Father’s Day is a time to celebrate dads and everything they have done for their families. From the start of life to the end, dads are always there. This Father’s Day, plan a memorable day out with dad that he can enjoy. Here are some great ideas to celebrate Father’s Day in Houston, Dallas, and surrounding areas!

Dallas Area Restaurants For Father’s Day Lunch

Kenny’s Wood Fired GrillAnyone in the Dallas area knows that when you’re looking for high end food with a casual vibe, Kenny’s is the place to be. Dad will love the diverse menu, ranging from delicious grilled burgers to decadent seafood platters. 

The PorchLooking for an amazing Father’s day brunch?! The Porch is the place to be. Whether your dad is looking for a healthy granola bowl or an elaborate fried breakfast spread, he’ll find what he loves at the Porch! 

Peticolas Brewery 

Dad will love getting to sample a few of his favorite beers at the Peticolas Brewery. This brewery is a child friendly location that includes dollar sodas, game playing, and provides scheduled food trucks and pizza delivery. Come and enjoy free parking and fun the whole family will enjoy!

Trinity Forest & Southern Cross Adventure Center

Do we have the perfect place for the outdoors kind of dad, or what?! Trinity Forest Adventure Park is an aerial adventure park in Dallas, TX consisting of high ropes courses of varying levels of difficulty. Created for thrill-seekers and new climbers alike, this adventure park provides fun for the whole family, including multiple climbing trees for those who can’t get enough of heights, and even a Littles Course for participants ages 4 and up. As they say at Trinity Forest, “Face your fears, push your limits, and experience a new kind of adventure at up to 50 feet!”

Kayaking at Discovery Green

Discovery Green is the perfect choice for dads who enjoy a day at the park. This Houston landmark offers visitors a chance to get outside and enjoy themselves while still being in the heart of downtown. Kayaking is offered every weekend throughout July. There are also many different areas within the park for kids to play in, including an interactive fountain area, a carousel, and a miniature golf course. There are numerous eateries in the park for those who want to enjoy a nice meal, such as Cafe des Amis, which specializes in crepes, or the counter service BBQ from the El Burro Borracho food truck. For a day out at Discovery Green for dad, check out their website for a full schedule of events. Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney and is open Monday through Friday from 6 am to 11 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 11 pm.

Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the city. The zoo has over 3,000 animal species, making it an exciting place every day. While the zoo is fun for kids, they also offer special activities perfect for adults, such as a cocktail tasting at their on-site Cafe Mondavi and wine tasting at their Barrel Room. It’s the perfect place for a family outing! The Houston Zoo is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive and is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Passport To The Universe At Houston Museum of Natural Science

If dad has always fantasized about running his dinosaur dig, let him live out that dream at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The museum is housed in an iconic building and is a great place to get lost in learning while still having fun. AND this Father’s Day you can explore the wonders of our universe, narrated by Tom Hanks! He will “guide a flight through the universe and deep into galactic space. After reaching the edge of our cosmos, the tour takes a virtual shortcut back to Earth – a free fall through a black hole.” The Houston Museum of Natural Science has four locations around the city and is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily.


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