Father’s Day is coming up! Rather than a funny card and new razor, get dad a gift that he’ll never forget this year! There are tons of Chicago-related gifts, and tons of things to do in Chicago with dad this Father’s Day. There’s sure to be something that you can do with your old man to bond this Father’s Day that he’ll never forget!
Head to a Chicago Brewery
Take dad on a brewery tour or just sit back and enjoy a few craft beers. Some of the best breweries in Chicago are the perfect spot to bring your dad on a special occasion like this, whether this is your first time or he’s practically a regular.
Kayak down the Chicago River
Probably before you head to the brewery with dad rather than after. Kayaks in Chicago’s beautiful waters is a great experience for locals and out of towners! Be sure to steer clear of all the big boats that are cruising along where all the less adventurous dads are celebrating their fathers day though! There are several companies where you can rent a kayak in Chicago, and you can usually find a deal for kayak, boat and standup paddleboard rentals! (There are also tons of spa coupons for after the kayaking adventure is over)
Bike Tours of Chicago
If you’re a local, treat dad to a nice bike ride along the Lakefront. If you’re an out of towner, rent bikes and do the same, or take him on a bike tour of Chicago! They come in all shapes and sizes, so there’s surely one for your dad. Check out the Bikes, Bites and Brews tour by Bobby’s Bike Hike for a the best of every world this Father’s Day in Chicago!
Hit the Links
There are tons of great places for dad to test out his new set of clubs! The South Shore Golf Course is a popular par 33 course with panoramic views of Lake Michigan, tree-lined fairways and small greens. Harborside International Golf Center boasts some unique terrain and challenges, but beautiful views, and it’s just 15 minutes from Downtown Chicago.
Weekend Chicago Festivals
What better way to celebrate the men of this world than at the SausageFest Chicago? On June 15th and 16th, meat lovers will gather near Wrigley Field for great food, music, and fun activities! The Taste of Randolph and Fiestas Puertorriquenas are also happening this weekend, so there are tons of fun things to do with dad (on the cheap!) Just for Laughs Chicago starts the week before and ends just in time for Father’s Day! Bob Newhart performs Saturday, June 15th, and Bill Maher performs on Father’s Day, June 16th, 2013 at the Chicago Theatre! If your old man enjoys a good laugh, you can’t go wrong with a few tickets to these shows.
Take a Chicago Food Tour
If those festivals just aren’t enough to satisfy your cravings, check out one of the Chicago food tours! Pizza, cupcakes, beer, hot dogs and more can be enjoyed in one afternoon, as you also learn all about the history and culture that makes Chicago what it is! If you’re not in Chicago for Father’s Day, many food tours offer gift certificates that he can use on his next trip to the Windy City!