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8 Tips for Getting Outside this Father's Day

8 Tips for Getting Outside this Father's Day

Looking to get outside this Father's Day? What better way to celebrate with the father figure(s) in your life that by getting some fresh air! We put together the 8 best ways to get outside with dad this Father's Day. Give one (or two!) a try, and enjoy the special day together.

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1. Cookout

Days growing up with dad grilling - ah, the sweet memories! Why not replicate that for Father's Day this year? It's an easy-enough day to make happen. All you need is the grill (and grill accessories), some burgers and dogs, and a couple lawn chairs. Throw in some side dishes (we're big fans of coleslaw and potato salad), dad's favorite beer (don't forget the koozies!) and some tunes, and you're ready for a fun-filled afternoon celebrating the #1 dad.

2. Hiking

Want something more active to partake in with dad this year? Consider taking a hike together! Maybe you have a local trail that you grew up hiking together that has some special memories or that dad loves to do with the kids - to experience that again with his family is sure to make dad's day. Or, if you're newer to an area or haven't hiked much, check out All Trails to get an idea of local hikes - from novice to pro - to provide a fun, adventure-filled day.

Don't forget the water and sun protection!

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3. Yard Work

Ok, so this might not SEEM like the most fun option on the list, but hear us out. Maybe dad is a big gardener...and maybe he isn't. Either way, tackling a project outside with dad can be a fun way to bond and soak up some Vitamin C! Plus, he'd probably love the extra set of hands. Make sure you and dad are both protected from the sun - think sun screen and a lightweight neck gaiter to keep the harmful rays at bay.

4. A Day At The Beach

Beach = oceanside, lakeside, swimming hole. Whatever your beach day looks like, consider sharing it with dad! This is a relaxing option that the whole family can enjoy. Consider making a day of it with packed lunches, a cooler full of your favorite beverages, and some games to play. Dad will love the quality time with you (and the family), while taking a relaxing break from everyday life.

5. Go Fishing

If dad likes to fish, this is a GREAT option. He'll love sharing his passion with you, and you'll love the quality time with him. This can be an easy, simple option if you have a local spot that dad loves, too. (And easy planning is sometimes the best option for all parties). 

Haven't fished before, but interested in giving dad a new outdoor hobby for Father's Day? Consider hitting up your local gear shop, or Googling for nearby fishing instructors, and set up time for you and dad to go get some lessons and enjoy a day on the water.

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6. Do a DIY Project

DIY projects come in all shapes and sizes, so you can really customize this one to dad! Some of our favorite ideas:

- Build a fire pit for smores and drinks around the fire at the end of the day

-  Create a garage work bench. This one takes a bit more time/tools than the other projects on the list, but if you have the time and skills, this is a great way to get dad the workbench he has always wanted in the garage (or basement - whatever floats his boat!).

- Make coasters (for dad's favorite beverages) - there are tons of options out there, but this one has a fun pop of color

- Make a bottle opener (extra points for this one - it's a bottle opener AND a game!)

- Mason Jar Succulents - these look good anywhere in the house, and they'll look better than anything store-bought because you took the time to make them with dad

- Citronella Paint Can Candles - keep the bugs at bay during your summer cookouts

7. Father's Day 5k

This one is for the active dad in your life! The best thing about this idea? You can totally customize it to dad. Maybe it's a 5k in your local neighborhood. If you have kids, encourage them to make a medal for dad (or grandpa) to celebrate his run. Or maybe its a virtual 5k complete with a t-shirt and medal! Either way, celebrate with a fun meal afterwards and enjoy the time outside with dad.

8. Evening by the Fire Pit

Regardless of if you make this fire pit with dad (see the DIY project above) this is a relaxing way to cap off Father's Day. Add some tunes, bring out the smores, add in a couple of dad's favorite brews, and you have yourself a solid night (that doesn't involve travel). Dad will love the relaxing time with family, and you'll love the quality time with dad!

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However you decide to spend Father's Day, we hope you make it a great one! And to all the dad's out there - thanks for all you do. Enjoy a cold one, kick back, relax (or not), and enjoy your special day!