There's no shortage of ways to show mom some love in Oakland! From food tours to waterfront cruises to classic brunches, here's the inside scoop on how you can spoil mom this Mother's Day weekend.
Food Tours + Massage = Perfection!
Kick off your mom weekend with a foodie tour of Oakland. Go behind the scenes with the Local Food Adventures for their special Rockridge Mother's Day Ice Cream & Gelato Tour. You can also tack on a massage with the tour -- you know mom will be tired after all that walking and eating. Take a visit to the Claremont Club & Spa, to enjoy treatment rooms, steam rooms, whirlpools, deluge showers & more!
If mom is in the brunching mood, there are plenty of tasty options to choose from. Head to Eve's Waterfront in Jack London Square and enjoy a brunch buffet with crab, seafood steamer pots, prime rib & more. Capture your special Mothers Day memories at District with a brunch buffet from 11:00am-3:00pm. Lungomare will also host a special Mothers Day Brunch Buffet. Or head to The Terrace Room overlooking Lake Merritt for some Mothers Day ambiance.
Looking for something a little more casual? Visit the Jack London Square Farmer's Market or the Temescal Farmer's Market to browse some of the best of California's agricultural bounty along with more delicious specialty foods, fresh flowers & more.
Did someone say 'Do It Yourself'? Check out the Mother's Day Flower Arrangement Class at Wine & Design. You can customize this floral gift for your mom (or special someone) or bring them to the class to do together!
Out on The Town
Get out and enjoy Oakland's sunny weather on the Bay with a Mothers Day cruise aboard the USS Potomac in Jack London Square. A brunch buffet and mimosas are included with the view. If mom is an animal lover, bring her up to the Oakland Zoo there are free train rides (one per person) aboard the Outback Express Adventure for all moms all weekend long. If Mom's more of a sports fan? Both the Oakland A's and Golden State Warriors have games on Sunday, May 12.