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Father's Day

Where to Shop and Find Cool Experiences for Dad This Father’s Day

From grilling classes to golfing to where to find a dad joke on a T-shirt in Dallas, we’ve got you covered.
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Give Dad a chance to play a round at the PGA's Fields Ranch West golf course. Omni Hotels & Resorts

You could give Dad a mug for Father’s Day … for the fifth year in a row. Or you could give him an adventure, like a vintage train ride or grilling class. We’ve scrounged up nine experiences around town Dad will love for Father’s Day. 

But if your father wants to physically unwrap a present this year, we’re also introducing you to seven shops in and around Dallas where you’re sure to find a thoughtful, yet last-minute gift.  

(And once everything is purchased and wrapped, don’t forget to make your brunch or steak dinner reservation.)

Cool Father’s Day Experiences in Dallas 

Relax with Father’s Day Deals at Hiatus

Sometimes pops just wants to be pampered—even if he won’t admit it. Hiatus Spa + Retreat has several dad-themed deals on offer now through Father’s Day. Help his achy back with “The Back Swing,” a 90-minute knockout massage with hot stones and CBD joint serum, for $175. Or see his wrinkles melt away with the “Bro-Tox” package—40 Botox units for $360. Hiatus will also have free beer from St. Elmo’s Brewing Co. June 17–18. 

Learn more here. 

Enroll in RangersU

The Texas Rangers have teamed up with Abilene Christian University to create two online courses for any mega baseball fan. Sign Dad up for the seven-week “Baseball History and Culture,” where he’ll learn about the origins of baseball, the impact of free agency, the history of the Texas Rangers, and more. Or have him take a swing at “Leadership Development,” where he’ll learn goal building, interpersonal relationship skills, self-leadership hacks, and more. Both courses are $95 and can be taken for college credit with an additional fee. 

Learn more here. 

Or Head to Arlington for a Game 

If Dad isn’t the “take a college class for fun” type, take him to a baseball game at Globe Life Field instead. The Rangers will have the home-team advantage all week leading up to Father’s Day. They take on the Los Angeles Angels June 12–15 and the Toronto Blue Jays June 16–18. Get to the Friday and Saturday games early for $4 beers at the pregame happy hour, and Father’s Day itself is Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday. 

Buy tickets here.

Play Golf at the PGA

PGA of America has been making big swings in Frisco over the past year, and now Dad can experience it for himself. On the PGA campus, the Omni has a hotel package that should be par for the course for any golf fan. With the Fields Ranch Championship Golf Experience, you’ll get to play a round at the Fields Ranch West course (one of two on the property), and get an additional gift with your stay. Book through Dec. 31, 2023. 

Learn more here. 

Sign Up for a Grilling Class

At some point in many dads’ lives, they become the official family pitmaster, the purveyor of overnight briskets, the baron of backyard barbecues. Help him achieve his true calling with a grilling class this Father’s Day. Each weekend this month, Backyard Pitmasters is hosting ribs and brisket classes at various North Texas locations, including Penticolas Brewing on June 17. 

Sign up here. 

Spend the Day at the Races 

By the time Father’s Day rolls around, all the Triple Crown horse races will be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a thoroughly good time at the races. Head out to Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie to see thoroughbreds thunder down the track. On Father’s Day, gates open at noon and parking is free. General admission is $10, but the park has several Sunday ticket promotions, too. 

Learn more here. 

Take Dad Fishing

Teach a man to fish, you’ll feed him for a lifetime. Take a man to fish, and you’ve got the perfect silent Father’s Day activity for your taciturn dad. There are plenty of watering holes, like lakes Lewisville and Grapevine, to cast for your next fishing adventure. However, there are a few spots within Dallas, too. Head to Bachman Lake, Cliff Park, and White Rock Lake for largemouth bass, crappie, and more. Don’t know anything about fishing? We have a guide. And if your dad isn’t a fisherman, we recommend a hearty round of the “Go Fish” card game. 

It’s Time to Train

Is your dad an old soul? Is he a fan of road trips? Is he the type to point out landmarks in the window while you snooze? Then take him on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. The six-hour round trip will see you hopping on an old-fashioned locomotive and riding it down the historic Cotton Belt route from Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards, where you’ll get to walk around. Tickets start at $18 per person. 

Learn more here.

Have a Harrison Ford-Tom Cruise Double Feature

Who doesn’t like a classic action movie? Certainly not Dad. Lounge in the chairs at Fort Worth’s Rooftop Cinema Club this Father’s Day for an action-packed double feature. The evening kicks off with Harrison Ford kicking butt in Raiders of the Lost Ark at 7:35 p.m. Then Tom Cruise takes the controls at 10:05 p.m. with Top Gun: Maverick. From $11.95 for kids, from $19.95 for adults.

Learn more here.


Where to Shop for Father’s Day 

Hadleigh’s 

If you’re looking to splurge on your preppy dad, then check out Hadleigh’s in Highland Park Village. The clothes here have an elevated, old world flair. We love the smoking slippers and the store’s selection of albeit costly blazers and sport coats. (Prices start around $2,000). 

74 Highland Park Village

Mizzen + Main 

Dallas-based Mizzen + Main claims to make “the best damn dress shirt” that won’t wrinkle or show sweat stains—perfect for anyone working during a Texas summer. Pick one up at the West Village flagship, or shop the brand’s polos, outerwear, and performance golf shirts and five-pocket pants. 

3699 McKinney Ave. Ste. 407 

Bullzerk

If your father is all about that Dallas pride—and a fan of a Dad joke or two—then stop into Bullzerk. The North Texas shop has several locations around town, and plenty of funny T-shirts, hats, and accessories he’s sure to love. 

1909 Greenville Ave.; Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S. Harwood St.; 332 W. Davis St.; Truck Yard Dallas, 5624 Sears St.

Interabang Books

Let’s face it: At some point, you’ve given your dad a book for Father’s Day. And that’s okay. Spend an afternoon at Interabang Books, browsing the stacks for the perfect title. Or give Dad a subscription to the independent bookstore’s Signed First Editions Club, and he’ll get a new book each month. 

 5600 W. Lovers Ln. Ste. 142

King Ranch Saddle Shop

If your pops is happier outside in the middle of nowhere than somewhere inside—but he’s too bougie for Cabella’s—then drive up to the new King Ranch Saddle Shop in Frisco. The store has plenty of luxe and rustic gifts, like leather tablet cases, silver belt buckles, antler bottle openers, and more.

3625 The Star Blvd. Ste. 310, Frisco

Pogo’s Wine & Spirits  

Help dad beef up his home bar with a bottle or two from Pogo’s. The Inwood Village store has a large selection of wines, beers, and spirits, including whiskey, mescal, and cognac. You can shop by style, type, producer, or even country. 

5360 W. Lovers Ln.

Stag Provisions for Men

Over on Knox Street, Stag Provisions for Men has pretty much everything you’d want to gift Dad—shirts, robes, bars accessories—except ties. This Austin transplant has a bit of that Central Texas hippie vibe. If your dad leans more Willie Nelson attitude or Matthew McConaughey swagger, this is the perfect shop. 

3130 Knox St. Ste. 110

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