Special treats for dad, from our friends on Facebook and Twitter
Ice cream is wonderful. Homemade ice cream is so heavenly it's a sure-fire Father's Day hit. A hint of cinnamon makes this custardy, super-smooth, ice cream special.
(For a lighter treat, serve Dad DIY Tart 'n' Tangy Fro Yo)
Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream
Facebook tip: Hiking in Glacier National Park for the day and ice cream on the way home!! ;) - Susan Schwager
Consider taking Dad for a Father's Day trip he'll never forget: white water rafting on any one of our favorite rivers.
Or, for the angler in your life, fishing is a good, relaxing alternative.
More: Top 10 rafting trips
When you're at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium, the best thing to order between innings is the piled-high Fairfax sandwich made by Canter's Deli. This is our version.
Dad will love our whole World Series menu.
Recipe: Hot pastrami sandwiches
Twitter tip: Burgers & baseball parks! - deniseslatteryRT @SunsetMag
National Park Service
If the dad in your life is an outdoor enthusiast, why not give him what he wants? A good climb up a beautiful mountain. Try Grand Teton or any of the West's other National Parks.
San Diego is quite possibly the perfect summer day trip. Dad can enjoy the sunny weather and maybe even catch a Padres game at PETCO Park.
For a day trip: Explore San Diego's retro neighborhood ― Kensington
For a weekend: San Diego summer getaway
For dads who like to pedal (or dads who just like to eat seafood), Pacific Grove is an ideal, low-key day trip.
Or maybe your dad is more interested in perfecting his swing? Treat him to 18 holes at Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links.
Twitter tip: Carmel; golf @ PacificGrove Poor Man's Pebble Beach - Nancydbrown@SunsetMag
Photo by Greg DuPree; food styled by Margaret Dickey; props styled by Audrey Davis
Brunch isn't just for Mother's Day anymore. Surprise Dad with this make-ahead menu, complete with Asparagus and Prosciutto Strata, Buttermilk-Currant Scones with Lemon Glaze, and Strawberry-Marmalade Salad.
Add a glass of sparkling wine and he's sure to ask for the same gift next year.
Facebook tip: Champagne brunch at home with an oven omelete on the patio, PRICELESS!!!! - Kelly Dolan-Hagadorn
Thomas J. Story
You can find good local food in any number of beautiful places, but in Tomales Bay, on California's North Coast, there's a special kind of seamlessness between the act of eating and just being in nature.
This is the perfect Father's Day trip for your favorite foodie.
Twitter tip: Osteria Stellina, Pt Reyes- great destination for Father's Day ... Best of local ingredients. - BertinoPR@SunsetMag
Brown Cannon III
Dads who love coffee and browsing through indie shops will definitely appreciate a day trip to Portland's hip North Williams Avenue.
Take Dad cherry-picking (and tasting), then serve him up one of our favorite cherry treats. Let him pick his favorite: Cherry Limeade, Chocolate Waffles with Poached Cherries, Double-Crust Cherry Tart, or Fresh Cherry Preserves.
More: Cherry ripe
Facebook Tip: My dad loves cherry tasting at Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill every Father's Day... 20 some varieties... delicious! - Sunset