The year-round sun and warmth of the beach towns of San Diego County is what makes it a great place for a getaway no matter the time of year you come. Treat the one you call “Dad” this Father’s Day to a relaxing San Diego beach vacation on the California Coast. There is plenty to see and do, whether dad’s on a well-deserved solo trip or a trip with all his loved ones.

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San Diego Zoo

Bring the whole family for a fun walk on the wild side. The San Diego Zoo was the pioneer of cageless exhibits and is a can’t-miss stop with dad this Father’s Day. Dad and his kids of all ages will enjoy the zoo and its over 4,000 animals. Each animal resides in an authentic habitat, from deserts to rain forests, and everything between. Walk the zoo grounds on your own or take the tour bus that crosses three quarters of the zoo’s area. You’ll also get guided information so you can decide what you want to learn more about. For a bird’s-eye view, the Skyfari gondola lift offers a beautiful view of the whole zoo.


There are over two dozen public courses, San Diego County has a myriad of options for your dad who loves to challenge himself against the course. Book dad a tee time at Coronado Municipal Golf Course and spend some time exploring the island, too. If he’s a PGA tour fan, schedule some time at the famed Torrey Pines in La Jolla, home of the Farmers Insurance Open. Dad will put his skills against golf greats like Tiger Woods, Jason Day, John Daly, Bubba Watson, and others.

Coronado Island

Coronado Island is a day trip from the mainland beach towns of San Diego County that’s not to be missed. Take a guided tour this Father’s Day with dad and learn about island history, including the first military flying school: the school where sailors first learned to take off into the wild blue yonder. Make a stop at historic Hotel Del, and add in plenty of shopping, dining, golf, and other entertainment before catching the ferry and heading back to the mainland.

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Beach & Water Activities

There’s nothing more iconic of summer in San Diego County and Southern California than the beach. If you and dad don’t plan on a dip in the rolling waves of the Pacific, lay out and sunbathe, change up your exercise routine with a run or walk on the beach, or plant a beach umbrella, spread a towel or blanket, and kick back for some much-needed relaxation this Father’s Day.

Dad may want to experience fun water activities. Paddle your way through the water on a stand-up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. Up the adrenaline and the speed and take off on a jet ski or fly up to 500 feet above the water on a parasailing adventure!

San Diego Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

When most people think of California and trolleys, the iconic San Francisco system may jump to mind first. During a Father’s Day trip to San Diego County, make time for the one here, too. The trolley isn’t just a different mode of transportation, it’s also an easy and affordable way to get around, without the headache of busy parking areas with expensive rates at popular attractions.

Tour the entire 11-stop route before choosing a destination. Your conductor is a knowledgeable guide who will fill you in on everything there is to see and do along the route. “Hop off” and explore further, then hop back on at a later stop, or when the trolley loops around to your location again. It’s a great way to find where dad wants to spend his time.

Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries

Take dad on a tour of the local breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Hit stops like Old Harbor Distilling, You & Yours Distilling Co or Cutwater Spirits in San Diego. Hop over to Oceanside for the tastes of Pacific Coast Spirits, or Henebery Spirits in Vista. Dads who love good local brews will want to taste the products of 32 North Brewing Co., Athletic Brewing Co., Mission Brewery, and others.

If dad enjoys a good glass of wine, take him to Witch Creek Winery and taste a selection of rose, red, white, and other specialty wines. Bring him on an open mic comedy night or live music show.

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Spend Father’s Day in San Diego County

When you start planning all the fun activities and adventures for your Father’s Day adventure in San Diego County, make sure to book comfortable and fun accommodations dad will love. Kick off the planning by booking a vacation rental with Vacation Rentals By Kimberly.

We have accommodations as small as one-bedroom for a solo trip just for dad, all the way up to a seven-bedroom home for dad and all his loved ones to enjoy a beach vacation.

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