Out & About: Mothers Day Edition

For all of our last minute planners and spontaneous bookers, it’s every mom’s favorite time of the year. Mothers Day! That being said, don’t wait until the last minute to sort out where to take mom on the one day a year other than her birthday where the planning is up to you. Read through our round-up of things to do throughout and around L.A. A perfect pairing to alongside those homemade coupons and bouquet of whatever flowers you opted for this year. Spend some time Out and About with Mom!


Take a Spa Day at Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona

People relaxing in a pool at Glen Ivy Hot Springs
Glen Ivy Hot Springs
25000 Glen Ivy RdCoronaCA 92883USA

+1 888-453-6489

A spa getaway is perfect for any mom, whether dad wants to hire a babysitter and take mom for a day of pampering, adult daughters want to bond with their mom in the relaxation lounge, or you want to gift your mom a fun day with her girlfriends. We recommend taking in the waters and mud baths at Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona, which is a day trip from Los Angeles. Treatments are available, but you can also enjoy the 10 pools, club mud, saunas, and classes included in the entrance fee without scheduling a treatment.

Ritz Carlton Los Angeles spa


Even if you don’t want to leave Los Angeles, you can treat your mom or your spouse to a relaxing spa treatment closer to home. Try a couples spa with great couples treatment rooms that work for mom and dad or mother and daughter.

Bike Along the Beach Path

A Pedal Surrey and the Queen Mary in Long Beach
Kayte Deioma

Taking a bike ride along the beach path is a fun day for the whole family to share with your mom. If your mother isn’t fond of bike seats, covered pedal surreys with bench seats are available for rent at several locations along the path and can hold from two to eight people. Even your grandma can ride along! For the pedal-lazy, electric bikes are available at some locations.

Click here for a list of Bike rental Shops.

Take a Wine Tour

Temecula Wine Country
Kayte Deioma
32115 Mulholland HwyMalibuCA 90265USA

You don’t have to go to the Napa Valley to explore wine country. If all the kids are grown, take mom on a wine country tour of Malibu vineyards north of L.A. or Temecula vineyards to the south. Let someone else do the driving with a variety of Malibu wine tours; some include animal sightings and filming locations. Or go vineyard hopping on a Temecula Valley wine tour. Right in Los Angeles, you can pay a visit to the San Antonio Winery, a downtown Los Angeles staple since 1917. The vineyards are further afield, but you can tour the only producing winery in Los Angeles and taste the results. There is also a restaurant on-site

Share an Evening of Theater or Comedy

Pantages Theatre in Hollywood
Kayte Deioma
6233 Hollywood BlvdLos AngelesCA 90028USA

+1 323-468-1770

If you have the budget, treat your mother to a live theater performance at the Pantages Theatre or one of the stages at the Los Angeles Music Center for an unforgettable experience. But theater in Los Angeles is accessible on all budgets. If it’s not an everyday occurrence, a night out to see a show in a small theater for $7 half-price tickets is just as much of a treat.

If your mom enjoys a good laugh, a visit to one of LA’s top comedy clubs is another good option.

Go Horseback Riding

Horse from the Sunset Ranch Hollywood
Sunset Ranch Hollywood
2623 Old Topanga Canyon RdTopangaCA 90290-4124USA

+1 818-591-2032

If your mom is adventurous and enjoys the outdoors, a horseback ride through the Hollywood Hills with a view of the Hollywood sign or a ride through the hills of Malibu and a visit to the Old West Paramount Ranch would be a great change of pace. Both locations have options that can include a meal in the deal.

Take a Gondola Ride

Many types of floating are gathered in the Naples canal, Los Angeles.
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14045 Panay WayMarina Del ReyCA 90292-6104USA

+1 310-736-7301

Cruising around the local waterways in a gondola makes any occasion seem special. Gondolas hold from four to 12 people depending on the boat and the company, so you can take the whole family, or your dad can sneak your mom away on her own for a romantic Mother’s Day interlude. There are gondola companies from Marina Del Rey to Long Beach and Newport Beach.

Spend a Day on the Water

Catalina Adventure Sailing
Catalina Adventure Sailing
429 Shoreline Village DriveLong BeachCA 90802USA

+1 310-548-8080

More active moms might enjoy a kayaking sea life tour or a surfing or stand-up paddleboarding lesson. If your mom would rather let someone else do all the work, a harbor tour of the L.A. or Long Beach Harbor; a sea life cruise from Marina Del Rey, San Pedro, Long Beach or Newport Beach; or sail aboard a tall ship might be more her speed.

You could also rent an electric Duffy to cruise around Newport Beach marina with family and friends.

Plus, Spirit Cruises offers sea life and harbor tours from Long Beach and San Pedro, included in the Go Los Angeles Card.