Dad's are notoriously hard to shop for (I assure you he probably doesn't want another tie). While a great steak dinner is always appreciated (click here for a list of Cortland County eateries) we're thinking outside the box this holiday. Below is a list of 6 ideas that we think are the perfect way to make memories with your dad this Father's Day, though out Cortland County.
PAMPER YOUR POPS
Is your dad's crumb catcher looking a little ragged? Have you given him more than a few grey hairs over the years? Then stop by Just Chill Custom Gifting by Carol, to build him the father's day basket he deserves. Shop the tremendous selection of beard and mustache oils, cocktail kits, manly moisturizers, and candles that celebrate the well-earned dad bod. You'll find everything you need to help dear old dad destress and unwind.
HOLE IN ONE
Grab your clubs and your dad for a day at the links! Cortland County is home to five impeccable 18-hole golf courses, with undulating greens and perfectly manicured fairways. There is a course for every skill level, from serious golfer to beginner. Classic golf not your dad's style? No worries, there's nothing like a game of mini-golf to inspire a few laughs and a good time. Feeling confident? Try your hand at Shipwreck Amusements Guinness World Recorded setting "longest mini-gold hole."
DON'T WORRY, BE HOPPY
Show your dad you love him beer-y much with a trip to one of Cortland Countys' three fantastic micro breweries! Saddle up to the bar for a flight and sip a wide variety of IPA, Porters, Ales, Stouts, and Lagers. If suds aren't his scene, Dragonfyre Distillery offers 9 tasty choices, from whiskey to brandy with tastings of each.
PEANUTS & CRACKER JACKS
From the endless hours of catch to the ballpark hot dogs, if your dad taught you the love of the game, it's time to return the favor. Surprise your dad with some tickets to a Cortland Crush baseball game and keep making memories for generations to come. This time, try not to get any ketchup on your dad's shirt.
BOOT SCOOTIN' BOOGIE
Nearly every Sunday, the Cortland County Music Park puts on an afternoon of dinner and dancing. Cortland Country Music Park hosts a tremendous lineup of country crooners, from slide guitar to honky tonk, in their Oprey Barn. The Chuck Wagon serves up all the comfort food classics, from chicken wings to burgers with the works. Tell dad to dust off those cowboy boots, it's time to two-step!
TRACTORS, TRAINS & TRUCKS, OH MY!
Whether your father is a civil war enthusiast, model train collector, big truck aficionado, or an antique tractor lover, the CNY Living History Measume is a history buff's paradise. Three museums for the price of one, it's the perfect way to while away the day with dad.
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