This Sunday it’s time to celebrate Dad in all his glory! Scoop up the man of the house and take him out for some fun activities in San Diego’s North County. Show your love by visiting these businesses and events found on Yelp, where you’ll find everything from beer adventures to the perfect golf swing for Dad.
Temecula Valley Polo Club (Temecula)
In honor of Father’s Day the Temecula Valley Polo Club is celebrating all things Dad with its “Father’s & Fedoras” event on Friday at 5 p.m. Come out wearing your best fedora or borrow one from ol’ pops. You have options at this party: snag a tailgate spot and gather up Father’s favorites for a picnic or don’t stress, as the soiree offers food, beer and wine for purchase. Make it a whole day affair with music between chukkers and dancing into the night. If you’re keeping your stride along the coast and pops is a polo fan, continue the celebration with matches on Sunday at the San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe, too.
Green Dragon Tavern + Museum (Carlsbad)
Take a trip to the Tavern this weekend, featuring Father’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday and celebrate not only your father, but also all the Founding Fathers. The museum features early American history and houses documents from the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras. The menu is modern, with a throwback twist. You can order the “Benjamin Franklin,” a prime flat-ironed steak on a potato bun with tomato chutney and peppercorn aioli or a classic like the New England clam chowder. The whole family will be in foodie heaven with the lump crab cakes and comforting cast iron skillet mac & cheese.
St. Mark Golf (San Marcos)
This Semi-Private course has gorgeous greens and scheduling a round here for the man of the house will make his special day a hole-in-one.
After shooting like a pro and working up an appetite, stop by the pro shop for the Father’s Day Back Yard BBQ. For $15 per person, enjoy The Grill spread that includes all of Dad’s summer favorites such as burgers, hotdogs, BBQ, potato salad, coleslaw and corn on the cob. As a bonus, a 12-ounce beer is even included. Tee times must be scheduled ahead of time and are subject to availability. Father’s Day is typically one of the busiest golf days of the year so contact St. Mark Golf or your other favorite north San Diego course ASAP to make sure you get a swing in.
K1 Speedway (Carlsbad)
Do you best to beat your old man on the racetrack! K1 Speedway is a 60,000-square-foot indoor track that’s great for the whole family. It’s the perfect thrill to make Dad’s weekend complete. You need to be at least 4-foot-10 to race the 20hp DC electric motor carts and children between 48 and 58 inches in height can participate in Jr. Racing. Plasma TVs, a snack bar and a super comfy lobby make this both an exciting and relaxing way to spend this special Sunday. The speedway is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Battle it out for the fastest lap with your family and friends. After all, bragging rights are on the line.
Scavengers Beer and Adventure Tour (Features several stops in the North County)
Sign up for beer tour this week to prost with papa at local north San Diego breweries. If you can’t snag a spot for Saturday suds on the company’s Swiss Military vehicle, tours purchased for the future make the perfect gift to use at a later date too. The 99 packages offered here include Phil’s BBQ, a Scavengers logo tasting glass and tasting at three craft breweries. The tour stops range and feature popular North County businesses like Iron Fist, Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, Latitude 33, Belching Beaver and Barrel Harbor Legacy. Groups of eight people or more can reserve a private event, so the whole 21+ family can get on board!
Trish Sanderson is the community manager and marketing director for Yelp North County San Diego. She leads the local community of Yelp reviewers both online and off.