15 Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day In San Diego

Father’s Day is right around the corner and we are here to help you find a fun and creative way to celebrate Dad this year! Instead of defaulting to generic gifts, let’s make this year memorable for your dad and create an experience that will last a lifetime. Whether he enjoys watching the game or getting out and doing something more adventurous, San Diego has plenty to offer to make this Father’s Day special.

Exciting Activities for Father’s Day in San Diego 2024

  1. San Diego County Fair Experience the San Diego County Fair’s “Let’s Get Retro” theme with classic rides, cotton candy, and more. Plan your visit between June 12 and July 7.
    • Price: $25 per adult ($20 in advance), $22 for seniors and youth ($17 in advance), free for kids 5 and under
    • Address: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  2. Vintage Car Show at Belmont Park, Mission Beach Celebrate with a day of classic cars at Belmont Park’s free Father’s Day Car Show. Check out vintage 1960s Camaros, sleek 1950s Bel Airs, and custom lowriders. If your dad has a vintage car, he can display it for $30 per vehicle. After the show, enjoy a stroll on the Mission Beach boardwalk and the nostalgic rides at Belmont Park.
    • Address: 3146 Mission Boulevard, Mission Beach
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  3. Theater Performances at Carlsbad New Village Arts Theater If your dad loves theater, treat him to two captivating productions. Enjoy a preview performance of “The Color Purple,” based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, or dive into the indie rock fantasy of “White Space: A Song Prism” by Korrie Yamaoka.
    • Price: The Color Purple – $36 | White Space: A Song Prism – $20
    • Address: 2787 State St, Carlsbad
    • Time: The Color Purple at 2 p.m. | White Space: A Song Prism at 7:30 p.m.
  4. Father’s Day Beer Safari Join a Scavengers Beer Tour Safari, exploring North County or downtown’s best bars aboard a Swiss Pinzgauer.
    • Price: North County Beer Safari – $129 per person | Downtown Tequila Tour $149
    • Address: 241 14th St, Downtown
    • Time: North County Beer Safari – 12:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. | Downtown Tequila Tour – 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  5. San Diego Safari Park Treat your dad to an adventure at the San Diego Safari Park, home to over 3,000 animals across 1,800 acres. Enhance the experience with a Wildlife Safari tour, starting at $92, for an up-close encounter with wildlife.
    • Price: $92 per person, free for kids under 3
    • Address: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido
    • Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  6. Kayaking at La Jolla Cove Rent kayaks from La Jolla Kayak for a marine adventure, with opportunities to spot leopard sharks, seals, and sea turtles.
    • Address: 2199 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla
  7. Darryl Hall & Elvis Costello Concert at Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater Take your dad to see Darryl Hall and Elvis Costello at the Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater. Enjoy classic hits and a great evening of music.
    • Price: Tickets start at $32
    • Address: 5500 Campanile Dr, La Mesa
    • Time: 7 p.m.
  8. 33rd Annual Wooden Boat Festival at Shelter Island Explore the craftsmanship of wooden boats at Shelter Island’s 33rd Annual Wooden Boat Festival. Enjoy live music, food vendors, activities for kids, and a raffle.
    • Time: June 15–16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Address: 2302 Shelter Island Dr., Point Loma
  9. Fat Ham at the Old Globe Theatre Enjoy the Tony-nominated play “Fat Ham” at the Old Globe Theatre, a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet set at a Southern cookout.
    • Price: Starting at $39
    • Address: 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park
    • Time: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  10. Celeste Barber Comedy Show at Balboa Theatre Laugh with your dad at Celeste Barber’s stand-up comedy show, known for her satire on celebrity culture.
    • Price: Starting at $26
    • Address: 868 Fourth Ave, Gaslamp Quarter
    • Time: 8 p.m.
  11. Father’s Day Brunch Cruise Around San Diego Bay Treat your dad to a brunch cruise with a buffet, bottomless mimosas, and scenic views of San Diego Bay.
    • Price: $100 per adult, $80 for kids (ages 4-12), free for kids 3 and under
    • Address: 1800 North Harbor Drive, Downtown
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  12. Sailing at Mission Bay Sports Center Spend a day sailing a 16-foot Catalina sailboat or enjoy paddleboards, kayaks, and pedal boats.
    • Address: 1010 Santa Clara Pl., Mission Beach
    • Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  13. Rooftop Cinema Club’s Father’s Day Movie Showings Enjoy a Father’s Day movie marathon with films like “Finding Nemo,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Big Daddy,” and “Goodfellas” at Rooftop Cinema Club.
    • Price: Starting at $19
    • Address: 4th Floor Sports Courts, 1 Market Pl Harbor Tower, Downtown
  14. Mountain Biking in Mount Laguna Enjoy mountain biking trails at Mount Laguna’s Meadow Loop, followed by stargazing or a visit to the Laguna observatory.
    • Address: Sunrise Hwy, Mt Laguna
  15. Golf at Torrey Pines Book a tee time at Torrey Pines for an iconic Father’s Day golf outing, followed by drinks at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge.
    • Address: 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla

With these diverse options, you can create a memorable and unique Father’s Day celebration for your dad in San Diego. Let us know if you try any out this year and Happy Father’s Day to all the incredible Fathers out there!

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