7 Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day In Seattle

Jennifer Moreno Jennifer Moreno

Father's Day in Seattle

Father’s Day is fast approaching, celebrate it in a true Seattleite way!

Did you know?

That the country’s first Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910, right here in the state of Washington? Sonora Smart Dodd, who was raised by her single father, successfully established the first Father’s Day in Spokane. Her idea spread across the country, and it became an official National celebration in 1972.

Now it’s your turn to celebrate Father’s Day, and here are some cool ideas to do so in Seattle.

1. Local Tour

Head out to Pike Place Market for some local shopping, stroll around the market, get some flowers, grab lunch at a local restaurant, and enjoy feeling like a tourist for a day.

2. Outdoor Picnic

Fortunately for you, Seattle has many outdoor options. Pack a nice picnic, and head to one of your favorite parks. Some good options for this summer are Discovery Park, Golden Gardens, or the Arboretum.

3. Take him to a Museum

A great way to spend the day with your dad, it’s to take him to a Museum. You can both re-live your childhood and have some bonding time. Choose a place you both like and enjoy, Seattle has options for everyone. Opt for a visit to the MoPop, enjoy a day of adventure at the Musem of Flight, discuss the latest artist at Seattle’s Art Museum, or make your way to the Museum of History and Industry.


4. Cheers at a local brewery

What better way of bonding, than grabbing an Ale, and having a chat? Seattle is a great place to find amazing breweries. So, if your dad enjoys having a beer or two, this option is great for you. With so many good breweries around Seattle, it’s hard to make a choice, so here are some of the most famous ones: The Pike Brewing Company, Stoup Brewing, Rooftop Brewing Company, Freemont Brewing Company, Optimism Brewing Company, among others. 

5. Go for a hike

They don’t call Seattle “The Emerald City” for nothing. There’s lush green everywhere, and we’re lucky that we get to celebrate Father’s Day during summer. It’s the perfect time to grab your gear, and head to your favorite hiking place. You can choose between a near hike, or make the best out of the weekend, and head further away. Some of the best trail options for this summer are Little Si, Franklin Ghost Town Trail, Snow Lake Trail, and Mailbox Peak.

6. Book a fancy dinner

If you wanna go all out, and celebrate your dad the fanciest way possible; make a reservation in one of these fine dining restaurants, and enjoy a nice evening with amazing food and drinks. These are some options for you to choose from: Art of the Table, The Corson Building, Canlis, Sushi Kashiba, Aerlume, and Harvest Beat.

7. Movie night at home

Sometimes, there’s no better place than home. Surprise your dad with a home-cooked meal, pair it up with his favorite drink, get cozy on the couch, and enjoy some of these Seattle-based shows:  Fraiser, Imposters, Grey’s Anatomy, The Killing, or Twin Peaks.

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