Mother’s Day is one of the very special days you get to honor the woman who raised, taught, and perhaps even spoiled you. And there’s no better way to spoil her than with a trip to Coronado! With plenty of activities on the island, there are so many ways to celebrate and spend time together.
Here’s a list of ways you can show Mom how much she means to you this year.
Brunch is often the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to Mother’s Day activities. The island is full of restaurants and cafés that offer plenty of morning dishes to make your mouth water. A few of our favorite Coronado brunch spots are Tartine, Crown Bistro Restaurant, and French Crepe Café. Just remember, these restaurants can get a little crowded, especially on Mother’s Day, so make a reservation in advance.
Does your mom spend the majority of her free time out in the garden or watching home decorating shows? If so, purchase tickets to the Coronado Historic Home Tour. Every Mother’s Day, six of Coronado’s historic homes open their doors and welcome guests to explore. It’ll give her a chance to see the diverse architecture and interior design of some of Coronado’s most noteworthy dwellings.
There’s almost no way you can come to Coronado and skip the beach, so might as well make a day of it. You might have to fight off “May Gray,” this time of year where the marine layer hangs low in the morning, but you’ll be rewarded with beaches that are less crowded and sunshine that is less intense. Spend some time with Mom walking along the beach, or bring a towel, grab her favorite coffee, and enjoy the crashing waves—you may even get lucky and see a few dolphins frolicking in the surf.
Booking an appointment at the spa means you can enjoy your gift to Mom as well. Schedule a couple’s massage to relax side by side, or let her choose a treatment or service for herself. Coronado spas offer everything from facials, massages, and manicures to foot reflexology and hair coloring, so there are plenty of ways to pamper Mom on her special day.
If Mom’s idea of relaxation involves the green, then make a tee time at Coronado Municipal Golf Course. As one of the premier greens in the region, you and Mom will get to play on a pristine course with breathtaking views as its backdrop. Just remember to go easy on Mom; it’s her day after all.
Downtown Coronado is home to a number of unique boutiques and shops. It’s the perfect place to spend the afternoon, especially if you’re not sure of what gift to get your mother. Leisurely stroll along Orange Avenue, pop into a café to refuel, then let her go on a mini shopping spree and choose her favorite clothing, décor, or treasure to be her Mother’s Day gift.
Give your mom an adventure to remember and sign up for a surf or paddleboard class. You’ll be able to spend quality time together out on the water while creating a bond over trying a new experience. If Mom is an adrenaline junkie, try shredding some waves with her; otherwise, rent a couple paddleboards and head out for a relaxing day out on the bay.
Maybe Mom is the type of person to never miss a morning run, no matter what day it is. If that sounds like her, then hit the pavement alongside her and ask her to change up her running (or cycling) route for the day. The Bayshore Bikeway is a flat route that runs through Coronado and Silver Strand, and along the San Diego Bay Wildlife Refuge. She probably won’t mind stopping to walk and talk as you both take in the beautiful views.
Depending on how your Mother’s Day in Coronado plays out, dinner might be a sweet way to end it. The Coronado Ferry Landing has a variety of restaurants that offer a view of the glittering San Diego skyline.
Of course, you can extend your Mother’s Day celebrations and turn it into a whole weekend getaway. The Coronado Inn is at the center of all the action on the island. And with a pristine pool, friendly front desk, and super soft beds, a stay with us is the ultimate way to spoil Mom. Book your Mother's Day stay with us today!Share on Twitter Share on Facebook