Father's Day Ideas in San Diego

Ideas for how to spend Father's Day in San Diego
••• Ideas for how to spend Father's Day in San Diego. Corey Jenkins/Image Source/Getty Images

Father’s Day 2014 is right around the corner and this year it falls on June 15. There are many fun ideas for how dads can spend Father’s Day in San Diego. From ideal experiences to spend with adult children to a day that’s perfect fun for fathers and their little ones, dads in San Diego and children in San Diego have many options for Father’s Day gifts and activities that are quintessentially San Diego.


Wine and Beer Tours for Dad

Over 21 and have a dad who loves his glass of pinot? Treat him to a special Father’s Day-themed wine tour. Offered by San Diego Beer and Wine Tours (also referred to as La Jolla Wine Tours) this tasty tour will pick you and your dad up from your home or hotel and take you to three different wineries in San Diego County. You’ll have an average of 18 different tastings spread across the three wineries and while visiting the tasting rooms you’ll get to experience stunning views and learn about how each wine is created and what gives it its unique flavor. Food is also involved on this tour and you’ll enjoy cheese and fruit plus a farm to table gourmet pizza. In addition, dad will feel special when he leaves with his own little Father's Day gift. The price of the tour is $149 per person and includes transportation, wine tastings and food. For dates and times available, contact San Diego Beer and Wine Tours at 858-551-5115.

Does your dad prefer beer over wine? Treat him to a Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise with Hornblower Cruises. The cruise lasts two hours and includes a brunch buffet with a yummy dessert station plus unlimited beer, mimosas and champagne. Free soda, juice, coffee and tea is also available. The cruise typically sails around San Diego Bay each year and provides gorgeous views of the waterfront and downtown San Diego.

Live entertainment is held onboard and those who are interested in learning more aobut the background of San Diego can head to the Sun Deck for a narrative account on what you’re seeing from the ship. Dad usually even gets a free gift – his own souvenir pint glass to remember the cruise by. The Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise departs from the San Diego Grape Street Pier at 1800 N. Harbor Drive in San Diego. For more prices and more information, call Hornblower Cruises at 1-888-467-6256 and enquire about available options, including VIP upgrades.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

The New Children’s Museum hosts a fun activity for dads and their young children: a kite making class for toddlers ages 4 and under. The kite building activity is part of the New Children’s Museum toddler programming, which aims to support the mind and body development of young children. After you build the kite, take it to a local beach on Sunday for Father’s Day and spend the day enjoying the waves and watching the kite you built together soar high into the sky. Wide beaches like Tamarack in Carlsbad or Coronado Beach in Coronado are great places for such an activity. The New Children’s Museum is located at 2000 West Island Avenue in San Diego and can be contacted at 619-233-8792.

What’s your favorite way to spend Father’s Day in San Diego?