16 Father’s Day Activities Your Dad Will Appreciate



Fathers Day
Not sure what to do for dad this Fathers Day? Let us help you think outside the box

Fishing dad

Bond with dad at a local fishing hole or make a weekend out of it. When else do you get to stand side by side and catch up on life while you enjoy the outdoors?

Go-Kart dad

Forget another gift of golf shirts. Take Dad for a thrill ride. Give him a speedway, a Go-Kart, and a helmet, and watch Dad go crazy with excitement. Look for a nearby Go-Kart track and spend the day zipping around.

Paintball dad

Let Dad explore his inner warrior. Nothing says “I love you” like a little friendly battle of the generations.

Beer tasting dad

Make dad’s day by toasting him at a local beer or wine tasting event. There’s even a no-brainer built-in gift: Bring home some of the day’s best bottles to remember the day for weeks to come. And no need to feel guilty over that beer belly. Did you know that beer is actually good for you?

Amusement park dad

Thrilling rides, fairy floss, tacky souvenirs—yes, it’s Father’s Day at a theme park.

Golf dad

They say golf is a good walk spoiled, but not when you spend 18 holes worth of quality time with dad. You can hire a PGA instructor for a series of golf lessons for you and your dad—a great excuse to hang out together, pick up tips from a pro, and improve your game.

Sports dad

Tickets to his favorite sporting event are pretty much always a winning idea. Many stadiums offer Father’s Day deals; check if they’re offering discounted tickets. Want to be the favorite child? Surprise dad with a splurge of season tickets.

Camping dad

This year, start a camping tradition. Pitch a tent, start a campfire, swap memories about growing up—it’s bonding at its best. Look for a campground near you, pick up the right gear, and go wild.

Handsome dad

Spa days are not just for the ladies. If yours is the kind of dad who appreciates being pampered, book him a luxurious massage, hair cut, or professional shave.

Car show dad

Is your dad an absolute car nut? Contact your local car clubs to find a nearby show of amazing vintage hot-rods or the latest electric car. Bond over stories of what it was like for him to drive his first car—or recall laughs over what he went through to teach you how to drive.

History dad

Check with your local library or historical society and ask if tours are available of their stacks and archives. Many organizations will be happy to show you a behind-the-scenes look at your town’s history.

Music dad

What’s playing nearby? Check local listings for an outdoor music festival or concert your pop might appreciate. Remember snacks and cold water, plus a clean blanket.

Art dad

Many local art museums have dad-friendly works to look at, but you can also go quirky and try a specialized collection or gallery that he might find more interesting. Or get creative: You could check out a cool art installation in a nearby city instead of doing a more traditional museum.

Cooking dad

You can treat dad to dinner anytime. Instead, sign up for a cooking class and experiment in the kitchen.

Travel dad

Make it a day trip or a weekend getaway! Whether its an hour away or a short away, it will special because he is spending it with you.

Volunteer dad

He’s given you so much, now it’s time for you both to give back. Turn spending time with Dad into a meaningful opportunity to help those in your community.
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