Sports, cigars, barbecue and “not another tie” seem to be the trending words and phrases of enticement to get dad out and about this Father’s Day. But why not try a couple less traditional ways of celebrating all that dad does for his kids (whether they’re grown or still growing), such as going for a jog along Long Beach’s seaside shore or stepping up and learning how to braid hair. You never know when your daughter might need a little help with that!
See below for five ways to celebrate dad this weekend, from a three-course prix-fixe dinner in naples to a fun run along the beach, we’ve got you covered.
5th Annual Father’s Day 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk
Photo by Sarah Bennett.
Before you take in an especially large amount of calories during brunch or dinner on Sunday, take a jog down Long Beach’s beautiful pedestrian path and achieve a fun run medal, truly a shiny reminder that you can eat anything you want for the rest of the celebratory day. Make sure to wear sunscreen, lightweight clothing and drink plenty of water to prepare for the weekend heat wave.
The fun run supports nonprofit Fitness 4 All’s Kid’s Progressive Marathon Program, as well as bringing yoga and fitness to women’s shelters and drug and alcohol treatment facilities in the greater Los Angeles area.
To register, visit the active.com page here.
Father Daughter Hair Braiding Workshop
On Saturday from noon to 1:00PM, devoted dads wanting to learn a few new tips and tricks can learn from the professionals how to braid their daughters’ hair. Basic braiding, brushing and styling will covered at this special Family Store event. You can purchase tickets here.
Celebrate dad’s willingness to learn about braids on Sunday by bringing him into the Family Store so he can enjoy a free facial, shave and beer. To reserve your spot, click here.
For more information about the Family Store, visit the website here.
Father's Day Dinner at Michael’s on Naples
Featuring a three-course prix-fixe menu and complimentary cigar, Father’s Day at Michael’s on Naples is set to be a classy affair, one where dad can kick back and enjoy a delicious dinner under the roof of a Zagat-winning Italian restaurant.
Start with a choice of Insalata di Farro e Funghi, Trecce con Chianina or Insalata Alla Romana, then dive into a roasted halibut dish with artichokes stew, saba glazed Prime New York steak or Mary’s chicken with spicy tomato sauce. And there’s always room for dessert, especially if it involves a strawberry-rhubarb tart with vanilla cream or almond cake with mascarpone gelato. Did you say gelato?
Michael’s On Naples is open daily for dinner at 5:00PM with happy hour seven days a week from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. For reservations, call 562.439.7080 or visit the website here.
Fuego’s Father’s Day Triple Play
For dad’s that love sports, Fuego at Hotel Maya will set up a beer flight, barbecue and multiple screens to watch their favorite teams, family-friendly games and entertainment on the picturesque waterfront patio, sporting a view of the Long Beach skyline and The Queen Mary.
“We’re covering all the bases when it comes to celebrating Dad this Father’s Day,” stated Kristi Allen, vice president of Hotel Operations at Hotel Maya. “Our Executive Chef has hit a homerun with the Father’s Day barbecue and Fuego’s beer tastings. And our family-fun games provide options for everyone to celebrate the holiday.”
For more information, visit the Facebook page here.
Father’s Day BBQ at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Photo by Asia Morris.
Stroll with dad through the aquarium’s new summer exhibits, Horses and Dragons and Vanishing Animals, post or pre-barbecue. This Dad’s Day celebration includes admission to the entire aquarium, a drool-worthy meal (think Sriracha Peach bone-in Chicken) and crafts for kids. The Father’s Day meal will take place on the front lawn of the aquarium, so make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen as this weekend is set to be a hot one.
For more information about the BBQ, visit the Facebook event page here.