It’s time to salute dad as Father’s Day 2013 is happening on June 16th. Still not sure what gift to get or where to spend time with your favorite dad? Check out the selection of restaurants, activities and gift specials local organizations are dishing out to honor our personal superheroes.
Restaurants Honoring Dads This Month
Sacramento eateries are offering all sorts of specials for dads, including a wide array of brunch and dinner options for June 16th.
Reserve a seat at any restaurant this month, as crowds will be intense at some locations.
Buca di Beppo – Roseville & Sacramento locations
This family-style Italian restaurant is popular for weddings and graduations, but now it’s dad’s turn to enjoy generous servings of pasta and Minestrone with a table filled with family. You can make as much noise as you want in this restaurant, which makes it a great pick for fathers with small children. Dads receive a free cannoli on June 16th.
The Firehouse Restaurant – Old Sacramento
Take fine dining to the limit with this exclusive Sacramento restaurant that’s filled to the brim with fancy frills and incredible cuisine. Select the popular five-course Chef’s Tasting menu, or go with a daily special crafted especially for dads who visit that day.
Hawks – Granite Bay
This restaurant features California cuisine and will feature special menus for both brunch and dinner on June 16th.
Mama Kim Eats – Sacramento
Does your dad love spicy food or some good soul snacks? Mama Kim specializes in Cajun southern food, and Father’s Day hours will feature live music to accompany the delicious variety of Southern menu entrees.
Mamma Susanna’s – Sacramento
If your dad digs Italian food, ring him to this “ristorante” which serves up free dessert for all dads on June 16th.
Places to Go
Want to get outside and play? Sacramento is home to plenty of outdoor adventures, and Father’s Day is no exception. Dads who like to relax indoors will also find plenty of options.
Saturday, June 15, 8:30am
Maidu Park, Roseville
This 5K fun run will support one of only two shelters in the region that accepts single dads and boys over the age of 14. Come support a good cause and get some exercise, too. It’s also a wonderful way to get the kids good and tired! Runner registration varies in price from $15-30.
Saturday, June 15, 6pm-8pm
Sacramento Children’s Museum, Rancho Cordova
Daddies and daughters are invited to dance the night away at the Sacramento Children’s Museum. Little girls are encouraged to arrive in their best princess garb, while dads should come wearing any homemade gifts received from their little dates that day. Prices vary, see website for details.
Father’s Day Beer Brunch
Hornblower Cruises – Sacramento
Give dad some relaxation this Father’s Day weekend with a 2-hour cruise, all-you-can-drink beverages and live entertainment. You can take in the best of Sacramento’s beauty from the water as a family, and enjoy some great music at the same time.
Sample menus are available on the Hornblower website.
What to Buy
Men love to be shopped for, too, so take your favorite guy to his favorite shop this Father’s Day.
Brooks Brothers at the Galleria was recently voted Best of Sacramento by the KCRA A-List, and it rings true with many local guys. If he loves to be well-dressed every day of the year, treat him to a new suit or some casual summer duds.
More sporty dads will thrive at Ground Zero or Getta Clue, both of which sell athletic apparel, skate and surf items and casual wear that’s both comfortable and affordale.
Dads with adventurous spirits will love a shopping spree at REI Sacramento. From camping to cycling, they sell everything related to the great outdoors, including plenty of items dad wouldn’t even try to justify picking up during the rest of the year.
Finally, give a studious dad a break with an afternoon retreat at Beers Books in Sacramento. Here you’ll find loads of books, magazines and more – both new and used. Fathers will find some great new finds to read and relax with until next Father’s Day.