On June 21, it’s all about the big guy. That’s right, Father’s Day is coming, and it’s up to you to give back to the man who has given you so much. And if you’re pressed for ideas on how to spend the big day, here are some options to check out.

If TV sitcoms tell us one thing, it’s that dads love to golf. So why not take him to a beautiful public golf course? Golf.com (publishers of Golf Magazine) lists the 100 Best Public Golf Courses in the United States, 10 of which are in our very own backyard here in California. The list includes Rustic Canyon Golf Course in Moorpark and Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles in Rancho Palos Verdes. Whether you choose one of these courses, or closer but less glamorous ones like Penmar Gold Club (1233 Rose Ave., Venice) or Rancho Park Golf Club (10460 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles), we guarantee dad will love his 18 holes.

If the treacherous activity of walking the rough terrain of a golf course isn’t your father’s style, but he still loves golf, why not try a driving range instead? Here, dad can drive the ball all day without having to walk the 18 holes or get stuck behind some slowpoke who has to line up his shot just perfectly before he slices another one right into the woods. Swing into Olympic Golf School & Range (2957 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles) or Mulligan Fun Center (1351 Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance).

If dad is a sports buff, why not get him tickets to an Angels vs. Dodgers game? These SoCal baseball rivals always give their fans a treat during their Freeway Series. Whether dad bleeds Dodger blue, Angel red or he just loves the smell of competition, he’s guaranteed to enjoy a night at the park. The game starts at 5:05 p.m. at Angel Stadium in Anaheim (2000 Gene Autry Way; losangeles.angels.mlb.com).

If pop is anything like Ricky Bobby (Talladega Nights) and wants to go fast, then he’ll love the 45th Los Angeles Roadsters Club Show at the Fairplex LA County Fairgrounds (1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona). This legendary car show is for the dad that loves cars. Here, he can look at the abundance of beautiful vintage and new cars, buy a couple of souvenirs (hopefully under 100 grand) and enjoy the sights. Heck, if dad already has a vintage car, he can buy any parts he may need.

Catalina Island is a great place to spend Father’s Day. The beautiful scenery, wonderful shops and delicious restaurants make it impossible to have a bad day. If dad is a snorkeler or culture junky, or he enjoys helicopter rides, glass bottom boats, parasailing, golf or whale watching, it’s a sure bet that dad will not only enjoy, but love his Father’s Day. If you’re worried about the cost of a ferry ride, have no fear! Celebrate Father’s Day with a free ticket for your pop. For more information, call (310) 305-7250 or visit catalinaferries.com. Now that’s a lot of fun without having to spend a lot of bucks!

Whichever way you choose to spend your Father’s Day, remember to thank your dad for being there for you. And hopefully by reading the list above, you now have a few more options to choose from than just buying him a tie – again.