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The Perfect Mother’s Day Itinerary in Balboa Park

While I treat my mom like every day is Mother’s Day, some bipeds like to do something extra special on her special day. So if you’re looking for an exceptional champagne brunch, a fun daytime activity, and a relaxing evening concert to wind down the perfect Mother’s Day, Balboa Park has everything you’re looking for—and more!


cosmos-blog_organ-pavilion_mothers-day-concertThe Prado Restaurant at Balboa Park knows how to treat moms right when it comes to the classic Mother’s Day brunch, complete with free champagne and a buffet of eggs, bacon, potatoes, seafood, antipasto, sushi, prime rib, pastries, and fruits, just to get you started. Adults are $54.95 each and kids chow for $15.95, but you better make your reservations fast!


After brunch, head to the San Diego Natural History Museum, which is honoring moms with free admission with a paid child and a 10% discount in the museum store. If giant bones are as much your thing as they are mine, then you’ll love the new exhibition Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries, which will give you the scoop on the latest findings in paleontology.


The perfect conclusion to mom’s perfect day comes in the form of a free outdoor concert, Symphony in the Park, at 5:00pm in the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and performed by the talented students in the SDSU School of Music and Dance, the concert presents another quality buffet, this time of classical, folk, opera, and American theater music to put a smile on any mama dog’s face.

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