6 Ideas Triangle Dads Love for Father's Day

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What do Triangle dads really want for Father’s Day? I asked some of my colleagues at Carolina Parent, as well as a neighbor, to share some places their husbands like to visit and got some surprisingly uncomplicated answers. Here are a few dad-approved ideas for simple outings right in our own backyards.

1. Gone Fishin’

Falls Lake, Jordan Lake and Kerr Lake are favorite local fishing spots. Visit the NC State Park website to find places to fish. You can search by location (lake, stream ocean etc), access and amenities. Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh is hosting a Family Fishing Day 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 18. Bass Pro Shops is also offering free events and special deals as part of its "Gone Fishing" promotion this summer to get kids hooked on fishing.

Next: Barbecue Joints


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2. Head to a Barbecue Joint or Sports Bar

Let him indulge in his favorite foods with friends while watching a riveting game. Search this roundup of Barbecue Joints in and around the Triangle for tasty choices.
Next: “Take Me Out to the Ball Field”


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 ​3. “Take Me Out to the Ball Field”

 The Durham Bulls Athletic Park is a perfect way to spend a lazy summer afternoon. 

Next: Bargain Hunting


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4. Bargain Hunting

Got a collector dad? A passion for local yard sales or the Raleigh flea market at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds inspires many fathers to get out of bed early on weekends! While they are out, make lunch and have it ready when he returns with his treasures.

Next: Couch Time


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5. Couch Time (for a nap or movie)!

Do a chore he really hates so he can spend some quality time on the couch! Create your own coupon to offer him. Here are some new releases Redbox recommends for Father’s Day:

  • “Bridge of Spies”
  • “Creed”
  • “Daddy’s Home”
  • “Spectre”
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • “Steve Jobs”
  • “Ted 2”
  • “The Intern”
  • "The Martian”

Next: Treat Dad to Flapjacks


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6. Take Dad Out for Flapjacks

Take Dad to the "Flapjack Fundraiser" at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar located at 501 E. Six Forks Road in Raleigh, 7-10 a.m. Saturday, June 18. The fundraiser is sponsored by Altrusa International of Raleigh and all profits will go to support the BackPack Buddies program that helps provide food to children over the summer. Tickets are available in advance by contacting Phyllis Thomas at (919) 594-4312, or you can buy them at the door. The cost is $7 for adults, and $3 for kids ages 5 to 10. One child under 5 eats free with each paying adult. 

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