With Father’s Day right around the corner we’d like to share a bit of refreshing insight into this annual third Sunday holiday in June. Surprise! It’s actually not a holiday cleverly manufactured by the greeting card industry after all. It’s roots are found in the wishes of a young girl from Washington State who wanted to honor her father for the incredible devotion he held in raising her and the 5 siblings that were left, without a mother, early in their lives. Today, millions of children across the world express gratitude for dads as they celebrate Father’s Day and the true beauty of this holiday is that it can be tailored to fit the father in your life, whether it is dad, or grandpa or your favorite uncle, in whatever way best shows your appreciation.
Let us help you get a jump start this year. Check out these great Silicon Valley events for Dad and show him how important he really is to you and your family.
Hit the Links
Planet Granite in Sunnyvale is the ideal place for the active dad in your life! With over 25,000 square feet of climbing, 60 foot high walls with over 110 top rope anchors and steep lead terrain, an outdoor bouldering area, it is a perfect learning environment for first-time climbers and beyond. If you and Dad are new to climbing, their specially designed courses and beginner climbing routes are the perfect way to discover the sport that has been sweeping the nation.
Good Old Fashioned Fun!
Treat dad to a day at the San Mateo County Fair ‘where tradition meets innovation’. Still going strong in its 79th year, it boasts a stunning variety of world-class musical entertainment, live performances, fun festival food, local and traditional contests, and a “Ferris Wheeling” carnival. Running June 8-16, the fair is now one of the premier events in the Bay Area. Special features include the Creative Arts Galleria, Creative Home Arts, Culinary Arts, Floral Arts, New Technology, Sustainable Living, Youth Exhibits, Livestock barns, Ham Bone Express racing pigs and Walking Tree Man, there is something for everyone, GUARANTEED!
Outdoor Music and Dining
The Mountain Winery’s annual summer concert series is featuring Grammy winners Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald Saturday June 15. With its intimate ivy-covered stone and old world ambiance, the intimate setting ensures an exceptional experience for the star performers and guests alike. Before the show, savor a superb three-course meal, first class wine and breathtaking views from a beautiful mountain top patio. Dining options include the Chateau Deck or Winery Deck.
Treat dad to a bit of nostalgia with a visit to the Late Model and Vintage Mustang Car Show at De Anza College June 15. Join the Vintage Mustang Owners Association for its 36th annual car show presented in conjunction with NorCal SAAC at De Anza. With more than 200 cars, vendors, and exhibits, this is the largest gathering of vintage and late model Mustangs, Shelbys, Cobras, and 1960-1970 FoMoCo muscle cars in Northern California. All late model and vintage Ford Mustangs are welcome!
Thrills and Adventure!
Is the need for speed more his style? How about an escape with dad featuring a Great America Santa Clara Vacation Package. Featuring the newly unveiled Tallest & Fastest Wooden Roller Coaster in Northern California, The Goldstriker, Great America Select from two California’s Great America vacation packages offered by the Biltmore Hotel and Suites. Packages include: one night deluxe accommodations, breakfast at Montague’s Café, tickets to Great America (2 or 4), and transportation to and from Great America. Book your package today for great savings! Pricing starts at $145.00 plus tax.
Whether it’s simply you and dad, or the entire family, for one night or an extended getaway with the whole family, celebrate Father’s Day weekend by booking your stay at the Biltmore Hotel & Suites Santa Clara. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley and featuring five-star service, modern amenities and a warm California ambiance, Father’s Day is sure to be a memorable one with us. Spend the day on a Silicon Valley adventure with Dad and then wind down and relax in our outdoor heated pool and soothing spa nestled in a peaceful garden setting. Savor our California inspired cuisine and casual dining at Montague’s Cafè, or relax at Hops Bar & Grill and treat Dad to a Father’s Day to remember.