The Eagle Inn would like to take a moment to wish all mother’s a Happy Mother’s Day. It’s that time of year when we give back to the women who sacrificed so much for their children. If you are in need of some last minute ideas to make this year’s Mother’s Day a special one, give Mom the gift of relaxation – and a special day she will never forget at Santa Barbara’s best bed and breakfast Inn.
First, stop by our Last Minute Specials to capitalize on any exclusive Mother’s Day deals. Our beachside hotel offers one of the best Santa Barbara locations to spend with Mom. Whether she enjoys shopping, dining out, museums or catching a show, all of Santa Barbara’s best attractions are all at your fingertips at The Eagle Inn.
It’s not too late to turn a boring, typical Mother’s Day into a day she will never forget. Here’s how:
- So what if Flowers are Cliché: It’s not the most imaginative gift, but it will never fail to put a smile on Mom’s face. Don’t yank some flowers out of the ground at the last minute. Nothing brightens the room and Mom’s face like a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers.
- Her Beauty is more than Skin Deep: Don’t be afraid to tell Mom she is beautiful. She might not be as trendy as she was in her younger years, but her beauty is much more than hairstyles and fashion. Don’t forget to tell Mom how beautiful she is on her special day.
- Give Her a Toast: Whether enjoying a drink at the inn, during a wine tour, or out at dinner, take a few minutes and raise your glass to Mom. You can say something sweet, remember a funny story, reminisces on the good times or share a special memory. It doesn’t matter, just take the time to toast Mom.
- Don’t Make Her Cook: Santa Barbara boasts one of the freshest and most exciting restaurant scenes in California. Whether she likes fine dining, burger joints, farm-to-table, seafood, or anything in between, it can all be sampled while enjoying one of Santa Barbara’s best beachside inns.
- Do Something Exciting: Maybe this year you want something different than flowers and dinner for Mom. How about harbor kayaking or stand up paddle lessons? Get Mom outdoors and spend the holiday having fun in the sun.
Let us help you make this Mother’s Day a special one. Give us a call at (805) 965-3586 or contact us online. If you will be spending Mother’s Day with us, be sure to ask about our special Mother’s Day bouquet of roses for only $25.
Don’t think you can make it to The Eagle Inn on Mother’s Day? Don’t worry, you can still give Mom all of this by clicking here to order a gift certificate using our online system, or to do it by phone, call us at (805) 965-3586 and place your order.
Our beachside hotel will make your may celebrations special with some of the best hotel rooms in Santa Barbara. Located in the popular West Beach neighborhood, the Eagle Inn is a comfortable boutique bed and breakfast hotel by the water.
To get you excited about a trip to our cozy Santa Barbara inn, we’ve included a list of some May activities to enjoy below. Plus, we’ll also give you a special deal on stand up paddle lessons – something the whole family will love! If you’re just making May plans now, check our last minute Santa Barbara hotel deals – you’ll find discounts of 10% or 15% off our most popular room options.
Top May Events in Santa Barbara: Here are the may events in Santa Barbara that may be of interest to you and your family.
Weekend Paint in the Vineyard: Treat Mom to a fun painting experience in a beautiful, stress-free environment at Brander vineyard in Santa Ynez. No previous painting experience necessary. Included in the price of the event is a full wine tasting. (Saturday May 13th from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Highway 154 at Roblar Ave. Los Olivos, CA 93411. Admission is $65. Call (805) 990-2105)
CycleMania Family Bike Parade: A fun bike parade to celebrate Mother’s Day. Kids and parents can decorate their bikes and join the parade, or sit back and just watch the parade. There will be prizes for family themes, bike decoration and more, plus lots of goodies for Mom. (Sunday May 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. 651 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Free admission. Call (805) 963-7283).
Mother’s Day Tea: Treat the special woman in your life to a tour of the Lotusland gardens followed by tea and refreshments on their pavilion patio. Advanced reservation are required. (Sunday May 14th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Cold Springs Road, Santa Barbara , CA 93108. Call (805) 969-9990)
Luxury Spa Packages For Mom at Qui Si Bella: Qui Si Bella is running a Mother’s Day special for their day spa and massage services.Treat your mom to a fun and relaxing day at Qui Si Bella.
Arts and Cultural Events
Encore Performance of “Eugene Onegin”: Enjoy an encore performance of Deborah Warner’s production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” on the Metropolitan Opera stage. Run time is approx. 3 hours and 38 minutes. (Sunday May 14th starting at 2pm. 1070 Fairway Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Tickets are $28. Call (805) 969-8787)
Children’s Opera: “Brundibár” by Hans Krása: Santa Barbara Youth Opera presents Brundibár, an opera written for children with only one adult part. Run time is about 40 minutes. This special performance is a collaboration with the Ojai Youth Opera and the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony. (Saturday May 20th from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Tickets are $22 for adults, $7 for children under 12. Call (805) 963-0761)
Center Stage’s Celebration of Stories: Enjoy a mixture of lovely and spicy tales at the Center Stage that are just too good to miss! (Sunday May 21st and Monday May 22nd. 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. $28 general admission, $18 for students and military, $18 early bird admission to matinee performance on Sunday. Call (805) 963-0408)
Circus Vargas Presents Steam Cirque: People of all ages will marvel at the wacky and wonderful cast of characters that come alive in this exciting steampunk, science- fiction fantasy inspired circus odyssey. Come 45 minutes early for an exciting, interactive pre-show celebration where kids can create their own magic and learn circus skills such as juggling, balancing and more. Stay after the show to meet and mingle with the cast. (Thursday May 25th at 7:30 pm, Friday May 26th at 4:00 and 7:30 pm, Saturday May 27th at 1:00, 4:00 and 7:30 pm, Sunday May 28th at 12:30, 3:30 and 7:00 pm and Monday May 29th at 2:30 and 6:00 pm. 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001. Tickets range from $17 to $72. Call 1 (877) 468-3861)
Tales From Beatrix Potter: A One-Act Ballet: Enjoy a family-friendly one-act ballet performed by Santa Barbara Festival Ballet at the Center Stage Theater. (Friday May 26th at 7:00 pm and Saturday May 27th at 2:00 and 7:00 pm. 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Adults $20, Children $15. Call (805) 966-0711)
The Caucasian Chalk Circle: UC Santa Barbara’s Theater and Dance department present “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”, considered by many to be Brecht’s most engaging and humane play. This is a great classic of modern theater that you don’t want to miss! (Friday May 26 and Wednesday May 31 at 8:00 pm. University of California Building 402 Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5030. Tickets are $17 for general admission, $13 for students, staff and alumni.)
2017 Floor to Air Festival: Enjoy the ancient art of aerial technique from a contemporary point of view at this dance festival. Professional artists from around the globe unite in an ensemble performance. VIP ticket pricing includes a post-performance wine reception with the cast. (Friday May 26th 7:00 pm. 33 East Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Tickets are $20 for section B, $35 for section A and $55 for VIP. Call (805) 963-0761).
Street Painting Festival: Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large scale images. Santa Barbara is the first to bring this romantic festival to the western hemisphere from its sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. (May 27-29, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. 2201 Laguna St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Free admission. Call (805) 569-5483)
Concerts and Musical Events
Free Concerts: Santa Barbara Music Club presents a classical music concert with music that spans more than three centuries, beginning with J.S. Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze” (1713) and ending with the premiere of Leslie Hogan’s “Cool Front”, composed this year. (Saturday May 20th at 3:00 pm. 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Admission is free.)
Spring Concert: Rejoice and Remember: The Quire of Voices presents their Spring concert series: Rejoice and Remember. This concert draws from the deep, clear spring of
English a capella song. Herbert Howell’s poignant “Requiem” is joined with lustrous works by Vaughan Williams, L’ Estrange, Tavener, and other English and American composers, for a concert of sublime fragility and tenderness. (Saturday May 20th at 7:00 pm and Sunday May 21st at 3:00 pm. 2300 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Call (805) 965-5935)
Shopping and Fashion Events
Santa Barbara Gift Show and Sale: The CALM Auxiliary is hosting the Santa Barbara Gift Show and Sale! Join them for a fabulous day full of live music and shopping. Items for sale and on display include artwork, jewelry, clothing, gourmet food, giftware, handbags and much much more! All money from the sale of vendor spaces will go to CALM. (Saturday May 13th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. 300 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Free admission. Call (805) 965-2376)
Sammy’s wine tours is a great way to enjoy the area by touring around the local wineries. Get shuttled around in style and avoid a costly DUI.
Scuba Diving Trips: Scuba dive in the kelp forests around The Channel Islands and Big Sur for a unique and fun experience. (Daily from now until December. 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Call (805) 962-1127 for more info and scheduling.)
Santa Barbara Farmers Market: Head on down to Santa Barbara’s Farmer Market to purchase a variety of items, all made and grown locally. Music and entertainment create a positive environment for you to enjoy while you shop and socialize. (Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Camino Real Marketplace, Storke Rd. & Hollister Ave. in Goleta, Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:30 pm on Lower State St. in Downtown Santa Barbara, Fridays from 8:00 to 11:15 am at the Coast Village Road Shops in Montecito and Saturdays from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm on Santa Barbara St. & Cota St. in Downtown Santa Barbara. Free admission. Call (805) 962-5354).
Architectural Walking Tour: Experience Santa Barbara’s past and architecture through a leisurely walking tour through downtown Santa Barbara. Led by knowledgeable docents of the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, you can expect to learn secrets and stories of the unique Santa Barbara architectural landscape. Tours last about 2 hours. (Sunday May 21st at 10:00 am. 40 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Tours are free. Call (805) 965-6307)
Classes and Educational Events
Salsa and Bachata Lessons: Take your knowledge of salsa and bachata to the next level! All ages welcome. Yes Dance Studio. 705 Paseo Nuevo. Santa Barbara, CA. Classes happening all day long. (next to Nordstrom and Sephora) 7:30PM – 9:30PM $10 members, $15 non-member.
Introduction to Ballroom Dancing: Join Kookie at the Carillo Recreation Center and learn ballroom classics like Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba and East Coast Swing. Register online or by coming early to class. (Tuesday evenings. 100 E. Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. $58 for a 5-week series or $15 for one class. Call (805) 452-3325)
Tibetan Arts: Teaching Demonstration and Sale: A special one-day event focused on the many different aspects of pictorial scrolls called Thankgas that support Tibetan Buddhist practices. Join Tibetan teacher Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche of Odiyana Institute in the morning and artist Leslie Rinchen Wongmo in the afternoon. (Saturday May 13th 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 224 Vereda Leyenda Goleta, CA 93117. Pay at the door or pre-register for all day and lunch. Tickets $20 to $40. Call (805) 626-8272)
Intuitive Energy-Healing Workshop: Attend an Energy-Healing workshop with Lani Reagan and learn techniques focused on strengthening and activating the basic, heart and ajna chakras. (Tuesday May 16th at 7:00 pm. 17 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. $20 if pre-registered, $25 at door. Call (805) 564-3573)
Learn to Meditate: Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and culminates with a 2nd meditation based upon the evening’s topic. Perfect for both beginners and those with meditation experience. (Wednesday May 17th at 6:30 pm. 508 Brinkerhoff Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. $10 suggested donation. Call (805) 563-6000)
Cooking Class: Learn how to source local produce, make homemade vinaigrettes and how to store, chop and cook with fresh and dried herbs. Everyone will get to make their own unique vinaigrette to enjoy with a large, fresh farmers market salad and an herb butter creation to enjoy with locally baked bread and freshly harvested veggies. Tickets include farm fresh snacks and a glass of wine. (Thursday May 25th 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Tickets are $50)
Memorial Day Events
Memorial Day Celebration: Join the Veterans Coordinating Council to honor the sacrifice of American military members. Lunch will be provided. (Monday May 29th at 12:30 pm. 112 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Call 455-5259)
Take advantage of our special deal for stand up paddle lessons – just $89! The group launches from the beach, paddling past boats, through the historic wharf, under the pier, out to buoys, and along the beach, seeking wildlife and fun.
Of course there are many year-round activities in Santa Barbara you won’t want to miss. Download our complimentary Santa Barbara Vacation Guide, “101 Free Things to Do in Santa Barbara,” for some not-to-miss Santa Barbara fun. Visit our website at http://TheEagleInn.com or call 805-965-3586 today to make Easter hotel reservations.