How to Spend the Best Father’s Day in Dallas

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Father’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve created the ultimate guide to celebrate your dad and make sure he has an awesome day this Father’s Day in Dallas. From lakes with great fishing spots, outdoor adventures, extreme activities, some great food and drink spots, and so much more, this guide will help you plan the best day for you and your dad.

Father's Day Activities

Head to the Lake

Lake days are our favorite kind of days and they are perfect spots to spend Father’s Day in Dallas. Pack up your dad and head out on the lake to enjoy a fun day of boating, swimming, fishing, and many more fun lake activities. Here’s a list of some of our favorite lakes around Dallas.

Go on A Hike

Does your dad like the outdoors? There are so many great hiking spots around Dallas to explore this Father’s Day in Dallas. It’s the perfect opportunity to soak up some sunshine and breathe in the fresh air while embarking on a fun outdoor adventure with your dad. We have found some of the best hiking spots to share with you around Dallas. 

Top Texas Road Trips From Dallas

Want to surprise your dad with a road trip for Father’s Day? We’ve created a list of the top Texas road trips from Dallas for you! Whether you’re looking for some great food, fun activities, an outdoor adventure, or just some time to relax, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Let’s pack our bags and hit the road!

Restaurants and Bars with Games

Did you know that there are a bunch of restaurants and bars with games in Dallas? If your dad has a competitive side or just likes to try something new and have some fun, take him to one of these spots. From electric shuffleboards, arcade games, bowling, billiard, mini-golf, and more, you won’t find a dull moment at any of these spots.



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Cheer on Your Favorite Team

If your dad is a sports fan what better way to spend Father’s Day in Dallas than heading to cheer on your favorite team. Get your das some tickets for a Rangers game or head to a local sports bar together. 

Get An Adrenaline Kick

If your dad is adrenaline junky, we’ve found the perfect activities for you and your dad to try this Father’s Day in Dallas. From high speed to high heights, Dallas has it all! Here is a list of some of our favorite extreme activities in Dallas. 

Hungry and Thirsty?

Get Some Delicious BBQ

Is there any better food to indulge in with your dad for Father’s Day in Dallas than delicious BBQ? Dallas has so many great spots to satisfy your craving for tender brisket, ribs, sausage, and more. Not to forget about all the delicious sides including mac and cheese, coleslaw, and potato salad. 

Tasty Burgers

After going on some fun adventures with your dad this Father’s Day in Dallas you’ll of course have to fuel up. How about with a delicious burger? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite burgers in Dallas for you! No need to cook yourself. You and your dad are going to love these spots.

Try Some Beer Flights

Thirsty after some fun Father’s Day adventures in Dallas? We’ve got you. Texas is known for crafting delicious local brews. If your dad is a beer lover, head to one of the local breweries and order a beer flight. It’s such a fun way to sample different flavors and find your new favorites.

More Things to Do With Your Dad

Father's Day Gift Ideas

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If your dad has a sweet tooth, cookies make a great Father’s Day gift. We’ve found the best cookies in Dallas and best of all, you can get them delivered straight to your dad’s door. 

Spa Treatments

Treat your dad to a relaxing spa day or massage. We all know how important is it to take a break from our busy schedules and just enjoy some time for ourselves.

Local Spirits

Is your dad a whiskey lover? Gift your dad some locally made spirits such as the Lead Belly whiskey or bourbon from Deep Ellum Spirits.


Don’t we all love getting a sweet surprise? How about surprising your dad with some delightful chocolate truffles and other sweet treats?

Grocery Stores In Dallas

For The Cooks

If your dad enjoys cooking how about getting him a gift card to one of the most unique grocery stores in Dallas? One of our favorites is Jimmy’s Food Store. They have a great selection of local produce, and imported Italian staples such as pasta, olive oils, wines, desserts, and delicious freshly made sandwiches.

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Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa Umbrage

Vanessa is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Dallas City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Dallas area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinDallas on Instagram and Facebook.