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Best Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In Seattle

June 6, 2014 9:21 AM

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Looking for something memorable to do for Father’s Day in the Emerald City? Board the historic Adventuress schooner for a sail around Puget Sound or listen to the crack of bats at the Mariners’ Father’s Day celebration. If you’re hungry, enjoy Father’s Day brunch at Seattle favorite El Gaucho or breakfast, lunch or dinner at Seattle’s Lola restaurant. From the Museum of Flight to the Mariners and from a schooner adventure to a gourmet brunch, there’s a venue for fathers of all ages. If you’re looking for even more activities to do with dad, check here.

Museum of Flight
9404 E. Marginal Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 764-5720
www.museumofflight.org

The Museum of Flight, which is the home of more than 150 artifacts amid its exhibits, offers adventures and learning opportunities for fathers and children of all ages. Staffed largely by volunteers who are veterans, the museum offers a hands-on adventure zone for younger children and their dads, World War I and World War II wings for history buffs and an air traffic control center to view incoming and outgoing flights nationwide. The museum features 85 planes with opportunities to walk aboard the retired Air Force One and Concorde. After exploring, families can visit the Wings Cafe for a snack or lunch. 

Father’s Day Sail Aboard Schooner Adventures
Elliott Bay Marina
2601 W. Marina Place
Seattle, WA 98199
(360) 379-0438
www.soundexp.org

Date: June 15, 2014 

Come aboard the Schooner Adventuress this Father’s Day and fathers will sail for free. The historic schooner, now in her 101st sailing season, sets sail at 11 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. The Adventuress, which was built in Maine in 1913, first came to Seattle in 1952 and carries 3,500-plus passengers annually for environmental awareness and educational experiences. This tall cruise ship is a family-friendly adventure. Families can help raise the sails and see the sights as she sails the Puget Sound. Rates for passengers other than dads are $55 per adult and $25 per youth for members and $65 per adult and $35 per youth for nonmembers. 

AQUA Father’s Day Brunch
AQUA by El Gaucho
2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 956-9171
www.elgaucho.com/Fathers-Day

Date: June 15, 2014

Looking for an exquisite dining experience this Father’s Day? El Gaucho’s Father’s Day brunch is not to be missed. Aqua by El Gaucho is located at Pier 70 and its glass walls provide breathtaking views of the Seattle skyline, including the Space Needle and Elliott Bay. Enjoy the Dungeness crab benedict, wild salmon, a seafood omelet, Angus beef filet topped with lobster medallion and béarnaise and a vast selection of other brunch options. You’ll need to make a reservation, which can be done here

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Father’s Day With the Mariners
Safeco Field
1250 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 346-4000
www.seattlemariners.mlb

Date: June 15, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

What better activity than celebrating Seattle baseball with dad on Father’s Day? On Sunday, June 15, the first 10,000 dads (age 21 and over) who come to Safeco Field for the Mariners Game will receive a Mariners BBQ spatula. Come to Safeco Field, watch the Mariners play the Rangers and enjoy some of the stadium’s famous garlic fries. A baseball game is fun for family members of all ages – and a memorable event for any Father’s Day – and you can buy tickets here

Lola
2000 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-1430
www.tomdouglas.com

If you’re looking for exquisite Greek and Mediterranean food with incomparable service, Lola is the venue for you this Father’s Day for brunch, lunch or dinner. Brunch options include the Lola breakfast, complete with pork-maple sausage or smoked bacon, eggs, toast and garlic fried potatoes; omelets; doughnuts; falafel; and Lola’s famous spreads, served with fresh pita. Lunch options feature a range of kebabs, including Berkshire pork honey-harissa and wild sockeye salmon. Dinner options include the Mezedakia sampler, which features house-made pickles, dolmades, smoked spicy oysters, marinated olives and kopanisti; roasted half chicken parmesan; and Tom’s big dinner, which includes Washington chicken and squid kebab, grilled pita with a spread sampler, smashed garlic potatoes and Greek salad. Whether you’re coming for Father’s Day brunch, lunch or dinner, Lola offers a dish to suit every palate. 

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Tracy Campion is a freelance writer covering all things Seattle. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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