A Day With Dad

Find the perfect way to show Dad you care!

No matter how old you get, nothing beats a little one-on-one time with dear old dad. So why not make this Father’s Day the best one he’s had yet? Luckily for you, New York City is brimming with some of the best activities a guy could hope for. Those patriarchs won’t know what hit them.

Start the day off by taking in a baseball game at Citi Field where the New York Mets will take on the San Diego Padres in what’s sure to be an exciting showdown. A hot dog, ice-cold beer, and an afternoon at the ball field is just what your dad needs to make him feel special. After all, it’s not called America’s favorite pastime for nothing! And if you’ve got a little one with you, stick around after the game for the Mr. Met Dash, which allows kids to run the bases after every home game. They can meet the mascots and practice working on their homerun trot. It’s enough to make any father (or grandfather, for that matter) beam with pride. (123-01 Roosevelt Ave.)

Is he a fan of the great outdoors? If so, why not take to the open seas for a little kayaking! The New York City Downtown Boathouse has everything you need to get a little exercise and enjoy the spectacular views of the city all at the same time. Located at three different spots along the Hudson, NYCDB doesn’t just provide you with the tools for kayaking — it can also show you how to use them, if you so desire. Whether you want to take public kayaking classes or join a four-to-five mile guided trip along the river, your dad will be feeling like a kayaking pro in no time. Of course, you could always just venture out on your own and see where the wind (or your paddle) takes you. Either way, it’s bound to be an adventure dear ole dad won’t soon forget. (Pier 40: W. Houston St., Pier 96: W. 56th St., and W. 72nd St.)

And finally, cap off the evening with a memorable night on the town in one of the city’s top-notch restaurants or roof top gardens. Rare offers a wide selection of tasty cocktails and wines that can be savored all while taking in the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. There’s no better way to feel on top of the world. (152 W. 26th St.) But if a hearty meal is what you’re looking for, stop by Keens Steakhouse for an impressive assortment of delicious meals. From fresh oysters and lobster salads to juicy sirloins and filet mignon, this establishment knows how to leave its customers filled with food and satisfaction. (72 W. 36 St.)

The point is, this city is jam-packed with fun-filled activities to entertain your family’s No. 1 patriarch. Just be sure to bring a camera along. These are memories neither of you will ever want to forget.