Father’s Day is a time where we honor our father’s and husbands for being wonderful dads. In Southern California there are a lot of fun things to do with dad, including classic car shows, parks, fishing and dining. We compiled this list as a reference for things to do with dad. In honor of dad, we’ll update this list periodically throughout the year.
Celebrating Cars With Dad
- Father’s Day Car Show and Cruise To Belmont Park: (San Diego, CA). Father’s Day at Belmont Park. 3146 Oceanfront San Diego, CA. Treat dad to a day at the beach and cruise on down to Belmont Park from 9am-3pm.
- Annual Father’s Day Car Show: (Murrieta, CA) Father’s Day Cal Oaks Sports Park in Murrieta, CA. 6:30am-2pm. There will be over 300 classic and specialty vehicles as well as food and business vendors. 40 Trophies will be awarded to ‘Dads Top 40′ vehicles of the show in addition to ‘Mayors Choice’ and ‘Best in Show.’ The vehicle that wins the Best in Show will be featured on all of next years promotional material. If you have never been, you need to check it out!
- Concours d’Elegance Beverly Hills Luxury Car Show: (Beverly Hills, CA) The Rodeo Drive Committee, in conjunction with the city of Beverly Hills, presents the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance every year on Father’s Day. Each year a theme is selected to feature the superb combination of rare automobiles and motorcycles highlighting the past, present and future at the crossroads of fashion, design and entertainment. This year’s selected theme is “Highways to Heaven” to honor Route 66, Autobahn and Autostrade. Tip Courtesy of The Beverly Hills Mom.
- Autoclub Speedway (Fontana, CA): The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana has several fun events throughout the year including the Auto Club 400 and upcoming Historic Sports Car Festival to celebrate Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary. You can also get dad a gift for a Nascar race car driving experience. Vroooom!
Dining With Dad
- Mariposa’s Temecula: (Temecula, CA & San Diego, CA) Want to make dad smile? Take him to Mariposa’s in Temecula! The family owned ice cream joint showcases homemade ice cream in various flavors. The menu changes several times throughout the year. The ice cream recipes have been passed down for several generations for ice cream enthusiasts to enjoy for years to come. While you are there, make sure to check out the sports collectibles and autographed photos. Word around town is that famous people visit this place! Address: 29073 Overland Drive, Suite C, Temecula, California Address: 3450 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
- Mad Madeline’s Grill in Old Town Temecula (Temecula, CA): Old Town Temecula has several historical places and small town charm. Visit Old town with dad and enjoy a hamburger at Mad Madeline’s Grill and walk throughout the historic district with dad. You will be sure to spot a classic cars or cool motorcylces during your stroll with dad. Address: 8495 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590
- Al’s Beef (Chino, CA & Alhambra, CA): Al’s Beef serves the best Chicago Beef sandwiches and cheese fries. If your dad is from Chicago or the East Coast he is going to love this place. We love it, so make sure to take dad there too!
Fishing, Hiking and Boating With Dad
- Lake Cuyamaca (Julian, CA): Visit Lake Cuyamaca with dad for boating, fishing, camping and bird watching.
- Lake Perris (Perris, CA): Visit Lake Perris with dad for a walk, boat ride, picnic, horseback riding or to go fishing!
- Santa Rosa Plateau (Murrieta, CA): Take dad on a hiking trip at Santa Rosa Plateau. There are several walking trails, biking trails and hiking trails for all levels of nature enthusiasts.
- Lake Skinner (Winchester, CA): With 1400 acres of water supplied by the Colorado river and 241 campgrounds, Lake Skinner is an outdoor enthusiasts dream. There is several recreational facilities including bird watching, fishing and picnic areas. The park also offers a newly installed splash pad and camp store.
Roadtrip With Dad
- Riley’s Farms (Oak Glen, CA): Oak Glen is famous for its apple orchards and ranches. Plan a trip with dad to pick apples and visit the local area. One of our favorite places is Riley’s Farms for its colonial atmosphere. You can explore colonial farm life, visit a living colonial farm and participate in a reenactment of the revolutionary war. Riley’s farm also serves the best chicken pot pie in Inland Empire.
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