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Out-of-the-ordinary Mother's Day activities around San Jose

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Taking Mom to a nice Mother’s Day brunch? Or maybe cooking something yummy for the special lady?

This year, consider doing something a little different for Mom. Depending on which activity, shown below, you can pair it up with a brunch before or after.

  • Brunch on the Water
    Take Mom on a sailboat, rowboat, canoe or pedalboat, or in her own watercraft, with a picnic you bring or purchase at Shoreline Lake’s Shoreline Café.

    Where: Shoreline Lake, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA
    Contact: Aquatic Center at 650-965-7474
    Cost: Fee for launching private watercraft as well as for rentals.

  • Wine Tasting and Mom is Free
    After that delicious filling Mother’s Day brunch, take mom wine-tasting at Satori Cellars for some Silver, Gold and Double-Gold award winning tastes of Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and more.

    Where: Satori Cellars, 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, Gilroy, CA
    Contact: 408-848-5823
    Cost: Mom is free.

  • Mom is Free at the Movies
    On Mother’s Day only, you can take Mom to see a movie at Bluelight Cinemas and she gets in free with one full price paid admission. In addition, you can buy her snacks for 30% off.

    Where: Bluelight Cinemas, 21275 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA
    Contact: 408-255-2552
    Cost: Mom is free.

  • Walk to enjoy Mother Nature’s Floral Display
    You may want to walk off that delicious but filling brunch by taking a leisurely paced 3.5 mile walk to Borel Hill and through Ancient Oaks Trail and be visually pleased by the floral display awaiting you. This will be led by docents.

    Where: Meet at Russian ridge Preserve parking lot at Skyline Blvd (Highway 35) and Page Mill and Alpine Roads.
    When: 1 to 4 p.m.
    Contact: See website and look for Richard and Toni Gooch
    Cost: Free

  • Mom and Grandma Free at Aquarium of the Bay
    Now that everyone is happily full from brunch - the whole family can take Mom and Grandma to the Aquarium of the Bay.

    Where: Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, Embarcadero and Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
    When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Contact: 415-623-5300
    Cost: Free for Mom and Grandma

Happy Mother's Day!!

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