Father’s Day is this Sunday. If there was ever a year to really celebrate Dad and all his hard work, this is that year. But what to get the guy who has everything and pretty much wants nothing? With the eternal Father’s Day question looming, I decided to consult an expert: My Dad.
“I know it sounds cheesy, but I really do just want to spend time with you & your brother. I have everything I need, let’s go make some memories.“Houston George, local father
With that in mind, let’s take a look at 4 ways to make some memories with dad this Father’s Day in Lower Alabama:
1. Fishing Charters
Obviously down here in the Gulf Coast, water-based activities will always be a must! If your dad loves some fishing, what a better way to make memories than to take him on an in-shore charter fishing trip?
While this is one of the more expensive options, starting around $300 for a 3-person trip, if it’s something you can swing we guarantee dad will love it! A whole afternoon out on the water with his kids, what more could a dad want?
Check out some local, Mobile-area fishing charters here!
2. Disc Golf
We love this one! It’s fun and free, a winning combination. Disc golf is this cool mix of hiking, golf and frisbee. So, not only do you get to spend an afternoon outside, but there’s a touch of friendly competition. Make a day of it by bringing a picnic and watching the sunset, even.
There’s a few disc golf courses around Mobile, including at Municipal (Langan) Park and South Alabama’s Campus.
Here is a list of disc golf courses in Mobile.
3. Go exploring
Mobile is absolutely one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon exploring. You can wander around downtown, looking for murals and yummy restaurants. There’s always nature trails and outdoor activities as well. Don’t forget Mobile’s rich history, sparking the curation of several museums in her backyard.
No matter which corner of Mobile you decide to explore, you’ll definitely find something interesting.
Bonus! The Mobile Flea Market is hosting a Father’s Day event this Sunday.
4. Do him a favor, or two, or three
While talking to my dad for his expert opinion, he brought up how it’d be awesome to not have to think about all his household chores for a day. So, much like the coupon books we used to make as kids, Houston suggests that we all just “do something for your dad that you always see him doing.” His example was mowing the lawn or washing his truck, but the sentiment is the same no matter the kinda dad you have.
“I think taking over some Dad-jobs for the day is a great way to fully appreciate your dad and all the behind-the-scenes work he does.“Houston George, local Father
This Father’s Day, celebrate dad the Port-City way by enjoying the sunshine and appreciating dad for all he does.
Happy Father’s Day! How are you celebrating dad? Tag us @thebamabuzz & let us know!