10 cool things to do with dad on Father’s Day

Father's Day is June 17, 2018! If you're looking for ways to celebrate dad on his special day, we found plenty of ways to help create new memories. We're not talking about ties and grilling here. Grab the family, and treat dad to a wonderful Father's Day with these events and activities.

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Treat your father to a dinner fit for a king.

Let your dad know he’s appreciated on Father’s Day. Treat him to a nice dinner. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar celebrates dad all weekend, June 15 – June 17 with a three-course menu featuring the 35 oz. Prime Tomahawk and a premium bourbon tasting. If Dad prefers Sliced Filet Mignon Eggs Benedict, Fleming’s is opening early at 10 a.m. on June 17 for brunch. Other steakhouses are offering Father’s Day deals including Ruth’s Chris Steak HouseMorton’s The Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse and Fogo de Chao. You can also grab a bite with a great water view at these waterfront restaurants.

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Take your dad to the museum for free.

If your dad is an art lover, a free trip to the museum doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Admission to the Contemporary Art Center is free for Louisiana residents on Sundays, with valid identification. Here’s a list of exhibitions on view now at the museum. Plus, all dads receive free admission at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Sunday, June 17.

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Cool off on the river on a tubing trip.

Want to keep it chill this Father’s day? Grab a cooler, some sunscreen and float down the Bogue Chitto River for an exciting tubing adventure. The trip takes anywhere from two to four hours depending on how many stops you make. Here’s a list of places to go tubing this summer to escape the heat. Want to stay closer to the city? We found plenty of local pools that will let locals swim.

Camp out for the weekend.

Celebrate all things Dad with a weekend of camping activities. Just about less than two-hour drive to Flint Creek Water Park in Wiggins, Miss. offers year-round campsites with 152 fully developed camping spurs, 34 vacation cabins and 12 camp houses. Campers can enjoy swimming at their own private beach or just enjoy nature along the hiking trails. Land-O-Pines Campground in Covington lists several planned activities for Father’s Day weekend like nite-time billard tournaments and dad/child waterslide races. You can also check out campsites at Fountainbleau State Park or Bayou Segnette State Park.


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Take dad to get an old school shave.

Dads need pampering too! Give dad the gift of a royal grooming by giving him a nice shave. with an old school-style barber shave. Check out The Art of Shaving located inside Rubensteins, Modern Men Barber Shop or Aidan Gill For Men.

Take your pops on a beer tour.

Beer and Father’s Day make a pretty good combination. The New Orleans metro area has a hopping craft beer scene. Take your dad on a tour of breweries throughout the area.

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See an action-packed movie with your superhero.

Have a movie night with the superhero in your life with a little action and adventure on the big screen. Several popular action-packed films are still showing in local theaters including “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Deadpool 2,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Incredibles 2.” Check out showtimes and tickets here.

Team up with your dad for a race.

Team up with your dad or grandfather for the Richard Newcomb Memorial Father’s Day Race Sunday at Audubon Park. Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the race kicks off at 8 a.m. The New Orleans Track Club says the race is open to all runners and walkers. Enjoy activities before and after the race inside Audubon Park. Entry fees vary.

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Go for a round of simulated golf.

Opt for a cooler and cheaper golf alternative with a game of indoor golf. At Loft18 in Metairie, parents with kids under the age of 12 can score $25 sim rates at the facility on Sunday.

Celebrate Father's Day New Orleans-style at a second line.

Nothing says Father’s Day in New Orleans like a second line. The Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid & Pleasure Club present a Father’s Day Second Line starting at 3 p.m. Visit the website for more information and the full route.

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