Father's Day is a day where you can show that special man in your life--dad, how special he really is! Continue reading to find out what you and dad can do together here in Dayton this upcoming weekend!

Go fishing 

Grab your fishing pole, tackle box, and your dad and head out to one of the many MetroParks with fishing areas. 

These locations include: 

*These parks have areas where you may fish without a state fishing license. 


Go on a paved road trip

The Miami Valley Trails has 340 miles of paved connected trails perfect for a day of biking! Read this article for some inspiration for the perfect day on the trails, and what to see along the way!


Spend a day with Dad discovering at the Boonshoft

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is officially reopened and waiting for you and dad to enjoy Father’s Day weekend exploring. Come face to face with a sea otter or take a trip to space, whatever you decide you will leave with a head full of knowledge!


Take a trip back in time at Carillon Historical Park

Take a look at the original Wright Flyer III, visit a fully-operational 1930s letterpress print shop, and climb aboard one of the oldest trains in the world all with dad by your side!


Take him out for some BBQ

Take your dad out for some yummy BBQ to show him how much you appreciate him. Click here for a list of the best BBQ places in Dayton!


Hike to the top of Woodland Cemetery 

Enjoy rich history while visiting Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum. While you are there make sure you make your way to the very top and bask in the beautiful view of the Dayton skyline!


Get out on the water 

Grab a kayak or canoe and get out on the water with Dad this weekend. There are only a few places to rent kayaks and canoes in Montgomery County so make sure to call as soon as you can to find out waiting times or see if they take reservations. 


Go golfing 

It’s a great weekend FORE celebrating dad on the green! Montgomery County has many great courses for all skill levels and ages, check them out here

If link golfing is not for you, check out the Disc Golf courses we have here in the county. 


Visit a local brewery or a couple on the Dayton Ale Trail

Treat dad to a cold beer on a patio this weekend or make it a day and visit a few local breweries while following the Dayton Ale Trail! (You can pick up a Dayton Ale Trail passport at any participating breweries)


See a movie-- at the Drive-In!

The perfect way to end a day on the water or a day golfing? A movie-- but not any movie, a movie at the Drive-in! Grab your comfiest clothes and tastiest snacks and make sure to check out the most recent movies and showtimes!