Best Places to Celebrate Dad in Stockton, California | Visit Stockton

Best Places to Celebrate Dad in Stockton, California

Here are our top 5 things that you can do in Stockton, California for your daddy dearest!

June means the start of outdoor concerts and food fairs, and of course Father’s Day! While Mom gets all the attention in May, it’s time to shine a spotlight on Dad. This year, Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 16. There’s nothing wrong with going the traditional route of tossing a few hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, but give this list a look over for unique ideas to mark the special occasion in Stockton.

Take History Buff Dad to the Museum

Travel back in time with Dad at Stockton’s renowned local history museum. The Haggin Museum exhibits a large art collection of works by noted 19th-century painters J.C. Leyendecker, Albert Bierstadt, and William-Adolphe Bouguereau, along with many other American and European artists. Furthermore, Dad will appreciate the museum’s local history galleries that tell the story of Stockton’s rich agricultural and industrial history. The museum also features a lower level store filled with an array of merchandise especially selected to complement your visit!

Fun Fact: The museum opened its doors to the public on June 14, 1931, Flag Day. Here are four facts about the Haggin Museum’s recent renovation in 2017.

Take Dad to the County Fair

Bring Dad along to the San Joaquin County Fair for a Father’s Day Weekend stocked full of attractions and events all day long. From Thursday, June 13 until Sunday, June 16, all of the fun will be out at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. This yearly celebration of all things San Joaquin County, features everything a family could ask for —a livestock kid-friendly petting zoo, community agriculture exhibits, arts and crafts, everyone’s favorite carnival rides and fair foods, live entertainment and much more.

Tee Time With Dad

Golfing and Father’s Day run hand-in-hand in many ways, if your dad’s idea of relaxation is a round of golf, help him tee off at a local golf course. A match on the green at one of the area’s notable golf courses with some practice swings on the range will make for a perfect Father’s Day outing, and see if Dad’s still got a hang on that golf swing. Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at an on-site restaurant to keep Dad fueled.

  • The Reserve At Spanos Park - An 18-hole course within 360 acres of lakes, wetlands and working farmland. Restaurant and bar on site.
  • Elkhorn Golf Club - Golf enthusiasts will have a great time on and off the course. Restaurant on site.
  • Swenson Park Golf Course - An 18-hole course featuring a 9-hole excutive par 3 course, driving range, two putting greens and a practice bunker. Cafe on site.
  • Micke Grove Golf Links - This links-style course features 18 holes situated amidst the grapevines and vineyards in Lodi. Cafe on site.

Escape with Dad

Why not get locked in a room and see if you can escape? No, really! For a fun activity on Father’s Day, treat Dad to a 1-hour challenging game. Challenging your Dad to complete an escape room is a completely unique way to spend time together solving puzzles to get to the next room. Schedule a real-life escape experience for or with him at any of the Stockton locations below.

Spoil Dad with a Meal

One of the most popular things to do on Father’s Day is going out for Father’s Day Brunch! Plan a sensational meal that suits his palate. From bottomless mimosas (and maybe beer) to brunch or dinner menus, find a unique dining destination to celebrate Dad. Here’s a count of some of our favorite places to experience a great brunch in Stockton.

Header photo courtesy of Wayne G.

Need more suggestions? You can message us 7 days a week for assistance on shopping, dining, and things to do in Stockton. Discover something to do in Stockton every day of the year at

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - and be sure to use #VisitStockton during your visit!

Related Blogs