Father’s Day is coming up this weekend (June 18) and it’s time to celebrate that special someone! If you’re still looking for some last-minute ideas of how to celebrate the holiday, look no further! We’ve gathered some of our favorite activities and gift ideas to make this year a special one for your Dad. Check them out below!
1. Take a whiskey distillery tour at Great Jones Distilling Co
Head to Manhattan’s very first legal distillery that opened after the Prohibition and enjoy a special Father’s Day deal on whiskey tours. As a a part of their “Dad’s Go Free” promotion, all Dads will receive a complimentary ticket with the purchase of a fill price ticket during Father’s Day weekend! The one hour tour will take you the process of creation, from the ingredients to the final tasting. Learn more here.
Where: 686 Broadway
2. Take in views together at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
Ascend to the top floors of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt with Dad, as you take in interactive exhibitions, immesive art, and of course the most stunning Manhattan skyline view you’ll find! For Father’s Day this year, their 93rd floor café will be serving up happy hour beer prices all day long! Grab your pops and plan your visit now!
Where: 45 E 42nd St
3. Take advantage of a Father’s Day deal at Titanic: The Exhibition
Immerse yourself in the world of Titanic with your Dad this weekend, especially since there is a good promo happening! The exhibit features all sorts of remnants, artifacts, and creations of the famous Titanic tale! This year’s Father’s Day deal will help you celebrate dad with an amazing 20% off using FATHERS20 on all ticket types! But hurry, this special offer is only valid until June 18th!
Nothing is more wholesome than a round of golf with your Dad, and in NYC that can mean either playing virtually or just outside city limits at a beautiful course. The options are endless, and range from teeing off on a virtual driving range with some cold beers, to hitting the putting greens at one of NYC’s nearby courses. Check out our favorite golfing options in NYC here!
5. Take Dad out to brunch
Start your Father’s Day early with a delicious brunch meal! If bottomless brunch isn’t quite your thing, normal brunch will just about do! Check out some Father’s Day specials going on below as well as our list of best brunch spots in NYC!
- Nat’s on Bleecker: They’ll be serving an all-you-can-eat brunch spread featuring a spread of salads, eggs, corn ribs, mac n cheese and more rotating throughout the day from 11 AM- 8PM at just $35 per person.
- La Pulperia: This Latin American spot in Hell’s Kitchen will honor fathers with a complimentary shot of top-shelf tequila or mezcal (Aldez Tequila or Agua Mágica Mezcal) with the purchase of brunch or dinner.
6. …or Dine at an NYC steakhouse instead
Treat your dad to a Father’s Day feast at one of NYC’s delicious steakhouses this year! Two recommendations in particular go to COTE Korean Steakhouse, the Michelin-starred Korean steakhouse who’s offering the iconic Butcher’s Feast for $68 per person, as well as Benjamin Steakhouse who’s serving a three-course Father’s Day menu including Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and Rack of Lamb, amongst more. Check out our favorite steakhouses in NYC here!
7. Spend time at The FRIENDS™ Experience
Is your father the biggest FRIENDS fan you know? If so, gift him tickets to the world famous FRIENDS Experience happening in NYC right now! You can take photos with props from the show, walk through recreated set scenes, and even grab a coffee from Central Perk. It’s the best idea for Dads who are in love with this sitcom!
8. Go for a cruise around NYC waters
The weather is look splendid for Father’s Day weekend this year, so maybe a cruise on NYC waters to celebrate? Spend a few hours floating around the city with Dad while you enjoy some of the best food there is to offer! Check out our favorite Father’s Day cruises happening below and grab tickets now!
- Premier Father’s Day Brunch Cruise
- Father’s Day Weekend Cruise
- Father’s Day Buffet Dinner Cruise
- Premier Father’s Day Dinner Cruise
9. Send him a gift from Citarella
Still searching for a last-minute Father’s Day gift idea? Look no further than the beloved NYC-based gourmet market, Citarella and their renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda. Choose between gifts like the Citarella’s Grill and Chill (collection of spice rubs) or the Engraved Prime Tomahawk Steak (customized meat) which you can see above! These ideas are perfect for a Father’s Day grilling session! Learn more here.
Brooklyn Bridge Park has brought back their beloved free kayaking sessions this summer! Paddle the waters with Dad during the Sunday family sessions from 12 pm to 2:30 pm. Admire the breathtaking skyline from a new vantage point and the best part is, you don’t need any prior kayaking experience. Find out more here.
11. Enjoy surf, turf & smoke at Merchants Cigar Bar
You can’t go wrong with a trip to Merchants Cigar Bar on the UES! Try a special handcrafted WSC Churchill Cigar, your choice of featured spirit tastings, along with a Father’s Day menu of Grilled Lobster Tail, Grilled Filet Mignon, Surf & Turf, and more. What’s not to love? Father’s Day specials will be served all day. Learn more here.