Father’s Day in Arizona

As we all continue to recover in different ways from the Covid-19 pandemic, rest assured there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Father’s Day in Arizona this year. With restaurants reopening and gatherings being allowed again, Dad doesn’t have to miss out.  The scene might change a little with fewer options than before, but it just means you need a sprinkle of creativity. This year, Father’s Day lands on June 21st, 2020. 

***Some of these events may have changed prior to the publication of this article due to Covid-19. Please check for business updates and plan accordingly.

Outdoor Picnic to an Arizona State Park 

Parks and trails in Arizona are open. This might be a little unconventional as compared to celebrating Father’s Day in the past, but dad can still be honored in the desert. Consider taking a picnic breakfast or lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of these parks. 

Keep in mind, June will he be hot. It is best to go early and bring plenty of water. It is also a good idea to keep your dogs at home, as it is usually too hot for them to enjoy a park this time of the year. 

Round of Golf

Arguably the golf capital of the world, Phoenix is home to nearly 200 different courses. It is not just that they are plentiful, but they are of high quality as well. Many of the golf courses in Phoenix are ranked high nationally. 

Some of the top golf courses in Phoenix include Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, TPC Scottsdale, and The Boulders in Carefree. If dad is a golf fan or enthusiast, this will be a great treat for him this Father’s Day. 

This Father’s Day, you could send dad out on his own or with his other dad buddies for a relaxing round. Or, to keep it in the family, it could be time for everyone to learn the sport of golf. 

Go to the Gun Range

Perhaps the dad in your family enjoys shooting stuff. Many gun ranges remain open throughout Phoenix and can offer Dad a moment to release some pent up energy. There are many outdoor options, but in the hot desert heat, dad can cool off in an indoor range. With the cool a/c many of these ranges also offer dad the opportunity to test out other tactical gear. For example, handguns or fully automatic weapons of dad’s choosing. 

Spend the day fishing

This is another great solo or family event to celebrate dad. Spending Father’s Day fishing is a relaxing activity that will show dad you care. You may have to continue to physically distance yourself from others, but fishing itself remains the same. 

To enjoy an entire day of fishing, head north for cooler weather. You could make a day trip for Father’s Day and make fishing the main activity. You may even be able to rent a boat and enjoy the cool waters. 

Dining Out

There is still the option to dine out on Father’s Day. Many restaurants have begun to reopen. For some restaurants, their hours may have changed and they may have additional restrictions. Your best bet is to make a reservation early and follow any guidance from their website or social media platforms. You can continue to stay safe and healthy with dad on Father’s Day in Phoenix. 

Consider letting dad sleep in and try out brunch or book a table at his favorite joint for dinner. Dad will be happy to get out of the house for a delicious treat. 

Final Thoughts

Father’s Day 2020 will be a little different than any other Father’s Day of years past. Many favorite activities have been restricted or canceled, but that doesn’t mean that dad can’t be celebrated. Take a moment to get creative with what dad likes and give him a day he can enjoy, even with new health measures in place. It is possible to stay healthy and celebrate dad this year. 

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