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How to Celebrate Mother's Day in SLO County - San Luis Obispo

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Under: Mothers Day
Every year, we have Mother's Day as a special day to celebrate our mothers and ourselves as mothers.

May in San Luis Obispo County offers many outdoor options for your family to do some outdoor activities. Additionally, you can always find a brunch place to enjoy an indoor celebration. 

Here are some tips on how to celebrate Mother's Day in San Luis Obispo County for 2023:
  1. Go to a special event. There are special Mother's Day themed events around San Luis Obispo County. You can check out each City's planned events but there are a couple notable ones. These include the following:
  2. Find a nice brunch spot! (Note: 2023 list is still pending.) Many hotels and restaurants around the area offer brunch specials on Mother's Dayl. If any of the restaurants is allowing reservations, I highly recommend doing so! Popular Mother's Day Brunch locations include:
    • Madonna Inn - Mother's Day Brunch on May 8, 2022. Brunch buffet is $59.99 adult and 29.95 per child. Link to Mother's Day Madonna Inn Menu.

      I'm a regular visitor at the Copper Cake at Madonna Inn and we've also had two overnight staycations there in their rooms. The above pictures are my personal pictures that I took during a couple of my stays there. See all of my blog entries about my visits at the Copper Cafe and stays at the Madonna Inn.
    • Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria - Mother's Day Brunch on May 8, 2022 is from 12PM - 2:30PM. Prices are $40 for adult and $16 for children ages 6-12 years old. Children 5 and under are free. Reservations recommended. Link to Mother's Day Cambria Pines Lodge Menu. We've had brunch here at the Cambria Pines Lodge for Mother's Day in the past. (See image of my buffet plate below on Mother's Day.) 

      Reservations are definitely recommended for Mother's Day. It was very packed, even with our reservation. There is a line to every buffet line station there but I throughly enjoyed my food. See pictures that I took of Cambria.
    • Brasserie at Hotel Cerro is offering a special Mother's Day menu from 10:30AM - 4PM on May 8, 2022. Link to the Mother's Day Brasserie Menu.
    • Lido Restaurant & Lounge in Pismo Beach/Shell Beach is offering a 3 course prix fixe menu with bottomless mimosa on Mother's Day on May 8, 2022. Link to Mother's Day Lido Menu.
    • Marisol at Shell Beach is offering a special 3 course menu for Mother's Day on May 8, 2022. Link to Mother's Day Marisol Menu.

      In the past, I've enjoyed a lobster pappardelle dish, a blood orange blueberry cheesecake dessert and their oysters. The images above are my personal pictures that I took of my food before I devoured them! Marisol Restaurant is located inside of The Cliffs Hotel and Spa.
  3. Take her wine tasting! San Luis Obispo County has hundreds of wineries scattered all around the county. Two top regions to go are: Edna Valley and Paso Robles. Edna Valley takes the San Luis Obispo city name as their address and is located just 10 minutes drive from Pismo Beach. Many of the wine tasting places have a wine tasting room (indoors) and a patio area to enjoy your wine outdoors so there's a great flexibility there. See my wineries' reviews throughout SLO County and pictures I took during my visits. A few wineries are also typically serves a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. For instance, Eberle Winery in Paso Robles had hosted a Mother's Day Buffet Brunch before.
  4. Take a fun class together! Local cities all around San Luis Obispo usually have cool art classes you can take for a really decent price. A few wineries and breweries around the area host sip and paints. Sip and paints, or sometimes as 'sip n paints' is where you sip on wine or beer while you paint. They usually provide all of the supplies and the wine so you just pay and show up! I really like sip and paints or paint nights (as some used to call it) because you get to keep that art you made as a memory of your celebration. You can find upcoming art social events in the SLO County area.
  5. Cook her a tri-tip Santa Maria style! One of many things that we're known for in this county is that we love our tri-tip grilled on a Santa Maria grill. If you really want to wow her, you can buy that expensive hunk of meat, marinate it hours ahead and slowly cook it for your momma! Or better yet, take her to a bbq restaurant that has tri-tip made this way on the menu. My top pick (and Yelp's too) is Firestone Grill. They are located in downtown San Luis Obispo. See my reviews of restaurants throughout San Luis Obispo County on the Restaurants page.
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Read about my staycation at the famous Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo.

To see other pictures of restaurants that I've visited in San Luis Obispo County, go to the Restaurants Page.

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San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
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