It never fails—somehow dads and Father’s Day never seem to get the attention and fanfare enjoyed by moms when Mother’s Day rolls around. But this year doesn’t have to be another year when dad feels like he comes in second place. He may have everything he needs, but he’ll always have room in his heart to hold special memories made with his kids.
That’s why we’ve come up with five Father’s Day outings and activities you can do with your dad on or around the big day (June 20). We’re talking about a simple day flying kites in one of Houston’s scenic parks like Downtown jewel, Eleanor Tinsley. Or if you can snag a few tickets to Minute Maid Park, you might hit a homerun by giving him a diamond—a baseball diamond, that is!
Take in an Astros game on Father’s Day
Now that baseball season is in full swing, why not go big or go home run? This year, the Astros are hosting the Chicago White Sox at home on Father’s Day. On our last check, there were still plenty of Astros tickets available for as little as $30. Spend the afternoon choking back hot dogs and brewskis with your old man, but don’t forget to hook him up with some new Astros gear. Right now, you can enjoy up to 75% off Astros apparel and collectibles at Fanatics!
What’s more timeless than a raglan shirt and taking in a baseball game with dear ol’ dad?
This two-for-one will only set you back 30 bucks and it’s perfect for you and dad.
Keep your favorite guy safe and stylish with these Astros-branded face masks.
Hit the highway for a Fishing Trip to Galveston
Galveston Island is the ideal destination for the dad who loves to reel in a catch or two—or 10! Whether your father prefers to take a seat bayside or hit the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on a deep sea fishing charter, there’s plenty of land and sea to explore.
This spinning rod and reel combo is just right for left or right anglers, but this one isn’t ideal for deep sea fishing trips. Check out this selection at Bass Pro Shop for the best offshore anglers.
Won’t dad look just perfect in one of these short sleeve fishing shirts? This shirt made with dry wicking fabric will ensure he feels as cool as he looks.
Stay the night in one of Galveston’s waterfront hotels so you, dad and the rest of your crew can clean up, have a great meal and brag about who had the biggest catch before getting a little shuteye.
Throw a backyard BBQ
If your dad prefers to stay closer to home, throwing a good old fashioned Texas barbecue is the way to go this Father’s Day. Try to keep dad away from the grill, if you can. But, if there’s nothing that can get in the way of your dad showing off his expertise at smoking and grilling meats, step aside and let the king have his way. Just be sure to spoil him with all the sauciest BBQ must-haves.
Related: BBQ gifts for the King of the Grill
Feed his ego while he feeds the family with this hilarious Big Daddy apron and chef hat set.
Keep it 100% Texas with this Houston Texans branded BBQ utensil set.
Set the scene for your old man with this modern rattan ice cooler and be sure to stock it up with all his favorite beverages.
Go Kite Flying with Dad for Father’s Day
Sometimes it’s the most simple things that really count. So, if you’d rather do a Father’s Day activity in Houston that’s low cost but high value, consider kite flying with dad. Choose one of Houston’s beautiful parks and set up a picnic to make a day of it.
This kite is labeled by the seller as “extremely easy to fly,” making it perfect for beginners and kids alike.
This picnic basket with service for four comes with a fully-lined cooling compartment for your snacks and beverages. All you need to add is a blanket!
Grab this picnic blanket from Macy’s before heading out for your Father’s Day picnic. It features a soft fleece top and a water-resistant underside. And, at 21 square feet, it’s large enough to comfortably seat the whole family.
Host a Wine or Beer Tasting for Dad
Maybe your dad’s known for being able to throw back a few cold ones in his favorite spot. If he is, a craft beer tasting at home is one of the coolest gifts he’ll get this year. But, if he’s more of a wine-connoisseur or a wanna-be connoisseur, a wine tasting will tickle his fancy. This activity is perfect for the whole group.
Dad and company can try out four different craft beers from some of the country’s best independent breweries. Chron Shopping scored an exclusive offer that gives our readers $5 off memberships of four or more months now until June 30. Your father will love receiving craft beer shipments month after month with this awesome gift.
Don’t forget to customize a personalized beer glass for dad’s craft beer tasting. If you want glasses for the rest of the bunch, pick…