Day Out with Dad: Father's Day Fun in Long Beach

Looking for something to do with Dad on Father’s Day? Long Beach offers all manner of fun stuff to do with the Dad in your life on Father’s Day–or any day. Outdoors, indoors, hefting axes or mimosas, as active or gloriously inactive as your Pop desires.


Golf lets you spend hours in the fresh air with the old man, engaged in conversation, competition and a few laughs at each other’s expense–golf is hard. Long Beach has multiple municipal courses for all preferences and skill levels. There are three 18-hole championship courses–El Dorado Golf Course, Skylinks, Recreation Park Golf Course 18–an 18-hole three par course–Heartwell Golf Course –as well as nine-hole Recreation Park 9. LBC Tee Times provides an easy, one-stop to make a tee time on any of these courses.


Enjoy an iconic Father’s Day cruising around the iconic Queen Mary on City Cruises’ Premier Father’s Day Brunch (Rainbow Harbor Dock 6A). This festive dining and entertainment experience features a chef-prepared buffet meal with savory and sweet classics, bottomless mimosas and amazing views of the harbor while a live band plays Dad’s favorite hits. You can capture family moments in front of Long Beach’s landmarks like the Queen or Lions Lighthouse, from the open-air deck or while soaking in panoramic views from your table.

Credit: City Cruises


If strolling a course is not to his liking, you can still hit the course(s) with Dad at Birdies and Brews (90 E. Fourth St). The downtown location has two golf simulators allowing you to play nine or 18 holes at some of the world’s great courses like Pebble Beach and St. Andrews. Likewise, Topgolf, the wildly popular driving ranges/lounges have widened their concept into Swing Suite (500 E. First St.) at the Courtyard by Marriott. Also located downtown, its simulators not only play golf but also other games like football, hockey and, yes, Zombie Dodgeball.


The B Room (209 Long Beach Blvd) is a unique “barber salon” outfitted with vintage barber pole, dark wood, velvet customer chairs and old-timey radios while still offering the latest in spa treatments. Treat Pop to a great haircut or straight razor facial shave, complete with a hot towel. There are massages of all types–deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish, Thai–as well as aromatherapy and reflexology.


PanIQ Room (327 Pine Ave.) creates mesmerizing, immersive experiences with a European escape room model plunging players into lifelike scenarios in fully-furnished escape rooms featuring wizards and pirates, creepy asylums and haunted manors. Rooms are brought to life with realistic props, professional voice actors and innovative, high-tech puzzles. Bad Axe (245 Pine Ave.) features seven ax throwing lanes, each that comes with its own throwing coach to go over technique and safety guidelines as well as teach fun games like Cricket and 21.

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