Here are some unique ideas how to spend Father’s day this Sunday:
Go to the Reds game
Your Cincinnati Reds take on the LA Dodgers this Sunday at 1:10pm. Make it a day out in Cincinnati by grabbing lunch downtown beforehand or an early dinner after. Some of my favorite places to eat near Great American Ball Park are BRU Burger Bar, Moerlein Lager House, and Taste of Belgium. Tickets to the game start at $12. Buy yours here.
Imbibe in local beverages
If Dad is into craft beer, you must check out one of Cincinnati’s many breweries. A couple of scheduled events going on are Father’s Day Lunch at MadTree, Father’s Day Brunch at Rivertown Monroe, and Father’s Day Celebration at Brink Brewing. Click here for a more complete guide to the local brewery scene (including where they’re located, recommended beers at each, the food situation, and whether it is dog-friendly).
Hit the links
Cincinnati’s rolling hills and picturesque landscape lend themselves to many beautiful golf courses in the area. Get Dad a certificate to one of Hamilton County Parks’ seven courses, or make a tee time at a CRC course or one of Cincinnati’s many public courses.
Have a picnic in the park
Pick up Eli’s BBQ and take it to one of my favorite parks in the city, Alms Park, a Cincinnati Park located in Columbia Tusculum, where you can watch the airplanes take off and land from Lunken Airport. Don’t live nearby or can’t make the trip to the city? Do similarly with your local park and a great local restaurant close by!
Get free admission to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Celebrate Father’s Day with the special men in your life by going to the zoo, where there are plenty of other dads, too! Dads can take advantage of free admission at the Cincinnati Zoo on Sunday from 10am until 5pm.
Buy Dad a shirt to commemorate his favorite sports team
Between Cincy Shirts, HOMAGE, FC Cincinnati Shop, Headlines Apparel, and Koch Sporting Goods, there are plenty of options to shop local for apparel and memorabilia for his favorite local team(s).
Additional ideas: Visit the American Sign Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, or Contemporary Arts Center; take a tour at New Riff Distillery; or enjoy a beverage and food on a nice outdoor patio like Queen City Radio. Tip: Skip the crowds altogether and give a coupon or certificate to Dad on Father’s Day. Use your certificate for the museum, distillery tour, round of golf, or a Reds game at a later date.
Don’t forget that you can also shop local for a gift!
Featured image: Fairfield Greens South Trace Golf Course