5 Great Father’s Day Ideas To Try in Greater Morgantown

Give the Gift of Memories This Year

Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re like many, you are a last minute shopper. It can be difficult to determine what your dad would want as a gift, so why not make memories with him instead? With these top ideas, you and your dad will have something to talk about for a lifetime.

Father’s Day Specials


Give your father the gift of a great meal at Bourbon Prime for specialty dishes and bourbon on Sunday, June 18th beginning at 5 p.m. At breakfast, treat dad at Alpine Lake Resort, where items will be half off. During the day, enjoy family time at Preston County Inn’s Father’s Day Brunch starting at 10 a.m., or at Shorthand’s Saloon for Father’s Day Hot Turkey or Ham Dinner starting at 11 a.m.

Go Out for a Cocktail


Take dad to Tin 202 for amazing tapas and drinks that are perfect for your Father’s Day celebration. Try one of the classic or house cocktails, or ask them to make a cocktail crafted just for you and your dad. The restaurant is also having a “buy one, get one” half off special on filet mignon dinners.

Plan the Weekend


If you are planning to celebrate Father’s Day over the weekend, set up a tour with Allegheny Treenware for the opportunity to watch hardwood spoons crafted from start to finish. At the end of the visit, you’ll get to take the finished product home with you. Afterward, visit the showroom to see all of their products in the historic log cabin.

On Saturday, June 17th, give the gift of grilling by taking a class at My Kitchen. The class will teach students how to grill meats, vegetables, seafood, and more just in time for a Father’s Day cookout or your next family get-together.

Give the Gift of Relaxation


Who says men can’t have a spa day? Give your dad the gift of a massage, pedicure, haircut, or facial at Tuscan Sun Spa and Salon. Tuscan is offering a series of three massages and a men’s haircut package, as well as a free men’s haircut with a massage package that are both available for purchase.


Another option is to go to a wine tasting at Forks of Cheat Winery, where you and your dad can tour the vineyard and try authentic West Virginia wines. Afterward, visit the gift shop for souvenirs.

Spend Time Outdoors


Looking for adventure? Soar through the trees and overcome obstacles at WVU Zipline Canopy Tour with your dad. If you’re not ready to leave just yet, rent a yurt and spent time with the family in the West Virginia hills.


For a less adrenaline-pumping activity, rent kayaks, canoes, or a boat on Cheat Lake for a fun family day in the sun. Another option is to try the many hiking trails around Greater Morgantown that are great for quality time.

Celebrate at a Baseball Game


If you plan on celebrating Father’s Day a day or two after the holiday, take dad to a West Virginia Black Bears vs. Mahoning Valley Scrappers game at Monongalia County Ballpark on Monday, June 19th or Tuesday, June 20th. During Tuesday’s game, Tourism Night, a celebration where Tour Morgantown will partner with the Black Bears, will celebrate West Virginia’s 154th birthday. Fireworks will be held after the game.

Kid-Friendly Activities


Spend time with dad and the kids, too at the WOW! Factory on Saturday, June 17th at 10 a.m. for Doughnuts with Dad. Doughnuts, refreshments, and pottery painting will be included. Also on June 17th is Kids Kanvas, where kids aged 5 to 12 create a guided canvas painting at 11 a.m.


Afterward, take a trip to Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo, home to more than 30 species of native and exotic wildlife from all over the world for a family day that your kids and dad will love.

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