Looking for ways to celebrate with dad this Father’s Day weekend? From overnight excursions to boat rides to restaurant specials, we’ve got plenty of ways for dad to have fun. Some of our ideas are even free!
Take dad on an adventure weekend
The Father’s Day package at Glynn House Inn includes two zip line tickets plus a three-course dinner for two with a bottle of wine at the Six Burner Bistro restaurant. Package price is $249 above room rate. Stay with dad in a log cabin and take fly fishing lessons at Sterling Ridge Log Cabin. The package includes a two-hour fly fishing class (for adults and kids age 10 and up). Dad will learn how to cast and tie flies and basic knots. Prices range from $365 to $411 per night based on the size of the cabin and the season.
Cruise Boston Harbor
Spend Sunday cruising around Boston Harbor with your dad. Book dad a Father’s Day cruise on the Odyssey and he’ll enjoy gorgeous views of the city and live entertainment while he dines. Father’s Day brunch is $69.90 per adult, $41.95 per child age 3 to 12 and dinner is $74.90 per adult, $44.95 per child age 3 to 12. Or book a “Boston Harbor Father’s Day Lunch Cruise’’ aboard theSpirit of Boston, which will include lunch, an ice cream sundae bar, and goodie bags for the kids, for $54.90 per adult, $32.95 per child age 3 to 12.
Dads are free at the zoo
Give dad a wild Father’s Day at the zoo Sunday and save money while you’re at it. That’s because all dads are free on Father’s Day at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham!
Dining deals for dad
Restaurants across New England are offering specials for dad on Sunday. For example, Clink at Liberty Hotel (pictured) in Boston will host its 3rd Annual Father’s Day Pig Roast. Flora in Arlington is offering dad a cold one on the house. Forum in Boston will have brunch and dinner specials, Masa will give dad a complimentary Fortaleza tequila sampling, there’s an all-you-can-eat clambake happening at Pier 6 in Charlestown, and more. Get all the details at bostonchefs.com.
Find out about more dining options for dad around Boston this weekend.
Fun with Curious George
If dad still has little ones, a morning with the kids at The Curious George Store in Cambridge will put a smile on his face. There will be a dad-themed story time and craft. Stories will include “Papa, Do You Love Me?’’ and “My Dad Thinks He’s Funny.’’ Then kids will make a Father’s Day card. This free event is happening Friday from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
‘Gay Father’s Day’ fete
The final day of Boston’s annual Gay Pride celebration falls on Father’s Day. Celebrate at the South End restaurant The Beehive , which is hosting a “Gay Father’s Day’’ fete on Sunday. Dad will enjoy food specials and live performances honoring the divas of soul, including Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Gladys Knight, and more.
Go for a canoe ride
If dad loves nature, take him canoeing Saturday morning at 7 a.m. at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick. The Father’s Day package includes a breakfast, which will be served midway through the journey on the banks of the river. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview, and guides will all be provided. The price is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. Recommended for kids age teen and up.
Treat dad to a concert
Gore Place mansion in Waltham will host a Father’s Day classical concert Sunday at 3 p.m. featuring Sylvia Berry. Berry is celebrating the release of her debut CD “Haydn: London Sonatas.’’ Dan can sit back and listen to Berry perform piano sonatas written by Joseph Haydn, a prominent composer of the Classical period.