If you’re honoring a dad in your life during Father’s Day weekend, chances are it’s because he’s an outstanding guy. So, why celebrate with something ordinary? To show your appreciation for someone so special, you need to think outside the box.  Here are our five suggestions for Father’s Day celebrations that go beyond the typical barbeque!

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1. Charter a Fishing Boat

What guy wouldn’t love a day out on the water with his kids (or grandkids!) Rent a fishing boat for the day, or check your local marina for any special group outings planned for Father’s Day.



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2. Play a Round of Golf (Mini or Real)

If you’re no Rory McIlroy, taking pops to a golf course may not be the most enjoyable activity for both of you. However, you can certainly challenge him to a mini-golf tournament! Still not confident in your swing? Try surprising Dad with the golf-themed garden arrangement pictured above: tutorial here!



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3. Tour a Local Brewery

Brewery tours can be a great way to sample some new beers, while spending quality time together. Many places also offer menu pairings, so you can make a luncheon out of it. If Dad isn't an ale fan, check out other local factory tours. Here's a handy list of some of the coolest factory tours across the country.



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4. Host a "Concert"

Who is your dad’s favorite singer? Band? Celebrity? Chances are, you can find a tribute act that covers their songs, or even an impersonator, on GigMasters! Hire them to perform a mini concert, or to serenade during a picnic for the entire family.



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5. Visit a Museum

We don't just mean the kind that houses Picasso. There are galleries for virtually any topic that peaks Pops' interest; car museums, sports themed exhibits, even halls devoted to food and music. Check out this directory of museums across the United States- you wont believe how many there are!


From tours, to tastings, to some good old-fashioned outdoor fun. You now have five ways to skip the barbeque and make this Father's Day one to remember!


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