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7 Things to Do With Your Mom This Mother’s Day

April 30, 2024

After years of changing your diapers, bandaging your boo-boos and putting up with your teen angst, it’s no wonder moms get their own special day! And while 24 hours simply isn’t enough time to show them the love they deserve, we can still try. But before you go hunting for the perfect gift, we’ve pieced together a list of ways to make mom feel extra special this Mother’s Day. From brunch by the bay to a shopping spree at Lido Marina Village, these Newport Beach activities are sure to put a smile on her face.

Mother’s Day Staycation at VEA Newport Beach

Treat Mom to a relaxing vacation at VEA Newport Beach this Mother’s Day! During Mother’s Day weekend, she’ll receive a free gift with any treatment at SPA VEA (eligible for Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12; enter code “CHERISH”). SPA VEA is a two-story sanctuary with 14 treatment rooms, a relaxing private pool and cabanas and a menu of treatments, including rhythmic relaxation massages, hyaluronic sea serum facials and clay body wraps.

After a little pampering, sit down to brunch at VIEW Restaurant & Lounge on Sunday, May 12, and indulge in dishes like lobster rolls, fried chicken and waffles, French toast, huevos rancheros and more. Reservations are available from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and can be made here.

Mother’s Day Soiree with The Picnic Collective

The Picnic Collective is popping up at the Lido Deck on Thursday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.! Celebrate with Mom in style and soak up the sunshine at  Lido Marina Village. Guests will enjoy drinks, brunch bites, take-home bouquets, a private DIY gift market and other surprises. Put on your chicest ensemble, snap some photos and give Mom the day she deserves. You won’t want to miss this festive and elevated experience!

Explore the Spring Beauty of Roger’s Gardens

If your mom is always on the go and could use a bit of leisure time, nothing calms the soul like an afternoon at Roger’s Gardens. This Corona del Mar destination functions as a plant nursery, gift shop and gardening center and even houses an on-site restaurant. Spend some time with Mom strolling through Roger’s Gardens‘ curated collection of home goods, gifts and accessories. Then, sit down to an alfresco brunch at Farmhouse, where she can indulge in spring offerings like the Citrus Marmalade-Stuffed French Toast, Baked Shakshuka, fresh Bloody Marys and more.

Shopping Date at Lido Marina Village

Remember all those back-to-school shopping sprees? Well, it’s time to return the favor(s). Moms have a knack for putting everyone first, so let’s make it all about her this Mother’s Day! Head to Lido Marina Village for a retail day by the bay, where she can leisurely browse through the center’s unique collection of shops. With stylish boutiques like Faherty, elysewalker, Jenni Kayne and Cynthia Rowley, she’s bound to find some chic summer staples!

Mother’s Day Brunch at Balboa Bay Resort

The beautiful Balboa Bay Resort is one of Newport Beach’s premier brunch destinations. Perched on the harbor in Newport Beach, this luxury hotel is famed for its Sunday Seafood Brunch. However, this Mother’s Day, you can treat mom to an exclusive seaside dining experience! Indulge in an extravagant seafood spread, savor fresh sushi and delight in treats like the bourbon bananas foster. Your ticket includes beverages like bellinis, sparkling wine and mimosas, plus access to a pop-up shop showcasing brands from South Coast Plaza.

Paint Class With Timree Gold

Celebrate the mama in your life with a special painting experience curated by local Newport Beach artist Timree Gold! These events happen on select days each month and are sure to bring out your creative sides as you snack on small bites and sip on bubbles and fresh-squeezed juices. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get artsy with Mom!

Splurge on Self-Care at The Spa at Pelican Hill

Nothing says “I love you” like a day at the spa! If your mom could use some pampering, give her the gift of a 60-minute Renewal Therapeutic Massage at The Spa at Pelican Hill. This soothing treatment uses varying pressure and strokes to relieve anxiety and soothe the mind and muscles. Essential oils like lavender, vetiver, clary sage, sweet orange and sweet marjoram create an aromatic experience that’ll have her saying, “Ahhh.”

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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