Make This Father’s Day Extra Special

Written By: Nicole Fera, Michelle A Slieff, Charlotte Farrell Father’s Day in LA

Last year it may have been a car wash and watching the ball game on TV. But this year is different, and he deserves it. As you grew up, Pops was there for you. He was that guy who helped you with your first shave or taught you how to ride a bike. Now as you’ve gotten older, the tables have turned, and it’s time to step it up to ensure a memorable day for dear old dad.

 

Rodeo Drive Concours D’ Elegance

This Father’s Day from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Celebrate with dad at the classic car show, hosted by Rodeo Drive Concours d´Elegance, in Beverly Hills on Father’s Day Sunday. Most dads can appreciate a car that’s all Cherry. Watch your father’s smile shine as bright as a paint job on a fully restored 1967 Shelby.

400 Block Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

Father’s Day Aboard The Queen Mary

This is the brunch to go to with its variety of worldly cuisine. There is something for everyone ranging from Eggs Benedict all the way to Asian style ribs. Maybe take a tour after and get spooked on his iconic Long Beach legend.

1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
877.342.0738

 

A Day At The Races

Enjoy Dad’s day at the races with the whole family. Enjoy the outdoors and place bets on beautiful thoroughbred horses that are sure to give you a run for your money. Dad’s can enjoy a A 3-course plated brunch with a glass of Champagne or beer on arrival, Clubhouse admission, a racing Program, and a table in Turf Terrace restaurant for the entire day!

Santa Anita Race Track
285 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91007
626.574.7223

 

White Water River Rafting

For that adrenaline junkie Pop who is always looking for the next greatest adventure. One-up the father’s day before by showing him the time of his life with the ultimate father bonding experience. Add white water rafting to the books for a day he’ll never forget.

Kern River Tours
2712 Mayfair Road
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
760.379.4616

 

Golden Road Brewing

Their beer is absolutely delicious and 100% LA local. If your Dad is like most, than chances are he wouldn’t mind spending the day throwing back a few beers with his family. Not only is the pub a great chance to test out some of their favorite brews, but they offer a delicious menu as well. Make a whole day out of it and experience something local, delicious and fun.

5410 W San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
213.373.4677

 

Red O Santa Monica

Enjoy a delicious brunch featuring an a la carte selection of omelettes, steak & eggs, lobster Benedict, buttermilk pancakes, huevos rancheros, artisan tortas and other Breakfast & Lunch favorites. Also, sip on endless mimosas, tequila sunrises, sangria & bloody Marys.

1541 Ocean Ave, Ste 120
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.458.1600

Hike to Griffith Observatory

Not only is the Griffith Observatory an amazing place to visit, but you can hike up to the top and enjoy the many amazing views along the way. The observatory itself is great to check out all their astronomy information and attractions. Park at the bottom of one of the trailheads and hike your way up to a view of the famous Hollywood sign across the way. The hike falls into a moderate difficulty level, one that can be completed pretty easily by most. Just make sure to wear sneakers and something comfortable to walk up in and you’ll be good to go!

2800 E Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
213.473.0800

 

Family Outing to Universal Studios

If you’re a family who loves adventure and thrill then it only makes sense to take a trip to Universal Studios and celebrate Dad on his big day. Not only does Universal have their famed theme park filled with lots of rides to enjoy, but there is also amazing dining and shopping to take advantage of too.

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
800.864.8377

 

Herringbone

Celebrate Father’s Day at one of LA’s delicious hotspots, Herringbone. Not only does this place have amazing food, but the atmosphere itself is a reason to check it out and discover why it’s such a favorite of ours. For Father’s Day, enjoy the Double Cut Pork Chop special with Georgia peach mostarda, shaved ricotta salata, and Jerusalem artichoke gratin. Or dip into a Baja Cocktail with Shrimp Ceviche and a bottle of Coronita for the adults! They will be serving up their full brunch, so make sure to share their famous Sticky Bun with the table and then take a bite into the French Toast, Chilaquiles or Crab Cake Benny!

1755 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
310.971.4460

 

Take Dad to a Movie at Cinépolis

If Dad is into history, action, and comfy seats and snacks, then why not take him to see The Mummy with Tom Cruise? Even better, why not take him to a luxury theater? Top of the line audio systems, super luxurious push button waiter service, cool cocktails and air conditioned theaters, will take you on a one way trip to easy summer living.

180 Promenade Way
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
805.413.8838

 

Father’s Day Volleyball Tournament

Soak up the sun this weekend and treat dad to a day of fun on the beach! Fathers and daughters, fathers and sons battle it out on the sand to win prizes and bragging rights!

Manhattan Beach Pier
100 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

 

El Cholo

If dad is a fan of the best coconut margaritas and some bomb chips and salsa, look no further than the Santa Monica classic, El Cholo. Stop by for some good grub and raffles to celebrate their 20th anniversary in Santa Monica on the special day! Olé!

1025 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.899.1106

 

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

Having just rolled out their new summer menu, they are also offering lots of tasty new brunch specials such as the N’awlins style spicy Peel & Eat Shrimp or Buttermilk Fried Chicken Benedict. For those with big appetites, they’ll also be featuring the Baby Back Rib plate and the BBQ Pork Cheeseburger as brunch specials.

1733 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
424.292.5222

 

Primo Italia

Primo Italia is introducing a limited time Italian specialty, fit for a man and his family. Known for its superior quality in Italy, La Bistecca alla Fiorentina is a 44 oz. cut of beef that must abide by high standards to be considered. Primo’s Executive Chef Michelangelo has perfected its seasoning and grilling, and it will only be offered for the week leading up to Father’s Day and the day itself, and it will be served alongside the choice of Lou’s Old fashioned or the house Negroni—especially for when dad comes in.

24590 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
310.378.4288