One of the best gifts you can give the father figure in your life is a memory to treasure. Coronado always feels like a special treat and now you can up your game by adding jet-skiing and speed boat action, Navy SEAL tequila, head-turning t-shirts and award-winning burgers!

For Thrill-Loving Dads

Satisfy a need for speed with an adrenaline rush ride around Coronado Bay courtesy of San Diego Jet Ski & Boat Rentals at Ferry Landing. The fleet of sleek, two-seater 2023 Sea Doo watercraft are agile and easy to handle, and rev up to 65mph. Looking for something the whole family can enjoy? Opt for a speedboat! (mermaid not included)


For Stylish Dads

If your dad lives in t-shirts, head to the newly-opened flagship store for URT – an ocean lifestyle brand with 100+ designs from $33, including Born On The Naughtylis and Stingray Shuffle. The distinctive barking seal logo is a favorite with Navy SEALs and the $850 Amphib Dive Watch tops many a Wish List.


Does your dad have (or enjoy) an adventurous spirit? Emerald Spear Tequila is a new premium sipping blanco made from only the finest Blue Weber agave. Sourced and hand-crafted in Jalisco, Mexico, this smooth finish tequila is brought to you by Coronado Navy SEALs and available to enjoy at Coronado Tasting Room.


For Blue Steel Dads, cat walk over to Brady’s For Men at the Hotel del. Yes, Brady’s is known for high ticket leather jackets and designer suits, but they also offer a conversation-starter range of socks, Saxx underwear and the superb waterproof Meril baseball caps.


For Sporty Dads

Reserve an island breeze Pickleball Court at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa and you’ll be a smash with your Dad! $24 for up to 2 hours of family fun. (Equipment can be provided for a fee but it is recommended you bring your own bats and balls.)

After all that athletic exertion, treat Dad to a CBD Massage at the Hotel Spa ($215 for 50 minutes) to help treat muscle soreness, joint pain and reduce inflammation. For a more low key setting just a few minutes along First St, Malahani Day Spa offers sports massages from $75 for 60 minutes.

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Coronado’s Municipal Golf Course is one of the finest public golf courses in the US, with undeniable wow factor thanks to its jaw-dropping views of the Coronado Bridge, bay and marina. $42 General Play Regular Green Fee.

There are gifts galore in the Coronado Pro Shop, and if all that putting has made Dad peckish, Feast & Fareway offer an inventive menu including Blue Crab & Crawfish Benedict and Candied Bacon Bloody Mary.

Speaking of yummy food & drinks…


For Hungry Dads

Nicky Rotten’s repeatedly wins Best Burger awards thanks to the hand-pressed, Grade A cornfed Midwestern beef and sauces made in-house every morning. The 14 flavor options include the Breakfast Burger with over-easy egg and applewood smoked bacon, and the Bruschetta Burger with Roma tomatoes and pesto aioli.

Added bonuses include San Diego skyline views, over a dozen 75″ sports screens, 16 draft beers (including Coronado Brewing’s Weekend Vibes IPA) and the Coronado Carajillo cocktail for coffee-lovers and dad’s of young kids who have kept them up all night – fresh-pressed espresso shaken with Licor 43 and strained over block ice.


For Book-Loving Dads

Bay Books have a superb collection for dads of all ages and tastes. Two current hot reads are The Formula by Joshua Robinson and Jonathan Clegg (for fans of F1 racing) and The Sugar King of California by local author Sandra E Bonura (for those with a fascination for Coronado history). Or why not peruse the shelves with your pop and reminisce about your favorite books together!

Happy Father’s Day!