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Best Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In OC

June 6, 2014 5:00 AM

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Father’s Day is right around the corner. More than material things, your dad probably just wants to spend time with his family at an event he can enjoy. Here are some of the best Father’s Day celebrations throughout Orange County.
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Chili At The Beach
Main Street & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-8300
www.hbdowntown.com
Date: June 14, 2014

One thing most guys appreciate is good chili. Good salsa is another thing that lots of guys enjoy. Chili at the Beach allows your dad to sample both. Plus, he’ll get to enjoy these two food items in a good setting – right by the water in Huntington Beach. He can even enter his own chili or salsa if he likes. Chili at the Beach is on Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take your dad to partake in two things he loves.

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(credit: Crevier Classic Cars)


Cruisin’ Brea Classic Car Show
Birch St. & Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821
ww5.breadowntown.com
Date: June 15, 2014

Dads have a way of appreciating cars, particularly classic cars. This car show is hosted by the Orange County Mustang Club, and it will give your dad plenty on which he can feast his eyes. Cars are available for viewing all around the area at Birch and Brea. Parking is free, but it may be a challenge to find because this event is well-attended. The Cruisin’ Brea Classic Car Show is on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 496-2274
www.ocean-institute.netcommunity1.com

The Ocean Institute has three different activities to enjoy with your dad. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can enjoy an adventure on a tall ship. From raising the sails to enjoying lunch on board the ship to helping steer it, this is a hands-on adventure the family will enjoy and remember. From 10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., you can board the research ship Sea Explorer and learn about the coastline and the local wildlife. From 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., you can sail with dad on the Spirit of Dana Point. For more details on any of these amazing and educational events, check the Ocean Institute calendar.

Related: OC’s Best Places for Father’s Day Gifts

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(credit: Hornblower Cruises)


Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 646-0155
www.hornblower.com
Date: June 15, 2014

If you’re of an age where you can drink beer with your dad, you know that it’s one of the great simple pleasures in life. Hornblower Cruises has you covered if you enjoy knocking back some brews with your old man. On this cruise, you’ll not only get to enjoy some brews with him, but also a manly brunch, and a two-hour cruise around Newport Beach. Boarding takes place at 11:30am. The cruise is from 12pm to 2pm. Contact Hornblower for prices and location details. Dress attire is required for this cruise.

(credit: Gary Schwind)

(credit: Gary Schwind)


Hopscotch Tavern
136 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-2222
www.hopscotchtavern.com

Lots of places offer a brunch for Father’s Day, and there’s nothing wrong with brunch. It’s a great meal that allows you to eat more than you should and to drink alcoholic libations in the middle of the day. However, if you want to give your dad a memorable meal for his special day, take him to Hopscotch. This tavern is offering a meal called Pig & Whiskey. This meal consists of a pig roasted Carolina style and whiskey. Your dad works hard and he deserves at least one meal that is utterly enjoyable even if it’s perhaps not the healthiest.

Related: Best Bars with a Rotating Beer Menu in OC

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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