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Best Ways To Bond With Dad In LA

June 6, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Kern River Tours)

(credit: Kern River Tours)

(credit: Terranea Resort)

(credit: Terranea Resort)


It’s not always in a man’s nature to sit and talk about feelings when he’s more inclined to do something about them instead. Whenever you tell dad a problem, he starts giving you solutions. You may not always take his advice, but you certainly appreciate the effort he makes to solve your problems. Show your dad you still care by taking him out for some quality bonding time. Here are some of the best activities to do with dad in Los Angeles in honor of Father’s Day.

(credit: Santa Monica Pier)

(credit: Santa Monica Pier)


Fishing
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8901
www.santamonicapier.org

Tom Keer from TakeMeFishing.org recommends fishing as a nice way to bond with dad. Los Angeles offers plenty of fishing action with Santa Monica Pier being a popular destination for saltwater fishing fans. You can spend time catching up with dad while catching yellowtail, seabass, mackerel and even halibut. Afterwards, you can spend more quality time together in the kitchen cooking up your catches of the day and playing your own family version of “Top Chef” or throw all your catches back in the water in exchange for dinner at the handful of restaurants located nearby.

(credit: Terranea Resort)

(credit: Terranea Resort)


Golfing
Terranea Resort
6610 Palos Verdes Drive S.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2800
www.terranea.com

Another great way to spend quality time with dad is through a round of golf at the award-winning, nine-hole, par-three golf course known as The Links at Terranea. Whether dad is new to golf or an avid golfer, the ocean views along the Palos Verdes Peninsula will take his breath away. After a day at the course, treat dad like a king with a manly day spa treatment that includes a 60-minute massage and a 60-minute facial paired with a relaxing foot massage.

(credit: LA Athletic Club)

(credit: LA Athletic Club)


Upscale Camping or “Glamping”
The Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 625-2211
www.laac.com

The Los Angeles Athletic Club recently introduced its newest accommodation package featuring the newest camping trend to hit LA — glamorous camping, or “glamping”. The new “Urban Camping” specialty package provides families with an excellent staycation option that blends the outdoor camping experience with the luxury accommodations of a hotel in a city campsite. Dad will be sure to appreciate spending time with his loved ones in a posh camp vibe setting. Book a fun-filled Father’s Day staycation before Aug. 31.

Related: Best Father-Daughter Activities In Los Angeles

(credit: Robert Mance/Oak Tree Gun Club)

(credit: Robert Mance/Oak Tree Gun Club)


Day At The Shooting Range
Oak Tree Gun Club
23121 Coltrane Ave.
Newhall, CA 91321
(661) 259-7441
www.oaktreegunclub.com

Give dad a chance to unleash his masculinity at the outdoor shooting range of Oak Tree Gun Club where daughters are also welcome to enjoy a game of trap and skeet with dad. After a day of shooting at one of the many different shooting venues available, including the rifle range, the pistol range and sporting clays, visit the Oak Tree Bar & Grill for a pint of beer and some homemade pizza. Previously featured in a handful of notable television shows, Oak Tree Gun Club offers a safe place to shoot for both experienced shooters and newbies.

(credit: Kern River Tours)

(credit: Kern River Tours)


White Water River Rafting
Kern River Tours
2712 Mayfair Road
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
(760) 379-4616
www.kernrivertours.com

One of the best ways to bond with dad calls for an adventure neither he or his kids will ever forget. Located only about two hours from Los Angeles, Kern River Tours offers white water rafting adventures lasting as long as three days on a variety of river trips to choose from, no matter the level of your experience. The tour guides are knowledgeable, the food is plentiful and the adventures will be unforgettable.

Related: Father’s Day Fashion Musts – Helping Dad Not Dress Like A Dad

Niki Payne is a freelance writer covering all things Entertainment in Los Angeles. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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