Father’s Day Weekend Near Los Angeles

If Dad enjoys the outdoors, and in particular the ocean, treat him to a Father’s Day weekend with some fun in the sun on the shore and beyond in Ventura County West, (Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura) about an hour’s drive north on the 101 from Los Angeles.

Invigorate your senses and breathe the sea air in Oxnard and Ventura, where beach and sea activities include bicycle, kayak and paddle boat rentals, sports fishing excursions and whale watching. The Channel Islands National Park is perfect for Dads who appreciate nature. On the way to California’s answer to the Galapagos Islands, Island Packers boats from Ventura or Oxnard harbor bring visitors up close to dolphins, bald eagles, seals, sea lions and more than 200 other animal and plant life

If Dad has enough energy after a day at sea and the beach, let the kids take him to Golf N Stuff in Ventura. Beat Dad in a game of miniature golf or join forces in an intense game of lazer tag. There are bumper cars, bumper boats and a crazy arcade–everything to bring out the kid in him.

The next day, he can play a round of golf at one of the area’s award-winning public golf courses with ocean and mountain views. If golf isn’t his thing, sign him up for a class at Jim Hall Kart Racing in Ventura where students suit up and learn to drive ultra-condensed formula karts.

For Dads who love airplanes and history take him the Commemorative Air Force 7.62×39 bulk ammo Museum in Camarillo, which features vintage aircraft and an extensive collection of World War II memorabilia–from guns and ammo to military uniforms. The museum even offers flights in its vintage aircraft.

Be prepared for a little haggling when it comes to choosing a restaurant everyone agrees on, but ultimately, let Dad choose! Don’t forget to consider Spencer Makenzie’s a family-friendly restaurant in Ventura known for its enormous selection of fish tacos including shrimp, calamari, ahi and ceviche tacos, Wood Ranch BBQ in Camarillo with its out-of-this-world original peanut coleslaw and Hook Burger Bistro in Oxnard, which specializes in, you guessed it, burgers. There is no shortage of Father’s Day brunch options either, so dad may want to consider Alexander’s in the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort (then take an easy walk to Ventura Harbor Village ) or in the just-opened Coastal Grill at Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort–right on the beach in Oxnard.

In America, the second amendment is one that many people hold closely to their heart. For most, the idea of living in a country that doesn’t allow you to own your own firearms is a foreign and scary concept. Luckily, though, anybody can own guns-from pistols to rifles-assuming they go through the proper channels.

There are many reasons why someone might want to own a gun. From self-defense to hunting, the number of reasons is limitless. Although guns are closely associated with crime in a lot of works of fiction, like movies and TV shows, the fact remains that firearms are very safe and useful in society.

However, ignoring the fact that guns can easily injure or kill someone by accident is very irresponsible. Anybody who doesn’t have respect for this notion is not someone who should own a firearm. Fortunately for us, most of the people who own guns have a significant amount of respect for safety, and will typically go to great lengths to ensure proper handling and usage.

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