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What To Do For Father’s Day

What To Do For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is more than just another holiday — it’s a special occasion dedicated to showing appreciation for fathers and father figures who make a significant impact in our lives. Whether your dad enjoys outdoor adventures, fine dining, or simply spending quality time at home, there are countless ways to celebrate this special day. This guide explores a variety of activities to help you plan the perfect Father’s Day, tailored to his interests and your family’s style.

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor activities provide a fantastic way to connect with nature and spend quality time together. Whether it’s through a serene fishing trip, a dynamic hiking expedition, or a relaxing day of golf, engaging with the great outdoors can be both refreshing and rejuvenating for everyone involved.

  • Fishing and Camping: Find a tranquil spot where you can cast lines and maybe camp overnight. This experience is perfect for dads who enjoy tranquil moments in nature and a chance to teach family members a bit about fishing techniques and outdoor survival skills.
  • Hiking and Biking Trails: Choose a trail that matches your dad’s fitness level and scenic preferences. Whether he enjoys lush forests, mountain vistas, or coastal walks, spending a day on the trail can be invigorating and refreshing.
  • Golfing: A round of golf is a classic way to spend Father’s Day. Book a tee time at a picturesque golf course and enjoy walking the links or riding in a golf cart for a relaxed day.

Dining Out

Dining out on Father’s Day can range from a laid-back brunch to a sophisticated dinner, depending on what your dad enjoys. It’s a great way to take the culinary load off the family and treat dad to some of his favorite flavors crafted by professional hands.

  • Brunch Locations: Seek out a locale that offers an expansive Father’s Day brunch with options that cater to all tastes, from sweet pastries to savory entrees, complemented by coffee, tea, or even champagne.
  • Barbecue Restaurants: Opt for a casual yet hearty dining experience at a top-notch barbecue spot. Look for establishments that smoke their meats slowly and pair them with delectable sides like cornbread and coleslaw.
  • Fine Dining: For a more elevated experience, book a table at a renowned restaurant where the chef might offer a special Father’s Day menu featuring exquisite dishes made from high-quality ingredients.
  • Celebrating at Ruby Tuesday: Join us for a special Father’s Day meal. We’re offering exclusive menu items like our $23.99 Rib Eye, Ribs, and Crispy Shrimp Combo, and specialty drinks like the $6 Woodford Reserve® Old Fashioned. With our welcoming atmosphere and delicious offerings, it’s the perfect place to celebrate and make lasting memories with dad.

Entertainment and Culture

Celebrating Father’s Day with cultural activities or entertainment can be a perfect way to cater to dad’s interests while spending quality time together. Whether he’s a movie buff, an art enthusiast, or a sports fanatic, there’s a wealth of options to make the day memorable.

  • Movie Theaters and Shows: A movie marathon could be an excellent way to indulge his love for films. Check local theaters for special Father’s Day screenings or look for an open-air venue that offers a unique viewing experience under the stars. Choose from his all-time favorite movies or introduce him to new releases that match his tastes. For a personal touch, include some of his favorite snacks or themed decor that enhances the movie-watching experience.
  • Museums and Exhibits: Museums are not just about viewing exhibits; they’re gateways to different worlds and times. Take him to a museum that features topics he’s passionate about, whether it’s a renowned science center, an art gallery, or a historical museum. Look for special programs or interactive tours available on Father’s Day, which can provide a more immersive and educational experience. 
  • Sports Events: Check for any local sports events that might coincide with Father’s Day, such as a baseball game, a basketball match, or even motorsports. The excitement of the crowd and the live action on the field or track provide an electrifying atmosphere that’s hard to match. Consider securing tickets to a game or event featuring his favorite team or sport, and pair the outing with some pre-game festivities or post-game dinner to round out the day.

Relaxation and Leisure

Father’s Day is the ideal time for dad to relax and enjoy leisurely activities that he loves but might not often have time for. Here are some thoughtful ways to help him unwind and truly enjoy his special day:

  • Spa Days for Men: Treat dad to a day of pampering at a spa that caters specifically to men’s wellness needs. Look for services that include deep tissue massages, rejuvenating facials, or stress-relieving treatments that are designed to relax and revitalize. This can be a refreshing break from his daily routine and offer him a chance to rejuvenate in peace.
  • Bookstores and Coffee Shops: Plan a visit to a local bookstore where dad can take his time choosing a new book or exploring different genres. Afterward, continue the relaxation at a nearby coffee shop. Enjoy a conversation over coffee or tea, discussing your finds or simply catching up. This can be a peaceful, low-key way to spend quality time together.
  • Wine or Beer Tasting: Discover the local flavors at a nearby winery or brewery. These places not only offer tastings of their products but often provide insightful tours about the brewing or winemaking processes. It’s an enjoyable way for dad to learn something new and enjoy some fine beverages.

At-Home Celebrations

Celebrating Father’s Day at home offers a cozy and intimate setting that can be personalized to reflect your dad’s tastes and preferences. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy the day in a relaxed environment, creating new memories and indulging in family traditions.

  • Barbecue: Transform your backyard into a grill master’s paradise. Set up a barbecue and cook up all of dad’s favorite dishes — from classic burgers and steaks to gourmet sausages or veggie options. Enhance the experience by experimenting with new marinades and grilling techniques that you can learn together. This hands-on activity not only fills your plates but also your day with laughter and teamwork.
  • Movie Night: Create a special movie night at home with a projector and screen or even a large TV setup. Make it extra cozy with blankets, pillows, and of course, popcorn. Choose a lineup of dad’s favorite movies or some new releases that everyone can enjoy. This personalized cinema experience allows the family to bond over shared stories and favorite scenes, making it a more memorable event than a typical night out at the movies.
  • Game Night: Set up a game night that caters to dad’s competitive spirit or love for puzzles. Mix it up with a variety of games — board games that require strategic thinking, card games that test your quick-wittedness, or video games that are fun for all ages. This is a great way to engage the entire family, and it can be adapted to include games from dad’s own childhood or newer games that offer fresh challenges.
  • Order In and Eat Together: Enjoy a delicious meal without the hassle of cooking by ordering in from Ruby Tuesday. Choose dad’s favorite dishes from our Father’s Day menu and savor them in the comfort of your home. This allows you to enjoy quality time together without the stress of preparing and cleaning up.

Have Your Father’s Day Feast at Ruby Tuesday

Join us at Ruby Tuesday this Father’s Day to celebrate the special dads in your life with a delicious meal and great company. Embrace the traditions and history of this heartfelt day by enjoying our special Father’s Day menu, featuring our delectable dishes and welcoming atmosphere. 

Additionally, we’re introducing new menu items just for Father’s Day, like our Country-Style Ribs and the Rib Trio, along with a nostalgic treat, the Coke® Float, made with Coca-Cola® and vanilla bean ice cream. Plus, don’t miss out on our gift card special — buy a $30 card for just $25 or a $60 card for $50. Whether you’re coming in for a family meal or picking up your food to celebrate at home, Ruby Tuesday is the place to create lasting memories this Father’s Day.

Other Father’s Day Resources:

Father’s Day 2024 Menu and Specials

When Is Father’s Day 2024? Your Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Dad.

Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

The History of Father’s Day

Common Questions with Answers:

What are some budget-friendly activities for celebrating Father’s Day?

You can plan a picnic at a local park, go on a nature hike, or organize a movie marathon at home with dad’s favorite films. These activities are low-cost, yet meaningful ways to spend quality time together.

How can I personalize Father’s Day if my dad is a senior and prefers quieter activities?

For a senior dad who enjoys quieter activities, consider spending the day reading and discussing his favorite books, or engaging in a relaxing time in the garden. You can also set up an art station for painting, play his favorite vinyl records, or watch old family videos together, creating a soothing and nostalgic atmosphere.

Are there any unique Father’s Day traditions from around the world that I can incorporate into our celebration?

You could adopt the German tradition of taking dad on a hiking or biking tour accompanied by a few pints of his favorite beer, or celebrate like in Mexico by serenading him with his favorite songs or music.

What are some creative ways to celebrate Father’s Day at home if we can’t go out?

Set up a DIY craft station at home where dad can work on a project like building model airplanes or crafting birdhouses. Alternatively, you can organize a home tasting event with different coffees, cheeses, or wines that he can enjoy sampling.

How can I make Father’s Day special if I live far away from my father?

You can arrange a virtual celebration where you watch a movie, enjoy a meal, or play games together online. Sending a care package filled with his favorite snacks, books, or other personalized items can also make the day special despite the distance.