Top Things to do in SLO on Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just a few days away, you’re going to want to plan something special to celebrate your pops! Blessed with perfect weather and delicious eats, San Luis Obispo is the ideal location to show your dad just how much he means to you. Whether you want to treat him to a fun adventure or a relaxing day at the beach, San Luis Obispo offers endless dad-approved activities for the whole family.

Hit the Links

Hit the links with your dad and play on one of the many golf courses throughout San Luis Obispo. Located on the outskirts of Downtown SLO, Laguna Lake Golf Course is a ten-hole course that is fun and challenging for both beginner and experienced golfers. If you’re looking to kick it up a notch, check out Dairy Creek Golf Course located between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. This 18-hole course boasts incredible elevation changes, rocky arroyos and forced carries over water, with some amazing views of El Chorro Valley along the way. The refreshing sea breeze will be sure to cool you off but be warned—it will make your game more challenging.

Adventure Buddies

Just a short drive from San Luis Obispo, you can hit the Oceano Dunes with your dad and get ready for a wild adventure the whole family will enjoy. These sand dunes are one of the most popular and unique California State Parks, with over eight miles of towering sand dunes. ATV riding on the dunes with dad is an adventure you will never forget. Bring your own ATV or rent one for the day in Oceano. And, be sure to book a reservation in advance as this activity tends to fill up quickly in the summer.

For the Love of Brew

Crack open a cold one with your dad and visit one of the three dozen craft breweries in San Luis Obispo. Many breweries throughout San Luis Obispo not only offer delicious drinks and food, but an incredible atmosphere to socialize. SLO Brew: The Rock features a taproom, restaurant and event space with casual outdoor seating and fire pits where you can enjoy some of the finest beer in SLO while playing ping-pong with your dad. Tap It Brewing Co. is known for its creative beer and equally fun atmosphere, with live music and games like giant Jenga and corn hole.

Father's Day Beer for Dad

Hike it Out

Enjoy some quality time with your dad by discovering some of the most incredible views of San Luis Obispo on foot. Lucky for you San Luis Obispo offers endless hiking trails and mountains to climb, stretching all the way to the beach. Cerro San Luis is definitely a locals favorite, located just west of Downtown SLO. The 1,292-foot mountain offers hikers sweeping views over the city and surrounding areas. Cerro San Luis is a member of the Morros, or Nine Sisters, a chain of prominent volcanic peaks stretching east from Morro Bay.

Father and Daughter near the SLO Creek

Time to Grub

From finger-licking BBQ to farm-to-table cuisine, San Luis Obispo offers endless mouthwatering options your dad will love. Start your day by enjoying breakfast Downtown with the family at Louisa’s Place. This homey café is known for their classic All-American breakfast that never disappoints, just make sure to stop by early as there’s usually a line on the weekends. Enjoy some of the best barbecue on the Central Coast at one of the city’s most popular spots, Firestone Grill. Known as the home of the tri-tip sandwich and equipped with too many TV’s to count, your dad will have a field day. For dinner, head over to Luna Red for one of the city’s finest meals, that offers a globally-inspired menu, craft cocktails and an award-winning wine list. Lounge on their outdoor patio and enjoy a cozy atmosphere while you sip on delicious sangria and share tapas with the whole family.

Enjoy the Sunset

There’s no better way to end Father’s Day than watching the sun go down. Located off Los Osos Valley Road, Prefumo Canyon offers panoramic views of the whole valley and is easily accessible by car. To enjoy views of the city and its surrounding peaks, check out Terrace Hill and relax on its flat mesa-like summit. San Luis Obispo offers some of the most breathtaking sunsets in California, so grab your blankets and camera to prepare for some amazing photo ops with the family.

Father and Son Pointing as they fish

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