Did you totally space on Father's Day? Don't sweat it; instead of picking up a tie that he will probably hate, why not give the man who taught you everything you know (whether he's your biological dad,or just an awesome father figure) something that he'll actually enjoy? Chiefly: Time spent together on a fun Father's Day date, which we already know is what he really wants.
Here are five picks you're more than welcome to steal (and take all the credit for) -- because really, we just want all the dads to be happy.
Get historic: Dads love history. Dads also love to learn things. Take your old man on a trip to one of Seattle's most father-friendly museums. MOHAI in South Lake Union is a great pick -- and afterward, you can stop over at Buca di Beppo, where we hear dads get a free dessert on Sunday! Another solid choice? The interpretive center at the Ballard locks. It's free and features tons of historical photos and information about Seattle's seafaring past.
Support the arts: Your dad graciously accepted all of your macaroni masterpieces when you were a youngster, so why not repay the favor with some actual art? Head North to the Edmonds Art Festival this weekend to pick him up a piece of real beauty by a local artist. And while you're there, sample some of the area's yummiest fare from local vendors, and take in the gorgeous views of this sweet little town. Get more information here.
Hit the links: Sending your dad golfing is cool and all, but why not go with him? Head to one of the area's driving ranges for a bucket of balls and a pitcher of beer. We suggest the Interbay Golf Center, but there are driving ranges all over the region, so maybe just opt for wherever's closest.
Ogle some autos: Bothell's 18th Annual Father's Day Car Show is a great afternoon outing with dad. It's free, it's supposed to be gorgeous outside, and you can snack your way through rows of classic cars. It's basically Dad Heaven.
Root for the home team: Unfortunately, the Mariners are away this weekend -- but you can still don your blues and cheer for the boys at your local watering hole. Take your dad to the closest sports bars and insist on buying all the sliders, ribs, and, of course, beer.
Wing it: When was the last time your dad get all up in some buffalo wings? Consult Yelp for some of the best hot wings in the area, or ask him where his favorites are. Then, see who can put the most away. Or, you know, you can take him to Hooters (if that's your thing), where dads get 10 wings free when you buy 10. But that's your call, really.