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Things To Do For Fathers Day | Fathers Day Ideas & Activities


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Looking for things to do for Father’s Day in Austin? Do something fun with dad on his special day to show how much you love and care about him. No matter what you plan to do for your dad on Father’s Day in Austin, your dad will still love you. So get out, have fun, and create memories you and your dad will remember forever.

List of Father’s Day Ideas:

Go Camping in Austin

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Check out these glamping destinations around Austin, or spend Father’s day turning your backyard into your own personal campsite. Camping is a fun and easy way to experience the great outdoors. Pitch a tent, set up the best camping chairs around a fire, and cook up some delicious campfire recipes like s’mores.

Basket of Local Gifts

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Looking for gift ideas? Get your dad the perfect gift from a local Austin business. From local food brands, like Tito’s Handmade Vodka or Deep Eddy Vodka, to local retail businesses such as A Town and Austin Art Garage, it’s impossible not to find the perfect local gift for dad. Shopping locally also supports Austin-area communities by helping them stay afloat.

Beer Tasting

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Austinites know what great beer tastes like. Austin’s ever-changing and expanding craft beer scene makes it easy to find new local beers and enjoy a great afternoon or evening with friends and family. Check out our list of Austin breweries such as Austin Beerworks, Blackstar Co-op, Blue Owl Brewing, Jester King Brewery, Live Oak Brewery, Oasis Texas Brewing Company, and more! Spend some quality time together and call yourselves certified beer-drinking experts by the end of the day!

Drive-In Movie

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Who says drive-in movies are only for romantic dates? Bring your dad and your family to a drive-in movie, movie night, or attend a day movie together. Blue Starlite is showing several favorite movies on Father’s Day, such as Dirty Dancing, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Independence Day, and Wild Life. At Doc’s Drive-in Theatre, they are not showing on Father’s Day, but have other great movies throughout the month.

Get Out On The Water

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Do you love spending time on the water and being outside with your dad? It’s a good thing Father’s Day is in June because Austin offers a lot of outdoor activities on the water. Take a dive into Barton Springs Pool, participate in watercraft activities such as wave runners, rent a yacht or boat for the day, go floating down the river, stand-up paddleboarding, or find a lake or pond to go fishing.

Golf With Dad

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Golf course options are expanding in Austin. Because of Austin’s diverse and unique landscape of rolling hills, lakes, limestone cliffs and caverns, natural springs, and stands of cypress and oak, golf course layouts can be dramatic and challenging. Even if you don’t know how to golf, it’s great bonding time! Check out Top Golf Austin if you don’t want to endure the weather.

Hike and Bike Trails

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Does your dad like hiking and biking in Austin? Even though Father’s day weather is typically hot, you can still get outside on one of the many hike and bike trails of Austin that run along creeks and other bodies of water. If you want to take things a little slow, there are also numerous hike and bike trails in Austin that are flat and slow-paced.

Order Dad’s Favorite Food

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Are you wanting to give your dad a special Father’s Day dinner, but aren’t the best at cooking? No worries! Austin has a lot of restaurants that can cook up your dad a delicious father’s Day meal. Does your dad love burgers, sports bar munches, Tex-Mex, bbq, brunch, donuts, tacos, ice cream, or vegetarian? Check out the best restaurants on our lists to give your dad the perfect Father’s Day meal!

Painting With A Twist

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Painting is always a great idea! If you are looking for some great family-friendly bonding time, and building amazing memories, then try creating day crafts or go painting with dad. Find a studio near you and schedule some time now.

Urban Axes

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Try spending the day having an unforgettable experience with dad! They have all the space you need to celebrate safely with those closest to you. Your family will be in a private lane, and you can check out all the steps they’re taking to make sure it is a safe experience here.

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