Father’s Day is just around the corner. Spoil him on his special day this year in Chattanooga. Play a round of golf, enjoy delicious Tennessee barbecue or raft the Ocoee River. Here are just a few ways to celebrate Father’s Day in Chattanooga.

Golf
If there’s one thing any father is bound to love, it’s a round of golf. And he’s going to appreciate the beautiful mountain and river views at Moccasin Bend Golf Course or Bear Trace at Harrison Bay.  It’s the perfect place see some great scenery, pound a couple of golf balls, and have heart-to-heart talks.

Chattanooga Market: June 19, 11am-4pm 
Treat Dad to a Chattanooga Market experience— themed just for him.  From bacon cheeseburgers and craft beer to local blues music, Bacon, Blues and Brews will make any father happy. (And don’t forget to pick him up a special present from one of the local vendors.)

Outdoor Adventure
Who doesn’t love a little dose of outdoor adventure? After all, Chattanooga was named the Best Town Ever by Outside magazine twice.  Take time to explore miles of amazing trails, battle the raging rapids of the Ocoee River, or conquer the skies in a hang glider.  There’s no shortage of amazing outdoor activities dad’s going to love in Chattanooga.

Go Rock Climbing
With its luminescent, color-changing outdoor walls, High Point Climbing & Fitness is hard to miss. Spend the day scaling the 30,000+ feet of rock wall, some up to 60 feet tall. With areas for bouldering, lead climbing, top rope, and 20 auto belays, the gym provides a great introduction for anyone interested in seeing what rock climbing is all about.

Watch a Ball Game: June 23-27
Nothing is more American than watching a baseball game. Take Dad to AT&T Field and cheer on the Chattanooga Lookouts together. Grab a hot dog, popcorn, or a bag of chips and wash it down with an ice cold Coca-Cola or a Vienna Lager from Chattanooga’s Big River Grille & Brew Works.

Music & Entertainment
See Jordan Smith, winner of Season 9 of NBC's 'The Voice,' at the Tivoli Theater, watch the Knights of the Round Table at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre or head to the riverfront for live music at the Riverbend Festival. For more weekend festivities, check out the full Chattanooga Music blog

River Gorge ExplorerTake a Cruise
Navigate the Tennessee River aboard the River Gorge Explorer. With the Happy Father's Day Cruise, enjoy music by Bluegrass picker Matt Downer. For a more relaxing journey, experience the Southern Belle Riverboat and treat yourself to live music, tours of the pilot house, and a delicious buffet-style dinner. Or if you feel like touring the river via your own manpower, try the Chattanooga Cycleboats

Southside Social
A bowling alley or a mega bar? That’s for Dad to decide. Whatever he feels like doing, there’s plenty of options.  From bowling and bocce ball to ping pong and darts, the Southside Social has everything to stay entertained for hours.

Pints & PedalsPints & Pedals
For a truly unique way to explore the city, grab a seat on Pints and Pedals, the ultimate bike pedal tour and bar crawl on wheels.  Have a blast showing Dad Chattanooga’s booming bar and restaurant scene downtown and in the Southside. 21+ only.


Whether you’ve been planning something for months or you’re scrambling at the last minute, these are just a few ways you can show Dad how much you care.  After all, Dad deserves a day of celebration just for him. Happy Father’s Day!