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 History Buff Dad: Maritime Sailing

Ahoy! If dad loves the open ocean, take him out for a sail aboard a tall ship in San Diego's harbor. This special event will be offered by the Maritime Museum on Sat. and Sun. June 18 and 19 from 11:30 a.m - 3 p.m. You'll start the afternoon with lunch and a souvenir photo. Then get ready to enjoy the breeze as the tall ship The Californian sets sail. Enjoy the adventure as you watch the crew man the ropes and do all the work. At the end of your sail, explore the museum; the submarines and The Star of India are sure to spark  interesting conversations with the kids as you dive deeper into history.

1492 N Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Photo Credit: Claire B. via Yelp

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

— Cherie Gough