Father’s Day is quickly approaching, but there is still time to do more than just send a card this year. Traveling with someone is a great opportunity to connect in a way that you just don’t have time for in-between work and errands. And you don’t need to fly to another country or continent to create lasting memories with your dad either. For those based in the USA, we offer some ideas for nearby activities that you could do in a single weekend or long weekend.
- Relax on a beach or rent a boat
- Civil War trail/reenactments
- NYC or Washington, D.C.: be tourists and see the sights, visit museums, and enjoy plays and concerts. Take a sightseeing ferry on the Hudson River (NYC) or Potomac River (D.C.).
- Beercation in Delaware
- Beercation in Portland
- Las Vegas casinos
- Napa and Sonoma wine tours and tastings
- Bourbon trail
- Deep-dish pizza and craft beer in Chicago
- Jazz/food/drinks in New Orleans
- Beercation in Denver
- Fishing, camping, rafting, canoeing, or kayaking trip
- Baseball game or road trip for your favorite team
- Comedy show
- U.S. National Park
- Race (like a 5K or color run)
Mike and his dad.
Besides these activities, think about taking your dad out for a meal, or even cooking for him. Does he have a favorite dish or recipe that you could make? Show your appreciation by providing him an opportunity to relax. More importantly, if you don’t get to talk often, take time to ask him how he has been doing. Catch up on the details of each other’s lives. It is easy to take family for granted, especially our parents, and forget the sacrifices that they made for their children. It is amazing how far a little gratitude and acknowledgement can go. Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to make your dad feel special.