Your Guide to Local Father's Day Gifts
Treat dad to the best that Delaware has to offer.
For the outdoorsman
Head to Delaware Seashore State Park for some fresh air and high-quality time together. Campsites can be reserved online; fishing with a permit is allowed on the park's banks and beaches.
25039 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach, 19971, 227-2800
For the golfer
Heritage Shores’s 7,005-yard golf course in Bridgeville offers five tee options, plus golf lessons and clinics.
1 Heritage Shores Circle, Bridgeville, 19933, 337-9926
For the history buff
Take dad on the Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area's Discover Battery 519 tour on Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m.–noon or 2–3 p.m. (Guided tours are also available year-round.)
15099 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE 19958, 644-5007
For the passionate cook or aspiring chef
Treat dad to a cooking lesson hosted by chef Mark Eastman of Chefs’ Haven in Hockessin. He'll be inspired to make his own Father’s Day meal after attending the Men’s Grilling Night (Thursday, June 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.)!
1304 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, 19707, 302-234-2040
For the thrill seeker
Paintball Action Games, 3110 Old County Rd., Newark, 19702, 234-1735
Midway Speedway Park, 18645 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth, 19971, 644-2042
For the sports fanatic
Bring dad to watch the Wilmington Blue Rocks take on the Salem Red Sox on Father’s Day (Saturday, June 18) at 1:35 p.m.
801 Shipyard Dr., Wilmington, 19801, 888-2015
For the music lover
Is your old man always cranking tunes? Consider purchasing him a day pass to the Firefly Music Festival (June 15–18) in Dover. Headliners include Muse, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, TwentyOne Pilots and even Bob Dylan and His Band. Passes start at $89.
1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 19901, 855-281-4898
For the automobile enthusiast
Wilmington & Western Railroad’s Father’s Day special features a 90-minute train ride and picnic. (Tickets range from $12–$14 and can be reserved online or in person.) If browsing is more his style, head to the Brookside Spring Car and Truck Show in Newark on June 17 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wilmington & Western Railroad, 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, 19808, 998-1930
Brookside Spring Car and Truck Show, 390 East Chestnut Hill Road, Newark, 19713, 908-296-9113
For the distillery devotee
Painted Stave Distilling offers distillery tours along with tastings for just $12 per person. Designated drivers and those under 21 can tour the facility for free. Reservations are not required but recommended.
106 W Commerce St., Smyrna, 19977, 653-6834
For the fashion-forward father
31 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth, 19971, 227-7990
911 N. Market St., Wilmington, 19801, 658-7345