Father's Day is right around the corner, so we put together a master guide on what to do with dad on his special day. Whether your dad is a sports guy or a foodie (or both) - we have you covered. Browse our Father's Day Festivities below and choose what fits your family best!
For the Active Dad:
Spend the day hiking and biking. Plan to park-hop and rent Healthy Ride bikes to get from one park to the next. Healthy Ride bikes are scattered throughout the city, it costs $2 for every 30 minutes you spend on the bike. Check out some bike paths here.
Keep an eye out for these Healthy Ride Bike Kiosks!
For the Chef Dad:
Visit the Strip District with a recipe in mind. Buy all your fresh and local ingredients and head home to cook a meal with your dad. If you both like seafood, Wholeys is a great place to start. Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. also offers a wide selection of Italian ingredients. Get creative with this one!
For the Competitive Dad:
Take a trip to Bridgeville and play a game of Top Golf. Prices vary depending on the time of day, view prices here. Top Golf also offers a great selection of food and drinks for when you tire out from golfing.
Each Top Golf bay accommodates 6 people.
For the Die Hard Pittsburgh Dad:
Do a Burgh tour. Pick and choose your dads favorite parts of Pittsburgh and create a day full of sightseeing. Some great places to start are The Point, Station Square, Mt. Washington, or The Strip District. The options are endless and can be tailored specifically to what your dad enjoys!
If you would rather book a tour, check our Walk the Burgh Tours. On June 20, there are two tours being offered - a Black & Ghost Tour and a City Steps Tour. If your dad is into ghost adventures or enjoys walking, these tours may be the perfect fit!
For the Foodie Dad:
Pittsburgh offers some great dining experiences. A unique place to grab dinner is Federal Galley in the North Shore. This food hall/restaurant accelerator offers four different restaurant concepts. Choose from American, Mexican, or Japanese food - this is the perfect spot for the indecisive dads who can never choose where they want to eat.
Bridges and Bourbon is the ideal spot for dads who love elevated or classic cocktails. This upscale restaurant located on Penn Avenue offers an upscale vibe with great food and drink options.
For the Handyman Dad:
Plan a day to go thrifting, up-cycle a piece of furniture, or renovate something at home. Construction Junction is a warehouse in Homewood that sells used or surplus construction materials. Get crafty and creative to build a unique piece of furniture, up-cycle an old piece, or just browse what they have to offer.
For the Kennywood-Loving Dad:
Coop de Ville is a southern table, fast-casual restaurant in the Strip District. They offer duck pin bowling, arcade games, pin ball, pool tables, and so much more. This is the perfect spot for dads who love the amusement park feel of Kennywood.
For the Relaxed Dad:
Museum hop at the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Grab a coffee or a bite to eat on North Craig Street and stop at Caliban Book Shop located across the street from both museums. This used and rare used book shop offers 25,000 uncatalogued volumes, vinyl records, and CDs.
White Whale Bookstore in Bloomfield is another great book store to visit with dad. This family-owned business is the perfect place to browse great authors and have a relaxing day with your own family.
For the Sports-Lover Dad:
Attend a Pirate Game at PNC Park. The Pirate face the Cleveland Indians at 1:05 pm on June 20. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance due to the capacity constraints that are in place at PNC Park.
If you choose to follow one of our recommendations, share a picture on Instagram and tag us @lovepittsburghshop - no matter what you choose to do with dad, enjoy your time and live in the moment!