What to Do For Father’s Day 2017 in Atlanta

Happy family celebrating Father's Day in Atlanta, GA2015: heavy-duty grilling tongs
2016: a cute rubber ducky tie
2017: a new wrench?

Father’s Day is June 18th! Are you ready? While pampering mom on Mother’s Day seems so easy—flowers and breakfast and bed—taking care of dad is always a little harder. How do we say thank you to the man in our life who can fix everything from leaky faucets to broken hearts, all the while armed with some truly terrible jokes?

This year, it’s time to ditch that last-minute Target run in favor of something a little more personal, a memory you can both cherish (or laugh about!) for years to come. Take the chance to bond with pops over shared passions this June in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the south: Atlanta, with all of these fantastic things to do with every type of dad!

For the Dad who always wins Trivial Pursuit…

explore the Atlanta History Center.

With 33-acres of gardens, houses, and exhibitions, the Atlanta History Center is sure to keep dad engaged! Not only will dad cram a few more facts into that big ol’ brain of his, he’ll also get to spend the day with one of his favorite people (hint: you!). Ready for another fun fact? Buckhead, the swanky neighborhood where the Center’s located, is also known as “Beverly Hills of the East.” Who’s ready for trivia night now?

For the dad who swears he can grill anything…

test your chops at Family Food Fest Atlanta.

This Father’s Day, head on over to the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot for a multicultural food tasting event for the whole family. Dads are welcome to try all sorts of tasty treats or even sign up to compete along with the pros! Whether or not he competes, he’s sure to have a sear-iously great time (with or without more grilling puns). It’s time around the grill without the stress of hosting or cleaning up. What’s not to like?

For the dad who speaks in sports stats…

catch a Braves game.

Your odds of having a great time are better than Matt Kemp’s batting average. On Friday, June 16, cheer on the home team as they (*knock on wood*) beat the Marlins, and take advantage of special Father-Daughter ticket packages, including a game ticket, commemorative Atlanta Braves hat, and a pregame parade around the warning track ! With general tickets running for as little as $8, it’s a deal even dad would be proud of. As an added Father’s Day bonus, you and pops can play catch on the field after the game! Time to break out those gloves.

For the dad who’s always on the move…

run the Father’s Day 5K, 10K, or half-marathon.

Get the blood pumping and endorphins flowing with a little competition to start the day. Run through beautiful Lenora Park and end up with a one-of-a-kind medal and t-shirt. He gets to spend time with you and leave with some nifty souvenirs. If he runs fastest, that makes it a win-win-win! Sign up on Active.com!

For the dad who actually understands Snapchat…

check out the Old Fourth Ward (and Grant Park).

You’ve got one cool dad! If you’re looking for an equally hip spot to explore this Father’s Day, here’s your place. From the Jackson Street Bridge, made famous in The Walking Dead, to Instagram-ready murals, to tasty treat-filled coffee shops and bakeries, you’re sure to find some great shots to populate his Snapchat story. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even find some local favorites and start a new tradition.

This Father’s Day, show the dad in your life how much he means to you with an experience you can both share. Whether you catch a game or spend the day fishing, make memories that last far beyond this year. And if you should find an Atlanta neighborhood you can’t wait to return to? Whether you’re craving the charm of Brookhaven or can’t wait to return to Grant Park, be sure to check out apartments in Atlanta on ApartmentSearch.com!