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Credit: Philip Guerette

7 Ways to Make Dad Smile This Father’s Day

From Beers to Sports Cars, Here’s How to Make Dad’s Father’s Day the Best Yet

​​Sure, you could mull over what boring tie to get Dad this year or head to a golf shop and pick up a classic tee. But, why not gift your old man an adventure and spend some good ol’ fashion quality time with him this Father’s Day? On June 19, treat Dad to one of these memorable SoCal experiences that are sure to be a great time for both you and him.  Father’s Day Experiences SoCal


Little Bit of Rock ‘n’ Roll 

Rock & Brews

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@localemag Take your dad to @rockandbrews for Father’s Day! 🎥: @BeastlyAppetite #localemagazine #rockandbrews ♬ Rock And Roll All Nite – Kiss

Rock & Brews has been serving LA and OC for over a decade! It’s the spot to kick back with a beer, enjoy some rock ‘n’ roll music and indulge in classic American cuisine with your old man. Surrounded by music legends and big-screen TVs in an open-air space, this is the perfect spot to have some one-on-one time with Dad over a cold beer. You can’t go wrong with their dry-rubbed ribs, sweet & spicy asian sauce-slathered wings or BBQ chicken salad. This Father’s Day, Rock & Brews will be celebrating by giving out branded pint glasses to take home. The first 50 dads will receive a Rock & Brews pint glass when they buy one of three on-tap Rock & Brew beers on Father’s Day!

Locations: Buena Park, El Segundo, Corona, Redondo Beach, Tustin

Father’s Day Experiences SoCal

Hit ‘Em Long and Straight


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It doesn’t matter if Dad already knows how to properly swing a golf club or if he’s just now learning–you two are sure to have a ball at TopGolf in Ontario. This golf driving range game offers a unique golfing experience with a light-up golfing green and climate-controlled bays, each equipped with a full set of complimentary clubs. This three-story entertainment destination also has a bar on every floor and over 200 TVs. Order some grub and enjoy friendly competition at TopGolf!

Location: Ontario


Rev Your Engines 

Porsche Experience Center

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Okay, so you might not be able to surprise Dad with a new Porsche, but you can still gift him a couple hours behind the wheel of one! Depending on which model you decide to treat him to, prices range from about $465 to $1,095 for an hour and a half. Letting Dad live out his dreams of racing in a 911 Turbo S! This might just be the best Father’s Day gift yet. 

Location: Carson

Stop and Stare

Petersen Automotive Museum

If your father prefers to just appreciate a finely crafted vehicle instead of getting behind the wheel of one, the Petersen Automotive Museum is the perfect place to take him. WIth over 400 vehicles, this is one of the world’s premier automotive museums. Don’t miss the Bond Experience exhibit, which has every automotive vehicle used in the 007 films! And be sure to head down to the Vault, which has not only Batmobiles but vehicles driven by former presidents and celebrities.

Location: Downtown Los Angeles

Father’s Day Experiences SoCal

Bonding in the Kitchen

Sur la Table Cooking Class

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Whether Dad can make a mean grilled cheese or he’s always cheffin’ on the grill in the summertime, taking one of Sur la Table’s guided cooking classes together is a guaranteed good time. Check out their class schedule to see what dish you’d like to make together among options like Spanish paella, homemade pasta, Korean barbecue and even croissants from scratch.

Locations: Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Carlsbad, San Diego

Father’s Day Experiences SoCal

Cheers to Dad

Brewery X

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If your pops is a craft beer enthusiast, you have to take him to Brewery X. Known for their beer and hard seltzers—all of which are independently and locally produced. This open-air, bright and vibrant brewery will let Dad enjoy the selection while digging the laid-back vibes and live music. For one of the hardest hard seltzers (10% ABV) in the game, kick back with a pint of Jungle Juice. Pro tip: Check out their food calendar online before stopping in!

Location: Anaheim


Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Angels Game

Heading to a ball game at Angel Stadium with your dad is always a good idea. And while the Angels aren’t playing at home on Father’s Day this year, they’ll be here the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after, hosting the Kansas City Royals. Surprise him with tickets, and maybe you’ll even snag a foul ball or a home run to keep as a souvenir!

Location: Anaheim

Father’s Day Experiences SoCal

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