Moms get so much attention. Flowers, chocolates, breakfasts in bed— moms get it all on Mother’s Day. Don’t the loving dads of the world deserve the same amount of celebration? Surprise your dear old dad this Father’s Day by treating him to one of these five dad- approved June activities. He will be sure to appreciate all of your effort, no matter what you do!

Fenway Park (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Fenway Park (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


Go to a Red Sox Game
Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
(877) 733-7699
boston.redsox.mlb.com

One of the most classic ways to celebrate Father’s Day is to head to Fenway and indulge in a Red Sox game. Our team is looking pretty good this year, so a win plus a long, sunny June evening make for a fantastic night out with the family in honor of your dad. Get bonus points by treating dad to a Fenway frank and one of those ridiculously expensive Italian sausages with peppers and onions. No Fenway experience is quite complete without a little greasy food!

Indulge in a Pig Roast
Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar
1310 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 450-9000
www.citizenpub.com

Another activity idea in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood is to treat dad to an unforgettable dinner at Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar. There are three main reasons to take dad to this restaurant in particular. First, if you can wrangle a group of ten or more to celebrate Father’s Day — or any other day — with your family, you can participate in Citizen’s famous suckling pig roast. Your party will enjoy an entire pig to yourselves! Secondly, the restaurant has outdoor seating available, which is both rare in Boston and perfect for the lovely June weather that typically accompanies Father’s Day. Lastly, Citizen Public House boasts an incredibly lengthy whiskey list that is sure to please any bourbon, rye, or scotch-loving dads out there.

(Photo Credit: Boston Harbor Islands)

(Photo Credit: Boston Harbor Islands)


Visit the Harbor Islands
Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park
15 State Street
Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 223-8666
www.bostonharborislands.org

If your dad enjoys spending time outdoors, he will love a surprise trip to Boston’s Harbor Islands. These islands are both National and State parks that are easy and affordable to get to via ferry. Plan a picnic, a beach walk, a hike, a bird watch, a paddle board outing, or just an afternoon with a kite and a camera! Enjoy panoramic views of the city and learn about the historical value of each island as military forts and lighthouse locations. Visit the Boston Harbor Islands website to learn more about island programming that may be of interest to dad.

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(Image: Thinkstock)

(Image: Thinkstock)


Participate in a Father’s Day 5K
The Children’s Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Ave
North Easton, MA 02356
(508) 230-3789
childrensmuseumineaston.org

If you and your dad are both athletes — or at least are trying to be athletes — sign up for a Father’s Day 5K race! One great race that specifically celebrates Father’s Day is down in North Easton, Massachusetts. Funds raised by racers go to benefit The Children’s Museum in Easton. The run itself is quite beautiful and is a great way to get to know a new part of the state!

(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)


Go Whiskey Tasting
The Middle Gray
6 Station Street
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 608-3480
www.themiddlegray.com

Whiskey is such a dad drink. Invite your dad for an evening of whiskey tasting in Brookline hosted by the Boston Wine School. The tasting is also a class of sorts, teaching participants how to properly talk about whiskey and the historical significance of the beverage in different parts of the world. The tasting will be followed by a dinner of Mediterranean meatballs or ham picada with the appropriate wine pairings. The whole evening goes from 4-7 p.m.

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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