Father’s Day is coming up soon! If you’re still racking your brains and drawing a blank, no need to worry! We’ve put together a list of great places to celebrate your father or father figure. Our Mother’s Day blog post also had some recommendations that could be useful as well, so feel free to check that out if you need more inspiration!

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For the thrill-seeking dad: Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, OH


If your dad is always seeking an adrenaline rush, take him to Cedar Point on the shores of Lake Erie. This amusement park has attractions that are sure to excite the whole family, from a waterpark, to a relaxing train ride through the park and along Lake Erie on one of the few authentic coal-fired steam locomotives in the world, to the thrills of the Cedar Creek Mine Ride. If you and dad really want to get your blood pumping, jump in line for Corkscrew, a roller coaster with as many twists and turns as its name implies.

For the music loving dad: Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN


Is your dad constantly adding new CDs, records, and Spotify playlists to his music collection? Then he’ll love visiting Nashville, a city with a long and vibrant music scene and history. If your dad isn’t a fan of country music, or has a diverse taste in music, take him to the Musicians Hall of Fame. There, you’ll find all sorts of musical exhibits across all genres as well as the Grammy Museum. With all there is to offer, this is something your dad will love tuning into!

For the dad who loves sports: Fenway Park in Boston, MA


If your dad is always talking about “the game,” then he’ll probably love touring a stadium dedicated to America’s favorite pastime. Show him that he’s out of the park with this 60 minute tour around Fenway Park complete with ballpark, team, and player history.

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For the film buff dad: The Academy Museum in Los Angeles, CA


Lights, camera, action! If your dad can name his top 10 movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood, or if he can name all of the Kurosawa references in a Tarantino movie, then he’ll love visiting the Academy Museum. There, you can see special exhibits dedicated to directors like Spike Lee or Hayao Miyazaki, the huge flower dress and crown from Midsommar, and the afrofuturistic costumes of Black Panther.

For the dad who loves craft beer: Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI


If your dad loves talking about “barrel-aged” beer and hops, he’ll love visiting “Beer City USA” and checking out Brewery Vivant, a converted funeral home. The two of you can travel to Europe without even stepping foot on a plane with a single sip of their Belgian and French country-style ales. Cheers!

For the dad who loves barbecue: Goldee’s Barbecue in Fort Worth, TX


Whether your dad prefers to throw something on the grill or sit down to dig into some ribs, he won’t be able to resist eating some good old-fashioned Texas barbecue! Named number one out of 50 of Texas’ best barbecue joints by Texas Monthly, this relatively new restaurant just opened in 2020. The two of you can grab a plate of spare ribs, brisket, peppery cheese grits, or anything else your heart (or stomach) desires.

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We hope this list of places to take your dad on Father’s Day is helpful! With these recommendations, you can make this Father's Day as unique and memorable as your dad.