Whether your mom is a foodie, wine lover, outdoor enthusiast, or needs a day of relaxation, here are some ideas of ways you can treat and celebrate her this month in Monterey.
Monterey in Bloom – Starting in early April Ocean View Boulevard in Pacific Grove breaks out in beautiful magenta ice plant, otherwise known as the “Magic Purple Carpet”, turning one of the most beautiful coastline views into a more stunning site. Rent a bike from one of our hotels and take Mom on a magic carpet ride along the coast.
Experience Cannery Row - Take a stroll and experience spring fun for the whole family on Cannery Row. Experience the marine life of the National Marine Sanctuary from tide pools formed McAbee beach located just below Steinbeck Plaza or visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which includes hours of fun for all ages! Explore the magic of the coast and take a surrey ride from Adventures by the Sea and ride along the Recreation Trail and finish with a stop at Ghirardelli’s Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop! Enjoy a taste of the local wine crop while taking in picturesque ocean views at A Taste of Monterey where you can try Monterey’s award winning Chardonnay varietal along with other impressive fine wines from 95 wineries in Monterey.
Relax at the Beach – With the days getting longer, now is the perfect time to enjoy a beach day on one of Monterey’s many beaches before the crowds of summer. Pack a special picnic with all of your mom's favorite goodies and spend a day, soaking in the sunshine on Del Monte Beach in Monterey or launch a kayak from San Carlos or McAbee Beach along Cannery Row.
Whale Watching – During the Spring months Gray Whales travel over 12,000 back up north after and tend to migrate close to the shoreline, making them easily visible in Monterey. Dolphins are also commonly spotted during the spring along with Harbor Seals. Schedule your trip by visiting Monterey Bay Whale Watch.
Mom’s Spa Retreat – Take Mom away and treat her to a relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatment or massage at
the Spa at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Indulge in ancient beauty therapies and remedies for the body, mind and soul and restore wellness, balance and serenity. Plus, this months Mother's Day Special includes a glass of wine to sip on and enjoy by the outdoor waterfall garden. Appointments are required so call 831-372-1829 to reserve yours now.
Mother's Day Brunch - Treat Mom with a morning out and savor a delicious brunch at Estéban Restaurant, featuring Chef Tom Snyder's special brunch menu including Bacon Almond French Toast with almond honey butter, Spanish Eggs Benedict served with Serrano ham and Espellette hollandaise sauce on a cheddar & cilantro biscuit, Steak Frites & Fried Egg with hanger steak and house made potatoes, or go with the traditional American Breakfast with eggs, breakfast meat, potatoes and toast. Pair your brunch with a bottomless mimosa for $13.00 more or try our new build your own bottomless mimosas and mix and match your juices and fruits all for $15.00. Reservations are encouraged by calling 831-324-6773.