Janelle Monae to perform on Father’s Day at Stern Grove (credit: Mychal Watts/Getty Images)
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19. Instead of buying dad a tie or socks, make new memories with a fun day out. No two dads are alike, so treat them to an activity that helps them learn a new skill or just enjoy something they already love to do with their family. Whether he’s an outdoors type of guy, a little offbeat or a master chef, there is something for every kind of dad in the Bay Area.
2750 19th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132
Father’s Day is the kick-off of the Stern Grove Festival’s summer lineup of its concert series in the trees. Janelle Monae, who is known for her stage presence and powerhouse vocals, will be headlining. Bring a picnic and arrive early because admission is free, although donations are highly encouraged. This one is the right choice for any dad who enjoys good music, a picnic and a day in the park.
1 Zoo Road
San Francisco, CA 94132
Start the day off with a leisurely bicycle ride through the zoo with a tour guide. This family-friendly ride lets you explore the zoo and see the animals before it is open to the public. The ride ends with a continental breakfast. This is perfect for any dad who is a fan of animals, morning bike rides and spending some quality time with the family.
Pier 3, Hornblower Landing
San Francisco, CA 94111
Hornblower offers a variety of bay cruises for Father’s Day. Choose from a beer brunch cruise or a dinner cruise that includes scenic views of the San Francisco Bay with live entertainment. Brunch includes a brunch buffet, beer, champagne and mimosas. Dinner includes a four-course dinner. This is the perfect idea for dads that enjoy good food with a view.
298 Mare Island Way
Vallejo, CA 94590
Father’s Day weekend is the ten-year anniversary of the Northern California Pirate Festival. There is entertainment featuring pirates and mermaids, a marketplace, contests, rides and activities for the whole family. Come dressed in costume and talk in your best swashbuckling voice. Here is the activity for dads with a sense of adventure who enjoy pirate talk.
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA 95018
Roaring Camp offers train rides through the Santa Cruz mountains. On Father’s Day, the steam train rides feature a great train robbery where you get to witness outlaws and lawmen battle it out. After the train ride, stay for a Chuck Wagon BBQ platter. Dad even gets an engineer’s cap when you purchase BBQ. Anyone would love this, especially the dad who likes trains, the Wild West and the Redwood Forest.
601 Murray Circle
Sausalito, CA 94965
This Father’s Day, Cavallo Point celebrates dad with a cooking class to make paella. On Saturday, June 18, learn how to make this slow cooked hearty meal with dad. The workshop shows you how to make paella as well as some appetizers, a salad and dessert that complement the flavors. The best part is you get to eat the final product. If dad likes to cook and enjoy time in the kitchen, this is something he’s guaranteed to appreciate.
1483 Pierce Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
The Mountain Winery has a Sangria Sunday with entertainment by Santos Perdidos for Father’s Day. Enjoy a Latin-inspired menu with red wine sangria or summer white sangria. Live music with a blend of Cuban, cha cha, bolero and changui will be played to accompany the meal. Whether dad likes food, Latin music or just sangria, he will have a great time here.
This article was written via Examiner.com for CBS Local Media