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Fun and Free ways to Celebrate Dad this Fathers Day in San Diego

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, on June 15, so it’s time to lock in some fun plans for dad this weekend during your time in San Diego. Celebrate with Dad this coming Fathers Day by taking him to some of the free events being offered in America’s Finest City if you’re looking to celebrate without going over budget.

4th Annual San Diego Father’s Day Fest and Walk

On Saturday, June 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., this popular free event will be held at the UTC Westfield Mall to celebrate and give thanks to fathers, whether civilian or military. Perhaps Dad will like to take part in the Amateur BBQ Cook-Off, watch live entertainment, learn about the “Man Cave” and much more.

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Free live music is presented every Saturday evening through September at the oceanfront Cliffhanger Cafe, where you can watch gliders soar. The Gliderport is a private-use city-owned glider airport which is the home to paragliding, hang gliding, radio-controlled model sailplanes, and full-scale man-carrying sailplanes. If you really want to take your dad or loved one for the ride of their life, sign your pops up for a tandem paragliding session!

Chula Vista U.S. Olympic Training Center

Tour this 155-acre complex, which is dedicated to the development and performance of America’s future Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The large facility houses 4 soccer fields, 6 sand volleyball courts, 3 BMX tracks and has areas dedicated to almost every Olympic sport imaginable.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Free public outdoor walking tours will be given on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. as well as on the second and fourth Fridays of every month. Visit historic buildings and walk on the 1,090-foot-long working research Scripps Pier of one of the world’s most prestigious marine and earth sciences research institutions. A map and tour details will be provided with advance registration confirmation.

Balboa Park and Museums

This is the largest urban cultural park in America and has some of San Diego’s top attractions such as: the San Diego Zoo, an IMAX Theater, multiple botanical gardens and 17 museums. There is free Tuesday admission on a rotating basis, free guided tours on Fridays at 1:00 p.m., and a free organ concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion on Sundays.


Continue saving money by booking your cheap San Diego hotel room at Marina Inn & Suites. Dad will enjoy the complimentary buffet breakfast, in-room WiFi and ESPN/HBO on TV. You can’t beat our location close to downtown San Diego.

If you want to take dad to a Padre’s Game then you should book a room at one of the area’s cheap hotels near Petco Park Downtown San Diego. Marina Inn would love to help you celebrate Father’s Day in San Diego, which is why we’re currently offering discounts that are good for up to 12% off already low room rates. Call us today at 1-800-571-2933 to book your Father’s Day stay in San Diego.


Advance Booking

14 Days - 12% Off

7 Days - 10% Off

3 Days - 8% Off

Zoo & Seaworld Discount

15% OFF

With any purchase of
Zoo or Seaworld tickets

Weekday Discount

10% OFF

Stay any day
Sunday - Thursday

Other Discounts

10% OFF

AAA, Military, AARP
Other Package

Marina Inn San Diego Pet Friendly Hotel Marina Inn San Diego Hotel Accepts AAA Members

Call: 1-800-571-2933
For Rates and Reservations