Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t figured out what to get for Dad yet, you’re not alone. Sometimes, the best gift of all is just spending time together. If you’re looking for some fun things to do with Dad this weekend, here are some suggestions of places to check out and special Father’s Day events happening around Santa Cruz.
Hats Off To Dad at the Roaring Camp Railroad
Take a ride on a steam train then dive on into an Chuck Wagon BBQ platter! Every dad will be given an engineer’s cap with the purchase of any BBQ platter, and one lucky dad will get to ride inside the cab of the locomotive!
That same day, Roaring Camp Railroad is also featuring The Great Train Robberies, a live tribute to the Wild West including re-enactments of famed sheriffs and infamous outlaws. All aboard!
Where: Roaring Camp Railroads
When: June 19, 2016
Time: 9am – 5pm
Price: $20 for kids, @27 for adults
More Information: www.roaringcamp.com
Take Dad On A Land-locked Tour Of The Sea
Discover, experience, and learn at the Seymour Marine Discover Center. Dive into fun, learn more about life under the sea with engaging exhibits, and dip your hands in the touch pools. There’s even a friendly shark that would love to make your acquaintance! There’s even a special Father’s Day edition of Science Sunday, with a special lecture from a marine scientist.
Where: Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab
When: June 19, 2016
Time: 10am – 5pm
Price: $6 for kids, $8 for adults
More Information: http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/
Treat Dad To A Local Brew at a Santa Cruz Brewery
Santa Cruz has a number of craft breweries that are always changing up their brews to bring you the latest local flavors. Learn more about the art of brewing and sample the selection along with some flavorful pub dishes. Just some of the most notable breweries in Santa Cruz are:
- Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
- Seabright Brewery
- Santa Cruz Ale Works
- 99 Bottles
- Surfrider Café
No matter what you end up doing, we wish you a safe, fun-filled, and memorable Father's Day weekend.