Father’s Day Fun: 5 Things to Do With Dad in San Diego

We’ve helped you find the perfect gift for Father’s Day (our awesome Father’s Day piñatas!), now we’ve come up with a list of places to see and things to do with Dad in San Diego. So whether you live here or are just visiting, we guarantee you’ll both enjoy these activities:

1.     Rock Climbing

When you think of San Diego, rock climbing probably doesn’t come to mind–but there are quite a few awesome indoor rock climbing gyms to choose from here, and it’s a fun and challenging two person sport to try (perfect for you and Dad)! One person belays, or is anchored to the ground holding the rope taut so the climber doesn’t fall, and another climbs, receiving slack from the belayer as they climb. Every gym will show you the ropes (literally!), and will have gear for you to rent.

Try indoor rock climbing at these gyms: Solid Rock Gym in Poway, San Marcos, and Old Town; Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness Center; Vertical Hold Rock Climbing Gym; Vital Climbing Gym

2.     Stone Brewery, Escondido

There are several craft breweries in San Diego, but Stone Brewery has to be one of the coolest. Located on Citricado Parkway in Escondido, Stone looks like a remote warehouse–nothing out of the ordinary for the industrial neighborhood surrounding it.

But after you’ve walked inside, you’ll find the bistro and brewery tanks in its vast industrial space and a beautiful patio and beer garden outside. There are so many different craft beers, drinks, and delicious food to choose from here, and you can grab a seat inside, around one of the giant fire pits on the patio, or in the garden. Definitely a San Diego hidden gem that will make for a great Father’s Day celebration!

3.     Padres Game

If you’re looking for old-fashioned Father’s Day fun, why not go to a Padres game at PETCO park? Sunday, June 16th (Father’s Day, if you’ve forgotten), the Padres will be playing the Arizona Diamondbacks at 1:10pm. You can buy your tickets online, head to downtown, grab a few hot dogs, and enjoy the game!

4.     San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair is back again, and as usual, there’s tons to do! Whether it’s admiring the classic cars at one of the fair’s car shows, trying some of those delicious Australian fried potatoes with ranch from their collection of food kiosks, or daring each other to try one of the exciting rides, the fair is sure to be a Father’s Day hit–and with rides like “Zero Gravity” and “Cliff Hanger”, you won’t be disappointed!

And did I mention that Big Bite Bacon Fest is happening on June 16th? A ticket to this one of a kind festival buys you a chance to sample “unlimited bacon cuisine and craft beer” from different San Diego chefs and restaurants. They call it a “bacon and beer” paradise, but we call it an awesome Father’s Day.

5.     Hiking

Living in San Diego means being able to surf along the coast, off-road in the desert, and hike in the mountains in a single day. That being said, there are so many beautiful trails, lakes and rivers, and natural landscapes around San Diego to explore. Here are just a few places for you and Dad to spend the day hiking:

Torrey Pines State Reserve–If you’re looking for a coastal trail with beautiful views, try hiking through the Torrey Pines State Reserve just north of La Jolla. There are several trails within the reserve to choose from and you can also hike down to the beach for a change of scenery.

Cowles Mountain–If you start your hike up Cowles Mountain before dawn, you’ll reach the top right as the sun is coming up. Cowles Mountain is the highest point in San Diego, meaning a fantastic view of the county from the summit!

pictures: Solid Rock, Stone, Petco, County Fair, Cowles 

1 comment:

Janette said...

This is an awesome post, just in time for Father's Day! Who knew there were so many fun activities to do with dad in San Diego? Thanks for sharing these great ideas!