Father’s Day takes place this Sunday, and we a big list of San Diego events, dining suggestions, and gift ideas below.
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San Diego Father’s Day Events, Dining, Gift Ideas:
June 18-21: International Boat Show @ Sheraton Hotel & Marina | Boat & Equipment Sales, Hands-On Activities, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Yoga, Clinics & Seminars
Make your boating dreams a reality by checking out the approximately 140 boats for sale, as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. If you’re dreaming big, our expanded selection of 80’+ superyachts, created in partnership with the U.S. and San Diego Superyacht Association, offers a chance for you to experience what luxury boating is all about. More info.
June 18-20: Sklar Brothers @ The American Comedy Co. | Comedy, $18 (more info)
June 19-21: Del Mar – San Diego International Beer Festival @ Del Mar Fairgrounds | 400+ Beers, Tastings, Competition, Demonstrations
Now in our ninth year, the San Diego International Beer Festival has become one of the top beer festivals and competitions in the U.S.! Last year, nearly 11,000 beer lovers joined in on one of our five tasting sessions, sipping their way through varieties of ale, cider, porter, stout, mead and more! More info.
June 20: Centennial Festival @ Golden Hill Park | Live Music, Historical Exhibits, Antique Car Show, Food, Beer Garden, Kids Activities
Come join us for the Golden Hill Community – Balboa Park 1915 Expo Centennial Festival, a blending of the Golden Hill Street Fair and the Balboa Park 1915 Centennial. This event will celebrate the rich culture and history of both Balboa Park and Golden Hill in a fun and interactive way for all ages. More info.
June 20: Carlsbad – Village Music Walk @ Throughout Carlsbad | Free, Over 50 Music Sets, 4,000+ Attendees, Family-Friendly, 4-10PM
Carlsbad Music Festival kicks of the summer with its third annual free Village Music Walk, featuring dozens of musicians performing over 50 sets during a 6 hour community celebration of adventurous music. The Village Music Walk is an all- ages community event that features a wide array of music performed in outdoor and indoor spaces throughout the historic Village of Carlsbad. More info.
June 20-21: La Jolla Festival Of The Arts @ UCSD Warren Field | Art Viewing, Live Entertainment, Food & Drink
Meet nearly 200 artists in an intimate setting of original fine art, entertainment and delicious cuisines, complemented with fine wine and craft beer as you stroll the turf of UCSD Warren Field. This is not a street fair but an elegant and high quality showcase. More info.
June 20 & 21: Father’s Day Sail Aboard Californian | 3 Hour Sailing Trip On Tall Ship, Beautiful Views, Food & Drink
The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to a Fathers Day celebration aboard the States official tall ship Californian on either Saturday or Sunday. The sail begins with a souvenir photo of all in your party. Each adult receives a delicious bratwurst sandwich, chips and a cold beer prior to sailing. Hot dogs and soft drinks are available for the kids. More info.
June 20 & 21: Wooden Boat Festival | Boat Viewing, Rides, Demonstrations, Live Music, Kids Activities
The 25th annual San Diego Wooden Boat Festival, featuring more than 70 classic crafts, seminars on traditional maritime skills and activities for kids, will be held June 20-21 at the Koehler Kraft boatyard on Shelter Island. It’s the premier annual event for Southern California traditional wooden boat enthusiasts and provides a rare opportunity for the general public to view these crafts up close. More info.
June 20 & 21: El Cajon – Air Group One AirShow San Diego @ Gillespie Field
AirShow San Diego Commemorates the 70th Anniversary of America’s Triumph in WWII, and Salutes our Veterans’ Devotion and Sacrifice in conflicts since 1945. This year’s show will feature a representative collection of aircraft and acts to support the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. More info.
June 21: Father’s Day Cruises Aboard Inspiration Hornblower | Brunch & Dinner Cruises, Food & Drinks, San Diego Bay Views
This Father’s Day, show Dad how much you appreciate him with a Father’s Day brunch cruise on spectacular San Diego Bay. More info.
June 21: Father’s Day Brunch @ The Westgate Hotel | Food & Drink, Live Music, 10AM-2PM
Join us with friends and family for Father’s Day at the Westgate Hotel! Experience our award-winning Sunday Brunch featuring local renowned Stone Brewery exquisite beer tasting! More info.
June 21: Father’s Day Paintball Special @ Total Combat Paintball | First 50 Dads Play For Free
Give your dad a Father’s Day gift to remember this year. Forget the socks and tools; give your Dad an adrenaline rush paintball experience. Hit the paintball field with DAD for a day full of fun at Total Combat Paintball as we celebrate Dad’s day with Paintball, Nerf, and Low Impact Paintball. More info.
Father’s Day Dining Suggestions:
Rancho Bernardo Inn
From fabulous dining, to a championship golf course, and an award-winning spa, Rancho Bernardo Inn has all the royal treatments for dad this Father’s Day Weekend. Dine and drink at the hotel’s lively and sophisticated restaurant AVANT. There, dad will savor the seasons finest dishes, complete with handcrafted cocktails or craft beers to celebrate his day. Dads looking to tee up on their special day are invited to play on the hotel’s championship course for a Father’s Day experience that is both challenging and rewarding. Complete the day with a relaxing trip to the spa for a signature massage or simply enjoy The Spa’s amenities with an a la carte offering. Amenities include outdoor saline pool and Jacuzzi, outdoor lockers, and fitness center. To book your Father’s Day Weekend stay call 888-976-4417.
Manchester Grand Hyatt
Dine, explore, and relax this Father’s Day weekend at Manchester Grand Hyatt. Located on the sensational San Diego Bay, enjoy all that waterfront has to offer or take a stroll through the close by Gaslamp Quarter. Guests of the hotel have access to the rooftop sports courts – tennis, basketball, and volleyball. A great way to spend time with dad on his special day. Afterwards, relax poolside with gorgeous views of the San Diego Bay and skyline. Poolside service and private cabanas are available. When it’s time celebrate, bring dad to Redfield’s Sports Bar for a fun and casual atmosphere and an incredible cigar. Redfield’s offer’s local craft brews and a selection of fine cigars. For those looking to enjoy San Diego’s signature summer nights and dine al fresco, bring dad to Sally’s Seafood on the Water. A one-of-a-kind experience, Sally’s offers fresh seafood with gorgeous views of the San Diego Harbor. To book your Father’s Day stay call 619-232-1234.
Surf & Sand Resort
Surf & Sand Resort, located on the shores of Laguna Beach, is the ideal spot for a weekend away to celebrate your deserving dad this Father’s Day. Body boarding, surfing and paddle board lessons are available to hotel guests. After a day of fun in the sun, bring dad to Splashes Restaurant. The resort’s signature restaurant serves up delicious, California coastal cuisine throughout the day. When it’s time to raise a glass, a toast to dad on his special day, head to Splashes Bar. Nearly on the sand, Splashes is known as one of the best spots to enjoy a cocktail while watching the beautiful sunsets of Laguna Beach. To complete the weekend, treat dad to a bit of relaxation with a signature massage at Aquaterra Spa. The spa’s full menu and fitness center will leave dad feeling rejuvenated. Call 855-690-7114 to book your Father’s Day Weekend stay.
The Patio Group
This Father’s Day, dads can enjoy a pint of beer for just a penny at The Patio on Goldfinch with the purchase of their stand out burger, the 30 Buck Chuck. This specialty burger features a 10 oz. blended filet mignon, kobe, and prime rib patty, Ilberico ham, huntsman cheese, sunny side up duck egg, frisee, heirloom tomato, and a black truffle butter brioche bun. If your dad prefers ribs to burgers, head to The Patio on Lamont for a similar deal, you can purchase a pint of beer for only one penny with the purchase of their signature House Smoked Glazed Ribs.
True Food Kitchen
True Food Kitchen is offering dad a heart healthy Father’s Day this year! The restaurant is offering reservations (just for the day!) for the family to make sure that dad feels the love without breaking the bank or his diet that the Steak or Fish Street Tacos, and of course, the Cherry Bourbon Sour cocktail to top off a perfectly balanced meal. True Food Kitchen is a nutrition- forward restaurant concept with a menu based on the principals of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti- inflammatory diet and caters to a variety of diets, including an array of innovative vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options that appeal to the most discerning palates.
Harrah’s Resort SoCal
This Father’s Day, kids can treat their dad to the ultimate indulgence — San Diego beer! Brand new for summer, Harrah’s Resort SoCal is offering guests the opportunity to dive into San Diego’s thriving brewery scene with Beer Tours every Saturday. Situated in the heart of SD’s beer country, the resort guides will provide transportation from the property to a variety of breweries, and tickets include tastings, guided tours and lunch.
Beer tours are from 11 a.m. — 4 p.m. and cost $110 per person, which include three stops to the following breweries: Mother Earth, Belching Beaver, and Iron Fist.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
On Father’s Day, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa will be celebrating with a special BBQ buffet and family-friendly activities on the resort’s pristine Croquet Lawn from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring all of Dad’s favorite things. Guests can enjoy a BBQ with live music from The School of Rock, Green Flash Brewing Company Beer Garden, sandcastle building, leather key chain making, jump house, photo booth, Pretzel Bar, a surf ride simulator and much more! The cost of Rancho Valencia’s Father’s Day BBQ and activities is $105 for adults and $40 for children ages 11 and under. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 858-759-6246.
Herringbone | La Jolla, Calif.
Boasting a quintessential Southern California vibe and featuring a creative ‘fish meats field’ cuisine with ocean specialties from around the world, Herringbone La Jolla is, understandably, a local favorite. This Father’s Day, enjoy family dining under 100-year-old olive trees, just blocks from the ocean. For the brunch-goers, enjoy Short Rib Hash with peppers, potatoes, greens and grilled bread for $16. For those wanting to enjoy a family dinner, fathers will enjoy the Baja Lobster with corn, beans, avocado pico, salsa verde and corn tortillas for $50. For those looking to truly celebrate, the Grapefruit on Fire cocktail – with Dewar’s White Label Scotch Whiskey, grapefruit syrup, and lemon juice – or the Blackberry Smash – with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, simple syrup, blackberries, lemon, and mint – are both refreshing and hearty drinks for $12. Reservations are strongly encouraged and the full menu is available upon request. Please call 858.459.0221 for more details or go online.
Searsucker | San Diego and Del Mar, Calif.
Searsucker locations are well-known for their playful menus featuring unique twists on New American classics. The San Diego location is a bustling favorite, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, while the Del Mar outpost matches its’ North County location with a more laid-back vibe and gorgeous outdoor patio, fire pit and a koi pond. This Father’s Day celebrate the dads in the family with special Prime Rib menu items for both brunch and dinner! For brunch, try the Prime Rib with Two Sunny Side up eggs, sweet potato hash and horseradish hollandaise for $19. For dinner, the Prime Rib with Lobster Cognac sauce and roasted root vegetables is offered for $29. A delightful pairing, the Thyme for Bourbon cocktail ($12) with thyme infused Buffalo Trace with balsamic vinegar, lemon, simple syrup and ginger beer goes very well with the hearty dinner special. At Searsucker Del Mar, all dads who dine on Father’s Day will receive a $20 gift card valid for six weeks. Reservations are strongly suggested and the full menu is available upon request. For more information please call Searsucker San Diego at 619-233-7327 and Searsucker Del Mar at 858.369.5700.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas:
Patrick James | The exquisite men’s apparel store contains everything needed to treat dad to wardrobe upgrade, including an exclusive collection of sport coats and blazers from a repertoire of highly respected men’s designers.
M-Theory | San Diego’s premier record store houses musical mementos from dad’s favorite genre and era for a fun and thoughtful gift that the whole family can enjoy together.
Lone Flag | High-quality dark denim jeans and sleek leather wallets are just a few specialty items designed to impress from this high-end men’s clothing store.
Liberty Tobacco | A classic gift that never goes out of style, Liberty Tobacco provides high-end cigars from creators such as Olivia Master Blends and Rocky Palet for a smooth, lavish gift that dad will thoroughly enjoy.
Mister B | Superior clothing from European fashion designers such as Carl Ross, Jacob Cohen and Enro are tailored into made-to-measure suits and shirts for the ultimate Father’s Day gift.
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