Father’s Day is just around the corner, and when you live in Boulder, there are plenty of opportunities to make this occasion unforgettable. Looking for a way to enjoy this special day with Dad? Here, we share suggestions for a variety of personality types:
Take a Picnic to the Flatirons
June is the perfect time of year to take a long, meandering hike through the open space and mountain park of the Flatirons. If your family enjoys the great outdoors, pack Dad’s favorite lunch menu and explore the natural beauty of Boulder. For an extra fresh and healthy picnic, stop by the Boulder Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning to pick up a variety of fruits and veggies. To take the guesswork out of packing a picnic, visit Cured on Pearl Street to pick up a convenient snack pack. Dogs are welcome at the Flatirons, so feel free to bring the four-legged members of the family along, too.
Experience a Scenic Glider Ride
For the adventurous dad, book a scenic glider ride to enjoy the city from an aerial perspective. Exploring the gorgeous scenery from the comfort of a high-performance sailplane, participants will look down on the most beloved areas of the city. The breathtaking landmarks that you’ll view include the Continental Divide, the Flatirons, and the University of Colorado Boulder. The rides range from 10 minutes to an hour, so you can keep it short and sweet or take your time exploring the sights.
TEDxMileHigh: Uncommon will be in Denver on June 16. For fans of TED talks, this event is a can’t-miss. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of prestigious speakers and challenge existing viewpoints. If Dad never passes up a chance to learn and grow, be sure to purchase tickets for an inspiring day of discussion. Since TEDx events are rare in our area, this is an unbeatable chance to join in on the action and discover why TED talks are revered around the globe.
Take a Group Class at Food Lab
To kick off Father’s Day weekend with some quality bonding time and excellent cuisine, visit Food Lab in Boulder for the Recipes of Rick Bayless. This class is available on Saturday, June 16 at 6:00 pm, and will include delicious recipes like chicken skewers, chipotle peanut salsa, and grilled corn with a twist. If Dad loves to cook or has expressed interested in expanding his culinary horizons, a class at Food Lab is a fun, low-pressure way to work with top notch instructors and ingredients. To see what else is on the schedule this month, please visit their website.
Think Outside the Box with Cloud 9 Living
From flying and driving to dinner cruises and more, Cloud 9 Living offers so many exciting ways to treat Dad to an unforgettable day. Cloud 9 is known for mixing urban living with outdoor adventures to create special experiences that always impress. To view all available Father’s Day options from Cloud 9 Living, visit their website.
Regardless of Dad’s interests, you’ll be able to find entertainment or dining to brighten up his day. Our city has it all: gorgeous natural scenery, excellent cultural events, and enriching classes to join. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Father’s Day and spend quality time enjoying the amenities that Boulder has to offer.