If you live in or plan to visit San Bernardino, California on Mother's Day, you will not lack for things to do as a family, while honoring Mom or the mother in your life. One of the largest cities in California, San Bernardino is framed by the Shandin Hills -- green in May -- and one of the larger mountain ranges in Southern California, the San Bernardino Mountains. The sun-kissed city offers a myriad of arts and entertainment, dining and outdoor options for celebrating Mother's Day.
See a show this Mother’s Day and choose from among movies, special events or live entertainment. The California Theater of the Performing Arts hosts an assortment of shows, such as live theater, musicals, orchestras and ballet. The Sturges Center for the Fine Arts is another venue with live performances. If there are performances on Mother's Day of interest, purchase tickets in advance. Or take Mom to the movies at at the Regal San Bernardino Stadium 14 and RPX or the Sterling 6 Regency Theatre.
Pack a picnic and head to one of the beautiful parks in San Bernardino. Lytle Creek Park is an 18-acre park with picnic tables and barbecue grills. Play a game with your family and take advantage of the basketball, tennis, racquetball and volleyball courts. Glen Helen Regional Park offers breathtaking views of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains. In addition to picnic areas, the park offers a variety of activities to offer a relaxing activity-filled Mother's Day. Some of the park’s activities include fishing, swimming, water slides -- and outdoor concerts at a 65,000-seat venue on a green hillside. Check the San Manuel Amphitheater schedule to see what's playing on Mother’s Day.
Brunch is a popular family-friendly Mother’s Day activity, and San Bernardino has an abundance of culinary options. The Castaway, which has been pleasing palates for decades, offers a Champagne Sunday Brunch of tempting cuisine, including made-to-order pasta, seafood, omelets and mouthwatering desserts. Or take Mom to The Castaway on Mother's Day, Sunday or not, for special dinner and a dazzling, hill-top view of the city lights. Le Rendez-Vous restaurant hosts an elegant brunch and dinner on Mother’s Day. Past menus have offered a delightful and wide variety of entrees such as cognac-glazed chicken, stuffed croissants, vanilla creme brulee and chocolate mousse. Mother’s Day is a popular day for brunch, so call ahead to make reservations at the restaurant of her choice.
Spend Mother’s Day at one of the museums located in San Bernardino, California. The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art exhibits range from contemporary to ancient art. Journey to the gracious Victorian Age at the Heritage House, a circa 1821 Victorian home, museum and not-so gracious first city jail. If the mother in your life likes trains, there's the San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum with its railroad memorabilia and artifacts where the family can explore a bygone era.
- California Theater of the Performing Arts
- Regal Cinemas: Theatres
- Regency Theatres
- The Sturges Center for the Fine Arts
- San Bernardino County Regional Parks: Glen Helen Regional Park
- City of San Bernardino: Lytle Creek Park
- Castaway Restaurant: Brunch
- Le Rendez-Vous Restaurant
- San Bernardino Convention and Visitors Bureau: Museums and Historic Sites
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