With Father's Day coming up this Sunday I thought it would be appropriate to share some fun things that you can do with your own dad. Here are my Tuesday Top Ten list of things that you can do with your dad this Father's Day!

1. Cookout

They always say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Since you already have Dad's heart a great way to tell him "I Love You" can be to fire up the grill and make him his favorite dish. Here are some great Father's Day recipes from Martha Stewart.

2. Go Fishing
Help dad enjoy his afternoon doing nothing but hanging out with his kids and catching some fish. In Richmond a great place to go fishing is down on the James River.

3. Go to the Pool           
Whether you have a pool in your back yard or in your neighborhood, taking dad to the pool on Father's Day is always fun for the whole family.

4. Relax at the Beach
My family has taken my dad down to Virginia Beach a few times for Father's Day. Last time we went there was a volleyball tournament going on and lots of vendors set up which added lots of fun activities to our day. This weekend is the Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show and Festival.

5. Watch the Race
When you live in the south you will find that dad's love watching the race. This weekend is the Quicken Loans 400. Prop dad up at the TV and the race starts a noon.

6. Watch Golf
If dad is more of a golfer than a NASCAR fan this is the perfect afternoon activity for him. This weekend is the U.S. Open with the first rounds on Thursday and the finals on Sunday. Rory McIlroy will be back to defend his title. Last year my uncle and dad went up to the National and worked the tournament and loved every minute!

7. Go on a Bike Ride
If you dad is more of an outdoors kind of guy taking dad on a bike ride is a great way to spend time with him. You can go for a spin around the neighborhood after a nice lunch (see idea #1 for some great food ideas!).

8. Treat Him to the Movies
With so many great movies coming out this summer taking dad to the movies can be the perfect Father's Day gift. A great family fun movie that is out right now is Madagascar 3.
Don't forget to purchase your tickets ahead of time so that dad doesn't have to wait in line!
9. Play a Round of Golf
What dad doesn't love to play golf. Even if you are not a avid golfer you can take dad out and drive him around the golf course for a round or organize a fun dad's round with his friends. If you don't want to send him off playing by himself get the whole family together for a simplified version and go play some putt-putt.

10. Go to a Baseball Game
This year my sister, brother and I are taking our dad to see the Nationals play against the Yankees. My dad is a huge baseball fan and has not been to see the Nationals play so we thought that taking him to a game this year would be the perfect way to spend time with him.

No matter what you choose to do with your dad this Father's Day just spending time with him can be the best present you can give him. What are you going to do with your dad this Father's Day? Share your plans below!




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