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About Me & My Family

We are a French family who has been living in the US for 15 years. We spend all our summers in France, visiting our family as well as other European countries. I write travel books and I am having lots of fun doing that. So far I published two: 'Your Guide to Visit Paris for Free' and 'Your Guide to Visit San Francisco for Free', both available on Amazon.com
Our Family's Travel Personality
curious, structured, independent, energetic, scheduled, artsy
We Just Got Back From
Venice, Italy, Paris, France
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Spain
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Japan
Favorite Vacation Memory
Australia. It just felt perfect and we got to see Ayers Rock: a dream come true.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Thais having a very smelly bowel movement in her diaper while listening to our guide at the Sydnedy Opera House and throwing up right after that on the beautiful Sydney Opera Floor (she was 4 months old)
Websites I Like:
www.visitcitiesforfree.com www.visitparisforfree.com www.visitsanfranciscoforfree.com www.travelismorefunwithkids.com

Mother's Day Fun in the San Francisco Bay Area - 2013

There is so much that is happening on May 12th! Between chocolate walking tours, cruise, music, and brunches, it will be hard to make a choice.

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Napa Valley Wine Train Station
1275 McKinstry Street Napa, California

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On Sunday May 13, get treated to a Gourmet Lunch package for Mother's Day. For $114 per person, you will enjoy a gourmet meal and a three hour train ride crossing the Napa Valley. Wine not included. Reservations recommended.


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41 Tunnel Road
Berkeley, California

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What a treat! The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa celebrates moms and moms-to-be with unique meals and spa treatments on Sunday May 12th. Prix Fixe Menu at Meritage at The Claremont ($99 per person, $129 with wine pairings) created by Executive Chef Scott Quinn. Brunch at The Claremont ($89 per person) With a variety of fresh salads, a buffet of various meats, vegetables, desserts and made to order items that include dim sum, seafood and seasonal fruits, this classic Claremont brunch is sure to be a family favorite. Prix Fixe Menu at the Paragon Restaurant & Bar ($59 per person) Mothers can celebrate the day with a four-course menu prepared by Chef Marcos Sanchez, available all day long. Belly Friendly Spa Treatments at Spa Claremont (from $765) Moms-to-be are invited to relax before the birth of their babies with the Mama Bliss or Belly Joy packages which include a variety of prenatal massages, acupuncture sessions, pedicures, personal training sessions and other baby-safe treatments that can be experienced through the pregnancy.



1919 Fourth Street
Berkeley, California

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Treat Mom to the best on Mother's Day Weekend, May 10-12! All moms will enjoy complimentary Chocolate Truffles on Sunday.


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2 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, California

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The Palace Hotel is a magical and elegant place that will make Mom feel very special. Enjoy brunch from 10: 30 am to 1:30 pm. $75 per adult and $45 per child (5-12).



335 Powell Street
San Francisco, California

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Celebrate Mom with a beautiful buffet! Includes prawns, crab legs, carving station w/prime rib & honey glazed ham, seasonal desserts & a mimosa or bubbles! $74, $37 kids under 12



2515 Fillmore St
San Francisco, California

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The Alumnae Chorus of the SF Girls Chorus will be singing on May 13th, at 4 pm. The concert will benefit Larkin Street Youth Services. Donation tickets at the door $25 ($15 for students and seniors).


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50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, California

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Come to the Museum to admire Vermeer's masterpiece: The Girl with a Pearl Earring as well as other works from Dutch painters. Separate admission fee: $26 adults, $16 youth 6–17. Do not forget that once you bought your ticket to the de Young, admission to the Palace of Legion of Honor museum is free that same day for you.

reviewed on: November 30 2009

"An enjoyable experience"
The DeYoung is located in the beautiful Golden Gate Park so there is plenty of things to do after the museum visit. We were not into the American impressionism but we really enjoyed the rest of the art: primitive, African, and especially the Glass Art. My kids really spent a while admiring them. There are plenty of pieces that will fascinate the children and will make the visit to this museum a very pleasant one. Do not forget to take the elevator to the Observatory Tower: San Francisco at your feet!
Avoid their parking garage: no validation and expensive.

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Depends on the tour you buy
San Francisco, California

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Take the San Francisco ULTRA Chocolate tour on Saturday May 11th at 2 pm. Discover unique wine pairings with chocolate and even a chocolate cocktail. Reservations required. $52 per person.


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Pier 3 on The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California

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Enjoy the Mother's Day premier champagne brunch (2.5 hours cruise - Adult $108(. It is a 2.5 hour cruise with gourmet brunch, a hosted bar, and live jazz entertainment.



3640 Sacramento St
San Francisco, California

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Spruce is offering a three course Prix Fixed brunch at $65.00 dollars per person from 10:30am-2:30pm.


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86 Cañada Road
Redwood City, California

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Bring Mom to Filoli Flower Show 'Petal Tales, once upon a time' from May 9th through May 12th. Reservations recommended for certain events.

reviewed on: January 14 2010

"Wonderful"
This is a wonderful place with a beautiful mansion to visit and gardens that are  dream. It is such a beauty when everything is in bloom. They organize great events: art, concert series, and tea parties. I had my doubt at first when I brought my children there (12 and 8) but I never imagined as much they would enjoy it. After a quick tour of the home, we spent hours in the garden, walking as well as sitting and just enjoying the views. We did not want to leave but had to, it was closing time! They have a beautiful gift shop with original products and delicious honey from their grounds. We had never taste honey that was so good, buying that honey itself is worth the trip!


675 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California

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Exquisite Mother's Day Brunch Buffet,10am-2pm, champagne, chocolate fountain, complimentary valet parking & much more, 59/adult; 39/Senior & 19/child (12 & under)



71 N San Pedro Street
San Jose, California

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Special brunch menu starting at 10:30-1:30. Also dinner from 4:30-7:30. Live jazz both service times.


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1 Miramontes Point Rd
Half Moon Bay, California

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Enjoy a Sunday brunch at Navio, with one seating at 11 am and the other at 1:30 pm. $95 per guest (including tax and gratuity), $47 for children 5-12, complimentary for children under 4.



140 Beach Way
Moss Beach, California

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Spoil your mom on Mother's Day with a bottomless champagne brunch atop a cliff overlooking the ocean. Moss Beach Distillery will be offering a 2-course menu featuring fresh seafood & steak delights