Father’s Day (June 18) is a great excuse to spoil dad for the day, and check out great new spots together. From mouthwatering food tours to thrilling helicopter rides, here are the best ways to experience the city with dad on his special day.
This local Austin company takes groups out around South Congress to introduce them to the best cuisine the city has to offer. Stops include the city’s must-try breakfast tacos, can't-miss burger, a local dessert stop, and more, creating an extensive day of rave-worthy food and quality time with Dad. Tours available on Sundays.1822 S. Congress Ave., 512-963-4545
Have a daredevil for a father? Keep Father’s Day just as exciting as he is with an adventurous helicopter tour. HELO’s 51 Tour provides stunning views of Downtown Austin, bound to make this experience one your dad will never forget. 10301 FM 969, 512-350-5102
Since Father's Day falls in the middle of June, the warm weather will have you wishing you could get out on the water. Why not take Dad along for the ride? Rowing Dock rents out kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards on Lady Bird Lake, which gives you and dad the time to try something fresh and exciting—all within distance from downtown. 2418 Stratford Dr., 512-459-0999
For the music-loving dad in your life, bring him to an outdoor classical concert come June 18. The Austin Symphonic Band puts on free concerts for fathers every year in Zilker Park, making it the perfect way to spend a relaxing evening together. Pack a picnic basket, sit back, and relax, as you listen to popular tunes from the band. Zilker Park
Whether your dad is visiting or not, Alamo Drafthouse just might become dad's new favorite joint. The popular movie theater offers an elevated movie-watching opportunity, including themed dinners paired with refreshing beer and fine wines to enjoy during the show. With current films on display like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and It Comes at Night, dad is sure to love this innovative take on dinner and a movie experience. 2700 W. Anderson Ln., 512-861-7030