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Visit Visalia Releases List of Top Gifts for Father’s Day 2021 

Visalia, Calif. (May 18, 2021) - With Father’s Day quickly approaching, Visit Visalia announces its list of top Father’s Day gift ideas for 2021. Summer travel is top of mind for most people, and these selections 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 and we’ve made it easy to select the perfect gift for that special dad.

Sports Loving Dad

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 set among native oak, eucalyptus, and tall pine trees.

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 outdoor gear 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. They will take Dad to all the secret fishing spots for an unforgettable trip.

Foodie Dad

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 restaurant for a night out.

Road Tripping Dad

One of the most popular gifts is an annual pass from nearby 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 adventures, 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 at Kaweah Lake. 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.

Theme Parks and Attractions Dad

Visalia Adventure Park and Sequoia Springs Water Slides makes for fun family adventure. Whether it’s a round of mini-golf, a race in the go-karts, laser tag, or buckets of water fun, 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 gift market, 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.

Big L Ranch is nestled along a stretch of the Kaweah River and offers U-Pick Blueberries, ripe in late spring and early summer. Saturday nights they host ‘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 Galaxy Theaters and showing his favorite movie on the big screen. Galaxy 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

All of these Father’s Day gift ideas can be found on the Visit Visalia website along with more information, inspiration and travel ideas. 



Visit Visalia is a collaboration of the Visalia Tourism and Marketing District and the Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCVB) dedicated to marketing, advertising, public relations and other promotional efforts that inspire travel to the City of Visalia. Visit Visalia works closely with local lodging properties, restaurants and attractions to foster interest in Visalia as a year-round destination for leisure, family, and meeting and convention travelers. For more information about Visit Visalia go to and follow Visit Visalia on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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