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. All weekend (June 16th-18th) the Dodgers are playing against the Giants and what looks to be an awesome afternoon of baseball and Dodger 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 of the amazing greens we found here and give Dad the best game of his life.
3. Take Dad to a Car Show – Beverly Hills is hosting an epic and elegant car show on Father’s Day. Take Dad to the city’s annual Rodeo Drice Concours d’Elegance Car Show from 10am-4pm. Its FREE and open to the public and will be hosted on Rodeo Drive from Wilshire Blvd to S. Santa Monica Blvd. More details here.
4. 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.
5. Concert – Relive Dad’s 90’s punk rocker era by taking him to the blink-182 concert in LA. There are two shows at the BMO Stadium. They are guaranteed to play all of Dad’s favorite hits like “All The Small Things.” Get tickets now.
6. BBQ – Dad’s perfect Father’s Day always involves a pool, beer, some BBQ and burgers. 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 burger joints in town, gift Dad a meal out so that he can take a break from the grilling.
7. Wellness Session – Take Dad to share an experience he won’t forget at the Valley Salt Cave. They have special going on right now until Father’s Day for 2 people to do a salt sesh for $60. Salt therapay is a great way to detox, promote calmness and help respiratory issues. Call to your daddy and me book a session.
8. 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).
9. 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.
10. Take Him to the Movies – Dad loves action-packed films or scary thrillers. If Dad is a cult-classic follower or likes to hang with the crowd, check out the many outdoor theater options like Rooftop Cinema Club in DTLA or the outdoor screenings at Forever Hollywood.
11. 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!
12. 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 2023 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.