Still wondering how to treat your mom for Mother’s Day? There are plenty of mom-friendly Sacramento outdoor activities happening around town this weekend, and even a couple short get-aways.


Food & Wine:

MOM’s Day Bake Sale:
Sun, May 8, 9am-2pm, Sacramento Zoo

Mother's Day is the perfect day to celebrate and pay tribute to orangutan mothers. Buy some tasty treats at the bake sale to support the organization Missing Orangutan Mothers (MOM).

Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner:
Sun, May 8, Brunch: 9am-3pm, Dinner: 4pm-9pm, Brew It Up!

Treat Mom & the whole family to a relaxed and great tasting meal at Brew It Up! The menu will satisfy everybody, and all Moms receive a complimentary rose.

Mother’s Day Brunch:

Sun, May 8, 10am-3pm, Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Give her time with the whole family. Join the Hyatt Regency for a scrumptious buffet fit for a queen.



A Jazzy Moms’ Affair:
Sun, May 8, 5pm-8pm, JB’s Lounge at the Red Lion Inn

Mothers Day Jazz Show featuring vocalist Virginia Ayers-Dawson with The Gents of Jazz: Jimmy Malone (piano), Jimmy Robinson (drums), Bob Bell (bass), and Garrett Perkins (saxophone)—Sacramento's legendary jazz players.



Mother’s Day Special:
Sun, May 8, 10am-6pm, California Automobile Museum

Enjoy the California Automobile Museum with two different opportunities to celebrate Mother’s Day 2011: receive admission free for Mom so she can regale the family with memories of the cars that influenced her life OR Dad can bring in the kids without Mom and receive one child’s free admission for the day.


Get outdoors:

Guided Nature Walk: Mother Nature Stroll:

Sat, May 7, 10:30am

Celebrate the beauty of spring’s revival with someone special on a delightful guided walk through the Nature Area.

East Sac Garden Tour: Self-guided,

Sat, May 7 & Sun, May 8, 10am-4pm

Enjoy a variety of garden styles in the Fabulous 40s neighborhood. Plan to attend the lovely buffet luncheon, catered by Gönül's J Street Cafe & shop at the boutique located at David Lubin Elementary School.

Mother’s Day Celebration with the River Cats:

Sun, May 8, 1:05pm

Make Mom’s day and bring her out to a baseball game. The first 2,500 fans will receive a Cold Cup Tumbler. Pregame autograph session and kids run the bases post-game, presented as part of Sunday Funday by US Bank.


Take a drive:

There are plenty of wonderful Sacramento Wineries to enjoy a tasting or two, but check these out for a unique experience:

Wine Blending & Tasting Experience:
Sonoma: Sun, May 8, 8am~3:30pm
*Meet & return at Peak Adventures Office on the Sacramento State Campus

Help your mom have a Mother’s Day she won’t forget. More than just wine tasting, this trip will teach you how to mix wines to your own personal liking while enjoying the views of Conn Creek’s estate gardens and the Vaca Mountain Range.

Mother’s Day Lunch or Dinner:
Sun, May 8, Lunch: 10:30am-2:30pm, Dinner: 5:30pm-9:30pm,

Napa Valley Wine Train

Give your mom a gift that is as elegant and lovely as she is—lunch or dinner on board the Napa Valley Wine Train. It's a wonderful day for celebrating Mothers with a special Wine Train meal. A journey through the fresh vineyards, no cooking, no standing in line for lunch, and a chocolate sweet ending.




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