- Jamie Ballard
15 Father's Day Activities That Will Help You Get Closer
All Dad really wants is some quality time with you. But it couldn't hurt to plan a fishing trip, or an outing to a classic car show. We've got all the Father's Day activities you'll need, but don't forget to grab a gift or a card before June 17!
Go to a local brewery.
If all the kids are over 21, organize a trip to the local brewery. Let Dad sample the different varieties, then finish the afternoon with a round of his favorite brew. Cheers!
Get out on the water.
Whether he loves fishing or wants to get on a pair of waterskis, a day on the water is sure to make Dad happy. Even if you don't own a boat, many local lakes will rent them by the day or by the hour.
Head to the race track.
If Dad's got a serious need for speed, head to your local go-karting track and race a few laps. You can often find good deals for go-karting on Groupon.
Hit the golf course.
On Father's Day (or most days), there's no place he'd rather be than out on the course. Call and reserve a tee time now — this is a pretty popular Father's Day activity. You could also let him decide when and where he wants to play by buying a Go Play Golf gift card from Amazon.
Fire up the grill.
Dad is the grill master. And we're sure he'd love to teach you a thing or two about how to BBQ. Bring him some new tools or prime cuts of meat, it's time to get grillin'. (You can check out some of our favorite summer grilling recipes here!)
Make a splash at the pool.
By mid-June, summer is in full swing and the temperatures are rising. Make it a family day at the local pool and let Dad cool off for Father's Day. If you want to give Dad the luxury experience, see if any upscale hotels in your area offer a pool day pass.
Book him a massage.
Dad works hard all week, and he deserves a chance to relax. Book him a massage for Father's Day — you can usually find good deals for local massage centers on Groupon.
Treat him to a steak dinner.
After all, he's got all summer to work that backyard grill. Let someone else cook and treat Dad to a nice dinner and glass of bourbon at his favorite steakhouse.
Head to an outdoor movie.
Come summertime, many cities have outdoor movie screenings. Look up what's playing in your area — or set up a screening in your own backyard. Don't forget the popcorn!
What you'll need: projector ($70, amazon.com)
Go for a hike.
Enjoy the great outdoors as a family and go for a hike. Let Dad choose the trail, and remember, kids: no whining!
Rock out at a live show.
Let Dad re-live his rockstar days by heading to a concert in your area. Even if it's not a huge show, he'll still appreciate the time you get to spend together.
Take a tour of a historic site.
If Dad's a history buff, see if there are any nearby historic sites that offer tours. It's more memorable than getting him another book about the Civil War.
Pack up a picnic.
All Dad wants for Father's Day: sandwiches, sunshine, and his favorite people hanging out.
What you'll need: picnic set ($40, amazon.com)
Go to a car show.
Take a step back in time by looking at his favorite models through the years at a local car show. Odds are there's one happening in your area over Father's Day weekend.
Pitch a tent somewhere.
Whether you head to a campsite for the weekend, or simply set up a tent in your own backyard, Dad will love roasting marshmallows and telling scary stories around the fire.
What you'll need: 4-person tent ($50, amazon.com)
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