Showing your dad, father figure, or husband that you love him doesn’t necessarily mean sending him on an all-expense paid vacation or buying him the newest apple product. Father’s day should be all about connecting with him and showing your appreciation through action, and there’s no better way to do so than by spending some good quality time together. I’ve comprised a list of some fun things you can do regardless of what you’re budget is. All of these activities are either free or cost very little. Happy Father’s day!
Play Mini Golf. ($5-$7 per person) He doesn’t have to be a pro golfer to appreciate the fun that comes with a good game of mini golf. And if mini golf isn’t down his ‘alley,’ you can always go bowling, visit the batting cages, or even play a game of flag football in your backyard.
Take him out for brunch. Does he have a favorite restaurant? Or have you wanted to visit that new breakfast place in town? This is your chance! Breakfast and lunch specials are significantly cheaper than the meals you’ll pay for around dinnertime. If you visit your restaurant of choice before 12pm/Noon, you shouldn’t expect to pay more than $25 for two people.
Watch home movies. ($0) Father’s day is the perfect time to pull out all of the old family photo albums and home movies (remember video tapes?) Sit back and enjoy reminiscing the memories and good times you share.
Go wine tasting. Depending on the preference of that special guy in your life, wine tasting will most likely be a relaxing and intriguing experience for everyone. The best part? It’s not expensive. I often visit Bella Brooke Vineyard & Winery in Black Lake, NY … where I’m able to taste up to 7 wines for only $4 (And for $2 extra, they give you the wine glass with their logo on it!) For Father’s day (Sunday 6/18/17 at 2pm) they will be having a barbecue and live music! If taking Dad for wine slushies, cheese curd, and great barbecue (at an incredibly low price) is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
Go for a hike. It’s the perfect time of year when the bugs aren’t (too) bad, and we haven’t yet experienced the scorching heat of a North Country July. Take a day trip to the Adirondacks and find a trail to explore. You can take some nice pictures and even make it into an album (Or you can just post it on Facebook). Hiking is a great way to make memories, and aside from the cost of gas… it’s 100% free!