This Father’s Day, pack up the family and head out on an adventure that’s practically in your own backyard. Surprise Dad by planning a scavenger hunt that takes you all on a tour of your own city. Visit some of Dad’s favorite hotspots and add a few new ones to the mix. If Dad has a favorite hobby, like cars or sports, plan the day around seeing a sports game or exploring a car museum. Getting out of the house and trying something new can help everyone unwind for a day of fun. What are some of your favorite ways to say “I love you, Dad” on Father’s Day?
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If Dad is an art lover, take him to a day at the art museum. Enjoy lunch by the beautiful exhibits and even try your own hand at making art. Continue with the theme and give Dad art the kids made just for him. Find an art museum near you at Artcyclopedia.
Get away for the day and go visit a National Park. Bring lunch with you, and you can have a picnic or BBQ. Afterwards, you can continue the adventure by going on a family hike. Find a park near you at the National Parks Service.
Plan the big outing after the sun has set, and head out as a family to an observatory to gaze up at the stars. Learn all about the stars above, and surprise Dad by naming a star after him (http://www.starregistry.com/). Check out a list of observatories in North America at Go Astronomy. Photo via Wikimedia.
Start the day off with a hearty breakfast and then head out to a day of fishing. Pack Dad's fishing back with new goodies so he is all ready to go. This is a great way to unwind from all the hustle and bustle that can come along with day to day life. Find a place to fish near you at Take Me Fishing. Photo via Wikimedia.
Right before Father's Day, sit with the kids and plan out a scavenger hunt that you can all take together around the city. Mark out fun, new places and some of Dad's favorites that you can visit throughout the day. Give Dad a clue at each new place and then head out on the adventure. Photo via Wikimedia.
Surprise Dad in the morning with tickets to see a live sports game. The whole family can dress up in the team colors to really get into the spirit. You can find tickets for all types of sports games on Ticketmaster.
If Dad loves his cars, take him for a day at the car museum. Afterwards, you can surprise him with tickets for a real exotic car driving experience (https://www.gothamdreamcars.com/dream-car-tour). Find a museum near you at NAAM. Photo via Wikimedia.
Whether it's surfing on the beach, or splashing in the pool, a day in the water is perfect to beat the summer weather. If you have a lake near you, you might even want to consider renting a boat or kayak for all of you to go out on.
Venture out to a theme park, circus, or carnival for Father's Day. Hop on rides you haven't been on before, and have a blast taking it all in. This is a great way to have everyone enjoy just being in the moment. You can find a list of theme parks in North America on Ultimate Rollercoaster.
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Instead of booking a flight around the world, take a culinary voyage around the world. Start off by making Dad a breakfast inspired by the cuisine of his favorite country. Check out a restaurant from a different country for lunch and dinner, and give him a gift basket of unique foods from around the world to snack on. You can all have a blast trying new foods wherever your Father's Day takes you. You can find recipes from around the world here on Babble. Photo via Pretty Prudent.
Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.