They say the greatest love is a mother’s love, so each year, on the second Sunday in May, we carve out a special day to acknowledge and appreciate all the wonderful moms in our lives. Easy-going and fun-loving, Santa Barbara offers a stress-free escape, perfect for those hard-working moms who’ve earned a relaxing getaway or need to push the reset button with a bit of sunshine and beach time.
Whether you’re looking to vacation or staycation, we hope you’ll treat Mom to a carefree getaway in Santa Barbara.
Brunch & Specialty Menus
Mother’s Day at Eureka!, May 4-10, 2022
Commemorate all mothers on their special day by taking them to Eureka! for a refreshing cocktail, Mommy’s On a Break. This artisan libation perfectly combines tequila, blood orange, yuzu, Grand Poppy Amaro, rosemary, and lemon into a delectable drink that will make mom feel truly appreciated. Pair cocktails alongside Eureka!’s Mother’s Day prix fixe menu. For only $35, the lady of the hour gets to enjoy Eureka! favorites including a choice of starter between the Crispy Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, or Mac N’ Cheese Balls, followed by a choice of either the Fresno Fig Burger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Veggie Beet Burger, or a Cobb Salad. Learn More
Cost: $13 per cocktail; $35 per person for Mother’s Day Prix Fixe Menu
Brunch for Mom at The Lark, May 7-8, 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A savory and sweet brunch in the Funk Zone awaits you and Mom this Mother’s Day. The Lark’s Executive Chef Jason Paluska has created a special menu for the occasion, including the farmer’s market organic egg frittata, duck pork belly benedict, and the irresistible cast iron caramel sticky bun and strawberry pink peppercorn ‘Pop Tart.’ The Eau de Rose cocktail will add the perfect bubbles to your brunch, combining a delicious mix of organic vodka, comoz blanc, Giffard wild strawberry, rose water and sparkling spritz! Learn More
Cost: Varies per menu item.
Pearl Social’s Mother’s Day Cocktails, May 7-8, 2022
Moms are superheroes and deserve to relax with a cocktail in hand. Head to Pearl Social, where the delicious drinks flow and the funky atmosphere will keep the fun going all weekend. Sip on the carefully curated cocktail ‘A Mother’s Love,’ the bar’s specialty drink concocted with mezcal, watermelon, agave and thyme. Learn More
Cost: Varies per menu item.
Andersen’s Mother’s Day Brunch, May 8, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A decadent brunch awaits at Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara. Menu standouts include their famous crab cakes eggs benedict, croissant french toast, and omelets and princess cake, But the real star of the show is Viking-sized mimosas and endless sweet and savory baked goods. Learn More
Cost: Varies per menu item.
Mother’s Day Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, May 8, 2022, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Surprise Mom with a decadent, oceanside brunch retreat at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Situated on the Ballroom Terrace, the festive Mother’s Day menu will feature irresistible dishes and signature sips Mom is guaranteed to love. Learn More
Cost: Advance reservations are required. $160 per person, $55 per child, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Guests may book by calling the restaurant reservations line directly at 805-571-4220.
Two Ways to Brunch at Rosewood Miramar Beach, May 8, 2022
Mother’s Day is an elegant affair at Rosewood Miramar Beach with two different ways to savor an unforgettable brunch experience. Indulge in oceanfront bliss and celebrate Mom with a special prix fixe menu at Caruso’s, or dine at The Revere Room with a brunch buffet that’s guaranteed to wow. Learn More
Cost: Caruso’s Brunch is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $185 per adult, $55 per child ages 4 to 12, complimentary for children three and under. The Revere Room Brunch is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $145 per adult, $55 per child ages 4 to 12, complimentary for children three and under.
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Roof Top Bistro & Bar, May 8, 2022, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What better way to celebrate Mom than with a delectable brunch complete with bubbles and sunshine? Gather the whole family for an outdoor, mama-centric meal at Roof Top Bistro & Bar at Hilton Garden Inn Goleta. You can expect starter salads, fresh-baked pastries and fruits, then main courses of Tri-Tip, eggs Benedict, Atlantic salmon and so much more. Don’t forget the dessert lemon tarts, cheesecake and sweet & sour candy station! Cheers to Mom the right way. Learn More
Cost: $65 per adult; $25 per child (under 10).
Mother’s Day Dinner at Angel Oak, May 8, 2022
Celebrate Mother’s day adjacent to breathtaking coastal bluffs and paired with a decadent prix fixe dinner at Angel Oak at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Curated by master chefs, guests can indulge in a four-course menu alongside live music and topped off with a special surprise for Mom. Learn More
opal restaurant & bar’s Mother’s Day Prix Fixe Menu, May 8, 2022
Shower mom with the comfort of a cooked to perfection, three-course prix fixe dinner menu at opal restaurant & bar. Restaurant patrons will choose between slow-roasted short ribs on a chipotle honey adobo sauce or shredded phyllo wrapped fresh Atlantic halibut entree, paired with an appetizer of wild mushroom risotto shrimp cake. Top off the meal with homemade organic strawberry cheesecake for dessert. Learn More
Cost: $65 per person. Reservations are required.
Events & Activities
Bloom Market, May 7, 2022, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shop for mom or bring her along to the first annual Bloom Market at El Presidio de Santa Barbara. Featuring over 40 vendors, this outdoor event by Jake & Jones Boutique is free and fun for the whole family-friendly. Artisan shopping, delicious foods, and live music will make this an afternoon to remember. Learn More
Roar & Pour, May 7, 2022, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Treat Mom to a wild wine tasting event at the Santa Barbara Zoo. As you and Mom sip and stroll through the gorgeous grounds, say “hello” to the other moms and their adorable offspring. General admission includes wine tastings, a souvenir glass, train rides, giraffe feedings, and exclusive access to the Zoo, after hours. VIP includes the same, with the added perk of early entry from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. with appetizers and animal encounters. Learn More
Cost: General Admission $85 per person; VIP $120 per person. This event is 21+
Mother’s Day with Painted Cabernet, May 8, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
This year, celebrate Mother’s Day together with a hands-on activity with Mom. On May 8, The Painted Cabernet in downtown Santa Barbara will be hosting a workshop dedicated to making Mom smile and feel oh-so loved. At 5:30 p.m., join fun-loving artists to paint a floral mountainscape on canvas. Each registration comes with all the supplies needed, step-by-step instruction, and a glass of wine to let the creative juices flow. Learn More
Cost: $40 per person
Gifts & Baskets
Santa Barbara Gift Baskets Mother’s Day Collection
Treat Mom to a taste of Santa Barbara’s finest with the help of Santa Barbara Gift Baskets. From snacks and gourmet treats to local libations, there’s nothing better than savoring the samples of Santa Barbara’s cuisine scene. Wrapped with style and love, Santa Barbara Gift Baskets is your one-stop shop for creating memorable gifts that Mom is sure to love. Learn More
Cost: Varies by order. Baskets range from $60-$150
Mother’s Day Collection at Santa Barbara Company
The Santa Barbara Company has curated an extra special Mother’s Day collection to peruse for the holiday. Pick the perfect set of gifts for Mom, that can also double as keepsakes. Think local wines, snacks, artwork, gorgeous handmade cards and much more. Mom will love the thought and care that went into your gift! Learn More
Cost: Varies by order.
Give a Rosé Bouquet for Mother’s Day from Melville Winery
Gift your rosé loving mama a thoughtful 3-pack of organically grown, farm-to-bottle 2021 Rosé of Grenache. Show your love with a beautiful “bouquet” that comes in a branded gift box, with an optional hand-written personalized note. Is Mom not into Rosé? There are plenty of other delectable gift options from the Blanc de Blancs bubbly and more! Send her the Syrah Duo or trio of Pinots if she fancies red wine. Mom will have a smile on her face and a glass of wine in hand for the holiday. Learn More
Cost: Varies by order.
Please check back as more events and offerings will be added.