5 outings and activities to do this Father’s Day in Houston

Stop wondering what to do this Father's Day and start planning with the help of this great Father's Day gift guide. 

Stop wondering what to do this Father’s Day and start planning with the help of this great Father’s Day gift guide. 

Heather Stickell, Chief Designer, Hearst

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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!

Cooperstown Collection True Classics Logo Raglan Tri-Blend 3/4-Sleeve T-Shirt

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What’s more timeless than a raglan shirt and taking in a baseball game with dear ol’ dad?

Houston Astros Fanatics Branded Vintage Combo Pack – Orange/Heathered Charcoal

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This two-for-one will only set you back 30 bucks and it’s perfect for you and dad.

Houston Astros FOCO Adult Printed Face Covering 2-Pack

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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.

Shakespeare Navigator 6 ft M Spinning Rod and Reel Combo

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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

Magellan Outdoors Men’s Aransas Pass Heather Short Sleeve Fishing Shirt

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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 in Galveston


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 


Chef Hat and Apron Set Big Daddy is On The Grill – BBQ Aprons for Men




Feed his ego while he feeds the family with this hilarious Big Daddy apron and chef hat set

NFL Houston Texans Classic Series 3-Piece BBQ Set




Keep it 100% Texas with this Houston Texans branded BBQ utensil set.

Use Promo Code: CNHW65972

Adjustable Outdoor Patio Rattan Ice Cooler



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. 

Mint’s Colorful Life Delta Kite for Kids & Adults

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This kite is labeled by the seller as “extremely easy to fly,” making it perfect for beginners and kids alike. 

Providence Woven Picnic Basket Set for 4 – Taupe Willow



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!

Oniva® by English Plaid & Camel Blanket Tote Outdoor Picnic Blanket

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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.

Craft Beer Club Subscription with $5 Off



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. 

Classic Celebrations Personalized Beer Pilsner Glass – #17833-M



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…

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