Father’s Day is coming up, and it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the awesome men in our lives, whether they’re our dads, step-fathers, godparents, grandpas, dog parents, or just great friends.
Take some time to plan something special for the #1 dad in your life! In coastal Virginia we have a ton to do, and dad is bound to have fun no matter what you plan.
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Go for a hike
It’s hard to beat Hampton Roads in the summertime. Pack a picnic lunch, slather on the sunscreen and have a day outdoors! Check out our list of hiking trails in the area, and don’t forget the bug spray!
Geek out with him
I was never one to suggest going to history museums as a kid, but my Dad loved them (and I do too, now that I’m a little older!) Lucky for us here in Hampton Roads, we have an incredible list of history museums at our fingertips including, but not limited to, the Mariner’s Museum, the Military Aviation Museum, the Hampton History Museum, Nauticus, and so much more. Tickets are cheap and it’s a great way to spend the day. The Children’s Museum of Portsmouth is offering free admission for dads and granddads when a ticket is purchased for a child on Father’s Day. Visit our museum guide for more ideas.
See a sporting event
My dad really loved a day at the ball park (or the arena, or the hockey rink, or the stadium) so I always knew that tickets to a sporting event would be a Father’s Day home run. We’re lucky to have the Tides at Harbor Park in Norfolk and the Peninsula Pilots at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton. Check out the schedules and even if there’s not a game that you can attend right away, the tickets and planning will go a long way!
The benefit of so many waterways around here is that dinner is a short distance between a body of water and our tables. Fishing around here ranges from ocean vessels to just dropping a line in the water, but it’s a quiet, easy way to spend quality time with dad. Here’s our list of places where you can fish in Hampton Roads!
Do you have a totally cool, rocker dad? Take him to a show! We have some great venue that attract amazing acts here in Hampton Roads. Visit our stadium and big venues guide, or if you want something a little smaller, there are a ton of venues all over the place where you can catch great local music. If you think your pop would enjoy a day at the theater, we have the solution! There are some great performance venues that feature everything from community theater to Broadway plays. Take your pick!
And, of course, there are always great things happening in Hampton Roads. Visit our events calendar to see what’s going on in your town and submit your own event.
Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads in Hampton Roads!