Places to Celebrate Father’s Day in San Diego

Top Spots to Celebrate Father’s Day in San Diego

From pedicures, to beer cruises, to good ole fashioned dining, we’ve rounded up San Diego’s top places to celebrate this Father’s Day.

Edited by Madelyn Harris

Belmont Park’s Fourth Annual Car Show
June 18. Step back in time with a viewing of over 75 classic car models. Then, head to the Belmont Park boardwalk for zip lining or laser tag in a three-story maze. Free. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 3146 Ocean Front Walk.

Blues, Brews & Brunch
June 18. Spend quality time with Dad while sipping microbrews, swaying to the sounds of a live blues band and indulging in an award-winning Sunday Brunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $75. The Westgate Hotel, 1055 2nd Ave., 619.238.1818.

Bourbon Pedicure at Hotel Del Coronado
Through June 19. Surprise Dad with a bourbon pedicure this Father’s Day. The unique 50-minute treatment includes a glass of bourbon while relaxing in a warm foot bath infused with essential oils and a mineral buff with a matte finish on clean, groomed nails. Continue the pampering with a gentleman’s facial at the spa. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.435.6611.

Bourbon Pedicure at Hotel Del Coronado
Bourbon Pedicure at Hotel Del Coronado

The Hake
Make Father’s Day special by treating Dad to a brunch by the water, featuring chef Aarti’s locally sourced chef-driven buffet. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Hake, 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.454.1637.

Mister A’s
Wow your father with a scenic brunch or dinner, highlighting a variety of chef Stephane Voitzwinkler’s featured dining options designed with Dad in mind. Mister A’s, Banker’s Hill, 2550 Fifth Ave., Twelfth Floor, 619.239.1377.

Pacific Beach AleHouse
Treat Dad to a toothsome brunch paired with craft brews and specialty brunch dishes, such as steak and eggs or their short rib hash and eggs dish. Pacific Beach AleHouse. 721 Grand Ave., 858.581.2337.

Decoy Dockside Dining
Experience the beautiful view of Lake San Marcos while enjoying a brunch buffet filled with father-approved dishes, along with specialty cocktails and an impressive beer selection. Make a day of it and enjoy lake activities such as kayaking, fishing, golfing, pontoon boating and more. Decoy Dockside Dining, 1035 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, 760.621.0909.

Lakeside view at Decoy Dockside Dining
Lakeside view at Decoy Dockside Dining

Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp
Celebrate Father’s day with food and drink specials along with a viewing of the final round of the U.S. Open. Enjoy dishes such as grilled Andouille sausage, half rack of pork ribs, or 21-day dry aged prime ribeye. Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp. 333 Fifth Ave., 619.795.9463.

Head to the hills of Rancho Santa Fe for a fine dining experience, featuring chef Patrick Ponsaty’s herb crusted prime rib and slow roasted whole pig dishes. Complete your meal by choosing from an extensive list of exotic wines. Ponsaty’s, 6106 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 858.771.1871.

Upper East Bar
Experience the hotel’s newly revamped rooftop bar where Dad can soak in the best of the city’s sights and sounds. Stir things up with the unique “A Crafty Pair” package which includes accommodations, a mixology class for two at Jsix, a chef selection’s five-course dinner, etched souvenir cocktail glasses and more. Upper East Bar & Jsix, 616 J Street, 619.521.8744.

Red O La Jolla
Enjoy a specialty Father’s Day brunch, featuring an expansive buffet with made-to-order omelets, chilaquiles, a prime steak carving station, lobster mac n’ cheese, desserts and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $49. Red O La Jolla, 4340 La Jolla Villa Dr., 858.291.8360.

Red O La Jolla Cajeta Pancakes
Red O La Jolla Cajeta Pancakes

Special for Father’s Day, guests can delight in a pancake breakfast and barbecue geared towards Dads with sweet and savory offerings. Additionally, find roasted marshmallow cotton candy, horse rides, fresh kettle corn and ranch games for the whole family. Veladora at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, 858.759.6216.

Paradise Point
Treat Dad to a delicious meal and cold beer at waterfront destination Barefoot Bar & Grill. Head to the resort’s signature restaurant, Tidal, for dishes such as braised short ribs, grilled steak and game sausage. Paradise Point Resort & Spa, 1404 Vacation Rd., 858.274.4630.



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