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 Camping Dad: Roar and Snore at the Safari Park

If Dad enjoys a night out under the stars, put a twist on his traditional camping fun by attending a San Diego Zoo Safari Park campout. These terrific sleepovers are a great way for dad to spend time with the kiddos (and give mom a night off too!). The sleepovers include a moonlight stroll, private animal viewings, meals and presentations. All of this fun happens before dad and the kiddos fall asleep for the night in a tent surrounded by giraffes and rhinos. Choose from a variety of tent styles to fit your family's camping comfort level.

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd.
Escondido, Ca 92027
Online: sdzsafaripark.org/safari/roar-snore-safari

Photo Credit: San Diego Safari Park

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

— Cherie Gough