I’ve always preferred experiences over things, which is why my kids are currently working on their Mother’s Day “coupons” that I can trade in for back rubs, hugs, and help with the laundry. As has become our tradition, the four of us will celebrate Mother’s Day with a casual brunch and a leisurely afternoon enjoying our beautiful Southern California weather.
If you’re looking for an idyllic way to spend Mother’s Day, Dana Point Harbor will host a variety of activities for the whole family. Dana Point Harbor Mother’s Day Weekend runs May 13-14th and includes an art sale, a trunk show, whale watching, parasailing, sailing, and several signature dining experiences.
Dana Point Harbor Mother’s Day Guide
Where to Eat: Dana Point Harbor offers pristine waterfront views, and many of the restaurants in the area are located right on the harbor. Waterman’s Harbor will offer a Mother’s Day buffet from 10 am to 4 pm complete with Crab Beignets, Pulled Pork Pancakes, Truffle Mac ‘N Cheese and more. Wind & Sea, El Torito, Proud Mary’s The Brigg, Harbor Grill, Gemmell’s Restaurant, Harpoon Henry’s Harbor Deli and Coffee Importers & Deli will also offer a diverse selection of dishes in casual and more formal settings.
What to Do: Did you know that Dana Point is considered the Whale Capital of the West? If you’re looking for a fun, unique activity to celebrate mom, why not take one of their whale watching excursions from the Dana Wharf, Ocean Institute or Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari. All Dana Wharf whale watching cruises on May 14th will offer moms a complimentary “MOMosa” or glass of champagne. Sailing and parasailing are also offered at the harbor.
Where to Shop: Dana Point Harbor will host a Mother’s Day Fine Art Show this weekend from 9:30 am to 5 pm under the outdoor pergola. Additionally, the White Pelican Gallery will host a trunk show featuring David Rosales’ designs through May 14th, 2017.
For additional information about dining, shopping and enjoying Dana Point Harbor, visit their website.