If you are like many of us, Dad is a tough guy to shop for! Here are some fun and unique Father's Day gifts you can find right here in Oceanside!
For the food lovers, reserve a tour or purchase a gift certificate from Carla & Linda's Walking Food Tours. Whether you were born here in Oceanside or transplanted from another Carla & Linda's Walking Food Tours can show you the known and not so known places to eat in Oceanside. You can reserve a tour for your group, or sign up for a tour on most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Looking for something adventurous? How about a helicopter ride from Wave Rider Helicopter Tours? Waverider Helicopter Tours offers eight exciting tours, ranging from 8 minutes to 45 minutes. The helicopter has four leather seats (three passengers and your pilot), heat, and air conditioning to have you riding in comfort and luxury! Each passenger will have their own seat, seat belt, and noise-cancelling Bose headset to listen and talk as you enjoy your pilot-guided tour. Wave Rider Helicopter even offers a package tour with Carla & Linda's Walking Food Tours! Click Here for tour and package options.
Beer and wine tasting are always good gift options and Oceanside has many! The Miller's Table does both wine and beer tasting, and offers a tasty selection of menu items! Beach House Winery offers wine tasting in a beautiful setting with ocean and panoramic views of San Diego County. And Holme Estate Cellars offers wine tasting in the heart of downtown Oceanside. Both wineries also have wine club memberships for the Father's Day gift that keeps on giving! Bagby Beer Company and Stone Company Store are great places for beer tasting.
You can find a more complete listing of Oceanside downtown restaurants, bars, and breweries at OsideEats.com. Many of the restaurants offer gift certificates as gifts for Dad, and some like 333 Pacific are offering special menu items on Father's Day (reservations suggested for 333 Pacific).
A fun experience with Dad could be taking a whale watching or wine Cruise. Oceanside Adventures offers a variety of Whale Watching Cruises and a monthly Wine Cruise, and these options can also be purchased as a gift certificate.