10 Fun Things to Do on Father’s Day

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Flagstaff, with its wide-ranging choice of manly activities, is the ideal place to celebrate Father’s Day. It’s easy to make the day extra special for Dad when you plan a mountain town get-together to show him how much you care. Whether you make it an extended family activity, a gathering of the nearest and dearest or an intimate one-on-one, these Flagstaff Father’s Day happenings will make him feel like a star. Celebrate your Pops on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Go outdoors, or stay inside—here are ten ideas for fun things to do on Father’s Day. 

1. Lumberjack Challenge

Stumped for fun things to do on Father’s Day? Take Dad axe throwing for an über memorable day.  After lessons for proper throwing technique, he’s sure to be the best axe-wielding Pa ever. And you know, bonding with you over pitching axes is sure to leave his inner lumberjack smiling. Open Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm. FlagTag AZ

2. Huck Some Plastic

For more fun things to do on Father’s Day, take a spin around one of Flagstaff’s five disc golf courses. Check out the park courses at Thorpe and McPherson Parks near downtown Flagstaff or play the courses at Fort Tuthill County Park and NAU for some walking and tree bashing fun with your Big Daddy.

3. Explore the Flagstaff Brewery Trail

Relax and raise a pint to Dad on the Flagstaff Brewery Trail. Print free self-guided tour maps and passports and help Dad be rewarded with a free pint commemorative pint glass. You’ll discover nine Flagstaff breweries where you can toast Dad with locally crafted ales, and earn stamps on his passport. Most brewpubs have package service, so bring home a growler for that special Flagstaff Father’s Day gift. https://craftbeerflg.com

Man on zipline

4. Aerial Adventure

Take your Pops to the heights at FlagExtreme Adventure Course, where you will push your limits to conquer obstacles in the Ponderosa pines. You’ll build trust in each other while scaling ropes courses near the treetops that are sure to deliver thrills to remember forever. Family-friendly options include the kids’ course for ages 7-11, and adventure zip lines for those 12 years of age and up. Book in advance at https://flagstaffextreme.com

5. Get Out in Nature

Does your Dad love getting into the outdoors? Then rent a backcountry yurt for an overnight adventure with views of the San Francisco Peaks. Dad won’t have to set up a tent for this unusual camping experience. Hike to your own forest oasis or drive up to a front-country yurt close to the Arizona Nordic Village lodge. Unplug and go wild.

6. Elevate Your Flagstaff Father’s Day Celebration

Take a break from the weekend routine and drive up Snowbowl Road to Arizona Snowbowl for a special Father’s Day experience. Give the father figure in your life a bird’s eye view of the mountain terrain, and afterward chill at the sundeck, 9,000 feet above sea level. The Grand Canyon can even be enjoyed from the peaks!

Scenic mountain view from chair lift.

7. Walk in the footsteps of Astronaut Neil Armstrong

For an out-of-this-world Father’s Day, walk in the places where Neil Armstrong trained for the first lunar landing. Stop by the Flagstaff Visitor Center to pick up free Flagstaff’s Lunar Legacy Landmarks Passports. They direct you to lunar-like geologic features where Apollo astronauts trained. Give Dad the opportunity to tell you where he was when Americans first landed on the moon and what he remembers. Step back in time together: one small step for Dad, a giant leap for the whole family.

8. Take a Hike

For a fun Flagstaff Father’s Day, there’s nothing like spending quality time with Dad hiking in the great outdoors. Let Pops choose the trail: a leisurely family walk at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve, a moderate hike in Lava River Cave or the challenging climb on Observatory Mesa. Then again, he could pick from over 50 miles of trail in and around town on the FUTS (Flagstaff Urban Trails System.)

9. Ace Father’s Day with 18 Holes

Reserve a tee time at father’s favorite golf course Continental Country Club, Aspen Valley, Pine Canyon or Pinewood Country Club. Don’t forget to rent a golf cart for his special day, and if you’re joining him for the round, maybe you could let him win.

10. Chow Down

Flagstaff’s flavorful and friendly food scene offers oodles of diverse eating establishments, which are sure to make Dad feel like the guest of honor. Silver Pine Restaurant and Bar at Little America Hotel provides delicious Father’s Day dishes. For a bit more casual experience, check out The Toasted Owl, Tourist Home All Day Café or The Northern Pines Restaurant. Click here for more foodie inspiration. Please call ahead to check the hours and services offered.

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