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Swing, Cruise, and Sail: Celebrate Father’s Day in Newport Beach

June 11, 2019

Newport Beach offers a wealth of unique things to do for (and with!) Dad on Father’s Day.

Golfing with Dad at Pelican Hill

Give your dad the ultimate SoCal experience with a round of golf at the Pelican Hill Golf Club.

The North Course beckons golf aficionados with panoramic views of the ocean and expansive, verdant landscapes that can lead to distraction and errant shots if you let them. Every hole is a signature, so get ready for the ultimate golfing experience.

The South Course is a rich patchwork of eucalyptus trees and sage nearly tumbling into the endless blue of the cloudless sky and wave-crested ocean. This course is surrounded by deep chasms and bunkers, and concentration proves a must.

The Father’s Day Car Show at Balboa Bay Resort

Indulge Dad’s twin passions for fabulous food and amazing autos at Balboa Bay Resort’s annual Father’s Day Car Show. Start with the gourmet brunch at Waterline Newport Beach, which runs from 10 am to 2 pm and serves up all of his favorite dishes from ceviche to charcuterie.

Afterward, head to the upper resort parking deck to scope out one of the finest collections of vintage vehicles the West Coast has to offer. From antique to custom, your father won’t be able to get enough of the gorgeous, shiny cars on display. You’ll also enjoy plenty of great music and concessions.

The 12th Annual Father’s Day Car Show runs from 11 am to 2 pm on Sunday, June 16th. Admission is complimentary thanks to the show’s generous sponsors.

Father's Day Car show at Balboa Bay Resort

Photo Credit: Balboa Bay Resort

Duffy Boat “Dock and Dine” with Dad

Perfect for the whole family, renting a Duffy boat is the ideal way to explore Newport Harbor. What’s more, Newport Beach offers endless gastronomic options once your boating expedition works up a healthy appetite. (And believe us, it will!) Voted one of the top five dock and dine cities by Boating Magazine, Newport Beach definitely provides plenty of options when it comes to cruising to a great restaurant.

Let your palate guide you as you set a course through the winding channels of Newport Beach. Restaurants range from waterfront elegant to beachy casual and serve up everything from steak and seafood meals to pizza and sliders. From SOL Mexican Cocina’s modern interpretations of fresh Baja cuisine and the exotic flavors of Hawaii at Billy’s At the Beach to the elegant simplicity of the Lighthouse Bayview Café’s special Father’s Day brunch menu, get ready for a delicious boating and culinary adventure. Check out full dock & dine restaurant listings for more options.

Looking for more great ideas: Check out these unique dining options here.

Written By: Engrid Barnett

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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