Father’s Day Fun on Vacation

Planning an outing with Dad on Father’s Day can itself be a fun group activity for other family members. It can be pretty easy, too, especially if the family is spending Father’s Day at home around familiar attractions and entertainment options.

But what if this great American holiday occurs this year while you’re all on vacation? Gets trickier, but you have options!

Luckily, if you happen to be spending the special day at one of our three more popular summer vacation destinations—Orlando, the Smokies or Myrtle Beach—we’ve found some fun possibilities you might consider.

Take Dad Out to a Ballgame

If you’re in Tennessee and looking for something to do near Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, we suggest taking in an afternoon professional minor-league baseball game. The Tennessee Smokies are playing the Mississippi Braves at 2:05 p.m. Father’s Day, June 21, at Smokies Stadium in nearby Kodak, Tennessee.

Take Dad out to the ballgameFathers will be honored throughout this game between the Double-A affiliates of the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves with raffles and other special promotions.

Not only that, it’s also part of the Family Fun Day promotion series. Print a coupon that entitles families to four admissions, four meal vouchers and four Kids Zone wristbands for just $48.

How About a Night Out with the ‘Gang’?

If you’re in Orlando, reserve a table for an evening of fun at Capone’s Dinner and Show in neighboring Kissimmee. The popular experience that couples dinner with a gangster-themed (but family-friendly) singing/dancing/comedy show is offering a special this Father’s Day. Every paying guest in the company of a dad receives 50% off admission ($31.99 adults, $19.99 children 4-12) plus a free etched glass souvenir.

The price includes dinner, drinks and dessert as well as the interactive entertainment. Tables are sellout out quickly, though, so it’s wise to make your reservation as quickly as possible.
Hit the Mini Links

Hit the Mini Links

Myrtle Beach, of course, is the mini-golf capital of the United States, largely because the courses practically outnumber vacationers. Finding a conveniently located course should be easy regardless of where you’re her you’re staying. A little detective work that day might also reveal Father’s Day discounts available at some of the courses. (We checked around in advance a little but couldn’t find any.) But even if not, the experience is inexpensive at most courses and becomes even more economical if take advantage of unlimited play specials offered at Mount Atlanticus Miniature Golf, Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf and elsewhere.

And One More Option “Believe It Or Not”

Ripley's Myrtle BeachThe whole family will enjoy all the strange and wacky displays that make Ripley’s Odditoriums such reliably memorable experiences. If you visit the venue in Myrtle Beach, Dad gets in for $1, and if you visit the Orlando or Gatlinburg locations, he gets in free. But the special offers aren’t limited to to those locations.

Dads also get in free at Ripley’s Odditoriums near other vacation destinations where you may be spending Father’s Day: Branson, Missouri; Panama City Beach, Florida; and St. Augustine, Florida.

But no matter what you do with Dad this Father’s Day, make sure he enjoys it—and you do, too.

Father's Day Activities