You're never too old to spend a quality day with Dad. Here's a list of 8 fun and memorable Father's Day activities for all ages and all types of Dads
1. Have a GoKart Race
Every adult once dreamt of becoming a race car driver and GoKarting is a safe way to fulfill that dream. Let Dad enjoy the feeling of adrenaline from being a star on the racetrack. And you finally have an excuse to make fast corner turns at ridiculously high speeds...
2. Camp in the Woods
If your Dad is like most guys, he probably loves spending time amongst nature. Nothing is manlier than pitching a tenting and starting a campfire from scratch. Pack a picnic basket full of your Dad's favorite treats or let him teach you how to fish for sustenance.
Plus, no cell phone reception = more quality bonding time with your old man.
3. Go to a Car Show
I don't know about yours, but my Dad looooves cars with a fiery passion. He taught me how to identify almost every automobile make and model by the age of four! So whether your Dad admires vintage cars, muscle hot-rods, or new models of electric cars, find a local car show where the two of you can nerd out.
At the end of a long day, nothing beats a delicious, home cooked meal. Spend some time with Dad in the backyard, grilling a menu bound to get his tastebuds all fired up.
Our Father's Day Menu Suggestion: Grilled Sirloin Steak with a Toppings Bar, Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon, Grilled Shrimp & Lemon Kebobs, Slow Cooked Baked Beans, and Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches
See: 11 Tasty Recipes for a Father's Day Cookout
5. Build Something Cool
Not all Dads are handy, but many would be thrilled to teach you how to use the trusty saw. Even if your Dad doesn't woodwork often, the building options for beginners are endless! Tackle a new project together, like a wooden spoon
, picture frame
, simple box
, or a basic table.
6. Relax at a Spa
Many men aren't ready to spend an entire day pampering themselves, but if you have a Dad that enjoys the finer things, treat him to a day at the spa. A day at the spa is not just about indulgence. It's also a great bonding experience, as the two of you gossip while getting your facials and foot scrubs.
7. Visit a Military Museum
For Dads who are war veterans or just history buffs, visiting a local military museum is a great way to exercise your brain while being entertained. If you live in San Francisco, visit the hidden gem S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien
, stationed at Fisherman's Wharf. The O'Brien
is one of only two still functional Liberty ships built and launched during World War II. The ship's interior, virtually unaltered since the 1940s, provides a glimpse of vintage war technology and a peek into the everyday life of an American soldier.
And for the older kids...
8. Go Beer Tasting
You like beer. He likes beer. So bring Dad to your local brewery for a memorable beer tasting experience you'll probably enjoy more than him. Be sure to bring home the day’s best bottles.
What's your plans for Father's Day? Comment below!