Last month The Event Team destination management company came correct with a range of unique activities for Mother’s Day, so naturally, our team of Southern California event planners are here to help you with options for Pop (poptions, if you will). Our expert researchers Taryn and JC recently put their heads together and came up with the following suggestions for all you Southern California kiddos:
Beer and Brunch on the Bay
Who says brunch is only allowed on Mother’s Day? Treat Dad to a two hour yacht cruise and brunch on gorgeous San Diego Bay. Featuring delicious food, bottomless beer and champagne, and a souvenir pint glass compliments of Hornblower Cruises.
970 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA – More info
Drop a Line with Dad
Whether you are looking for a challenge or a nice day out on the water, San Diego sportfishing is a wonderful way to spend this year’s sunny Father’s Day. Book a half day, three-quarters day or an entire full day excursion!
2803 Emerson Street, San Diego, CA – More info
Air Combat USA
Take Dad up through the clouds this weekend. At Air Combat USA you will get to fly alongside a military trained instructor at the controls of a military fighter jet for the ultimate fighter pilot experience. Founder and President, Captain Mike Blackstone, developed and patented the tracking system that verifies an air-to-air “kill” and equipped the aircraft with on-board cameras to capture footage and create memories for years to come.
3815 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA – More info
Chili at the Beach
This Saturday, head over to Surf City U.S.A. for some delicious pre-Father’s Day family fun. The annual Chili at the Beach brings out the city’s best restaurants and local businesses as they compete with their homemade recipes. Get your fill of the best chilies and salsas in town. Grab a taste and vote for your favorites. Also be sure and check out the marketplace fill with products and activities geared towards making Dad happy. This could be the start of a very satisfying tradition.
1 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA – More info
Whiskey and Cigar Father’s Day Brunch
Spend Father’s Day with the family, sipping mimosas and Bloody Marys and eating off a specially curated menu at The Royce Woodfired Steakhouse. Located within Pasadena’s beautiful Langham Hotel, the folks at The Royce have added an interactive element to this holiday celebration, featuring assortments of fresh breakfast pastries and elaborate food displays at the Chef’s Table. Rounding out Father’s Day festivities, all dads in attendance will also receive a complimentary cigar and whiskey tasting.
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA – More info
A Dad’s Day Car Show
Treat your dad to the Concours d’Elegance, an amazing collection of rare automobiles with unique vehicles representing the past, present, and future. This extraordinary event takes place on Rodeo drive, the epicenter of Los Angeles design and fashion. The best part about all these supercars being in one spot is that the entire show is free to the public and all ages are welcome!
200-400 Blocks of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA – More info
Father and Son/Daughter Surf Lessons
Would your Dad rather spend time in nature, doing something active, over sitting on the couch watching TV? If so, this Father’s Day activity is for him. Surprise him with a day at the beach, learning how to surf! Share the experience and grow together while enjoying one of Southern California’s favorite pastimes. All equipment (and lunch) is provided; all you need is a willingness to learn and the ability to swim!
Santa Claus Lane – 7 miles south of Santa Barbara, CA – More info
El Capitan Canyon Summer Concert Series
Celebrate a day early by taking your dad to El Capitan Canyon summer concert series, where the Mark Roberts Band will be performing under the stars for your enjoyment. Complete your experience with a BBQ dinner fireside and enjoy unplugging and unwinding in the beautiful scenery that is El Capitan Canyon. Admission is free to guests staying overnight at the Canyon, for all others the charge at the door is $10.00.
11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA – More info
Hummer/Dune Buggy Adventure
There’s a reason Palm Springs is known as the “desert playground.” Take Dad for a spin off the beaten path on an H-1 Hummer or dune buggy adventure. A fun, easy, and unique traveling experience for both young and old.
Various Pickup Locations, Palm Springs, CA – More info
Putting with Pops
If your dad enjoys a day on the green check out one of the many golf resorts Palm Springs has to offer. Great options include Indian Canyons Golf Resort, Escena Golf Club, and Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort.
Palm Springs, CA – More info
Since the 1920’s modernist architects have been escaping to the desert to create the now iconic city. Take a guided tour of the desert’s most notable architecture, check out where classic Hollywood celebrities have called home, or grab a map and visit mid-century modern landmarks by Richard Neutra, John Lautner, William F. Cody and more.
2901 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA – More info
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Our Southern California event experts are at your service! If you’re a meeting planner with an upcoming Southern California corporate event and would like some help selecting fun and unique event options for your attendees, contact The Event Team destination management company today!