One crucial job of a father is to show his little girl how she deserves to be treated, so she doesn’t put up with anything less when she starts dating (cringe!). Even if your little one isn’t at all near her teen years, it’s always a great time for dad to take his princess out on the town and shower her with time and love. Plus, a daddy/daughter date means mom gets a little time to herself! Dads can really get creative and go beyond the normal dinner and a movie with these five sweet father and daughter date ideas. Click through the slideshow to check out the ideas.

Horseback Riding on the Beach

This one goes down as a big-ticket date, but for a special occasion the cost is totally worth it. Only one beach in San Diego allows horses, so make the drive to San Diego’s Tijuana River Valley and enjoy a beautiful horseback ride while looking for dolphins, pelicans, seals and more.

Insider's Tip: Little horse lovers must be at least 6-years-old to enjoy this special date.

Hours: 9 a.m. – dark
Cost: $90/rider for 2 hours

2180 Monument Road
San Diego, CA

Photo credit: San Diego Beach Rides, Wagon Rides and Horse Rentals Facebook Page

Do you have any sweet father-daughter date ideas to add to our list?

— Ginger Anderson