Dads are just the best. Dads kill all the spiders in the house, make sure we understand toilet-humor, and always love us unconditionally (even if Dad shows it a little differently than Mom). So in honor of our Pop, we’re sharing 10 amazing things to do with Dad on Father’s Day in LA.
1. Dodger Game – One of the best pastimes for a Dad is cheering the Dodgers at their home stadium. At 1:10 on June 19th, the Dodgers are playing against the Cleveland Guardians and what looks to be an awesome afternoon of baseball and Doyer dogs!
2. Play Some Golf – LA has an ample selection of amazing golf courses. From Pelican Hill in Newport to the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank and everywhere in between, check out some amazing courses that will give Dad the best game of his life. If money is an issue, you’ll still be able to get your golfing kicks at a driving range.
3. Bowling – Is your Dad a Big Lebowski fan? Like to play games without the beating sun or the crowds? Take pops out for bowling with the rest of the fam. Our favorites are PINZ in the Valley or Lucky Strike in Hollywood for a bit of Los Angeles flair, but your local bowling alley will do just the trick.
4. BBQ – My Dad’s perfect Father’s Day involves a pool and some BBQ. But for those of you who don’t have a BBQ at home, you’ve got plenty of options! From free BBQ pits at the park to some famous BBQ joints in town, gift Dad a slab of ribs so that he can take a break from the grilling!
5. Beer Brewery Tour – Dads and beer go together like… well, Dads and beers! From the many local breweries in LA to the awesome multi-location beer tours in LA, Dad would love to relax and get a taste of LA with some of the greatest beer on the West Coast.
6. Camping – If your Dad is all about getting in touch with nature and exploring the great outdoors, a weekend or night out camping is the perfect bonding experience. Check out Malibu Creek State Park, Balboa RV Park, or Musch Park for great camping sites that provide some amazing views as well as all of your camping necessities (like a bathroom).
7. Water Sports – If your Dad likes adventure, try taking him to Marina Del Rey or the beach to try jet-skiing, kayaking, or surfing. Your dad will certainly enjoy some much needed peace with the ocean and some major ‘zen’ bonding time.
8. Take Him to the Movies – Dad loves action-packed films or scary thrillers. On this hot day in June, purchasing movie tickets and buying your favorite candy is another option. If Dad is a cult-classic follower or likes to hang with the crowd, check out the many outdoor theater options like Eat. See. Hear or the outdoor screenings at Forever Hollywood.
9. Comedy Show – If your pops is in need of a good laugh, try something a little offbeat and a show that’s sure to entertain. With famous comedy venues like the Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, and The Comedy Store there are more than enough places to see some of the best comedians in the world!
10. Get Artsy – Perhaps Dad is an intellectual artist looking for a muse. Taking your Dad to the Getty, the Broad or LACMA might be a great way to start a conversation! If you’re Dad is more hands-on with his art, try taking your dad to a pottery class or a wine and paint session!
Things to do if He’s Not in LA:
If 2022 is the year you will not be able to hang out with your dad in person, that’s okay because we have remote options as well.
1. Phone Call – If your Dad is not tech savvy then a phone call should suffice. Having a nice, long conversation with the person you looked up to is never a bad idea. If you and your dad have iPhones, then facetime is a bonus.
2. Zoom – If your Dad is a little tech savvy then a zoom call is a great option. It’s easy to set up and will allow you to have a more stable conversation. Get creative and take advantage of zoom backgrounds that can be found online for free.
3. Letter/Package – If you want to express how much your dad means to you through letters, well, writing a letter is the perfect option. Write and send the letter before Father’s Day, and include a few gifts in a package. Once Father’s Day arrives, get on a zoom, facetime, or regular call and watch your dad read the letter and open the package.
So grab a beer, enjoy a game, relax or feel an adrenaline rush on Father’s Day in LA! He deserves it!
About the Author
Sebrin Elms is a newlywed, travel fanatic, book lover, champagne connoisseur and kitty mama. When she’s not globe-trotting or wearing flower crowns, she’s probably writing on her blog, The Clumsy Traveler.
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