Father’s Day only rolls around once a year, but how can you possibly celebrate the guy who taught you to ride a bike, throw a fastball, and deliver a killer wedding toast in a single day? Our fathers are our first male role models, the guys who protect us as kids, and the people who always have a great piece of advice in store for us, whether they’re teaching us how to apply for a mortgage or giving us tips on how to buy a perfect suit. Of course, after playing such an important role in our lives for so many years, it often feels impossible to find a Father’s Day gift that expresses just what our dad means to us¬—the average tie just won’t cut it, after all. This Father’s Day, give your dad an experience he won’t soon forget with one of these exciting outings instead:
Enjoy an exciting bowling experience in Manhattan: Want a fun Father’s Day activity the whole family can enjoy in New York City? Well, look no further than Manhattan’s Bowlmor Lanes at Chelsea Piers. This luxe bowling alley is miles away from your average dive, offering tufted leather couches, great food, and a private bowling suite for those serious family face-offs where you don’t want to be disturbed by the sounds of other players’ strikes.
Charter a boat: Want to explore Maine’s beautiful coastline with dad this Father’s Day? Head up to Portland and charter a boat for the whole family with Casco Bay Lines. This exciting private tour will show you a side of Vacationland you’ve never seen before and let the whole family relax in style as you hit the water.
Enjoy a great tasting menu: If your dad is a foodie, he’ll love trying out one of New York’s best tasting menus this Father’s Day. This year, treat him to a tasting menu at one of Manhattan’s premier eateries, like Gramercy Tavern, where he can enjoy dishes like scallops with Meyer lemon and dill, or take him on an epicurean adventure at Eleven Madison Park, loaded with seasonal, local fare, like lavender and honey roast duck.
Take him on a beer tour: Does your dad love a good beer? Head up to New York’s Hudson Valley for a trip on the Beer Bus. This private bus will take you and your adult family members from brewery to brewery, stopping off at the Defiant Brewing Company, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Peekskill Brewery, Hyde Park Brewing Company, Keegan Ales, and the Skytop Steakhouse and Brewing Co.
Hit the links on an exciting golf trip: Want to enjoy some fun in the sun with your dear old dad? Head down to Miami for one of the most exciting golfing adventures he’s ever experienced. At International Links Melreese Country Club, you can tee off on one of Florida’s most beautiful golf courses and enjoy a gourmet meal afterward at the club’s world-renowned restaurant.
Don’t give your dad another impersonal Father’s Day gift this year. Instead, opt for a fun and personal activity he won’t soon forget. Whether you’re hitting the links in Florida or enjoying a great meal in Manhattan, these exciting activities are sure to make this his best Father’s Day yet.