This Father’s Day skip the tie and socks and give dad something more memorable.
Not sure where to start? Here are a few fun ideas:
Spend the day with dad at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery where they’ll have a special menu for Father’s Day on Saturday and Sunday. Selections Saturday include a roasted rack of pork and a double cheeseburger. Sunday’s brunch menu features prime rib, smoked salmon and New England Benedict with buttered Maine lobster. Both inside and outside tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information.
Take dad to the ballpark! The Charlotte Knights won’t be playing but families can play catch on the field, run the bases and enjoy brunch Sunday. Dads also get to choose a Knights hat or T-shirt to take home. Reservations are required and cost $30 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and younger. Click here for more information.
Take a hike, but not just any hike – check out Chimney Rock at night. The park will host a guided “Nature at Night” hike from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. Adult tickets cost $25 and youth tickets for ages 5-15 cost $15. Click here for more information.
Give the tasty gift of grilling. Ernie’s Smokehouse is offering a Father’s Day in-home grilling class. You can buy a gift certificate now and schedule it for later, and they’ll even put dad’s name on the certificate. Ernie’s will supply all the food needed for the two-hour lesson. Prices start at $160 for up to four people, with each additional person after that costing $40. Click here for more information.
Hit the river! Enjoy a guided flatwater paddle at sunset – choose between a flatwater kayak or stand-up paddleboard – on the Catawba River followed by chef-curated fireside dinner at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The center is offering the “Paddle to Table” experience Friday and then again July 1, July 17 and Aug. 5. The cost is $55 per person. Click here for more information.
If you want to go all out for dear old dad, Del Frisco’s is offering “The Gentlemen’s Tasting” that includes a 22-ounce prime bone-in ribeye and Jack Daniel’s bread pudding. The meal is available for dine in or take-out. Click here for more information.
Shop local for something unique at places such as Green with Envy in Plaza Midwood and Paper Skyscraper in Dilworth.
If you’re looking for a deal, Jet’s Pizza is offering a small, Eugene Supreme pizza for $6.99 with the code DAD. The deal is available in-store and online for both pickup and delivery. Click here for more information.
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