3 Things To Do For Father’s Day In Santa Cruz

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 10:04am.

things to do in santa cruz for fathers day

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, featuring chicken wings, sausages, sandwiches, and a beer from Humble Sea Brewing Co.! 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 17, 2018
Time: 9am – 5pm
Price: $23 for kids, $29 for adults
More Information: www.roaringcamp.com/events#fathers_Day

Father's Day Sunday Brunch 

Chaminade Resort & Spa is serving up a Father's Day Brunch you won't want to miss! From an omelet station to prime rib roasts to local cheeses and meats, this buffet-style brunch lets dad savor traditional and gourmet breakfast options, all to his heart's content. 

Where: Roaring Camp Railroads
When: June 17, 2018
Time: 9am – 5pm
Price: $49 for adults, $18.95 for children 12 and under. 
More Information: https://www.chaminade.com/santa_cruz_restaurants/upcoming_events/

Take Dad On A Land-locked Tour Of The Sea

Discover, experience, and learn at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Dive into fun by learning more about life under the sea with engaging exhibits. There’s even a friendly shark that would love to make your acquaintance! 

Where: Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab
When: June 17, 2018
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Price: $6 for kids, $8 for adults
More Information: http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/

Treat Dad To A Local Brew

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
  • Humble Sea Brewing
  • Seabright Brewery
  • Santa Cruz Ale Works
  • 99 Bottles
  • Surfrider Café

If spirits are more his style, then be sure to check out Santa Cruz's newest craft distillery, Venus Spirits. Sourced from organic, local ingredients, Venus Spirits offers a selection of small-batch gin, whiskey, aquavit, and blue agave spirits. The distillery is open on Sundays between 1pm - 5pm for tastings. 

No matter what you end up doing, we wish you a safe, fun-filled, and memorable Father's Day weekend.

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