Father's Day in Monterey County

Dad is sure to feel special for Father's Day this year in Monterey County. With world-class golfing, ideal beaches for picnics, whale-watching off the wharf, and more, there's something for every dad! Here's our round-up of some of the best ways to celebrate Father's Day in the area. 

Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley's Lucia Restaurant at Bernardus Lodge & Spa offers weekend brunch with live music on Saturday & Sunday from 11am-2:30pm. Dad can indulge in Morro Bay Pacific Gold Oysters, Classic Eggs Benedict or an 8oz Prime Angus Beef Filet, and more. Visit their website or call 831-658-3400 to reserve.


Quail Lodge & Golf Club celebrates Father’s Day the only way Dad would want…with a full-day barbecue! The Father's Day BBQ To-Go at Edgar's is a slow-smoked BBQ family platter that feeds 3-4 people starting at $85. The BBQ is featuring all of  dad's favorites, like Beef Tri-Tip, Fire Roasted Spanish Shrimp, Macaroni & Cheese, and Sweet Corn Succotash. Pre-order online for pick-up on Sunday, June 20 from 3pm to 8pm.

All through June, Celebrate Dad at Carmel Mission Inn. Give dad the experience of playing one of the worlds best golf courses including St. Andrews Links, Innisbrook, Royal Portrush and over 100 more! Dads play free with a simulator bay rental. Reserve your room online or call (855) 235-3915 and request the Celebrate Dad Promotion. This offer is only valid for stays in June 2021. Learn more.


Celebrate Father’s Day with something you know he’ll love! Dine at Esteban's during Tapas Hour from 4:30pm-6pm for $8 - $11 tapas specials like crispy polenta, deviled duck eggs, casa fries and braised pork empanadas. The menu also features $8 wine, beer, and seasonal sangrias, $8 well cocktails, and signature Mojitos. Call 831-375-0176 for reservations. 

Bring Dad and the whole family for lots of great family photo ops at Father’s Day on the Wharf. Take Dad fishing or whale watching on Old Fishermanʻs Wharf to celebrate his special day, and check out Wharf restaurants featuring Fatherʻs day lunch and dinner specials.


Looking for some excitement? Take dad to visit the race track at Laguna Seca Recreation Area, which also includes campgrounds, and a rifle and pistol shooting range. Laguna Seca's camping facilities for both RV and tent camping are perfect if dad is looking to unplug and rejuvenate outdoors. Learn more here.

If Dad has a refined palate, bring him to Hahn Family Wines for an Estate Tasting. Enjoy panoramic views of the Santa Lucia Highlands, and a selection of five Estate and Reserve Wines. Tastings are approximately 45 minutes, and $20 per person. Make a reservation here.

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