This weekend, let’s celebrate all the mother figures out there. Plan a picnic, go on a bike ride, book a coastal cruise or just make mom feel loved with a meal she doesn’t have to make (or clean up). Cheers, moms!

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Inflatable World
Enjoy the largest outdoor inflatable amusement park in San Diego! Kids can jump, slide and bounce all over this giant inflatable playground. There are new inflatables this year and a toddler zone as well. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Visit Walt’s Magical Railroad
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is excited to share that The Carolwood Pacific: Walt’s Magical Railroad exhibition is still on view in the museum for visitors to see! Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn, located in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, tells the story of Walt’s love of the railroad and how this lifelong fascination influenced his creativity. Fri.-Sun. Event details

San Diego River Days 2021
The San Diego River Park Foundation and partner organizations collaborated to put together a list of fun, free activities for individuals, groups, and families. Choose from over 15 interactive activities; including hikes, open houses, volunteer projects, virtual workshops, self-guided activities, and much more! Fri.-Sun. Event details

Mother’s Day Cruise
Treat Mom to a relaxing a two-hour coastal cruise aboard the OCean Adventures Catamaran. This trip will depart Dana Point Harbor and cruise up the coastline to Laguna Beach. MOMosas, champagne, fresh seasonal fruit, juices, pastries and muffins will be served. Sun. Event details

Bay Area Book Festival
The 2021 Bay Area Book Festival’s Youth Program puts young readers in the spotlight, as they share the virtual stage (and ideas, insights, and laughter) with some of the most exciting voices in YA and middle-grade literature today.  Our Young Readers Stage may be on a screen this year, but it’s still home to a new generation of budding young activists, writers, and entrepreneurs, holding their own (and then some) with famous, bestselling authors, including Newbery Medalist Meg Medina and Notes from a Young Black Chef author and Top Chef star Kwame Onwuachi. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Rooftop Cinema Club: The Princess Bride
Rooftop Cinema Club is offering new Family-Friendly screenings! They have opened up their usually 18+ Rooftop venue to younger moviegoers as well, so the whole family can enjoy a movie night under the stars. Be sure to select the “Kids and Teens” ticket for anyone under 18, and as always, check out the film’s rating before making plans as ratings will vary. Sun. Event details.

––Kate Loweth