Father's Day things to do in and around Phoenix

Father day in phoenixThere’s plenty of things to do within driving distance of the Phoenix area to make this Father’s Day special for your dad. 

Thought you might like a few ideas!

Does dad like the stage? Get tickets today for  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Gammage Auditorium.  There are 2 performances on Father’s Day.  One at 2:00 and one at 7:00.  Or Showstoppers Live for a bit of Las Vegas style performance

Does dad like to laugh?  How ’bout Tempe Improv?  Flip Orley the Comic Hypnotist is scheduled to perform on Father’s Day at 8:00.

Then there’s the Big Boys and Their Toys Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center all weekend including from 9 to 6 on Father’s Day.

Salt River Tubing is a big hit with many.  I have to say I tried tubing the Salt River once and noticed a LOT of beer drinking going on by my fellow tubers and NO ONE exiting the raft to get rid of that beer (if you know what I mean).  Suffice it to say that this germaphobe felt like she was floating along in a giant toilet and has politely backed out of every invitation to tube ever since. 

Here are a few more random Phoenix area locations that are on the top of many “gotta do” lists:

University of Phoenix Stadium Tour
Hiking or horseback riding at South Mountain Park
Bob Bondurant Racing School …Does dad get a lot of speeding tickets because he’s really Mario Andretti at heart?  He’s sure to love this!
Desert Sweet Shrimp Farm.  Shrimp in the desert?  Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
Children’s Museum of Phoenix.  I know, Father’s Day is about dad, but what dad doesn’t like to see his child smile?
Jim McLean Golf School.  Or…maybe dad’s a Tiger Woods in his own mind?

Want to go more laid back and lounge by a fancy pool?  How about a day at one of the Phoenix area resorts.
Arizona Biltmore Resort
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs
Hotel Valley Ho

Each of these offer poolside cabanas to rent by the day.  Each cabana comes complete with towels, reserved lounge chairs and access to poolside menus.  Now that’s what I call celebrating!

Last year I wrote a little post called “How do you celebrate the last father’s day.”  My dad passed away last October and I would give anything to have just one more day.   How would I spend father’s day if he were still here?  Sitting with him next to his chair and watching golf (which I hate) just because I love him.

So, whatever you do…spend some quality time with dad, doing something that HE wants to do just because you love him.