17 Father’s Day Activities Your Dad Will Appreciate

For every kind of dad, there's a perfect Father's Day activity to enjoy and remember forever. From golf to go karts, find fun Father's Day ideas here.

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Fishing

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Bond with dad at a local fishing hole or make a weekend out of it at some of America’s best fishing spots. When else do you get to stand side by side and catch up on life while you enjoy the outdoors? Try this neat fishing trick: Use WD-40 to spray your lures. It attracts fish and masks human odor that can scare them off.

Go-Kart

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Forget another gift of golf shirts. Take Dad for a thrill ride. Give him a speedway, a Go-Kart, and a helmet, and watch Dad go crazy with excitement. Look for a nearby Go-Kart track and spend the day zipping around.

Paintball

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Let Dad explore his inner warrior. Nothing says "I love you" like a little friendly battle of the generations.

Beer tasting

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Make dad’s day by toasting him at a local beer or wine tasting event. There's even a no-brainer built-in gift: Bring home some of the day’s best bottles to remember the day for weeks to come. And no need to feel guilty over that beer belly. Did you know that beer is actually good for you?

Amusement park

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Thrilling rides, funnel cake, tacky souvenirs—yes, it's Father’s Day at a theme park. Check out how to win at the trickiest carnival games; plus see more secrets amusement parks won't tell you.

Golf

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They say golf is a good walk spoiled, but not when you spend 18 holes worth of quality time with dad. You can hire a PGA instructor for a series of golf lessons for you and your dad—a great excuse to hang out together, pick up tips from a pro, and improve your game.

Battle reenactment

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Head to the 19th or 18th century to watch a Civil or Revolutionary War reenactment—and experience a slice of history up close. Meet some of the awesome Americans who perform in Civil War reenactments here.

Sports

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Tickets to his favorite sporting event are pretty much always a winning idea. Many stadiums offer Father’s Day deals; check if they’re offering discounted tickets. Want to be the favorite child? Surprise dad with a splurge of season tickets. While you're at it, entertain dad with these funny sports jokes.

Camping

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This year, start a camping tradition. Pitch a tent, start a campfire, swap memories about growing up—it's bonding at its best. Look for a campground near you, pick up the right gear, and go wild. But make sure to check out these tips for being bear-savvy while camping.

Handsome

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Spa days are not just for the ladies. If yours is the kind of dad who appreciates being pampered, book him a luxurious massage, hair cut, or professional shave.

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