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Father’s Day Activities for the Enthusiastic Dad

Need fun Father’s Day activities for your Dad that the whole family will enjoy too? We have a few suggestions that consist of all of Dad’s favorites – food, fun, and family. We can already hear the Dad jokes in the distance.

  1. Cook-out in Paradise at Mount Rainier | Ashford, Washington

Nothing says “I love you, Dad” more than going to Paradise and having a cook-out – especially when the food includes local bison bratwursts, Annex Angus burgers, veggie burgers, and a gourmet hot dog named “The Mountain.” (It must be good if there is a nickname for it.) The kiddos also have great options for their burgers and hot dogs. Did we mention beer yet? Whatever you choose, you also get Tim’s Cascade Chips and a choice of refreshing blackberry lemonade or a tall glass of Paradise Signature Pale Ale.

The best parts are that no reservations are required and it’s outside on the Patio at Paradise Inn from noon to 2 pm. The cost is only $29 for adults and $14 for kids (includes tax and gratuity)! Dads always love a good deal! You can find out more information about this event on Mount Rainier’s website.

  1. Fill Your Stomach at The Lodge at Wakulla Springs | Wakulla Springs, Florida

The world’s greatest dad deserves the world’s greatest buffet. Eat ‘til your heart’s content at the Lodge at Wakulla Springs Father’s Day Buffet from 11 am – 4 pm. Dad will feel the almighty power while he fills his plate up with rosemary-crusted prime rib at the carving station, piling high the southern fried chicken and fried gulf shrimp while trying to leave room for the scalloped potatoes, rice pilaf, fresh steamed vegetables, creamed spinach, breadsticks, and even salad! But don’t forget to remind him that it is a buffet, and he can get multiple plates to fit everything he wants or go up for seconds or thirds.

It is truly a spectacle to see Dad in his food element, and he will love it even more since it is with the family. Adults eat for $26, kids between the ages of 6-12 are $15, and children under 5 eat for free! The Edward Ball Dining Room at the Lodge at Wakulla Springs is the perfect one-stop shop for all Father’s Day foods. Call 850-421-2000 for reservations or visit their website.

  1. Biking and Hiking at Echo Bluff State Park | Eminence, Missouri

Echo Bluff State Park is inviting you to be all up in their BBQ grill for this Father’s Day starting at 11 am. In addition to the BBQ, Echo Bluff has a variety of outdoor activities, perfect for the whole family. Make a dent in your #100MissouriMiles at Echo Bluff State Park with 4.23 miles of hiking and adrenaline-filled mountain biking trails, or include the scenic Current River Trail for more than 8 miles of trail adventures. Link up in Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry, and you’ve got more than 30 miles of wilderness trails at your fingertips.

Not only does Echo Bluff State Park have a multitude of activities, but it also has a variety of lodging options – from the Echo Bluff State Park Lodge to Park Cabins and campgrounds. Make a weekend out of it and see more information on their website.

  1. See the Sights at the North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin | Stehekin, Washington

Your Dad may want to relax but also see the beautiful sights around Washington State. Well, the Red Bus provides scenic tours to Rainbow Falls and shuttle services to the High Bridge and Pacific Crest Trail; that way, you don’t even have to leave the bus to see the sights! Starting on June 15th, the Red Bus has two trips daily for these excursions, so you get to choose what time of day you get to go. You can use the time not on the Red Bus to explore Lake Chelan’s upper estuary by kayak or canoe. There are guided trips to help you maneuver around.

When you are done adventuring outdoors for the day, grab a bite at the Lodge at Stehekin restaurant, or treat yourself to the delicious, homemade ice cream found in the general store on-site. Dad will enjoy this secluded stay at Stehekin, and you can find out more about it on their website.

  1. Relax and Unwind at The Lodge at Breckenridge | Breckenridge, Colorado

After being the best Dad every day, he deserves to relax. Bring your Dad to The Lodge at Breckenridge’s Alpine Spa. Allow Dad to replenish his soul in an oasis of please, relaxation, and peace. The teams’ expertise in all aspects of the health and beauty industry allows them to uniquely cater to your Dad’s specific needs through the wide variety of services offered including signature massages, facials, waxing, and specialty treatments.

Though Dad is like a tough-guy, we are sure he would love to be pampered for the day. After a day at the spa, visit the Traverse restaurant. Combine the relaxed feeling from the spa with the view and delicious foods from the restaurant, and Dad will feel like he is on Cloud 9. Check out their website for more information.

All these places are perfect opportunities to appreciate Dad and all other Father-figures in your life. But, we can’t end this blog without one terribly-good Dad joke.

Why did the kids give their dad a blanket for Father’s Day? Because he was the coolest dad.

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