Celebrate Father’s Day in San Diego

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Celebrate Father’s Day in San Diego over brunches, dinners and special treats just for dad. We have your full San Diego Father’s Day guide.

DINING
Bice
California Restaurant Association’s “2012 Best Fine Dining Italian” winner will be offering a prix fixe menu in honor of dad. Diners will enjoy an appetizer of cold cuts and burrata, soup or salad, and one of five delectable main courses including lamb stew with polenta crackers and orcchiette pasta with broccoli rabe. The meal is completed with a mixed berry and ricotta crumble tart. On Sundays, Bice also offers half-off of selected bottled wines. $29/pp. Bice Ristorante, 425 Island Avenue, San Diego. 619.239.2423. bicesandiego.com

The Westgate Hotel

Gather friends and family to celebrate Father’s Day with a special beer-laden brunch. Stone Brewing Co.’s exquisite craft beers will be expertly paired with The Westgate Hotel’s award-winning Sunday brunch. This special collaboration also includes live music. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $49/pp. Fountainebleau Room at The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave., San Diego. 619.557.3655. westgatehotel.com

La Valencia
Hotel
Spoil dad with breakfast buffet stations and omelets made to order. La Valencia’s breakfast buffet also boasts salads, seafood and grill options including Hawaiian baby back ribs. Top off the morning with a Guinness chocolate cake or a mini cherry crumble pie from La Valencia’s dessert buffet. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $65/pp. La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla. 858.454.0771. lavalencia.com

ON THE WATER
Father’s Day Sailing Celebration 

Take dad on a special one-of-a-kind adventure with the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Father’s Day celebration aboard the 145’ schooner Californian. Every adult will receive a delicious bratwurst sandwich and a cold beer prior to the three-hour voyage around the beautiful waters of the San Diego Bay. The museum’s experienced crew will make your Father’s Day celebration unforgettable while working the lines and handling the sails. Photos and food begin at 10:30 a.m., board at noon. $60/pp; $35/kids. Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.234.9153. sdmaritime.org/fathers-day-celebration-sail/

Hornblower Beer Brunch Cruise
Start Father’s Day the right way with brunch on board Inspiration Hornblower. The Beer Brunch Cruise includes all of dad’s favorite dishes, including huevos rancheros, BBQ chicken salad and corned beef hash. All that macho food is sure to make dad and the rest of the family thirsty, so this cruise also includes bottomless beer, mimosas and champagne. Dads even get to take home a complimentary pint glass. Board at 10:30 a.m. $64.95/pp. San Diego Grape Street Pier, 1800 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.686.8700. hornblower.com/hce/port/category/sd+FathersDay

Flagship Cruises Beer ‘N’ Brats

Give dad the gift of amazing scenery, great entertainment and bottomless Bratwursts this Sunday. The Beer ‘N’ Brats two-hour cruise includes an endless supply of tasty brats and domestic brews. The gourmet buffet also includes seafood, salads and a fountain of chocolate paired with a bouquet of fresh fruit. Cruise the bay with live entertainment from Jo Jo Hahn. Board at 10:30 a.m. $64.50/pp; $37.50/children. Flagship Cruises and Events, 1050 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.522.6155. flagshipsd.com

EVENTS
San Diego Father’s Fest

Test dad’s three-legged racing skills and celebrate his special bond with the kids at the second annual two-day festival. The free Father’s Fest includes an amateur BBQ competition, photo booth, face painting, balloon animals and live entertainment by West Coast Express Band. Food will be available for purchase. Saturday 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego. 619.869.1901. fathersdayfestival.net

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast

Jun. 17. Take dad to the San Diego fair for Father’s Day and be sure to arrive early for the annual pancake breakfast. Buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs with cheese, sausage patties and country-fried potatoes will be cooked on-site and served with a fresh fruit salad, juice and coffee or tea. It’s the perfect fuel to kick off a day of fun at the San Diego Fair. $15/pp; $9/children. Price includes fair admission. Paddock Green at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. 858.755.1161. sdfair.com

TREATS
We Olive 

Looking for the perfect gift for dad? We Olive will be offering a customizable three pack of olive oils and vinegars as well discounts on selected retail gourmet foods. But We Olive isn’t just a place to shop; it’s a place to sip too. On Father’s Day, enjoy California premium artisan wines, craft beer and olive oil inspired tapas with stunning views of La Jolla cove at happy hour prices all day long. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. We Olive, 1158 Prospect St., La Jolla. 858.551.8250. Lajolla.weolive.com

GOLF
Maderas Golf Club

Nothing says Father’s Day like a day on the greens. Give the gift of golf this Father’s Day and treat dad to a Maderas membership package or lessons at the Maderas Golf Academy. After teeing off, pop by The Grille for a special BBQ with a mouthwatering selection of baby back ribs, grilled tiger shrimp and Black Angus tri tip. BBQ from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $32/pp; $18/children. Maderas Golf Club, 17750 Old Coach Road, Poway. 858.451.8100. maderasgolf.com

 

 

 

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