From brunch to gardens—some pleasant ways to celebrate Mom on Sunday

Gourmet Mother’s Day Brunch at the Historic Bembridge House in Long Beach (953 Park Circle)

Who doesn’t love a classic Mother’s Day brunch with live music?

This brunch definitely doesn’t skimp on the “gourmet” part, with delicious options such as a prime rib and honey baked ham carving station, jumbo shrimp, crab legs, salmon, vegan options, along with your traditional breakfast items such as omelets and eggs Benedict, of course.

One mimosa per adult is included in the price, but not to worry, a full bar and an unlimited mimosa package are also available.

Tickets are $59.99 for adults and $19.99 for children, or $420 for a table of eight where your mom eats for free.

Seatings are at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m on Sunday, May 9.

Reserve your table here.

Modern Makers Mart Mother’s Day Edition (469 Pine Ave.)

If you’re looking to start celebrating Mother’s Day early, (or just left buying your mom a gift til the last minute) Modern Makers Mart, with over 20 vendors, is for you.

On Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. you can find a variety of handmade artisan items such as candles, jewelry, charcuterie boxes and chocolates.

Other fun additions to the day include a flower station, a photo booth and live music.

If you’re looking for an outing for the whole family, this is also kid- and dog-friendly.

Have a picnic

If you or your mom aren’t keen on going to a restaurant just yet, that’s no excuse not to celebrate her. Get your mom’s favorite meal to go (and maybe a charcuterie board from the Mother’s Day market) and enjoy some quality time outside.

Some great local picnic spots are Hilltop Park in Signal Hill, Colorado Lagoon, or Bluff Park, so take your pick.

Go on an Ocean Trail hike

Check out the stunning ocean views along Palos Verdes on this relatively flat walking path—perfect for some exercise without exerting yourself too much. It can get pretty busy on weekends, and there isn’t much shade once you get started on the trail, so plan accordingly.

Visit Rancho Los Cerritos gardens (4600 Virginia Road)

The only local, state and historic landmark in Long Beach is perfect for your nature- and history-loving mom. Soak in Indigenous, Spanish, and Mexican history throughout the numerous gardens such as the California native garden and the 1930s orchard.

Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m.

Reserve your tickets here.

Long Beach Museum of Art (2300 E. Ocean Blvd.)

Long Beach Museum of Art is back open! (With limited capacity.) Your mom will love its expansive galleries along with fantastic views of the harbor and the Pacific Ocean.

Tickets must be reserved ahead of time, so grab them here.

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