Say thanks to mom this Mother’s Day weekend with a relaxing yet exciting few days in San Diego with a spa treatment, shopping and these top things to do.
While beach time is always in order, but here are some other ways that say “thank you mom” this Sunday:
- Treat her to a Mother’s Day brunch or dinner cruise on San Diego Bay
- Help her relax by treating her to a spa day
- Give her a day of retail therapy with some serious shopping
- Take her on a walk through local vineyards during a wine tasting tour
- Take a garden tour of the San Diego Botanic Garden or the many gardens at Balboa Park
San Diego Surf Film Festival
The San Diego Surf Film Festival welcomes everybody to come celebrate the passion that we all share for simply being in the ocean. The 2014 SDSFF will highlight over 25 international films, dozens of filmmakers and producers in attendance, Q&As, filmmaker panel and workshops, an amazing surf art gallery, surf legends and shaping demos, beach cleanups and expression sessions, incredible live music, serendipitous live art, rad people and raging after-parties.
Where: Bird’s Surf Shed – 1091 West Morena Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92110
When: May 7-10, 2014
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Gator By The Bay: Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival
Spend the day under the sun at the largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival west of the Mississippi, featuring four days of live music on six stages, dancing, parading, shopping, playing and eating over 10,000 pounds of mouth-watering crawfish straight from Louisiana! Enjoy a zesty gumbo of music, food and joie de vivre with 85+ entertaining performances and culinary delights, presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club.
Where: Spanish Landing Park – 3700 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 8-11, 2014
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San Diego Zoo Garden Festival
Join in a bouquet of activities and experiences for all ages, whether you have a green thumb or just wish you did! Discover the wealth of beautiful and fascinating plants at the San Diego Zoo, and connect with garden experts who can give you the dirt on all things botanical and horticultural. And, enjoy special garden-inspired meals and snacks available during Garden Festival! It’s a blooming good time!
Where: San Diego Zoo – 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 10-11, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
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Waterfront Park Grand Opening Celebration
Be a part of history by celebrating the grand opening of the region’s largest and free waterfront park in San Diego County. This all day celebration will offer various activities and performances to keep the entire family busy throughout the day. The downtown area of San Diego will be transformed with excitement including a classic car show, a food truck pavilion, a farmers market, and so much more!
When: May 10, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Ocean Beach Kite Festival
Breeze over to the eclectic neighborhood of Ocean Beach for live music, carnival rides, kite demonstrations and, of course, kite making, kite decorating, and kite flying.
Where: Dusty Rhodes Park – 1868 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107
When: May 10, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Rubio’s Coast Fest[youtube http://youtu.be/fLwjxt1BwE4]
Rubio’s CoastFest is a celebration of the ocean and its many gifts. From the bounty it offers to the shores it graces, the ocean is more than a resource for Rubio’s: it is a way of life. We hope you will join Rubio’s to clean up and party down in honor of that vast, great body of water to the west.
Where: Oceanside Pier Amphitheater – 200 N. The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: May 10, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: Free. VIP Beer Garden – $10-$20
> Find out more about Rubio’s Coast Fest
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Julian Woman’s Club Wildflower Show – May 7-10, 2014
- 5th Annual Taste of Cardiff – May 8, 2014
- Sheena Easton Sings James Bond – May 9-10, 2014
- Gaslamp Ghosts Walking Tour – May 9, 2014
- San Diego River Days – May 10-18, 2014
- Bernardo Winery Spring Arts and Crafts Fair – May 10-11, 2014
- Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego – May 10, 2014
- Chalk the Walk Festival – May 10, 2014
- OMBAC Beach Music Festival – May 10, 2014
- San Diego Padres vs. Florida Marlins