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Mother’s Day Weekend Road Trip Getaway

Mother’s Day Weekend Road Trip Getaway

Balboa Park, San Diego - Downtown Alameda, San Francisco

Treat Mom to a memorable adventure this Mother’s Day weekend on our West Coast getaway road trip.Touch down in picturesque San Diego, then check in for the night at the heavenly Cal-a-Vie resort. You’ll continue onto LA to experience Hollywood life on Rodeo Drive and incredible viewpoints while cruising along California Route 1. After dropping by beautiful Monterey, you’ll finally reach San Francisco, where unforgettable sights and the colorful Mother’s Day Rose Show promise memories with Mom that’ll last a lifetime.

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Balboa Park, San Diego

Mother’s Day Weekend Road Trip Getaway

Stop 1: Balboa Park, San Diego 1/8

When you arrive in the “Birthplace of California”, your first stop is the 1,200-acre Balboa Park. Featuring beautiful gardens, museums and theaters – including the Women’s Museum of California and The Old Globe – the park’s epic grounds also contain San Diego Zoo.

This oasis in the heart of the city makes for a magical spring day out. Enjoy a relaxing wander through the blossom-lined traditional Japanese Friendship Garden and ponder the ornate architecture found in the Mediterranean Alcazar Garden.

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA, 92101

https://www.balboapark.org/

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Cal-a-Vie Health Spa Resort, Vista

Mother’s Day Weekend Road Trip Getaway

Stop 2: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa Resort, Vista 2/8

From one oasis to another, the peaceful Cal-a-Vie spa is a European-style resort, nestled in the mountains of Southern California. Take a scenic 40-minute drive from San Diego to indulge in traditional treatments and wake up the next morning to awe-inspiring views across Vista.

The spa combines European spa philosophies with modern Californian concepts of health and fitness. Its Provençal interior design, combined with the warm climes of Southwestern California, transport you to a land of relaxation during your stay.

29402 Spa Havens Way, Vista, CA, 92084

https://www.cal-a-vie.com/

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Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Mother’s Day Weekend Road Trip Getaway

Stop 3: Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills 3/8

When you’re ready to depart from your paradise in the mountains, it’s time to enjoy some retail therapy. After a two-hour drive along the crystal coast, treat Mom to the Hollywood VIP experience on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Cruise along the two-mile-long street that’s packed with designer boutiques and chic restaurants. Grab an extra Mother’s Day treat or simply soak up the Hollywood glamor and take in the sights of this palm-lined hub of luxury.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210

https://rodeodrive-bh.com/

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The Cliffs Hotel and Spa

Mother’s Day Weekend Road Trip Getaway

Stop 4: The Cliffs Hotel and Spa 4/8

A few hours’ drive from Beverly Hills is the equally glamorous Cliffs Hotel and Spa. As the name suggests, it’s located atop the sunny cliffs of picturesque Pismo Beach, offering a breathtaking view of the ocean from your bedroom window.

Take a stroll on Shell Beach, indulge in delicious coastal cuisine, and unwind with massages and skincare treatments at Día Feliz. It’s not all relaxation either, as you can tackle the 11-mile Pismo Preserve trail that travels along the coastline.

2757 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach, CA, 93449

https://cliffshotelandspa.com/

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California Route 1 Scenic Drive

Mother’s Day Weekend Road Trip Getaway

Stop 5: California Route 1 Scenic Drive 5/8

Once you’re well-rested, it’s time to head north and see the best of the Golden State on California Route 1. Tour the Pacific coastline, stop for Insta-worthy pictures at Bixby Creek and Bixby Bridge, and soak up sensational views of the Big Sur.

You’ll also journey through rugged mountains and secluded spots too. Among the top stop off points are Shark Fin Cove and the impressive Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in the country.

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https://www.visitcalifornia.com/experience/highway-ones-most-scenic-stops/

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Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey

Mother’s Day Weekend Road Trip Getaway

Stop 6: Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey 6/8

Jump off California 1 to experience the stunning retreat of Monterey. The historic Old Fisherman’s Wharf is the city’s pride, nestled in the shadow of the Monterey Peninsula. Once an unassuming fish market, it’s now a vibrant collection of independent restaurants and stores.

More memories await when you depart on a glass-bottom boat tour that lets you admire Pacific sea life up close. After a busy day, stay in the luxurious Hotel Pacific, which provides amazing balcony views across Monterey Bay.

1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA, 93940

https://www.montereywharf.com/

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San Francisco

Mother’s Day Weekend Road Trip Getaway

Stop 7: San Francisco 7/8

Next morning, take a steady drive north through some of California’s incredible parks and preserves to reach San Francisco. Jump straight into this bustling city and browse its iconic steeped streets – while enjoying a tram ride or two.

There’s also the chance to take a trip with Mom to the Palace of Fine Arts. And why not also stop by the annual Mother’s Day Rose Show in Golden Gate Park to top off your amazing weekend with Mom in style?

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https://www.sftravel.com/

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Downtown Alameda, San Francisco

Mother’s Day Weekend Road Trip Getaway

Stop 8: Downtown Alameda, San Francisco 8/8

As Mother’s Day weekend draws to a close, hop over San Francisco Bay to Downtown Alameda. Dive into this vibrant area, known for its colorful street markets, including The Spring Market, held on Mother’s Day weekend.

This large collection of stalls showcases the best of local craft food and drink, alongside live music and entertainment. It’s the ideal place to peruse local offerings from over 150 vendors and grab some lunch with Mom before you head home after an unforgettable weekend.

Park Street & Central Avenue, Alameda, CA, 94501

https://downtownalameda.com/

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