Take Him to a Ball Game
Take dad out to the ball game and buy him some peanuts or cracker jacks, or one of those really long hot dogs. If you live near a major league team, this could be a great chance to see your favorite team in action. But it doesn’t have to be a professional team to have a good experience. Find out if there are any minor league teams in your area and take dad to see them. You will still get the ballpark experience with the concession stand favorites and the roaring crowd, but you won’t have to sell your car to buy the tickets.
For the dad who loves a day on the links, try taking him to a golf course for some putting practice or a full game. Not only will you get the chance to create lasting memories with your dad as you play a round of golf, but you will also get the chance to ride (or even drive) a golf cart. Who doesn’t love a ride in a golf cart? And if you don’t have a membership to the clubs the courses belong to, don’t worry. Many offer pricing and hours for the public.
If you have easy access to a lake or body of water, like many of us here in Central Texas, then a day out on the boat or on the shore fishing might be just what dad had in mind. So, grab some lures and a picnic lunch and head to the outdoors for some quiet time with your dad.
Down Memory Lane
If your dad isn’t really the fishing, golf or ball game kind of dad, then take him on a different kind of journey. Take him to all of the places he’s taken you—your favorite ice cream shop, the ball field where you practiced pitching or the playground he took you to all those years ago. It will not only give you a chance to remember all of those great times, but it will let your dad know just how much those times meant to you.
It doesn’t matter where you take your dad or your husband. The chance to spend quality time as a family will be a gift in itself.Back To Top
Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of two energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys running around with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects and home decor.