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Father’s Day dining ideas: Five ways to make Dad glad

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This Father’s Day, Sunday June 16, is all about making dad happy. And a well-fed pop is a happy pappy. Here are five ways to accomplish that:

fathersday11. Father’s Day Beer & Champagne Brunch Cruise

Take dad for brunch on the newest, largest ship from Hornblower Cruises. Includes a two-hour yacht cruise on San Diego Bay, elaborate buffet, all you can drink beer, never-ending Mimosas, bottomless Champagne and a souvenir pint glass to take home.

In addition, a gourmet brunch buffet, decadent dessert buffet and your own private reserved table. Out on the sun desk, enjoy the great view and a narrated tour of San Diego from the water. The prices are $70 for adults, kids 4-12 are $42.

Hornblower also offers a special dinner cruise on Fathers Day from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. This Sunday evening 3-hour San Diego Dinner cruise includes a freshly prepared three-course meal and a boarding glass of champagne. Buy tickets here

2. San Diego County Fair Big Bite Bacon Fest

The Big Bite Bacon Fest takes place in the Del Mar Arena at the San Diego County Fair. This event will showcase delicious samples of bacon cuisine from over 35 of the best chefs, restaurants and competitive cooks in San Diego. And to wash it all down, unlimited samples of over 50 craft beers from San Diego’s top breweries.

The inaugural Big Bite Bacon Fest takes place on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 16. Tickets start as low as $27. Attendees can pig out in hog heaven at an event that will showcase America’s love for bacon. Go here for more info and to purchase tickets.

3. Brats and Beer on the Bay

Make this Father’s Day an unforgettable one. Go for a sail aboard the State’s Official Tall Ship “Californian”.fathersday3

Work the lines and handle the sails with the crew as you sail around the beautiful calm waters of San Diego Bay. The day begins with a souvenir photo followed by a quick meal. Each adult receives a delicious bratwurst sandwich, chips and a cold beer prior to sailing. Hotdogs and soft drinks are available for the kids. Guests are welcome to enjoy the museum before and after the sail.

The fun starts at 10:00 am at the  San Diego Maritime Museum. Admission is $53-$65.

4. Father’s Day Brunch With Shamu

Show dad a whale of a good time by spending Father’s Day at SeaWorld. Enjoy a hearty poolside Brunch with Shamu and his trainers. Our chefs will prepare a special buffet for dad and the whole family.

Space is limited. Reservations required.  Park admission is required and not included. For info and to purchase tickets go here.

5. Father’s Day Beer and Food Walking Tour

This three-hour Father’s Day walking tour includes beer tastings (including local craft beers); burgers, pizza, and more; three tasty tour stops of local breweries and brewpubs; a guided tour of scenic La Jolla By-the-Sea; a behind-the-scenes look at the beer making process and special Father’s Day games, prizes and gifts. There are flexible start times.  Your start time will be confirmed in an email after you book.

Meeting place is in La Jolla (20 minutes from downtown San Diego). For tickets and info go here.

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