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Father's Day in California

Things to Do for Father's Day California


In the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June.

These ideas may help, whether you're planning a few hours or an entire weekend.

Family Get-Togethers for Father's Day in California

If Dad is the family get-together kinda guy, rent a vacation home and get the whole clan together, whether they're related to you by blood or just your closest friends. Try Pine Mountain Lake near Groveland and Yosemite National Park, Irish Beach just south of Mendocino, Dillon Beach north of San Francisco or visit HomeAway which has lots of listings all over the state, even in the cities.

Father's Day Weekend Getaways

If you can get away for a whole weekend to celebrate good ol' Da, these are a few of the best places to do it:

  • Catalina Island: Whether Dad wants to be active or chill out, he'll find a place to do it here
  • Morro Bay: It's one of California's most family-friendly destinations with lots of water activities, shopping - and reasonably-priced lodging
  • Point Reyes and West Marin: A great getaway for an active family, with good hiking, beaches, kayaking and great scenery
  • Santa Barbara: No matter how old you and your father are, you'll find something that suits you in Santa Barbara
  • Yosemite: Voted one of the best places in California for family vacations by our readers

Taking Dad Out for a Father's Day Ride

Some dads are train buffs. How about a ride on one?

If Dad is more of a ship kinda guy, try the USS Hornet in Oakland, the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien in San Francisco or the USS Midway in San Diego.

Los Angeles, California Father's Day Weekend Ideas

San Diego, California Father's Day Weekend Ideas

  • If you're looking for a family day out, try these ideas for San Diego family outing
  • Brewery Tour: For grown-up kids and their beer-loving dads, this is a fun way to spend a day. Find out more.
  • Snooze at the Zoo: For a Father's Day you won't forget, the San Diego Zoo offers special Father's Day Campouts for fathers and their kids, aged four and older.

From LA or San Diego, you can head out to Victorville for the Huck Finn Jubilee.

San Francisco, California Father's Day Weekend Ideas

Father's Day Ideas Anywhere in California

An active father might like to choose his own fun. Buy him an activity gift certificate from Kijubi.com. It may be just the thing - he could learn to surf, take a tour, fly an airplane, go skydiving or ride a Segway - or any of a hundred other things. You might even enjoy doing them with him. Give the certificate in advance and schedule the activity for Father's Day to keep from putting it off.

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