When it comes to giving gifts for Father’s Day, everyone can give a t-shirt or a tie, but how about giving dad something he won’t soon forget? From golf lessons from a pro to a jet pack flight, whiskey tasting and more, we’ve rounded up the best gifts to give your special guy this year.
Golf Lessons From A PGA Golf Pro
Locations In Glendale, Yorba Linda & Rancho Palos Verdes
Dad may be a great golfer, but who would pass up the opportunity to take a few hints from a seasoned PGA golf professional? During the one hour lesson, the golf pro will provide helpful tips on everything from adding distance to the drive, improving his short game, and how to hit irons straight. Regardless of game level, it’s a great way to improve on skills, correct any flaws in your swing and lower your handicap. Course locations are available in a variety of L.A. and Orange County locations including with Mike Buroza at the Los Verdes Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, as well as with other instructors at golf courses around the area.
Learn To Fly
Encore Flight Academy
16461 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91406
What’s cooler than a guy flying a plane? For those dads who want a little more adventure in their life, giving them the gift of learning to fly will surely put a smile on their face. Throw in a pair of aviator glasses and he’ll be talking about the experience for a long time. Featuring experienced flight instructors who are dedicated to providing quality training and instructions, Encore Flight Academy in Van Nuys is the perfect place to go. Or, head on over to Zamperini Field in Torrance, where dads can sit in the pilot seat of a Cessna 172 and take controls while they learn to fly. As the world’s most popular flight training aircraft, the Cessna is a great plane to learn. Add in a FAA-certified flight instructor who will guide you throughout the flight, and it’s a terrific experience.
Race A Ferrari
Auto Club Speedway Exotics Road Course
9300 Cherry Ave
Fontana, CA 92335
For those dads who love cars, they’ll love driving a Ferrari on the Auto Club Speedway’s Exotics Road Course. Complete with 8 turns and a 1,600 foot straightaway, he’ll get to hit speeds in excess of 100mph with this ultimate sports car. His day will start at track with a technical briefing where a professional instructor will go over racing tips, proper driving techniques, steering positions, braking and acceleration with a powerful sports car and much more. Once completed, he’ll be taken on 2 discovery laps riding as passenger in a Porsche to understand how to optimize the experience. Then, he’ll get behind the wheel of the Ferrari and unleash the fury of this Italian sports car. The Auto Club Speedway Exotics Road Course offers a Ferrari F430 F1, a Ferrari 458 Italia and the option to drive both a Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Fly A Jetpack
1010 Santa Clara Place
San Diego, CA 92109
Located a few hours south in San Diego, Jetpack America will give dad a way to soar through the air over water and experience an unmatched adrenaline rush like no other. Attached to a water-propelled pack on his back, dad will be propelled above the water like Superman. This thrill-seeking ride is for adults 16 years (with parental consent) and up.
3400 N. Beachwood Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
If dad has dreamed of riding through the wild west, then heading to Sunset Ranch in Hollywood might just be the perfect gift for him. In the lovely Los Angeles weather, dad’s are sure to get a clear view of the Hollywood sign and Griffith observatory year-round. Either send him by himself or have him grab a buddy too! The rides often com with a BBQ along the ride as well. There are a variety of packages to choose from, too.
Rent A Speed Boat Or Power Boat
Marina del Rey Boat Rentals
13717 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Does dad like being out on the open water? Did you know that you can rent boats by the hour in Marina del Rey? With affordable pricing, you can set sail or take a speed boat out on the open water through Marina Del Rey Boat Rentals. Prices vary depending on how long you’d like to stay out on the water, but it is very affordable. Aside from sailboats, and powerboats, Marina Del Rey Boat Rentals also offers jet skis for rent, as well as paddleboards, and you can even go parasailing!