Top 20: Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is Sunday and –we know – you procrastinated and are not sure what to do for the special lady in your life. Don’t fret; we’ve prepared a list of 19 things for you to do here in Long Beach.

1 The Skyroom

Celebrate the special lady in your life with an entertaining Mother’s Day Brunch. Featuring a live piano player, fresh, breakfast-inspired cocktails, special kids menu, and a delicious three course gourmet meal.

  • Time: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • Price: $59 per person* / $25 per child*
  • Reservations: (562) 983-2703 (required)
  • 40 South Locust Ave.
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2 Aquarium of the Pacific

Take the special women of your life out for a day at the Aquarium. Brunch and otters – what can beat that? All day Aquarium admission is included.

  • Market Style Fresh Fruit & Berries Display
  • Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Salad tossed with Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Quiche Lorraine with spinach and caramelized onions
  • Tea Sandwiches: Egg salad; Herb Cream Cheese & Cucumber and Peanut Butter & California Orange Blossom Honey
  • Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs
  • Apple Chicken Sausage Links
  • Cottage Breakfast Potatoes with Chive & Red Bell Pepper
    • A variety of Breakfast Breads and Pastries

$59 per adult; $25 per child (3-11). Includes general admission.

$49 per Aquarium member; $15 for member children

Reservations: online at

INFO: (562) 590-3100, ext. 0

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 3 Mother’s Day aboard the Queen Mary

Bring the entire family aboard the  Queen Mary and treat Mom to a day full of her favorite things. Creative cuisine, spa packages, music and a unique atmosphere. There’s perhaps no better place to make a memory with Mom and the whole family.


A local favorite, the Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch features over 50 unique dishes from around the globe. Traditional western breakfast fare like made-to-order omelets, pancakes, eggs benedict and homemade hash, Southwestern style foods with Albondigas soup and carne asada tacos, or spice things up with hot n’ sour soup or Asian style ribs. Salad and carving stations available as well.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Price: $59.95 per adult, $19.95 for children 12 and under (Tax and gratuity is additional.)

Parking: $7 with validation (up to 6 hours) and includes valet parking.

Reservations: Strongly recommended –  (562) 499-1606


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4 The Reef

Show Mom your appreciation with great food at The Reef’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch. Breakfast specialties include:

– Eggs Benedict

– Made-to-order omelets

– Crispy bacon

– Specialty sausages and more.

Additional brunch offerings feature:

– Prime rib, lamb and ham carving station

– Oysters

– Crab legs

– Sushi Roll Station

– Osso bucco and more

Plus a photo booth for photos with Mom.

Adults $52.95 | Children $21.95

5 Restauration

Check out a newer, dog-friendly local place with your loved ones.

$24 adults, $12  child (5-12), live music 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., gift for mom, three course meal. Reservations for all size groups available.

Special brunch menu 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Regular dinner menu available 4 p.m.-9 p.m

6 Long Beach Museum of Art

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at Claire’s.

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

2300 E. Ocean Blvd.

Phone: (562) 439-2119

Get cultured and enjoy the day at the Museum at a brunch that will include incredible food, fantastic ocean-view patio seating, and live music.

Reservations are required.

Three brunch seatings available

9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Limited to 2 hours per party

7 BO-beau Long Beach

Celebrate Mother’s Day at this California-French eatery.  Regular menu from 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Mom can try favorites such as BO-beau’s Coq Au Vin and Pan Roasted Branzino.

For reservations call (562) 983-0056.

 8 Cafe Sevilla

Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

140 Pine Ave.

Treat mom to a nine-course Mother’s Day Tapas brunch menu from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. while listening to live Spanish guitar for $29.50 per adult, which includes one glass of sparkling wine or sangria. All moms dining on Mother’s Day will receive flowers and a “Sounds of Sevilla” music CD. Kids 12 and under can enjoy four courses from the nine course Tapas brunch menu for $14.95. After 2 o’clock, Cafe Sevilla will be offering its dinner menu with live entertainment in the tapas bar. For reservations, call (562) 495-1111.

9 Parker’s Lighthouse – Queensview Steakhouse

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

435 Shoreline Village Drive

Show mom she’s special by bringing her to Parkers’ Lighthouse for its annual Mother’s Day brunch overlooking the water.

Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for Parkers’ Lighthouse and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Queensview Steakhouse.  Both brunches will be identical and will feature traditional breakfast items along with favorites such as crab cakes, oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail and more.  Complimentary Champagne, mimosas, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee will top off the morning.  Price for adults is $55 per person, Children 6 years – 12 years is be $20 per person.

If brunch is not Mom’s thing, dinner service will begin at 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.

10 Battleship Iowa

It isn’t brunch, but it is entertaining. Take mom aboard a historic battleship for a historic occasion.  For the first time, the USS Iowa will be host to a live theatrical production.

Mother’s Day Tea will be at 5 o’clock followed by a performance of Shakespeare’s “Cymbaline” by Theatrum Elysium at 6:30 p.m.

Time: 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro.

Tickets: $45

Phone: (877) 446-9261

11 Hamburger Mary’s

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: 330 Pine Ave.

Sunday brunch with the Brunchettes! All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and bottomless mimosas, hosted by Jewels.

Make reservations as this event is know to sell out quickly.

Limited seating available on a first come-first served basis.

Doors open at 11a.m. Call (562) 436-7900 for reservations and more information.


Clay Ceramics Studio 406 E. First St., Unit B

This Mother’s Day, surprise Mom with something different. Bring your Mom and enjoy hand-building “Best Mom Ever” mugs while sipping on mimosas. During the two-hour sessions, you will learn how to decorate, customize, and inscribe your work to create a personalized memento that will last a lifetime. Mugs can be customized in any shape and size. Three sessions are scheduled for Mother’s Day but may add more over the weekend as demand increases. Each session will be guided by world class instructors.

Times: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., 3 p.m.-5 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Info at or call (562) 495-4362

$75 per person

13 Laugh Factory

Sunday Funday Comedy Show.

Treat mom to some laughs at a factory that produces nothing but.

$17 pre-sale general admission

151 S. Pine Ave.

(562) 495-2844 Ext. 1

14 Los Cerritos Center

Makeover Takeover

In celebration of the completion of the center’s makeover, Los Cerritos Center will hold Makeover Takeover on Friday and Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. The celebration will highlight the newest fashion and beauty retailers and unveil the new-look Los Cerritos Center.

Shoppers are invited to relax in lounges with beauty demonstrations and makeover stations. They’ll experience fresh spring styles and celebrate mom with giveaways, shopping incentives and more.

Chocolate tasting and a cotton candy soda bar are among the things that will be available, as well as DJ Crash providing music.

Details at

Friday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

15 Allen’s Flower Market

Don’t disappoint the special lady in your life (again/as always) and forget to get her flowers. Allen’s has been voted the best florist in Long Beach for four years running so you know they can give you (and the ladies in your life) what you need.

600 E. Willow St.

(562) 981-9499

16 Walk Along the Beach

It’s free, beautiful, and what’s better than catching up with mom or spending time with your loved ones barefoot on the beach?

17 El Dorado Nature Center

Take the misses on a nice hike, maybe plan a pretty picnic? Museum trip after? You can do it.

7550 E. Spring St.

Trails open: Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Museum open: Sunday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $7 Saturday and Sunday

18 Visit Her at Home and Make Her Breakfast in Bed, You Monster


19 Hooters

Two reasons to bring mom: Mother’s get 10 free boneless wings as well as top notch customer service.

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