Fathers' Day Top Ten Things To Do
Ready for some fun with Dad on Fathers' Day? Here are ten ideas to celebrate his awesomeness in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region!
1. Bring Home the BBQ
2. Watch a Classic Movie Together
Let your father have the remote control for once! Pop local corn from the farmers' market or order a pizza to make the movie experience complete. Need inspiration? Check out movies filmed in Lane County. Or go to City Lights Virtual Cinema online for a selection of independent films.Spot "Animal House" scenes filmed at places you know! Photo of the Death Mobile in Cottage Grove by Angie Riley
3. Treat Dad to a River Trip
Book a jet boat to cruise the Willamette River. Your small family group can enjoy a personalized tour of the river with pandemic protocols in place. Watch for birds and wildlife and enjoy the scenery on an easy, comfortable journey. Or get a little wilder and wetter with a river rafting trip on the McKenzie River! After all, a family that paddles together—stays in the boat, right?
4. Take Dad Out For a Beer or Glass of Wine
Many winery tasting rooms in the Willamette Valley have outside seating, sometimes by reservation, and with adherence to pandemic protocols. And many of the local breweries also have outdoor patios and beer gardens. Have you heard of Alesong Brewing & Blending? They have a unique approach to brewing and blending craft beer, and if your father isn't already familiar with them, this is the perfect opportunity to acquaint him—now that they've opened up their Alesong on 5th tasting room.
Call ahead to confirm, then head out for a blissful afternoon sipping beer or a great Pinot Noir in the early summer sunshine.
5. Run With Dad
If you and your dad share a love of fitness, lace up your tennis shoes for one of the many virtual runs happening this summer. There are a variety of charities and good causes to support, plus you can easily pick when and where you wish to run.
6. Discover a New Waterfall
If you and your dad want to see some of Oregon's great outdoors this Father's Day weekend, you're in luck: this region is knows for its abundance of waterfalls! Go for a short walk to see some of Oregon's best waterfalls from easy-to-see viewing platforms, or reward yourself with a gorgeous cascade off the beaten path after a long hike. Bring your camera!
7. Ride a Dune Buggy
Whoop as you plunge down the Oregon Coast sand dunes in a dune buggy! Wild or mild rides are available, or haul in your own OHV for an independent adventure. Sandland Adventures has opened up their go-karts and miniature golf too!
8. Play a Round of Golf
There is one thing you can count on these days — golf! Operating procedures may be a bit different but you can still swing your clubs and enjoy the pleasant course setting. Emerald Valley Golf Course is offering Early Bird and Twilight Specials.
9. Ride Bikes
Out in the fresh air, physically distant, enjoy a rolling adventure along the region's many great cycling routes. From riding through Oregon wine country to looping through scenic covered bridges, there are plenty of short and long rides to do.