Picture it: you and your mom are out on the town in San Francisco. It's Mother's Day and you decided to spend the whole day with her. Now the question remains—what do you do? In this city, your mom can either shop at Union Square, visit the Legion of Honor, or hang out at Pier 29. There's no doubt that she'll do all of these, especially if it means that she gets to spend time with her beloved kid. So as far as planning for your Mother's Day date this year, you'll need to prepare extra hard. It's for her special day, after all!
Go on A Foodie Tour of Chinatown
Exploring Chinatown is quite the adventure. You can spend your whole day in San Francisco
here and you wouldn't be bored! But perhaps the hustle and bustle of this lively district might prove to be too much for mom, especially if she's at a certain age already. So instead of exploring Chinatown, it's enough to go on a foodie tour here. For your Mother's Day date this year, indulge in as many dim sum, noodles, pecking duck, Kung Pao chicken, hotpot, and more as you want. Chinatown only offers the best of the best and the most authentic of these delicacies!
See The Painted Ladies
What do you think the 'Painted Ladies' of San Francisco are? A dance group that wears colorful costumes? No. A drag bar in the city's LGBTQ+ quarter? “Painted Ladies” is actually what the city calls the row of Victorian and Edwardian houses that line the Alamo Square neighborhood of San Francisco
. You and your mom have probably already seen them in various movies and TV shows set in the city. They're even more beautiful and beguiling in real life, so much so that strolling past them is enough to make your mom's day.
Shop at Union Square
A shopping spree to celebrate Mother's Day in San Francisco? Why not? If you and your mom are both into fashion and style, then you can go all out in getting the finer things in life. And in this city, there's no better place to shop than Union Square! Known as the commercial hub of San Francisco, this public square is surrounded by department stores, boutiques, open markets, and more. Whatever it is that you're looking for, you'll definitely find it here. Just make sure that there's enough money in your American bank account
. Things can get pretty pricey here at Union Square.
Going to museums may be a “been there, done that” kind of activity, but you really shouldn't miss going to the Legion of Honor. Located in Lincoln Park, it’s a component of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The title alone makes the place sound so glorious, doesn't it? Well, wait until you actually see what the gallery looks like! Its neoclassical architecture is already a man-made marvel in its own right! It's so imposing and grand that you almost feel intimidated to walk inside. And if that's what you're feeling from the outside, what more when you see the amazing pieces inside? The place will take your breath away!n
Source: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco is such a bust city that your mom might just want to escape it all. For your Mother's Day date, consider going to a more tranquil place where she can relax and just unwind. A place like the Japanese Tea Garden, perhaps! Upholding the Japanese Zen with its heavenly oasis of botanical bliss, you won't find a more soothing escape in the middle of the city. You and your mom can get lost in all the serenity as you sip some green tea and listen to the calming flow of the steams. Sounds pretty dreamy, doesn't it?
On the opposite side of the spectrum, if your mom is more than ready to have as much fun as she wants, take her to Pier 39! Undoubtedly one of the liveliest places in the city, there's so much you and your mother can do around here that you wouldn't know where to start. You can go on theme park rides, play arcade games, or even check out the California sea lions that lounge around the nearby marina. Your mom will feel like a kid again when she gets into all the action here!
Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Lucas G.
What is there to do for Mother's Day in San Francisco? A lot! From visiting museums to going on foodie tours, there's no doubt that you and your mom will have quite the adventure in this lively metropolis!