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The world’s best dad, grandpa or uncle deserves some fussing over this June 21. Decisions, decisions; how to show him you know he’s the best? San Francisco, the city that knows how to do it right, has several great options to show dad you care, but here are five fantastic pleasures for a Father’s Day he will always remember.
SF Giants Tickets
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107
True San Francisco sport fans love the city’s favorite team, The San Francisco Giants. Especially after the team’s great wins recently, what’s not to love? Many dads would be thrilled to get tickets to a Giants game and go with his favorite son or daughter, as the proverbial cherry on top. Season tickets, group tickets, luxury suites, special events and more — they’re all here, so check it out. Prices vary.
San Francisco Father’s Day Cruises
Hornblower Cruises Pier 3
Embarcadero at Washington St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Dates: June 21, 2015, Beer Brunch 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner Cruise 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Price: $83 per person; $103 per person
How does cruising along San Francisco Bay with dad while having a hearty buffet brunch and free flowing beer and champagne, live entertainment, and, of course, terrific scenic San Francisco views sound? Or, imagine a dreamy two-and-a-half hour, four-course dinner cruise, with wine and cocktails available, and live entertainment and dancing. In other words, the stuff of which picture postcards are made. Visit the website for sample menus.
Palace Hotel – Garden Court Brunch
2 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Dates: June 21, 2015 Brunch served 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
If there is one day you want to treat dad like the special guy he is, it’s on Father’s Day. Brunch with dad may seem natural, but when the brunch is at the newly renovated Palace Hotel it is nothing like any brunch you have ever experienced before. San Francisco’s legendary Palace Hotel is like no other hotel or dining room. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the Palace is an icon of luxury with impeccable service, fine dining, and a celebrated history forever woven into the endurance that is San Francisco. The new Garden Court a la carte brunch puts a spotlight on the unique and native elements true to San Francisco. Enjoy a locally sourced menu, live entertainment, delicious classy cocktails and sparkling wine. Call for reservations or reserve online.
78th Stern Grove Festival
19th Ave. at Sloat Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94132
Dates: June 21, 2015, 2 p.m. start
Celebrate dad on Father’s Day with him by heading to Stern Grove for the second weekend of this season’s free festival in the park. The Father’s Day show featuring the Pacific Mambo Orchestra with Sheila E, Marlow Rosado, and the Salsamania Dance Company starts at 2 p.m. and goes for two to three hours. These festival shows are incredibly popular and fill up mighty fast, so early arrival is encouraged. Bring along a yummy picnic lunch for a custom made, casual Father’s Day brunch to make the day extra special.
San Francisco Military Attractions
If dad is interested in military history or in anything about the military in general, he likely will enjoy visiting some of the top military attractions in San Francisco. To the surprise of many people not familiar with its military past, San Francisco was a prime location for the military for more than 100 years. San Francisco is home to numerous military attractions, including World War II vessels that are now floating museums, including the SS Jeremiah, a historic World War II Liberty ship. Another major part of San Francisco’s military history is the Presidio, land in constant use as a military post for two centuries and now a national park site and a National Historic Landmark District. Check the website for more information, and then contact each attraction for further details.