Father’s Day weekend promises to be a lively one around San Diego, with events ranging from camping with wild animals to a quirky surf competition. Following is a sample itinerary to keep any dad happy, just so long as he has a nice and affordable downtown San Diego hotel to unwind in come days end.
Friday, June 13
Petco Unleashed Surf Dog Competition, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Start the day at Imperial Beach cheering on the unusual surfers at this quirky competition. Check out the sand sculpting competition, relax in the beer garden and watch some courageous canines paddle out and hang 20.
Foodie Friday, 6:00 pm
If your guy loves food and theater, Foodie Friday at the La Jolla Playhouse is the place to go this weekend. The cost of a ticket to the rock n’ roll musical “Chasing the Song” includes access to gourmet food trucks and a beer tasting by Stone Brewing Co.
Saturday, June 14
San Diego Fair, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
With loads of food, contests, rides, animals, games and exhibits, this is the place to go for some old-fashioned fun. The family-friendly extravaganza features wild and wooly events from a turkey stampede to six magic shows.
San Diego Zoo Father’s Day Sleepover, 4:00 pm – Sunday, June 15, 9:00 am
After the fair, head to the zoo and get ready for an amazing overnight adventure including animal presentations, bus tour, moonlight stroll and morning feeding. This year’s theme is animal superheroes and the price includes tent, dinner, evening snack and a hot breakfast.
Sunday, June 15
Family Kayak Adventure Center Kayak Tour, 9:00 am
Glide out on the water early for a guided kayak tour of lively San Diego Bay, complete with all equipment and a certified instructor. Paddle along enjoying views of the downtown skyline and Coronado Island while listening to fascinating tales of the area’s history.
San Diego Wooden Boat Festival, June 14, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and June 15, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wooden boat fanatics will love this annual Shelter Island festival at the Koehler Craft Boat Yard featuring over 80 wooden water craft in various stages of restoration. Take an afternoon stroll around the grounds admiring vessels from rowboats to schooners, along with nautical displays, music, food and crafts.
Concert Humphrey’s on the Bay, 7:00 pm
A perfect ending to Father’s Day weekend just might be the Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson performance at Humphrey’s on the Bay, one of the highlights of the spectacular outdoor venue’s summer series.
A packed weekend full of dad-focused activities is the perfect way to say “I love you.” Dad will also appreciate the top-notch amenities offered at Pacific Inn. We have in-room ESPN/HBO, daily buffet breakfast free of charge and Jacuzzi suites with an in-room whirlpool tub. If you really want to make sure the man in your life feels appreciated, book a room at Pacific Inn & Suites today – our cheap San Diego zoo hotel offers all the frills without excessive bills.
To schedule your Father’s Day room reservation at Pacific Inn, call 1-800-571-2933.