5 Last-Minute Father’s Day Ideas
Give Him the Gift of Travel
by Kwin Mosby
Grab the Tackle Box and Take Him Fly Fishing
Get His Motor Revvin’ with a NASCAR Experience
Give him the ultimate adrenaline-fueled experience! Treat him to a ride-along with a professional NASCAR driver or let him get behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car… of course, after the necessary training and instruction. It’s all included in the package deals. You can book the experience online or at the 14 participating racetracks, including the Myrtle Beach Speedway – training grounds for professional drivers like Dale Earnhardt, Jr. And if hitting the NASCAR racetrack is too intense for your dad, then consider dialing back the intensity a bit and take him to a local go-cart racetrack. Hey, it’ll cure his need for speed, but at a speed much slower than 100 mph.
Get Him Teed Up at a Popular Golf Course
You may not be able to book an international trip to check out Scotland’s best golf courses, but there are dozens of courses along the Eastern Seaboard or close to your dad to make father’s day extra special. Plan a fun trip to popular golf courses like Ocean Course (Kiawah Island, S.C.), Bethpage Black (Long Island, N.Y.), Pebble Beach Golf Links (Pebble Beach, Calif.), Augusta National Golf Club (Augusta, Ga.). Some hotels and resorts offer package deals along with luxury accommodations. Go ahead… splurge! It’s your dad.
Satisfy His Taste Buds in a Fabulous Food City
If it’s always a struggle to pull your day away from the dinner table, long after everyone’s done eating, then consider a trip to a popular food city like New Orleans. From Willie’s Chicken Shack to Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans, the city’s best eateries and restaurants serve authentic, traditional Cajun and Creole dishes you won’t find anywhere else. Make reservations to celebrate dad’s special day at the Court of Two Sisters, where the Sunday brunch buffet has everything from the regular breakfast staples (think made-to-order omelets) to NOLA specialties (think beignets, gumbo and jambalaya). Other notable food cities include San Francisco, LA, Houston, Chicago, New York City, Washington, DC, and Charleston. After you get him to the restaurant, you may have to roll your dad out from eating too much. But a man’s stomach is truly the way to his heart, right? So, it’s all good.
Get Him Amped Up for an Adrenaline-Rush Getaway
For thrill-seeking dads… there’s a variety of fun options, including a skydiving adventure courtesy of Chicagoland Skydiving Center or laser tag fun at Blazer Tag Austin. This is perfect for dads who have extra energy and the need to stay active. Plan a Father’s Day getaway to a place, such as Las Vegas, where dad has the urban thrills of have three heart-pumping rides at the Stratosphere, and just 25 minutes outside of the city, he can go mountain biking in Red Rock Canyon. For dads who need a balance, we suggest a low-key adventure at the Grand Canyon.