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Fathers Day in San Francisco 2016

Fun Things to Do in SF with Your Dad on His Special Day

You will find several fun things to do on Fathers Day in San Francisco this year. Some highlights include wine tasting in Napa, the Stern Grove Concert in the park, and an SF Bay Cruise with your entire family.

Other highlights include Biscuits & Blues, free walking tours, and Beach Blanket Babylon performances.

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This year, Fathers Day falls on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Here are several events planned for this Father's Day in SF.

2-Hour Champagne & Mimosa Morning Cruise

Hop on this 2-hour cruise around the SF Bay with your entire family for Father's Day! Enjoy Champagne, Mimosas, White Wine or other beverages throughout your cruise. Along the way, you get the chance to see some of SF's top attractions including Alcatraz, the Palace of Fine Arts and Sausalito. You will also get a close-up look at the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge. The cruise starts at 10am.

Tickets: Find tickets at up to 50% off on Goldstar

Biscuits & Blues

Head over to Biscuits and Blues on Father's Day for some great music and down home grub. On Sunday night, listen live music while you enjoy some fried chicken and other yummy comfort food options.

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Sunset Cruise on the Bay

Take your dad for a sunset cruise around the bay! This two-hour cruise offers beautiful sunset views, a hearty appetizer buffet and live guitar music. Along the way, you will see the amazing SF skyline that includes both the Transamerica Building and Coit Tower. You will also pas under the Golden Gate Bridge and see great views of Tiburon, Alcatraz and Sausalito.

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Beach Blanket Babylon

Another fun thing to do on Fathers Day in San Francisco is head over to North Beach for the Beach Blanket Babylon show. This musical satire pokes fun at current pop culture and events. It's updated weekly, so the performance is always fresh and relevant. There are two performances every Sunday. The afternoon show is family friendly and the evening performance is only for those 21+.

Learn More: Beach Blanket Babylon FAQ and Ticket Info

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Afternoon Beer & Wine Yacht Cruise

Head out on the water this Father's Day on this 90-minute sailing cruise. You will cruise around the SF Bay on The Privateer as you enjoy seeing some of SF's top attractions. Cruise past the Palace of Fine Arts, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and around Alcatraz Island. Your ticket includes two drinks (beer, wine, or soda). This cruise runs on Sunday (and Saturday) at 12:30pm, 2pm, and 4:30pm.

Tickets: On sale at up to 50% off on Goldstar

Stern Grove

Head over to Stern Grove for the second weekend of this free festival in the park. The Father's Day show starts at 2pm. I recommend showing up early as spots fill up quickly. Bring along a picnic lunch for an extra special day in the park.

Learn More: Full Schedule for this Year

SF Theater: Red Velvet

On Father's Day, you will find one performance of the Red Velvet at the SF Playhouse. This drama follows the story of a young man attempting to be the first black person to perform live on stage in London in the 1800s. The show is at 2pm.

Full Schedule: All SF Theater Performances this Month

SF For Wine Lovers

Does you dad love to sample new wine? If so, then check out all the great places you can introduce him to this Father's Day. They range from wineries within San Francisco to some of the best wine bars.

Learn More: Six Activities for Wine Lovers in SF

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SF Opera: Jenufa

Jenufa was written in the late 1800s/early 1900s and is the first opera written in prose. It tells the story of the tangled web of a small town. Jenufa is secretly pregnant at a time when this is not accepted. Her pregnancy forces her stepmother to perform a monstrous act. Jenufa is all about love and forgiveness.

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Learn More: Full 2016 Schedule of Performances

Oakland A's Baseball

Head over the bay to catch an Oakland A's baseball game. They take on the Los Angeles Angels at 1:05pm at the Oakland Coliseum.

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Free Walking Tours

Every Sunday, the SF Public Library offers several free walking tours around the city. They range from historic walks through the Haight Asbury district to Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco. Other tours offered on Sunday include North Beach at Night and a guided walk on the Golden Gate Bridge. Each tour lasts around two hours.

More Details: Full Schedule Every Sunday

Top Military Attractions

Your father might also enjoy visiting some of the top military attractions in San Francisco. Many people don't realize that the city was a prime location for the military for more than a hundred years. Military attractions in SF include two World War II vessels that are now floating museums and the SF Presidio.

Learn More: Top Military Attractions in SF

Wine Tasting in Napa or Sonoma - or Both!

If your dad loves to go wine tasting, then a day trip to either Napa or Sonoma is a great way to celebrate his special day. Both of these wine regions are only about an hour north of San Francisco. It's easy to get up and back in one day and taking a tour allows everyone in your group to enjoy both the wine and sights along the way.

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Learn More: Napa & Sonoma Tours from SF

SF Comedy Showcase

Bring your dad to a comedy show this Father's Day. Starting at 8pm, local and other up-and-coming comedians perform at the Punch Line Comedy Club in SF's North Beach District. Each week is different and you never know who you will see!

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Father's Day Lunch at Homeroom in Oakland

You can also head over to Oakland for the day to savor the delicious mac and cheese dishes at Homeroom in Oakland. The special of the day, the Mac Daddy ($16) with creamy gouda and salty pecorino cheese, plus caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, and bacon is a dish your dad will never forget. Make sure to pair it with one of the four brews from their new neighbor Temescal Brewing. In addition, all dads that eat with their family will receive a cool red can koozy with an extra surprise inside!

Address: Homeroom is at 400 40th St. (at Shafter Ave.) in Oakland, and is open from 11AM until 10PM on Father's Day

Best Activities with Kids

If you plan to visit San Francisco with kids, then check out this list of fun activities for the entire family. In this list, you will find interactive things to do such as the 7D Experience, visiting the Exploratorium, and heading out on a bay cruise.

Learn More: Best Activities with Kids in SF

50 Free Things to Do in SF

Are you visiting SF, but want to keep your budget in check? If so, then you will be happy to know that there are several fun things to do that will not cost you a thing. These activities range from free walking tours to visiting the Golden Gate Bridge.

Learn More: Discover 50 Free Things to Do in SF

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