Father’s Day Gifts for Any Dad

 This Father’s Day, thank the man who has always been your role model with something better than a gift: an experience. Spend some quality time with your dad with one of these activities, whether your dad gets psyched running a marathon or is the kind of guy who likes to sit back and relax as much as possible. Whatever his personality, he’ll love spending time with you to celebrate Father’s Day on the Central Coast!

For the Outdoorsman:

For the dad who just isn’t happy unless his heart is racing, an outdoorsy and active gift is the best choice! Sign you and your dad up for the Central Coast Classic Bike Ride on June 23rd, a local bike race that has ride options ranging from 25-72 miles. Rides cover the California Central Coastal trail starting in Cambria, offering panoramic coastal views, challenging hills, and a lovely sea breeze. Whichever level of trail you choose, you’ll have a rewarding ride with beautiful scenery! Cool down with happy hour at 927 Beer Company in Cambria at 11 a.m., and grab some food at the 11 am – 3 pm Lions Club BBQ, included with your ticket.  Learn more here.

Photo: (c) Urban Diversion

For the Techie:

When looking for a gift for your technology-obsessed dad, feed his addiction with a fun gadget that can bring the two of you together! Book a trip for the two of you to visit beautiful Pismo Beach with Shore Cliff Hotel‘s GoPro Package. Dad will love spending some quality time with you, and both of you will enjoy looking back on all the memories you made together on your special trip for years to come. Whether the two of you spend your days kayaking on the open ocean, hiking a few of the many trails the Central Coast has to offer, or fishing off the pier in Pismo Beach, the GoPro allows you to capture these hands-on experiences with ease. Let technology bring you and your dad together, rather than apart! Learn more here. 

Photo: (c) @marcruffini

For the Beer-Lover:

If your dad loves beer, then a trip to the Central Coast means he’s in luck! There are so many fantastic breweries in the Central Coast area. This summer, plan out an afternoon beer tasting getaway for your dad! Try out the Central Coast beer trail with this interactive map, and don’t miss some of our nationally-beloved breweries with hometown roots like Firestone Walker Brewing  and Figueroa Mountain Brewing. With so many amazing breweries to see during your time on the Central Coast, why not make a weekend of it? Book the 805 Beer Package at the Inn at the Cove and you and Dad will enjoy oceanfront accommodations, a six pack of 805 beer, and two 805 pint glasses to kick off your stay.

Photo: (c) Kramer Events

For the Traveler:

Whether your Dad travels for work or pleasure, give him the gift of visiting the Central Coast this Father’s Day with a Martin Resorts eGift Card. These gift cards can be used on accommodations at any Martin Resorts property in Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, or Paso Robles, onsite dining, and other on-property offerings. And now when you buy a $200 Martin Resorts eGift Card, you’ll receive a $25 bonus gift card in return! It’s time to give the man who has given you the world the chance to experience something extraordinary for himself. But hurry—this offer expires 6/22/18. Learn more here.

For the Golfer:

Take an afternoon out golfing! There are some great courses in the Central Coast area. Try out Avila Beach Golf Resort or Hunter Ranch Golf Course. In Los Osos, Sea Pines Golf Resort is also a father-favorite, offering golf lessons, Footgolf and Disc Golf, and onsite bar and grill with beautiful views of Morro Bay. Try Dairy Creek Golf Course in San Luis Obispo too for a nice lunch before or after you hit the course, and celebrate your Dad with his favorite activity! Whichever golf course you choose, your dad will love spending quality time with you on the green, making this gift a hole-in-one!

Photo: (c) Dick’s Sporting Goods

For the Music Lover:

For the dad who loves music, there are plenty of events this summer that will be perfect for a Father’s Day Gift. To kick off Father’s Day Weekend on Friday, June 15th, visit Concerts in the Plaza in San Luis Obispo for an afternoon enjoying sunshine, live music, and friendly conversation. Concerts is the Plaza is a charming summer tradition held at the San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza, with a rotating musical line-up encompassing all sorts of genres. If your dad is into classical music, celebrate Father’s Day with tickets to SLO’s best classical music festival: Festival Mozaic, which kicks off later this summer on July 17th. This festival makes the most of the Central Coast’s culture and offers some beautiful concerts outdoors. You won’t want to miss it!

Photo: (c) San Luis Obispo

For the Foodie:

Some dads love nothing more than a good meal, along with a glass of wine or beer filled to the brim. For these guys, tickets to Roll out the Barrels, a summer festival celebrating great wine and tasty food, is a great gift.  This festival, taking place from June 21-23, is your passport to SLO Wine Country, and is a great way to explore the sights, tastes, and conversations of the Central Coast for those who are unfamiliar. If you’re not going to be around during that weekend, a delicious Sunday Brunch at the Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse, which takes place every Sunday. Make reservations for Father’s Day, cause certainly other fathers have the same idea!

Photo: (c) Visit California

For the Sporty Dad:

For a really athletic dad who also likes to have a good time, do a 5K together! The Templeton 5K beer run is a relatively short distance that anyone can do, and this one makes it even more fun with beer! A more serious athlete might have a great time with the Rock to Pier Run and Half Marathon in Morro Bay. And if your dad is really into watching sports, but maybe not so much into running, then check out a local baseball game together! Here’s the SLO Blues’, (our local minor league), schedule.

Photo: (c) Flickr

To all the Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day from Martin Resorts!