Celebrate Mother's Day with all the amazing women in your life in beautiful Monterey. This spectacular destination on California's central coast is the perfect place to relax on the beach, enjoy brunch on a deck, shop for local art, and savor seafood on Monterey Bay.
Spend this Mother's Day weekend enjoying live music, fun festivals, and exploring attractions like Old Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row. Here are some ideas for the perfect Monterey adventure with Mom.
Picnic On Scenic Del Monte Beach
Enjoy a picnic on the sands of Del Monte Beach a favorite local's spot protected from the Monterey Bay winds. Take a walk along the boardwalk trail through the beach dunes and stop at one of the picnic tables for lunch on the bay. The beach is the perfect place for walking along the bay, beachcombing, and surfing waves.
Indulge Mom With a Day at the Spa
Renew your sense of wellness and serenity with a Monterey spa experience. You and Mom can indulge in ancient therapies at the Spa at Casa Munras, including deep tissue and aromatherapy massage, facials, herbal body polishes, and seaweed and salt wraps. Soak in the hot tub surrounded by peaceful gardens at a hacienda style hotel in the heritage district of Monterey.
Celebrate at Mother's Day on the Wharf
Celebrate Mother's Day at Old Fisherman's Wharf on Monterey Bay. From 1 pm to 6 pm every Mom get a beautiful long-stemmed rose. Many restaurants on Old Fisherman's Wharf, including Crabby Jim's and Old Fisherman's Grotto will be offering delicious lunch and dinner specials. You can also participate in the "Ode to Mom Photo & Poem Contest on the Wharf" during the month of May.
Enjoy Mother's Day Brunch On A Patio
Treat Mom to a Mother's Day brunch at Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. This Monterey restaurant offers Spanish inspired cuisine, with ingredients from Monterey Bay and local farms. The special brunch menu features Dungeness crab cakes, oysters on the half shell, and fried chicken and waffles. Toast with one of their signature cocktails or bottomless mimosas as you relax on the outdoor patio in Old Town Monterey.
Enjoy the Mother's Day brunch from 10am-2pm or indulge in the All-Night Tapas & Dinner from 4:30pm-8:30pm. For reservations, call 831-375-0176.
Experience the Pacific Grove Good Old Days Festival
Enjoy a fun day with the family in "America's Last Hometown." Join the old-fashioned celebration with a parade, live entertainment on five stages, dance performances, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, a classic car show, a quilt show, and pony rides. The free festival is on May 7-8, 2022, at 9 AM in Pacific Grove.
Shop at the Annual Carmel Art Festival
Enjoy shopping for original artworks at the 27th Carmel Art Festival, May 13 - 15, 2022, at Devendorf Park. This three-day festival in Carmel-by-the-Sea offers an artist market, live painting and sculpture exhibits, live music, and opportunities to meet local and national artists. Check out the art competition, silent auction, and weekend events such as Sculpture-in-the-Park and Kids-make-art day. The Carmel Art Festival is the perfect place to shop for Mom and embrace California's creative energy.
Celebrate at the California Roots Music & Arts Festival
Spend a weekend with mom and the family at Cali Roots, an immersive, multi-layered experience for music lovers. Held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, May 26 – 29th, the event is a celebration with live music and stages stacked with rock, reggae, and hip-hop performers as well as interactive art experiences.
A "greening model" for independent music festivals, Cali Roots is an environmentally conscious event that raises money for organizations that are dedicated to bringing good change to our planet. The festival has contributed to planting thousands of redwood seedlings in Northern California.
Monterey Hotels Mom Would Love
Plan the perfect Mother's Day getaway with Inns of Monterey, a collection of five boutique hotels in Old Town Monterey and on Cannery Row. These charming boutique hotels are within steps of the best shopping, attractions, events, and things to do in Monterey. Enjoy comfortable rooms and suites with scenic Monterey Bay and cannery Row views, complimentary breakfast and parking, and warm local hospitality.
Inns of Monterey offers wonderful hotel specials this season for easy Mother's Day escapes to the California coast.
Stay Longer & Save
Treat Mom to our hacienda-style accommodations in historic downtown Monterey for a long weekend getaway.
Save 25% for 4+ Nights or 15% for 3 Nights
Limited Time Offer at Monterey Bay Inn
- Ocean Harbor View Rooms starting at $246 on select dates.
- Complimentary breakfast overlooking the Monterey Bay Sanctuary.
- Book by May 12 for stay through June 17, 2022.
Monterey Adventure Package at Wave Street Inn
Enjoy kayaking and paddleboarding adventures with Mom on Monterey Bay or bike along the coastal trail past breathtaking scenery.
- Overnight accommodations for two at Wave Street Inn
- Two full-day bike, kayak, or paddleboard rentals
- Complimentary welcome snack