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Celebrating Moms in Marin

Posted in Blogging Marin on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 by MCVB Staff

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14th in 2023, 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:

The Farmshop Marin, Larkspur Landing: A weekend brunch here is an experience that captures a new kind of luxury, one that is relaxed, handcrafted, free of decoration and highly appealing to all senses. Enjoy a drink at the 50-foot hand-sculpted wooden bar, watch the chefs in the open kitchen and at the pizza oven, or dine on the expansive patio. Make this a special day for Mom with family and friends.

Left Bank Restaurant, Larkspur: Nothing says “je t'aime” like a truly great meal, oui? Treat the special mama in your life to a Fun and French dining experience at Left Bank this Mother’s Day! Offering scrumptious menus designed with mom in mind, serving their regular Brunch menu, along with Spring-inspired menu additions, from 10am until 3pm. Also serving a spectacular 4 Course Prix Fixe for $92 for dinner, from 3pm to 8pm, along with a reduced regular menu. Our main course choices of Filet of Beef, Day Boat Scallops, or Risotto are sure to please mom and all, plus their special Fraise Bellini cocktail! 

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 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Piazza D’Angelo, Mill Valley: May 10: Mother's Day brunch, lunch and dinner specials from 12:00 to 9:00pm. 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  Sunset Cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge is the perfect way to say “Thanks” to the special “Mom” in your life. Or, plan a family picnic on Angel Island with a tram ride to the WWII Immigration Station. Rent or bring your own bikes to create a personalized tour of the island. 

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. Mother Day sails include a Mother’s Day Afternoon Adventure Sail (1:45 pm to 4:00 pm) and Mother’s Day Sunset Sail (7:00 pm to 9:15 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 14th 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 200 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:

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Nick’s Cove Tomales Bay

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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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Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

21 Main Street
Tiburon, CA  94920

Discover Angel Island and surrounding areas with our helpful resources!  Whether you’re a teacher seeking a historical location for...[Learn More]

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