfront views are what you’re after, take mom to Bocanova in Oakland, which has outdoor seating and features Pan-Latin cuisine and delicious cocktails.

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