Father’s Day is just around the corner, and whether your dad is hip and cool or pretty old school, it’s time to celebrate him. We’ve rounded up some of the best ways to do just that right here in Oklahoma City. For the adventurous dad, the hungry dad, and the hard-to-buy-for dad, we’ve got you covered.
Take dad on an adventure
Do you have a thrill-seeking dad? Head to the Boathouse District’s brand new Riversport Rapids center for a day of whitewater rafting he’ll never forget. The folks at Riversport will get the whole family (age 8 and older) set up and trained before embarking on multiple runs down the channels, which boast Class II-IV rapids.
If navigating the rapids isn’t dad’s thing, Riversport Adventures offers plenty of other exciting outdoor options. Get out there and make memories that will last Dad a lifetime, whether it’s kayaking, stand-up paddling, ziplining or climbing the SandRidge Sky Trail.
The Escape OKC
Beat the clock and maximize the thrills at The Escape OKC, where you’ll work as a group to break free from your trap before time runs out. All ages can come along for this fast-paced excursion, and you’ll be guaranteed some heart-pumping family bonding time. If Dad loves gaming, mysteries, and scary fun, he’ll love an afternoon at The Escape.
For the dads who love to shoot, there’s no better place in OKC than Wilshire Gun. Wilshire Gun’s packages come with everything you need to set Dad up for a great afternoon, from firearms and ammo to food and drinks with your own personal concierge. Try your hand at archery or shoot a rifle in the nation’s only 101-yard indoor lanes. That’s right: Wilshire offers the best in the country when it comes to target practice. That’s why they call it High Caliber Entertainment.
Feed dad well
Let Dad get his fill of chicken and waffles or shrimp and grits at KD’s Southern Cuisine in Lower Bricktown. With plenty of televisions showing the latest sports and plenty of Thunder memorabilia, Dad will be in food and basketball heaven. Don’t keep Dad waiting – download the NoWait app to secure your place in line, as KD’s is a popular place.
Does your dad love a good steak? Take him for a treat at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse. When he’s done chowing down, hop on over to Brickopolis for some good old-fashioned family fun at the arcade or mini-golf course.
If your dad prefers sipping on a craft beer, listening to live music, and just relaxing on the patio, the Patriarch in Edmond is the perfect place to do just that. They’ve got dozens of craft beers on tap, offer dog-friendly outdoor seating, and have live music for your enjoyment.
Get dad a gift he’ll love
Joe’s Workshop Membership
Let’s be honest: Dad probably doesn’t need another drill or wrench or saw. So don’t get him another tool; get him access to all of the tools. For less than the price of a cordless drill, you can give Dad the opportunity to chase his carpentry dreams – no messy garage necessary. Joe’s Workshop has all the tools, space, storage, and help Dad will need.
Indulge Dad’s sweet tooth this Father’s Day with a gift from local candy-maker Woody Candy. From fudges to pralines to toffee, turtles, and clusters, you really can’t go wrong.
Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops
Spend some quality time with dad
The Dodgers are out of town Father’s Day weekend, but celebrate early with Dad as they take on the Omaha Storm Chasers the week before. You can also extend the Father’s Day festivities the following week when they play the Round Rock Express. Head to Top Golf for a golf outing the whole family will enjoy.
No matter how you choose to celebrate Dad, Oklahoma City has plenty of family-friendly options for spending quality time together.
J Marshall Square is proud to be part of this vibrant community and to support local businesses. If apartment-hunting is on your to-do list this weekend, bring Dad by our clubhouse, enjoy some refreshments on us, and take a tour of one of our brand new townhomes in OKC. Living at J Marshall Square means never mowing the lawn again – what dad wouldn’t love that?