Things to Do in Sonoma County This Mother’s Day

Bees N Blooms, Santa Rosa

Yes, to traditional Mother’s Day brunch and flowers, but for extra fun, why not think outside the box, like gardens, wineries, and delicious treats? Give mom (and you!) a memory you’ll both cherish in Sonoma Wine Country. Here are some ideas to make Mother’s Day weekend extra special, and for overnight options, check out this Getaway with Mom 3-day itinerary.

Gardens and Flowers

Bees N Blooms

Rows of blooming flowers on a sunny day
Bees N Blooms, Santa Rosa

Bees N Blooms presents the largest Lavender Labyrinth in California! Stroll through the fragrant fields of flowers at the foot of Taylor Mountain Regional Park. They have honeybees, a tree nursery, and an organic vegetable garden to view. Come to picnic, explore, walk the labyrinth, shop, and more.

Garden Valley Ranch

Roses bloom with a white picket fence surrounding them
Garden Valley Ranch

Celebrate Mom among the blooming roses at Garden Valley Ranch. Bring a picnic and blanket. Upon arrival, your host will greet you for a brief orientation of the grounds. Then, you will be invited to forage on your own and cut fresh flowers to take home. You may see free-range farm animals and other wild guests as you roam the fields and magical rose gardens. 

Wine Tasting and Brunch

Roses bloom in front of a rustic barn
West Wines, Healdsburg

Treat Mom to a lovely day among vines and wines. Sonoma County wineries, like West Wines in Healdsburg, offer a walk through the vineyard where spring cover crops are sprouting, and vines are green with tiny grape clusters developing. After the walk, you can taste the fruit of these same vines. At some locaitons, moms get free wine tastings! Make the day extra special with charcuterie or lunch.

A bocce court and tasting pavilion on a sunny day
Larson Family Winery, Sonoma

Lar­son Fam­ily Win­ery in Sonoma is another option. An old rodeo ranch-turned-win­ery, this location offers fun for fam­i­lies. The cowboy-style atmos­phere is very relaxed and comes with farm ani­mals, a bocce ball court, and a grass area for pic­nic blankets. Honor your mother by treating her to brunch with neighboring Kivelstadt Cellars Wine Garden & Eatery.

Spa Day!

What mom couldn’t use a little bit of pampering?

Go for a gentle yoga experience, treat her (and you) to a special spa treatment or, even better, luxuriate at a Sonoma County inn and spa, like the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, where you can soak in the hot tub or enjoy either the indoor or outdoor pools. Guests come from all around the world to experience these baths, fed by the resort’s own ancient source of natural thermal waters rich with 24 trace minerals. You can actually feel the earth’s healing and relaxation powers flowing from the springs 1,100 feet directly beneath the Inn. The waters rise at 135 degrees, and are so vital they have to be cooled for guest use.

For more ideas: Take Mom on a 3-day wine country getaway!

You Might Also Like

Food & Wine

What’s better than a hike in the green hills? A hike in the green hills, followed by fresh sticky buns…

Trip Itineraries

These last few dramatic years, two life lessons have become especially important: Don’t wait to do the things you really…


There’s something simultaneously civilized and relaxing about Sunday brunch. It’s the best of breakfast and the best of lunch, and…

Girls Getaways

It’s time to smell the roses. Sonoma County gardens beckon with special events, tours, and promises of abundance. Together, we…

Trip Itineraries

Mother’s Day comes but once a year, so why not make it really special and extend the celebration into a…

Girls Getaways

Imagine how amazing you’d feel if you made yoga, breathwork, meditation and other harmonious practices a part of your Sonoma County…

Flowers at Bees N Blooms
Mother's Day

Yes, to traditional Mother’s Day brunch and flowers, but for extra fun, why not think outside the box, like gardens,…

See What’s Happening

Share your experience using #SonomaCounty or #LifeOpensUp