16 Father’s Day Activities Your Dad Will Appreciate
By CHANDNI JHUNJHUNWALA
Not sure what to do for dad this Fathers Day? Let us help you think outside the box
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can treat dad to dinner anytime. Instead, sign up for a cooking class and experiment in the kitchen.
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.
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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