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Mother’s Day Brunch at Roaring Camp Railroads

Mother's Day Brunch

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes time to celebrate moms near and far! This Mother’s Day, visit Santa Cruz and treat your mom to a relaxing day in the woods. Head to Roaring Camp Railroads on Sunday, May 12 for a delicious brunch, followed by a train ride through the trees. More details about brunch and Roaring Camp Railroads, below.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Roaring Camp Railroads

Most visitors and locals of Santa Cruz love the city for its beachside location. But, there’s still plenty of Mother’s Day options for moms that aren’t beach-goers! Instead of heading to the Boardwalk, retreat to the mountains for a special Mother’s Day Brunch and train ride at Roaring Camp Railroads. On May 12, treat mom to a relaxing brunch buffet between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The buffet menu includes fresh fruit, salad, pastries, breakfast meats and more. Pancakes and mac ‘n cheese are available for the little ones. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids have the chance to create a special Mother’s Day gift at the crafts table. And after eating, attendees can sit back and enjoy a train ride through the towering redwood trees. Tickets for the train and brunch are $69 for adults and $50 for children. Tickets for just brunch are $39 for adults and $29 for children.

More About Roaring Camp Railroads

Established in the early 1800s, Roaring Camp became the first virgin stand of coastal redwood trees to be protected from logging. And in 1875, the area’s first railroad began transporting tourists through the massive redwoods, or “Big Trees,” as well as to the beach. Now, Roaring Camp Railroads continues to preserve the area’s wildlife while offering rides on two different trains: The Redwood Steam Train and the Santa Cruz Beach Train. The Redwood Steam Train takes visitors over trestles and through the towering trees while narrating the history of Roaring Camp, the railroad and the forest itself. The Santa Cruz Beach Train offers passengers a scenic and peaceful route to and from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Tickets for both trains can be purchased here. Along with frequent train rides, Roaring Camp Railroads also hosts a wide variety of seasonal events, like Civil War battles, moonlit dinners and heritage events.

Stay at Brookdale Lodge

Continue your relaxing Mother’s Day retreat at the nearby Brookdale Lodge. This newly renovated property is the epitome of a tranquil stay, situated in the mountains and complete with spacious rooms and forest views.

Treat your mom to a relaxing Mother’s Day weekend this year with a visit to Santa Cruz! Retreat to the redwoods for a special brunch and train ride at Roaring Camp Railroads and make sure to book a stay at the nearby Brookdale Lodge.


Mother’s Day Brunch at Roaring Camp Railroads
Where: Roaring Camp Railroads | 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, CA 95018
When: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Cost: $29+


Brookdale Lodge
Retreat to the mountains just above Santa Cruz and unwind at this newly renovated property. 11570 Hwy 9, Brookdale, CA 95007. 831.609.6010