When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, most dads have unwrapped their fair share of neckties, socks and personalized mugs. So if you’re looking to surprise Dad with something a little outside the box this year, we can help!
Talking about cars, looking at cars, driving cars – all things that men love. And while a brand new vehicle may not be in the budget, there are other car-centric ways you can impress him. Let him explore Cape Cod’s natural beauty for the day (or even the weekend) from behind the wheel of a rented Jeep Wrangler from Cape Cod Jeep Rentals! Cruising the Cape with the top down and music blaring is enough to make anyone smile. Added bonus: Cape Cod Jeep Rentals offers free local pick-up and delivery.
Or, start a new tradition with dad at the annual Father’s Day Car Show, happening Sunday, June 16th in downtown Hyannis. Approximately 350 classic and nostalgic cars from all over will line both sides of the historic mile-long Main Street. Besides giving him a chance to admire and ogle the vintage vehicles on display, the day’s fun includes music, craft fairs and local food. While you’re on Main Street, swing into Cellar Leather for a handcrafted leather belt, or let him pick out some trendy apparel at Puritan Clothing.
Let’s face it. Dads like beer. And we’ve got two incredible breweries right here on Cape Cod!
Seasonal summer hefeweizens, rich porters or punchy IPAs, Cape Cod Beer has a taste for every palate, even pairing their Red ale with a peanut brittle made in Provincetown. At Barnstable Brewing, you’ll find fresh, hand-crafted beer in such refreshing flavors as Blueberry Summer Ale. Sweeten the gift of a growler from either brewery by bringing dad to one of their beer tastings first; Cape Cod Beer even offers guided tours.
Another great gift idea? Passes on the new Cape Cod Brew Bus, opening June 20th. Leave the car behind; this 3.5 hour guided tour brings you to three of the Cape’s best breweries for tastings.
Men are hardwired for adventure, so give him some inspiration to be more adventurous! A gift certificate for a paddleboard rental from Rideaway Adventures is the perfect way to get him out on the water this summer – Rideaway also offers kayak and bike rentals (not to mention guided tours). They’ll even deliver the equipment rental right to his front door!
Does dad own a motorcycle? Cape Cod Harley Davidson offers an awesome line of accessories to jazz up his ride, along with apparel to make him look even cooler than he already is. Ask about Cape Cod Harley’s wide selection of Father’s Day gifts under $50 if you’re on a budget.
Help him sharpen his fishing skills by enrolling him in Chatham Bars Inn’s new Orvis Saltwater Fly-Fishing School (the only one of its kind in Massachusetts!) Open to guests of the Inn and to the public, Chatham Bars is partnering with Orvis to offer the one- and two-day schools on select dates through October; he’ll walk away an expert on everythign from fly casting and tackle selection to rigging and fish fighting.
We all know the old saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Test out the theory! Revel in the old fashioned charm of an English tavern with him at Bayzo’s Pub at The Mansion at Ocean Edge in Brewster. Dine on seafood at The Chatham Squire (Chatham), a lobster roll at Spanky’s Clam Shack, the signature flatbread pizza at Marshland’s Too’s Tavern(Sandwich), or a stacked high burger at Gannon’s Tavern (Hyannis). You can also enjoy a casual lunch with killer views at Quicks Hole Tavern in Woods Hole, Tugboats in Hyannis, or The Lobster Boat in West Yarmouth.
Good Old Fashioned Bonding
Family time is just as precious to dad as any gift you could give him. So why not plan a fun day out just the two of you? Take a scenic seal cruise aboard Monomoy Island Excursions, book a trip on one of Hy-Line Cruises’ deep sea fishing boats or another fishing charter, take a sunset cruise on Winstable Charters, or roast marshmallows together under the stars at Coastal Acres Campground in Provincetown. And a round of golf at any of our other pristine courses is always a guaranteed Dad-pleaser.
We’re sure dad loves the Cape Cod Baseball League, so catch a game together! With 1 out of 6 players in Major League Baseball having come through the Cape League, there’s no doubt that dad will leave there with a unique memory of a future star and a fabulous start to his weekend.