What to Do in San Francisco on Mother’s Day

February 21, 2020

Few things are better than May in San Francisco. The weather is in the mid-60s, and there are so many events and activities to attend around the city. So, naturally, San Francisco is the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day. Whether your mom is a foodie or nature lover, there’s something for every kind of mom in San Francisco.

At Champion Charter Bus, we can help make your Mother’s Day one to remember. We can offer a charter bus rental in San Francisco for all crowds—and they all come equipped with free WiFi, reclining seats, and air-conditioning. To help you find the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day, we’ve come up with a list of entertainment options below to help celebrate the most important woman in your life.

Eat Brunch on the Water

If sipping champagne and feasting on a delicious brunch while floating down the San Francisco Bay sounds like your kind of Mother’s Day, then look no further than Hornblower Cruises & Events. Their two-hour Mother’s Day cruise includes a brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas, a DJ, photo ops, and unbeatable views. Whether it’s just you and your mom or you want to bring the whole family, there’s no doubt you’ll have an unforgettable experience. If you really want to celebrate your mom in style, hire a charter bus to take you to and from the cruise departure point. After a few mimosas and sea legs to boot, we’ll make sure you get home safe and sound.

Cost: $55-92 per ticket

a table filled with food at brunch

Catch a Show at Orpheum Theatre

This historic theatre has been in operation since 1926 and shows the hottest plays and shows to come to the Bay Area. From Broadway shows like Hamilton to bands like the Grateful Dead, many of the greats have played at the Orpheum Theatre. Whisk your mom and close family or friends away for the night and take them to a show via a charter bus or minibus. We’ll help your group arrive in style and pick you up once the show is over so you don’t have to worry about getting home.

Cost: Various


Attend Carnaval San Francisco

Okay, so this wouldn’t technically be on Mother’s Day, but if you’re fine with postponing celebrations with your mom for a few weeks, we recommend attending Carnaval. This two-day celebration takes place in the colorful Mission District. Carnaval celebrates Latin America and Carribean arts and traditions and culminates in the Grand Parade.

Since this is one of the largest celebrations over Memorial Day weekend in the Bay Area, parking will definitely be an issue. Don’t stress over figuring out how your family will get to the celebration—rely on Champion Charter Bus. When you rent one of our charter buses in San Francisco, your group can arrive relaxed and ready to party.

Cost: Free

a group of friends having fun at a festival

Stop and Smell the Flowers

If your mom and family are nature-lovers, take them to the 34-acre University of California Botanical Garden. With over 10,000 types of plants and natural plantings that cover nine regions from South Africa to Italy,  this outdoor experience has so much for your mom to appreciate. If you’re visiting the botanical garden with your whole family, check out all the family programs they offer. For Mother’s Day this year, they’re offering both adults and children the opportunity to create flower crowns. Due to the location of the botanical garden, which is about a 30-minute drive from San Francisco, you should consider renting a charter bus. With reclining seats, air-conditioning, and WiFi, your group will arrive ready to explore.

Cost: $7 – $15 per ticket


Have a Picnic at Mission Dolores Park

If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend with your mom and her friends, consider having a picnic at Mission Dolores Park. As one of the most expensive cities in the country, San Francisco can be a hard place to find affordable things to do. That’s why a picnic is such a great option. Plus, the view doesn’t hurt. Don’t worry about carpooling to the park or trying to find parking for all of your guests; just hire a charter bus to pick up your group and transport you to and from Dolores Park.

Cost: Free

the san francisco sky line from mission dolores park

Tour Alcatraz Island

Is your mom a lover of true crime? If Serial is one of her favorite podcasts, consider giving her a tour of Alcatraz. This is a must-see for any history buff. Located just a short ferry ride from San Francisco, Alcatraz is a small island that was once a fort, a military prison, and a maximum-security federal penitentiary. Several well-known criminals were locked up at Alcatraz when it was still a fully functioning prison, including Al Capone and George “Machine-Gun” Kelly. If your mom is the adventurous type, she’ll love this tour.

Cost: $40 – $79 per ticket


Hire a Charter Bus for Your San Francisco Mother’s Day Celebration

Driving around San Francisco isn’t easy. With the constant fog, hilly streets and traffic jams, it can be stressful to be behind the wheel in the Bay Area. Leave that up to the professionals at Champion Charter Bus. We’ll ensure that your group arrives at your destination safe and relaxed. Interested in learning more about our services? Contact one of our reservation experts today at 415-226-7968 for a free price quote. We’re available 24/7 to help you find the perfect mode of transportation for your Mother’s Day excursion.