How to Spend Mother’s Day in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is a stunning area to hang out in for Mother’s Day. You will get the perfect opportunity to spoil your mom and enjoy a day of pampering under the sun. Regardless of if you’re staying for a weekend or spending the day in SLO, there are so fantastic things you can do in the area with your mom on her special day.

Planning to head there for the special day? Read on to check out some great things to do on Mother’s Day in San Luis Obispo.

Always remember to double-check dates, opening times, and weather conditions before traveling.

Mother's Day in San Luis Obispo

These are our favorite locations to hit, especially on Mother’s Day, in San Luis Obispo. We promise it will be a new favorite location for you and your mom to spend the day in when traveling along the PCH.

Mother’s Day in San Luis Obispo: Fantastic Things to Do with Your Mom!

Mother’s Day Brunch in San Luis Obispo

Hotel Cerro’s Brasserie SLO

  • 1122 Garden St, San Luis Obispo CA

Head over to Hotel Cerro’s Brasserie for a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch in San Luis Obispo if you have the time. The restaurant transforms its interior for a Moms and Mimosas event to help celebrate every mother that visits. The event goes from 11 am to 4 pm with menu options like quiche Florentine, salmon Benedict, or a Mother’s Day risotto.

They even offer a “mimosa party”, which is a bottle of Prosecco and your choice of juice, including orange, cranberry, pineapple, or grapefruit. More info on their website.

SLO Provisions

  • 1255 Monterey St B, San Luis Obispo CA
  • Website

The array of food your mom can get from SLO Provisions will shock you. This little café will offer a Mother’s Day Brunch Box that includes fresh fruit, cheese, egg strata, French toast casserole, Bellini, and a bouquet.

The box can feed four, and they can be picked up if you reserve them in advance. The package costs $125 per order and can order on their website or call SLO Provisions.

Novo Restaurant 

  • 726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo CA
  • Website

For $65, you and your mom can experience a fantastic brunch at Novo Restaurant, a fantastic location for your San Luis Obispo Mother’s Day. Their menu includes options like Pan De Oro morning buns and chocolate croissants, a farmer’s market frittata, and mimosas.

If brunch isn’t on your radar, you can make a dinner for $90 instead, including two entrees and a bouquet of flowers. Check their website for a reservation.

Mom’s Day at a Spa in SLO

Madonna Inn

  • 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo CA
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Head over to the Madonna Inn for a luxurious spa experience, and when you book with them, your mom can get complimentary champagne and chocolate experience. The spa is open from 9 am to 6 pm, and their services include massages, facials, and body treatments. The Madonna Inn will also host a special Mother’s Day brunch that is buffet style. Check the website for further details.

Hotel Cerro

  • 1122 Garden St, San Luis Obispo CA
  • Website

After an amazing brunch, head over to the spa in Hotel Cerro. Their hours are from 9 am to 4 pm, and they offer numerous health and wellness options in their 4,000 square foot oasis.

Your mom will feel rejuvenated after an amazing experience. Their treatments include massages, facials, aromatherapy foot baths, body rituals, etc. Because… is there a better way to celebrate your mom?

Sloco Health and Wellness 

  • 1957 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo CA
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Over at Sloco Health and Wellness, your mom can experience a slew of unique services that she’s never seen before. They offer massages and full-spectrum infrared saunas and dry salt therapy and a somadome mediation pod.

Their hours vary, so make sure to check out their website, and an appointment needs to be booked in advance for services.

Sol Spa

  • 877 Palm St, San Luis Obispo CA
  • Website

Sol Spa offers an array of treatments, including massages, anti-ageing treatments, facials, acne treatments, and foot massages. Their facility also offers meditation rooms and a dry sauna with pink Himalayan salt crystal walls. Your mom will leave this spa feeling relaxed and zen after her pampering. More details here.

Hiking in San Luis Obispo on Mother’s Day

Cerro San Luis Obispo Trail

Spend an active original Mother’s Day in San Luis Obispo. The Cerro San Luis Obispo Trail is 3.9 miles long on an out and back trail. The elevation gain is 931 feet, which isn’t bad, but the trail is known to be a moderate difficulty level and takes around two hours to complete.

Bring plenty of water since the path rarely has shade and does have a steady incline.

Lemon Grove and Rock Garden Loop

This is another moderately challenging trail that is 3.9 miles long. It is a popular trail in the area, and you can expect to find runners, mountain bikers, and other people exploring. The loop trail offers no shade and a steady incline, so both you and your mom should take your time on it and don’t rush it.

San Luis Drive Trail

If your mom is up for a challenge, then check out the San Luis Drive Trail. The beginning of the trail is difficult with loose dirt and a steep climb, and there is even a rope to help assist people. The climb to the top is a little aggressive, but the view is amazing once you reach your destination.

Skip this one if you’re a beginner at hiking or not looking for an overly challenging hike.

San Luis Obispo Creek Trail

Beginners will love the San Luis Obispo Creek Trail. This small trail is completely paved, making it accessible to anyone, and the views surrounding it are stunning.

The route will eventually take you to downtown SLO, where you can continue celebrating the special day by shopping, eating, or stopping at a bar with your mom.

Irish Hills Natural Reserve

If you want a little more options on trails, head into the Irish Hills Natural Reserve. Here, both you and your mom will have over eight miles of trails. Feel free to choose from for hiking, all ranging in different difficulty levels. Besides hiking, you and your mom can enjoy nature watching with the diverse habitat that will surround you.

Mother Day Activities Around SLO

Mother’s Day Concert at Dinosaur Caves Park

  • 2701 Price St, Pismo Beach CA 93449
  • Website

Dinosaur Caves Park is hosting a Mother’s Day Concert for the entire family. The free event will include kids activities, food, and more.

Mother’s Day Tea Party at Heritage House

  • 201 Nelson St, Arroyo Grande CA 93420

Heritage House will have a special tea party for Mom’s and their guest from 1:30 pm to 4 pm on Mother’s Day. Guest will love the wide selection of tea, lemonade, tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts. You can register online to attend.

Mother and Son Dance in Grover Beach

  • 1230 Trouville Ave, Grover Beach Ca 93433
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Enjoy a luau with your son Mother’s Day weekend in Grover BEach. From 6 pm to 8 pm everyone can enjoy drinks and dinner with a photo booth and DJ. Space is limited so make sure to register early on their website.

SLO Botanical Garden

  • 3450 Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis Obispo CA 93405
  • Website

The SLO Botanical Garden will have their first Faerie Festival on Mother’s Day. Admission to the garden will be free, as well as, activities for the children that includes crafts and musical performances. Faeries will be floting around the garden and you can get your own special crown.

SLO is the perfect place to visit with your mom on her special day. The area is filled with an abundance of unique activities and Mother’s Day events the two of you can do together, whether it’s being pampered or getting a good workout in.

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