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Celebrating Moms in Marin

Posted in Blogging Marin on Monday, March 2, 2020 by MCVB Staff

On March 16, the public health officers of seven Bay Area jurisdictions, including Marin, issued a legal order directing residents to shelter at home for three weeks beginning March 17.  The order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs. As a result, many of these activities may no longer be available. 

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10 in 2020, and Marin is the perfect getaway for a leisurely meal with mom. Since Mom has fed you so many times, this Mother's Day treat her to one of Marin's many special brunches. The whole family can enjoy everything from eggs Benedict to pancakes and waffles, perhaps paired with a mimosa. Here are our suggestions for Marin eateries offering special brunches, some with live music, in celebration of mothers everywhere:

Mountain Home Inn, Mill Valley: Celebrate Mom with a scenic and romantic brunch on top of Mount Tamalpais. A special menu will be available from 11:30am to 8:00pm

Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael: This renowned music venue and restaurant offer a Mother's Day buffet brunch from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, featuring eggs Benedict, herb-crusted salmon and honey-glazed roast pork. Live music starts at 12:30 p.m. Reservations: (415) 524-2773 or visit

Rickey's, Novato: Join us in celebrating all the mothers and special women in your life on May 10th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm! Reservations: (415) 813-5600 or visit

Nick’s Cove, Marshall: On the shore of Tomales Bay, Nick’s offer a Mother's Day brunch from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Reservations: (415) 663-1033 or visit

Piazza D’Angelo, Mill Valley: May 10: Mother's Day brunch, lunch and dinner specials. Reservations (415) 388-2000 or visit

Interested in a more active, Marin-style Mother's Day? Whether it is out on the Bay or hiking Marin's beauty, we have more ideas for you here!

Angel Island Ferry, Tiburon: This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to a night off with a night out on San Francisco Bay! Angel Island Ferry’s Mother’s Day Sunset Cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge is the perfect way to say “Thanks” to the special “Mom” in your life.
Plus – as our way of saying thank you, every Mom on board will receive a certificate to enjoy 50% off a future Sunset Cruise during our 2020 Bay Cruise Season!

Coastal Walking Tour, Marin's Redwoods: See Marin's hidden redwoods without the crowds and visit ancient redwood groves via quiet trails on the creek-and fern-lined canyons at the base of Mt. Tamalpais. Experience towering ancient trees in a primeval creekside setting with hidden pools and a cascading waterfall. Coastal Walkers will take you on a three hour, easy four-mile stroll to magical locations. 

Freda B, Sausalito: Take Mom on an adventure this Mother’s Day! Set sail aboard the traditional schooner Freda B for a special tour under the Golden Gate Bridge, along the Marin Headlands, and all the way out to Point Bonita Lighthouse! Sit back and relax with a drink from our cash bar as you witness this rarely-seen part of the San Francisco Bay, all while celebrating Mom. We’ll also be serving Frittata, Fresh Fruit and Baked Morning Pastries and your first Mimosa or French Press Coffee is included in the ticket price. Other Mother’s Day sails include a Mother’s Day Afternoon Adventure Sail (1:15 pm to 4:00 pm) and Mother’s Day Sunset Sail (6:45 pm to 9:00 pm).

The West Point Inn in Mill Valley's Mount Tamalpais State Park is accessible by hiking or biking only and is hosting a “Pancakes in Paradise” event on May 10 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. For information visit

Bluewaters Kayaking, on beautiful Tomales Bay in Inverness, is offering a special Mother's Day Paddle from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Launching from Miller Park Boat Ramp (next to the restaurant at Nick’s Cove) you can paddle through the tide channels to the remote beaches of the Peninsula. Prepare to discover the myriad and diverse animals which inhabit the Bay and its shores. In addition to the Tule Elk, it is common to see harbor seals, bat-rays, leopard sharks, osprey, river otters, and sea lions! The area around Hog Island is rich in wildlife and scenic beauty. Over 400 Tule Elk inhabit the northern part of the peninsula and can be seen from the kayaks. For reservations, call (415) 669-2600 or visit

For all you need to plan your Marin County vacation, visit the Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website or Facebook page.

More information on featured attractions:

Coastal Walkers

Coastal Walkers introduces visitors and locals alike to the dramatic wild north coast of San Francisco and the Golden Gate. Our expertly guided, half-day walking tours are infused...[Learn More]
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Schooner Freda B - Mother’s Day Mimosas and Brunch on the Bay

Give Mom what she really wants for Mother's Day - a special memory with you! Step aboard the Schooner Freda B in Sausalito and set sail on San...[Learn More]

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Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

Discover Angel Island and surrounding areas with our helpful resources!

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