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What to Do for Father’s Day in Oceanside

By Alana Morgan

From kid-friendly golfing to sampling local brews, to surfing the waves, and savoring barbecue and bourbon by the beach, there is plenty of family fun to enjoy your time during Father’s Day in Oceanside. Ready to plan the perfect day?


Find Golf Fun at Flight Deck 

Kick back, relax, and hit a few balls at the new Flight Deck at Arrowood Golf Course, less than a 20-minute drive from The Seabird Resort. This casual, interactive experience welcomes all ages and abilities, complete with golf simulator technology, drinks, food, and more. Dogs are welcome too! Prefer to play 18 holes? Arrowood Golf Course sits on a scenic hilltop by the San Luis Rey Valley, just miles from the coast, offering a par-71, 6,721-yard layout.


Savor Barbecue and Bourbon by the Beach

Celebrate Father’s Day with a memorable meal by the beach. On Sunday, June 19 from 1-5 p.m., join us on the Grand Coastal Terrace facing the Pacific for live music, the U.S. Open, smoky BBQ, and signature bourbon drinks in partnership with Woodford Reserve. Reservations are available at $95 per adult and $45 per child.  


Want more options for dining with kids? Just off the beach, Piper’s handmade pastas and garden-to-table dishes are designed to please all palates.



Two kids and their dad learning how to surf like a pro
Learn how to surf in Oceanside with a local pro.


Learn How to Hang Ten with Surf Lessons 

Want to get out in the water? Try surfing for the first time or level up your skills with private surf lessons from local pro surfer Duran Barr (start getting some of his surfing tps here). Available for all ages and skill levels, the 1.5-hour lessons from Barr’s ​​North County Surf Academy are available daily by appointment. 


Check Out The California Surf Museum 

Oceanside has long drawn in surfers and the ever-evolving sport is all on display at the California Surf Museum. Opened in 1986, the well-curated museum is known for its permanent collection covering the history of surfboards and wave-riding, as well as intriguing rotating exhibits diving deeper into different aspects of surfing’s past, present, and future. Plus, it’s just a block and a half away from The Seabird. 


Sample Local Beers at Oceanside Breweries 

San Diego’s known for being a craft brewery hub, and the beer scene has traveled up the coast to take over Oceanside as well. Here you’ll find a number of local breweries — some within walking distance to The Seabird Resort, like Craft Coast Beer and Tacos — serving creative brews that pair perfectly with sun-drenched days. Discover some of our go-to breweries in Oceanside here.



Perfect gift for dad, Top Gun Experience
The Need for Speed Package in Oceanside.

Spoil Dad With The “Need for Speed” Experience

Want to give dad the ultimate Father’s Day experience in Oceanside? Treat him to our sister resort’s once-in-a-lifetime “Need for Speed” package, including everything from two matching bomber jackets and RayBan Sunglasses to embrace his inner aviator, a two-night stay in Mission Pacific’s Ethereal Suite, skydiving with former Naval aviators onto Oceanside Beach followed by a Dom Perignon rooftop celebration, private surf lessons with a professional surfer, and more.