| 05/17/2021 | Things to Do


Father's Day is quickly approaching and Visit Visalia has made selecting a gift for a special dad easy with our list of top Father’s Day gift ideas. With summer travel top of mind for most people, we offer these selections that are sure to help Dad get ready to hit the road. Dear old Dad, and anyone who is Dad-like, deserves something special this Father’s Day, whatever type of dad he is. Our list covers all types with suggestions to make him feel special. 

Rawhide Baseball is back and there’s nothing better than watching a ballgame with Dad. Visalia Rawhide are defending their 2019 California League championship at the newly renamed Valley Strong Ballpark. So, grab the peanuts and cracker jacks and some tickets to a game.

A round of golf at Valley Oaks Golf Course is a perfect gift, especially if a cart rental is included. Valley Oaks offers three 9-hole classic layouts to choose from for a perfect day out on the course.

Cycling has surged in popularity this past year. Feed his interest with some new gear for his bike like Bontrager lights or Origin8 Bike Bells from Sierra Bicycle Werks

Sportsman’s Warehouse in Visalia has lots of choices that will make Dad happy but how about a Fenway Fly Fishing Rod and Reel. Find a local guide or book a private tour with Kaweah Fly Fishers for an excursion he won't forget. They also offer free lessons.

BL Quality Meats in Visalia is the 2019 World Steak Challenge winner! You will be a winner with Dad with a cut of Wagyu beef and some of BL Quality Meats famous seasoning. 

A gift basket filled with goodies like a new set of cooking tools and some Rufus Teague Sweet Whisky Barbeque Sauce from Pacific Treasures is sure to be a hit. And their friendly staff will wrap it for you free.

Is Dad a craft beer lover? How about a growler to-go from Brewbakers Brewing Company filled with their Sequoia Red or Slow Burn Jalapeno Lager.

If you still can’t decide on a gift, a Downtown Visalia Gift Card let’s Dad choose his favorite downtown restaurant for a night out.

One of the most popular gifts is an annual pass from Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. This is a gift that will keep giving all year long allowing Dad the opportunity to explore the outdoors anytime he wants. The best part is that the pass is good for everyone in the car so the whole family can enjoy exploring. 

For more Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, book a private tour experience. There are several to choose from but the Wonders of the Night Sky Tour from Sequoia Parks Conservancy’s Sequoia Adventures is a unique must-do for star gazers. 

Crystal Cave will reopen for the season by Memorial Day and tickets to see this underground world of impressive chambers and magnificent formations would be a hit. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

If Dad loves the water, rent a patio boat from Kaweah Lake Marina. We suggest packing a cooler with lunch supplies and drinks for a relaxing day on the lake. Do a little fishing, take a swim, or simply relax. It’s a perfect way to spend a day with Dad.

Visalia Adventure Park and Sequoia Springs Water Slides make for fun family adventure. Whether it’s a round of mini-golf, a race in the go-karts, or a laser tag, a day at Adventure Park makes everyone feel like a kid again.

Clevr Escape and Virtual Reality Arcade is the newest attraction in downtown Visalia. Work as a team to unlock the clues and escape from the room.

Farmer Bob’s World at McKellar Farms has opened for wagon tours through the groves of this working citrus ranch. Learn how oranges are picked, stroll thought the markets, take photos with the animals and climb on the trackers. For a really special treat, book a private walking tour with a grower. Learn all about the citrus industry in a one-on-one chat while walking among the fragrant orange trees.

Nestled along a stretch of the Kaweah River is The Big L Ranch, which offers U-Pick Blueberries, ripe in late spring and early summer. Saturday nights they have Harvest Nights with music, food trucks and, of course, fresh blueberries.

Make Dad feel like a king by renting a movie theater (Yes! A movie theater!) at Regal Theater in downtown Visalia and showing his favorite movie on the big screen. Regal Theaters offers state of the art entertainment!

Of course, the ultimate gift for Dad would be to plan a vacation exploring the great outdoors. To help, Visit Visalia is offering a limited time offer. Visitors that book and stay 3-nights in Visalia will receive either a FREE Annual Pass to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (good for an entire year) or receive a FREE $50 gas card, to help fuel their travels. Complete rules can be found at VisitVisalia.com/stay.

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