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10 Fun Things to Do with Dad on Father’s Day

These Father's Day activities are a great way to spend the day with dad and show him how much you love and appreciate him.

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Host a cookout

If you’re not sure what to do for father’s day this year, hosting a backyard barbecue is the way to go. Invite over the whole family, fire up the grill and spend the day enjoying the summer sun and warm weather. It’s the perfect way to celebrate dad, grandpa and the uncles all at once.

Check out this handy guide for how much food you should make.

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Go golfing

Hit the green with your dad! Many golf courses offer discounted rounds, giveaway items or a special brunch on Father’s Day. Check out your local course’s website for specifics and to book a tee time. In addition to a round or two of golf, give your dad one of these DIY gifts.

Want to make it epic? Rent out this 11-bedroom home located on a golf course in Davenport, Florida. Dad will wake up to stretches of green.

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Go to a baseball game

If your dad prefers watching sports over participating, take him out to the ballgame. This year, every MLB team is playing on Father’s Day, so there’s a game for whichever team your dad roots for. You can get tickets on Major League Baseball’s website.

By the way, this is the game day recipe you should make based on your favorite MLB team.

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Go on a brewery tour

Is your dad a craft brew king? Take him on a tour of a local brewery and let him pick out a growler or two to take home. If you’re not sure where your closest brewery is, you can search for it on BreweryBD.

Or, treat your dad to lunch at the best brewpub in your state.

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Go camping

Spend some quality time with the great outdoors and your dad. There are a ton of fun things to do on Father’s Day while camping like fishing, hiking and grilling some of these BBQ recipes that will make him feel like a pitmaster.

Remember to consult our ultimate family camping checklist before you go.

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Go to a music festival

If your dad is a melomaniac, gift him tickets to a local music festival or outdoor concert. Grab a couple folding chairs, pack a cooler with beverages and picnic foods and enjoy day full of music, sunshine and hanging out with your dad.

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Go on vacation

Are you asking yourself “how can I surprise my dad on Father’s Day?” If so, we have the perfect answer: take him on a vacation! Airbnb has over 6 million listings in more than 81 thousand locations across the globe, so you can find an amazing place to stay no matter how near or far from home you’re traveling.

Find your next vacation spot on

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Go to the beach

Get some sand in-between your dad’s toes by visiting the beach. Just don’t forget to pack the snacks!

Do you know what summer looked like the year your dad was born?

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Go to the Zoo

Going to the zoo is one of the best Father’s Day activities for preschoolers. Not only does dad get to see something a little wilder than a toddler, but the kids get to learn about animals as well.

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Give back this Father’s Day by volunteering your time or some supplies to a food bank, senior home or youth center. Even if it’s for only an hour or two, it will have a positive impact on your community. Find ways to help out on Feeding America and the Boys & Girls Club of America’s website.

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Caroline Stanko
As Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.