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San Jose has much to offer those looking to celebrate in style this Mothers Day. If you live in San Jose and you’re seeking Mothers Day ideas then you’ve come to the right place. Your definitely not short on potential activities because the city has a wealth of possibilities with all of its lively attractions. Remember, San Jose is a destination city on its own any day of the year; thus, finding soething to do on the big May Mom’s day should not pose too big a challenge whether you’re attending a brunch, heading to dinner or going on a bay cruise. From spas to hotel packages, here are some sweet Mothers Day ideas that will make your Mom swoon. Read on for the best Mothers Day ideas in San Jose.

1. Mother’s Day Brunch

This Mother’s Day, whether your mom prefers a champagne brunch or a swanky full breakfast, roll out the red carpet for her. Many restaurants offer complimentary mimosas, Bloody Marys, and champagne for moms on Mother’s Day. Browse these for a selection San Jose haunts for a great Mothers Day brunch with Mom and the family: 19 Market (408) 280-6111), 1515 Restaurant (925) 939-1515), Adagia (510) 647-2300), Angele (707) 252-8115), Cetrella (650) 726-4090) and Fringale (415) 543-0573). Keep in mind some of these are in nearby Wine Country.

2. Spa Day for Mom

Get her an appointment for a massage, facial, hair cut and style or mani/pedi. Serenity, La Concha and Being are great places to start. Choose one of the spas from these lists and you can’t go wrong for a perfect San Jose Mother’s Day activity. Make sure you go to the spa with her and spend quality time gossiping while enjoying your foot massage!

3. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Is the mom in your life quite the opposite of wimpy? How about taking her on a hot air balloon ride? Experience the freedom and tranquility of floating across the sky, with a bird’s eye view of places you may have seen before, but never as you will see them from above. San Jose has never looked more beautiful than it will from far above the treetops! Call San Jose Hot Air Balloons ahead for reservations, pricing and details: 800.791.5867.

View of downtown San Jose from Ed Levin Country Park

4. The Island Grill

The Island Grill, located right in San Jose, is known for their Caribbean cuisine. They will be serving a tropical brunch from including mimosas. They will also have live music. The brunch will cost 39.95 per person and 12.95 for kids 6-12. Reservations are not normally required, but you should be sure to make reservations for Mother’s day.

5. Three-Course Meal for Mom

Domaine Chandon is a French restaurant in Yountville. They will be serving a 3 course prix-fixe brunch and lunch menu for Mother’s day. Their Brunch will be served from 11AM-6PM so its perfect for all you late risers. The Brunch will cost $75 per person and reservations are required.

6. Go-Go Go-Karting

LeMans Karting is the San Francisco Bay Area’s fastest indoor go-kart racing facility. With 9-horsepower go-karts that reach speeds of 40-mph and a twenty-foot wide race track, everyone will enjoy the fast-paced, heart-pounding racing action. Mom will love this chance to finally show the kids how she felt when they learned to drive: in danger! Give her the wheel and let her go to her heart’s content! Call for pricing: 408.335.4633.