Father’s Day is just around the corner. Are you prepared? Whether you want to spend some quality time with dad or give him something he’ll use for years to come, we have your covered.
Put a Fishing Trip on the Books
Get out of town for some quality time with dad. Take him on a seaplane ride from Kenmore Air’s Lake Washington terminal to a British Columbia fishing lodge. Offering some of the best fishing in the world, these remote destinations let you get a little rugged during the day and relax in comfort at night. As an added bonus for U.S. residents, the American dollar’s particularly strong at the moment, meaning you get a better bang for your buck.
Take Him out to the Ball Game
Few things scream quality dad time louder than a ball game. A few peanuts. A beer (maybe two). Perhaps a stadium dog. Talking balls and strikes. Yelling at umps. It’s what Father’s Day weekend was made for. And, this Father’s Day weekend the Mariners are taking on the Houston Astros. Grab some tickets and take dad out to the ballgame.
Keep Him Pedaling
Sometimes his ride just needs a little help to keep on rolling. For a sleek and functional solution to on-the-go repairs, Seattle-based design firm, E.H. Works, created a compact tool kit. Their Bike Tool Roll comes in a variety of waxed canvas colors. It features 10 pockets of varying sizes give him dry storage for the cycle tools he’ll need in a pinch.
Go on a Seattle Scenic Flight Tour and give dad a bird’s eye view of Seattle. You’ll take off from Lake Union in a 1960s de Havilland Beaver or Otter. Soaring over the city, you’ll be treated to a narrated adventure as you fly over Lake Union’s famous houseboat communities, the University of Washington campus, Seattle’s professional sports stadiums and more!
Encourage His Foodie Habit
What good gent doesn’t love a tasty bite? Encourage dad’s inner foodie with a bit of inspiration. Josh Henderson (aka the chef we can all thank for Skillet’s infamous Bacon Jam) recently published The Skillet cookbook: A Street Food Manifesto. It catalogs the best of what’s passed through Josh’s mobile Airstream trailer window and his brick-and-mortar restaurant.
Dad’s not the in-the-kitchen type? Have no fear. Savor Seattle offers a variety of Seattle-based food tours, including their incredible Booze n’ Bites. This Pike Place Market-based tour features 12+ tastings, including 6 cocktails!
Help Him Keep Time
When dad’s an adventure enthusiast, you never know where the day’s going to take him. Help him keep track of time with a timepiece that’s built to last. Filson’s Mackinaw Field Watch 43mm is sturdy enough to handle whatever he throws at it, whether that’s an outdoor two-week excursion or a night of drinking bourbon downtown.
Pour Him a Drink
Invite dad to kick back and relax with a gin cocktail perfect for summer. The San Juan Island Distillery’s locally brewed gin features a variety of subtle and not so subtle flavors. Their cocktails, designed to highlight each gin’s uniqueness, walk the sweet-acidic line in a way dad’s sophisticated palate will appreciate.