June 15, 2021

11 ideas for Father’s Day Fun

by Felicia Cheney

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It’s finally that time of the year when we take time to celebrate the father figures in our lives! However, in the hustle of mid-June it’s easy to get swept up in other responsibilities and let Father’s Day slip your mind. But fear not, we have gathered a list of fantastic last minute Father’s Day ideas.

By taking inspiration from this list, not only are you ensuring that your father has a great day, you are also support locally owned businesses. So, without further ado, here are some awesome ways to make this Father’s Day one to remember!

1. Get Your Dad Some Boston Swag at Sully’s

If your dad is a die-hard Boston sports fan, then he will be like a kid in a candy store in Sully’s Brand. Located in Peabody, Sully’s Brand helps both local and global Boston fans literally wear their emotions on their tees. Sully’s passion for all things Boston helps them to create original apparel and merchandise that will not only let your rep his city, but also look great doing it!

2. Take Your Dad Back to His Childhood at Bit Bar

Bit Bar features incredible craft brews and spirits from breweries and distilleries from around the local area that you know and love. Not only do they have great brews and bites, Bit Bar also has a selection of 30 plus classic arcade cabinets and pinball tables. If your Dad is looking for a boost of nostalgia, then Bit Bar is the perfect place to treat him this Father’s Day.

3. Treat Your Father to Some Relaxing Self Care at Freedom Massage

Being a parent is stressful! So, why not gift your dad a relaxing message at Freedom Massage in Salem. From Swedish Massage to Deep Tissue, Freedom Massage will give your dad the perfect opportunity to unwind. You could also treat both your parents by booking a couple’s message.

4. Take Your Dad to See a Flick at Cinema Salem

What better way to experience a post-pandemic return to Cinema Salem than accompanied by your father. If your dad is a horror fan, the new Conjuring movie will be a great gift for him. If your dad has a secret love of musical theater, “In The Heights” is calling his name. Whatever his taste, your dad will love a visit to Cinema Salem to see a film on the big screen.

5. Buy Your Dad a Bouquet from Helios Floral

When is the last time someone bought your dad flowers? It’s probably been too long since he was last gifted a lovely arrangement of flowers. So, this Father’s Day, surprise your dad with a gorgeous bouquet of Helios Flowers, located in Salem, Ma. Figure out his favorite colors and put together an arrangement that he will love.

6. Crack into Some Lobster at The Lobster Shanty


The Lobster Shanty is a self-proclaimed dive bar in the heart of Salem, serving up delicious portions of surf, turf, and a great list of beverages. Bring your dad to The Lobster Shanty for Father’s Day, where he can enjoy a beer and some seafood out on the patio.

7. Order Your Dad a Delicious Biscuit from Biscuit Drop

Everyone loves pastries! Biscuit Drop delivers on-demand hand crafted biscuits around the North Shore. Treat your dad to a buttery, sweet, or breakfast biscuit this Father’s Day.

8. Pick Up Your Dad’s Morning Coffee at Jaho Coffee & Tea

Many Dad’s rely on coffee for fuel to do all they accomplish in the day. Why not help your dad skip a part of his busy daily routine by picking up his morning coffee for him at Jaho Coffee and Tea? Jaho’s delicious beverages will be a welcomed Father’s Day gift for any dad.

9. Book Your Dad a Stay at Salem Waterfront Hotel and Suites

The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites has 86 beautifully appointed guestrooms waterside in the historic district of Salem, MA. In addition to their many accolades, Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites has all the amenities your dad could want including an indoor heated pool, marina, onsite dining, fitness facility, 4600 sq. ft of event space, free wireless, and onsite (free) parking. Give your dad a relaxing get-away at this beautiful hotel!

10. Bring Your Dad To Lord Hobo Brewing Company

With beer on a pedestal and adventure up their sleeve, Lord Hobo Brewing Co. set out to craft style-defining New England beers that highlight paramount traits of quality ingredients. Their beers are elegant yet raw, free-spirited yet sophisticated. Take your dad to Lord Hobo’s for a round of free drinks and excellent food for Father’s Day.

11. Take Dad on a Cruise with Mahi!

Skip the necktie this year and take Dad on an awesome cruise with Mahi Cruises and Charters. Nothing says “I love you Dad” better than a beer on a boat. But book quickly because tickets are limited for these awesome cruises. Book now.


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