Your Dad taught you how to drive. He took you to Little League, and showed you how to swing the bat. He brought you to Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts, theater camp, math camp, and Dungeons and Dragons camp (is that a thing?). Your dad drove you to your first middle school dance, and picked you up when you were over the awkward dancing. Your Dad did all of these things to get you around, now it’s time to repay the favor. This Father’s Day, take Dad somewhere. We’re not just talking about your run-of-the-mill baseball game or round of golf—let’s try something a little out of the ordinary.
Idea #1: For the Creative Dad
You may have already tried a painting class or pottery class, but what about woodworking? Remember those shop classes in high school where they taught you how to wield a saw and build a birdhouse? Fun, right? And while it might be harder to find, glassblowing could also be an amusing, creative outing. Slightly dangerous, sure, but fun nonetheless.
Idea #2: For the Fun Dad
There are more than 4,000 breweries in the U.S. Show your old man that you learned a thing or two about beer since college, and take him craft beer tasting. You’ll get to try a variety of flavors and learn how beer is made. Not only will you sip some delicious craft beer on a nice summer day, you’ll also be supporting local businesses. It’s win-win. Dad isn’t into beer? Try gin distillery tours or whisky tours. Apparently craft distilleries are all the rage these days.
Idea #3: For the Competitive Dad
We’re taking all regular sports out of the equation for the moment, so what does that leave? How about laser tag! There is nothing more thrilling than running around in a dark room, trying to beat the other team as neon lights flash all around. Sure, it may smell faintly of old socks, but some laser tag locations even come with a theme (like cowboys or alien invasion). Feeling brave? Take it up a notch with paintballing. Just be sure to bring a change of clothes so your Lyft driver doesn’t chastise you on the way home.
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