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We figure by now everyone's fathers have enough mugs, ties, and swanky shaving kits (does he even use it??!) to last them a lifetime, so why not get Dad's Day weekend started off this Saturday with a little daycation in stunning Malibu? Follow our lead and pamper your pops by spending the day hiking a crazy gorgeous trail, brunching by the ocean, shopping for clothes you that won't make you embarrassed to be seen with him, and capping it all off by sampling some of the area's best wines at sunset.
Begin your day with a fresh and healthful meal at Malibu Farm Cafe (23000 Pacific Coast Highway). Located smack dab on the pier, this spot offers a breezy but warm vibe with incredible views of the majestic Pacific—that's why we're out here, right? Sustainable seafood dishes, like the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon or crab cakes, are an especially great choice.
Now that you're energized, you'll be able to power through one of Southern California's most epic trails. Though the drought has mostly dried up the trademark waterfalls (you'll catch a trickle at best) of Escondido Falls (27807 Pacific Coast Highway), there's still so much beauty to take in with hidden grottos, winding paths, and other natural wonders. Don't let the rope-led parts of this trail scare you, this hike is mostly beginner-friendly, though you and dad will get a good workout!
When we say French swimwear brand Vilebrequin (3939 Cross Creek Road #C100) offers styles inspired by St Tropez, we don't mean the skimpy, man-kini variety (thank goodness). Bring dad to this boutique in the Malibu Lumber Yard for full-coverage options in eye-catching colors and festive patterns.
The nearby Levi's store (3862 Cross Creek Road) offers classic denim options guaranteed to save any dude from the dreaded Dad Jeans syndrome. Enlist a member of their expert staff to ensure a proper fit, then peruse the shop's wide stock of washes and wears to suit any style.
Now that you've properly worn dad out, finish off the day at Malibu Family Wines (31740 Mullholland Way), where the two of you can reminisce about the good ol' days (except maybe the time you got caught sneaking out) while sipping cool glasses of the region's best varietals and taking in a killer sunset on the pretty patio.