Best Father’s Day Picks in Los Angeles

June 14, 2011 3:00 PM

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If you are looking for great places to spend Fathers Day and or things to do you have come to the right place. We’ll help you surprise your dad by taking him out to enjoy one of these activities

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Fillmore & Western Railway

364 Main St
Fillmore, Ca. 93015
(805) 524 – 2546
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There is something special about traveling by train. Maybe it is the way that it helps spark your imagination with thoughts about cowboys and Indians or maybe it is because it is far more relaxing not to have fight traffic on the freeway.
Whatever your reason is there is always a good time to be had when you treat dad to a traveling feast on a vintage train ride on the Fillmore & Western Railway. The trips includes the pretty view of the scenic “Heritage Valley” and a country-cooked BBQ lunch the whole family will enjoy.

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Los Angeles Dodgers

1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 224-1448
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If your father has or had dreams of playing professional baseball you should take him to see The LA Dodgers play the Houston Astros. The Dodgers are celebrating the special day by providing “Dodger Blue BBQ Aprons” to all fathers in attendance but the really cool part is what happens after the game.
Dads and families are invited to leave the stands and head on down to the field to play catch. For an hour they and their families can play catch with foam baseballs provided by Farmer John.

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iFLY Hollywood

Universal Studios City Walk
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 985-iFLY
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Spare dad the poems about his being the wind beneath your wings and go flying with him this year. Yes, you can make like Peter Pan and fly. At iFLY Hollywood your dad will receive training and flight gear that he can use for his flight in an indoor wind tunnel. It is the kind of experience that will make this Father’s Day one to remember.

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2011 Rodeo Drive Concours D’Elegance

Wilshire Blvd & N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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The Rodeo Drive Concours D’Elegance is a free fun filled family event that dad will love. This year the theme of the annual event is “The Art of Italian Motoring.” More than 125 Vintage Italian cars will be on display. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to find parking as event organizers anticipate that around 30,000 people will come to see this collection of luxury cars and collectibles. The event takes place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-2000
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The Autry National Center Father’s Day programs run from 11-5 on Father’s Day. Have fun panning for gold, listening to stories and or making a Some of them are especially good for young families that want to do something fun like pan for gold, listen to stories and or making a gift for that special father in your life.

As a bonus you can take the kids to the zoo, Travel Town, ride the carousel or weather permitting enjoy a great day outside with your family.

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Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-4200
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One of the more enjoyable ways to enjoy Father’s Day is to sit outside at the picturesque Descanso Gardens. Add more enjoyment with barbecue selections, prepared by Patina Catering. Enjoy a concert by Jet Set Quartet at 1 p.m. Free with Gardens admission.

Hot tip: there is a limited number of table and chairs so bring your own blanket and or chairs to sit on.

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Aquarium of The Pacific Father’s Day Picnic

100 Aquarium Way,
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100
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Dads love family events and what could be more fun than a picnic by the sea? Partake in a fantastic lunch and dessert and then have fun with your family as you wander the aquarium and watch the beautiful sea creatures swim along. Hot tip: Look into one of the animal encounters such as the shark or sea otter experiences. It is hands on and it adds a whole new appreciation to the experience you’ll share with your family.

Reservations are required for the picnic and experiences so be sure to call in advance so you don’t miss out.

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Men and Their Meat: Father’s Day Edition

Primal Alchemy Kitchen by the Sea
19 39th Place
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 708-6998
Price: $80
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Father’s Day is a great time to learn how to make a better steak and to do it. Primal Alchemy, a cooking school and catering company, offers an opportunity for you and your father to learn from a professional chef how to marinate, season, roast, grill, and create sauces.

Even better, at the end of the session you get to enjoy the mouthwatering fruits of your labor. And tell people you went to a “meat class.”

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