With all the tickle fights, thumb wrestling and video games that he plays with the kids, dad deserves the very best. If dad is ready to spend some father-kid bonding time he won’t soon forget, click through the slideshow, for eight great ideas to treat him to a day tailored to his style.

For the Low Key Dad: Tavern Bowl

Bowling is a sport that the whole family can enjoy together. With bumpers and ramps for the kids, craft beer and pub style food for dad, everyone's sure to enjoy this activity where the family can root each other on.

Insider's Tip: You can reserve a lane weeks in advance, which we recommend for this busy day. Call and confirm a day ahead to be sure you've got your plans all lined up.

Three Locations: East Lake, East Village and North County Fair

Online: tavernbowl.com

Photo Credit: Travis I. via Yelp

What do you do for Father’s Day in San Diego? Tell us in the comments how you celebrate dad.

— Cherie Gough