1. New York Hall of Science
This is fun for dads, moms, and kids alike, as you explore the wonders of science.
47-01 111th Street, Corona
2. Mini Golf
Spark up some friendly competition by challenging dad to a round or two of mini golf.
Various Locations, visit the Golf NYC website to find one near you
3. Queens Museum of Art
Soak up some local culture with dad by visiting the Panorama of NYC.
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
4. Go for a picnic
Plan a family picnic, pack up the food and blanket, and head over to your nearest park.
Visit the NYC Parks Department website to find a park near you
5. Go to the movies
The key here is to watch something dad wants to see.
For dads who may be slightly difficult to buy gifts for, consider things that may be out of the norm. Be prepared to think outside of the box on this one. If you know a dad who likes to entertain, for example, there’s a site that sells recycled wine bottle cheese boards. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? The site is Treasures of the Vine, and they have an extensive variety of bottles to choose from. Each bottle comes with your choice of cheese spreader. Another great gift idea is the Mr. Beer Home Edition Beer Kit, for the dad who is truly a beer connoisseur. Give him a chance to make his own beer at home. The kit comes with all the ingredients he’ll need. If you know a dad who loves to BBQ, a gift certificate to Omaha Steaks would be a definite pleaser. They have a package called the “dad pack,” and they’ll deliver right to his door. Is dad into sports? Pick up some tickets to his favorite team. Maybe he’s more bookish than a jock? Get him an e-reader, or a new book.
What’s really important to remember is it’s not about what gift you buy him or where you take him to celebrate his day. Fathers’ day is all about spending time with dad, remembering the memories you have together, and making new ones.