Although it may seem far into the future, Father’s Day is just around the corner. This year it is on Sunday, June 18th, so now is the perfect time to start thinking about where you want to take him! There are many great places in the United States that every father would enjoy. Our country is home to many traditions, so make sure you take him somewhere memorable. Here are our top eight favorite destinations to take your dad on Father’s Day.
Take Your Dad To These 8 U.S. Destinations For Father's Day
1. College Football Hall of Fame - Atlanta
With general admission starting at only $17.99 the college football hall of fame has so many experiences all under one roof. They offer many different attractions that you can pick and choose from. From playing fields, to movie theatres you can’t go wrong with spending the day here with your dad. Emerge yourself in the rich history of college football, and you can even take your dad up in a game of football, the only reason you can truly tackle your dad! The college football hall of fame has something that everyone in your family will enjoy. Visit their website for more information!
2. Nascar Hall of Fame - Charlotte
Zoom on over to North Carolina for one of the most amazing experiences you can image. I hope you’re a thrill seeker, because admission starts at only $12.95. From driving race cars, to learning about previous races and how history was made, I don’t think your dad could ever be disappointed again. Check out their website for upcoming events and viewing parties.
3. Beer Tours - Portland
All fathers have to have a beer in hand. Portland actually has more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States. A great way to see the city, and well, taste all the beer is to take a world famous beer tour. There are several companies that offer these types of tours and they’re all unique to specific beer preferences. It would be such a relaxing Sunday with your dad to be able to sit back and sip on some brews while checking out a very up and coming city. Check out some tours, and get drinking!
4. Yankee Stadium Tour - New York
What dad doesn't like baseball? Because baseball season will be in full swing, make sure to check out all your local baseball stadiums for tours and games. Yankee Stadium has one of the most famous tours, and you can learn more about it here. Normal entry price only stars at $25. The Yankee Stadium tour pass also gets you into other attractions around the city. You can’t go wrong with a day spent in one of the best cities in this world. Take your dad to the concrete jungle and get lost in the bustling crowds!
5. National Seashore - Padre Island
For that dad who just wants to relax, the night viewing of the national seashore is a must. It has amazing night views of the Gulf of Mexico, and the softest sand in Texas. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life. It also has a rich history, including the Spanish shipwrecks of 1554.
6. Fishing Trip - Michigan
One of the best-kept secrets for freshwater fishermen. Michigan is home to the 5 great lakes, making up a huge percent of the world’s fresh water supply. Lake St. Clair is known for its award winning trophy fish, the muskie. Michigan is a relaxing, but very sport-like state. It has everything from lakes to mountains, to sand dunes and big cities. They say fishing on the Great Lakes feels like you’re fishing on the ocean, that’s how big the lakes are. Change it up and visit the midwest for a new adventure.
7. Beach Day - Maui
Rated the number one beach in America, your dad definitely deserves the unforgettable beaches of Hawaii. Luckily, Maui is not that busy of an island, so it makes for an even a better, less congested, vacation. Be sure to check out the burgundy-hued sands of Kaihalulu, and if you want to try your hand at surfing, visit Ho'okipa Beach. This island is very remote, and again, our county's most beautiful beach.
8. Jurassic World: The Exhibition - Philadelphia
Admission starting at only $14.95 this is a unique, one time only exhibit. Actually, you can currently only find it in Philly. You can dive right into prehistoric world, and experience dinosaurs like never before. Right in the heart of Philly, the Franklin institute has more to offer than just jurassic park. Check out their website for more attractions that are included with your ticket.
This article was written by Kevin Burrows.