Becoming an official holiday in 1972, Father’s Day is intended to honor the accomplishments and sacrifices of fathers. Treating dad to a long weekend getaway could be the perfect gift to show appreciation and love this year. Here are several ideas for Father’s Day 2018 that are sure to please:
Braves, burgers, and beers in Atlanta
The Atlanta Braves of the MLB opened up their brand new stadium (SunTrust Park) to start the 2017 season and it is quite simply a great place to see a ball game. The overall capacity is smaller, making the viewing experience more intimate and it’s nearly impossible to find a bad seat. Parking around the stadium is much more easy and efficient compared to the years at Turner Field. And the area of Battery Atlanta around the stadium offers tons of great dining options, shopping, and entertainment.
Atlanta has quickly become known as a mecca for burger connoisseurs in the U.S. Check out places like The Vortex, Ms. Ann’s Ghetto Burger, or FLIP Burger while in town and dad will not be disappointed.
Atlanta is also home to the Sweetwater Brewery where you can watch the process of bottling and also sample the final product. The brewery offers tours throughout the week, including a VIP tour with a private area and catering from a local BBQ joint.
Manhattan by sail, a beer brunch cruise, and much more in NYC
Manhattan by Sail offers multiple daily trips, taking off from Battery Park. There are cruises where you can taste wine or craft beer, listen to jazz, sip champagne, see the Statue of Liberty or even the city skyline at night. Check its website to see updated schedules and what’s on offer.
The beer brunch cruise puts dad and the family aboard a yacht with reserved seating, a bountiful brunch buffet, unlimited beer with a branded mug, and a live jazz band and DJ on board.
Open all summer in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the East River State Park, Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors—Saturdays on the Williamsburg waterfront and Sundays in beautiful Prospect Park. Bring dad and a large appetite for a sampling of lots of great eats.
The Denver BBQ Festival, Denver ComicCon, and more in the Mile High City
Located at the home of the Denver Broncos, the Denver BBQ Festival will be featuring legendary pitmasters from all over the country at this inaugural event. There will be BBQ master classes, live music, and of course tons of delicious smoked meats to sample.
Denver Comic Con (DCC) is a 3-day, family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment. DCC is a program of the Colorado non-profit Pop Culture Classroom, whose mission is to inspire a love of learning, to increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through pop culture education.
If you’re in Denver for Father’s Day and want to get out of downtown for some time in nature, make a trip to the world famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Known for hosting top-tier musical acts, the iconic venue features bands and musicians from all over the world. However, it is also a beautiful place to visit during the day with two trails that are completely within the park, Trading Post Trail and Geologic Overlook Trail, both restricted to pedestrians only.
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