Celebrating Father’s Day, Carlsbad Style 2

This year, when Sunday the 19th rolls around, you’ll know what to do. That’s because we’ve put together a comprehensive guide of family oriented, off the wall, 21 and over, and other activities for pops, dad, daddy…or whatever you like to call your old man.

Carlsbad has no shortage of neat things to do with dad. Maybe we’re just lucky here. Being the mecca of sunshine and surf, along with the craft beer movement embedded in our local culture, a hybrid of activities associated with both are available. Not to mention, for the family man, Carlsbad is the place to be, with lots of activities to do with the kiddos. And for dads just looking to spend some quality time outdoors, we’ve got you covered too!

Go Gastro

Not only does Urge host a wall of select whiskeys (with a rolling ladder to reach them), but they also have a wickedly delicious menu with the likes of a wild boar burger and chocolate whiskey cake. A great place for adult kids and their pops. UrgeGastropub.com

Fly High

If dad is on the brave side, you may want to give him the gift of a flight over Carlsbad in a vintage 1929 Travel Air 4000, with gorgeous views of the coast and absolutely amazing views of breaching whales. FunFlights.com

Make Music

Founded by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), this museum has exhibits focusing on the history of music in the U.S. A fun day for any music buff. MuseumOfMakingMusic.org

Get Crafty

Is dad a museum guy, and a bit crafty to boot? Why not take Father’s Day to visit this museum full of everything from dwarf racecars to tiny silver motorcycle engines to steam powered robots. CraftsmanshipMuseum.com

Bike Through

Rent a bike and take a tour along the scenic Carlsbad coast with NiKaro. The best thing about their tours? They include lunch from a local eatery and brewery tastings (price of drinks excluded). NiKaroOutdoors.com

Tour Breweries

We can’t neglect the vast amount of breweries to visit surrounding Carlsbad. A beer tour in an open-air jeep with dad sounds like a great way to do just that. BreweryTourSanDiego.com

Race Away

When dad and the kids have a need for speed, there’s really nowhere else to go. Like their website says, “Arrive and drive”. The kids will love it. K1Speed.com

Let’s Lego

Take your kids to Legoland on Father’s Day and you’ll be the dad of the year. Not to mention, it’s an awesome theme park right in our own backyard here in Carlsbad! Legoland.com

Paddle Out

It’s been said that on a gorgeous day, there is absolutely nothing better than a peaceful paddle ride around the Carlsbad lagoon. Never paddle boarded before? These guys will teach you and dad every step of the way. 2StandUpGuys.com

Tee On

Sometimes dad just wants to golf. And there’s no better location to take some swings than The Crossings with a pristine view of the Pacific. TheCrossingsAtCarlsbad.com