If you haven’t made plans to celebrate Father’s Day yet don’t worry. There’s still time to take him on a fun weekend getaway that will show your appreciation for him. Here is a handful of adventures that fit the bill.
Adrenaline junkies need not look any further than Moab, where rock climbing is one of the most popular activities. Fuel up the night before, or celebrate after your trek with a hearty meal at Sorrel River Ranch. Out here, Wall Street isn’t the name of the financial district. It’s a massive sandstone cliff that makes for a challenging climb. If your crew can handle even more, river rafting in the area is also an excellent way to spend the day.
While you can find breweries everywhere, Portland is mainly known for its wealth of options when it comes to ales, pilsners, porters, and stouts. The Commons, Base Camp, Cascade Brewing Barrel House, and Fat Head’s are just some of the most popular places to enjoy a pint or see how your favorite brew is made. Browse through the latest releases at the famous Powell’s City of Books, and treat your pops to a sinfully delicious doughnut at Voodoo.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Is dad a NASCAR fan? Head to the Myrtle Beach Speedway for a complete racing experience. Choose from a variety of packages, including a three-hour option that gives him a real taste of NASCAR glory, and a ride-along with a more seasoned racer if he isn’t quite ready to get behind the wheel just yet.
Active types and beer buffs alike will find themselves at home in the beautiful city of Burlington, which combines great food and drink with unparalleled opportunities to bike, boat, and just enjoy the great outdoors. Try a brewery like Switchback, Queen City, or Foam, head out for an afternoon boat tour on Lake Champlain, and go for a relaxing evening ride on the Burlington Bike Path.
Sports, history … Pittsburgh’s got both. Take dad for a walk through PNC Park, where the Pirates play, even on a non-game day. The past comes alive at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, and the Fort Pitt Museum. Finish your day with a distillery tour (and samples!) at Wigle Whiskey.