Don’t let the Google or Yahoo search for “Mother’s Day gifts” fool you. Moms don’t want a fruit basket, custom coffee mugs, or a cookie bouquet – they want to spend a restful day with the family.
We asked our Facebook community about their recommendations for an ideal Mother’s Day at the Harbor. We’ve put together a list that should help you impress your Mom and make a memorable day at the Channel Islands Harbor.
Recommendation #1: Dining
This was the number one recommendation. Whether it is breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, the Harbor includes more than a dozen places for you and Mom to eat. The top picks from our online community includes:
Treat your Mother to yummy Brazilian food and amazing views from the 2nd story restaurant at Marine Emporium Landing.
Sea Fresh is a Harbor favorite. If your Mom has been here, she’ll continue to love you forever. If she hasn’t, why haven’t you taken her here before?
If your Mother is a coffee person, and there’s a good chance she is, Honey Cup is the perfect place to start her perfect day. Honey Cup serves specialty organic coffee and tea drinks, smoothies, creative breakfast, lunch, baked good and gelato treats.
Amazing pizza, a salad bar second-to-none, oven baked sandwiches and the most unique views from a restaurant you’ve ever seen. Toppers has a little bit of everything for your Mom.
Your Mom will love the views from the Lookout. If she’s in to casual dining and delicious drinks, this is the place to be.
The Channel Islands Certified Farmers’ Market, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., has great shopping and dining. Treat your Mom on the spot or pick up some fresh produce and fish and cook for her at home!
Picnic lunch at the park
Eliminate the decision making process of picking a restaurant and go for the classic picnic at the park. The Harbor includes several parks with gorgeous Harbor views. What to pack for your picnic? Here’s what our online community recommends: fresh fruit, cheese, meat, wine, and mimosas.
Recommendation #2: Get on or in the water
The recommendations were clear – getting out on the water is a must. The tops picks from our community includes:
Renting an electric boat
There’s just something about cruising around the Harbor on an electric boat. If you thought the landside views of the Harbor were special, just wait until you get out on the water in an electric boat. Check in with Southern California Jet Skis and Electric Boats or Hopper Boat Rentals to reserve your electric boat today!
Go to the beach
If your Mom wants to go to the beach, you take your Mom to the beach! We recommend Silver Strand or Hollywood beaches, which border the Harbor.
Enjoy the cool ocean breeze and breathtaking views on a sailing trip in the Pacific. There’s nothing better!
Recommendation #3: Relaxation
There are a variety of ways to just relax at the Harbor. Here are the top suggestions.
Walk the Harbor
Walking around the Harbor and checking out the scenery. Take your Mom on a casual stroll around the Harbor and enjoy!
Walking around the Farmers Market. If you Mom needs some retail therapy, the Channel Islands Harbor Certified Farmers Market has you covered!