13 Best Father’s Day Activities in San Diego

13 Best Father’s Day Activities in San Diego

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Stuck on what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Here’s our shortlist of the best father’s day San Diego activities.

Celebrate the  dads in your life with a unique experience just for him or for the whole family.

From cooking to kayaking, scroll down for 13 of our favorite father’s day San Diego activities. Give him an experience he won’t forget!

Active Dad Father’s Day Activities in San Diego

We’re lucky to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the country – and the world.

Keep Dad moving and enjoy the natural beauty of San Diego with one of these fitness-focused Father’s Day activities.

We’ve got 5 fun activities for you:

Go for a hike.

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Try a new route and bring the kids along, too! Explore our list of top kid-friendly hikes for our trail recommendations for the whole family.

Rent an e-bike, kayak or paddleboard

Try out new fitness equipment at low cost. Rent Dad an electric bike, kayak, paddleboard, elliptical bike, scuba gear, etc. for the day and explore our beautiful community on land or by sea.

Group yoga class

If it’s Dad’s first time doing yoga, sign up for a Hatha, Restorative or Yin yoga class as these styles of yoga tend to be slower paced. Explore our Events calendar for upcoming yoga workshops.

Breathwork + cold plunge

Breathwork is a great way to drop in, get connected + activated before a cold plunge session or sauna time. Read our Ultimate Guide to Breathwork in San Diego to find breathwork and cold plunge studios across San Diego County.

Pump up the adrenaline

For the adventurous dad, purchase an adrenaline-inducing experience like skydiving, rock climbing, shark diving, jet boat tours, or paragliding.

Foodie Dad Father’s Day Activities in San Diego

Got a Dad in your life who loves the joy of good eating?

We’ve got you covered with 6 foodie-oriented father’s day activities to fuel the day.

Breakfast in bed


This Mother’s Day tradition is a great one for Dads, too! Whip up his favorite breakfast treats and have the kids get in the kitchen, too. Need recipe ideas? Try one of these 11 Sweet and Savory Strawberry recipes.

Take a road trip on the 101

Rent an e-bike or drive up the 101 to some of our favorite vegan eats + hotspots in San Diego. Make a whole day of it!

Hit the farmer’s market

Bring the whole family to the local market to sample local produce and grab a food truck brunch. These local markets are open on Father’s Day:

Take a cooking class

Learn and make something delicious together with the gift of a cooking class. Here’s a list of the best healthy cooking classes in San Diego to help you find a class to match Dad’s cooking style.

Have a picnic/BBQ party

Celebrate all the Dads in your life: make Fathers’ Day a big affair and reserve a picnic pavilion at a local park. Local luxury picnic companies can also arrange it all for you – from the set-up to the food, entertainment to clean up.

Go strawberry picking

Take the whole family out for a day at the farm. Read our top picks for the best local strawberry farms.

For the Dad Who Needs to Recharge

Everyone needs to make time for themselves, especially for dads who are burning the candle at both ends doing childcare, housework and/or paid work.

Honor the Dad(s) in your life and all of their efforts with a day of rest and relaxation. Here are a few activities you can explore to help him recharge:

Spa day for dads

Because Dads need for self-care, too. Gift him his own spa day with a “Just for Men” spa service:

Beauty Kliniek – La Jolla

Services include haircuts, infrared saunas, facials, deep tissue massages and no-frills pedicures/manicures.

3282 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

Yu Spa – Kearny Mesa

This traditional Korean spa, known as Jjimjilbang, offers male-only steam rooms, saunas, and hot tubs plus co-ed himalayan salt and red clay saunas. You can also add on a massage or body scrub service.

3927 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111

Explore meditation

Many local yoga and wellness centers offer meditation classes for beginners. Explore our Events calendar to find an upcoming meditation class for Dad.

Another great gift idea for the Dad in your life is a subscription to a meditation app like Insight Timer, Calm, Headspace or Buddhify.

Need more ideas?

Our Events calendar is full of the latest meditation, yoga, food and health-oriented events and classes. Have an activity idea we missed? DM us on Instagram or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!

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