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, pickleball courts, head-turning t-shirts and award-winning burgers!
For Thrill-Loving Dads
Bring out the Bond in your dad with an adrenaline rush ride around Coronado Bay courtesy of San Diego Jet Ski Rentals. A brand new addition to Ferry Landing, this fleet of sleek, two-seater 2023 Sea Doo watercraft are agile and easy to handle, and rev up to 65mph. Create a scenic splash for $99 an hour.
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.
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, ties and Saxx underwear (from $25) that will create a smile-inducing gift.
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.
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. (Photo by PJ Koenig)
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.
If your dad can bring a big ole appetite to the ocean-view table, the Hotel del Coronado’s Sheerwater Father’s Day Brunch is a must munch! As well as all your classic breakfast favorites (including irresistible pastries), there’s an Omelet Station, Chilled Seafood Station (with Green Lipped Mussels and Poached Shrimp) and Carving Station (including Double R Ranch Prime New York Roast). Served from 7am – 1:30pm. $79 adult, $35 children 12 and under. Reservations recommended!
For Book-Loving Dads
Whether you are looking for a beach or bedtime read, Bay Books have a superb collection for dads of all ages and tastes. Three bestsellers for 2023 that are perfect for Father’s Day include The Wager, The Book of Charlie and The Best Strangers in the World. Why not peruse the shelves with your pop and reminisce about your favorite reads together!