Father’s Day has been a tradition for over 100 years. In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, wanted a day to honor and celebrate her dad. Since then, we’ve been practicing this holiday with gifts, cards, and fun activities for the whole family. Luckily for us, Houston has plenty of fun and unique ways to celebrate dads this year.

Things to Do in Houston for Father’s Day

From gifts to day trips, Father’s Day means festivities, fun, and family. From classic celebrations to only-in-Houston activities, check out these ideas for making this Father’s Day extra special.

1. Enjoy Lake Conroe and the Downtown Area

Filled with boutiques and restaurants, Downtown Conroe is a great way to get out of the big city without driving too far away. For a dad who wants some quiet, treat him to a round of golf in one of the 10 golf courses in the area.

On the other hand, for music lovers, Texas Bluz Brothers will be performing on Father’s Day at Lake Conroe. Their show recreates the characters in the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers” in the original Belushi/Aykroyd style. While at the lake, you and dad can take advantage of the beautiful scenery. You can swim, fish, kayak, boat, or relax and sunbathe.

2. City Acre Brewing

Nothing says Father’s Day like BBQ and beer. City Acre Brewing is a local brewing company in North Houston with everything you need: indoor air-conditioned seating, outdoor seating, cold beer, and good food. Check out their Father’s Day Feast to give dad a break from the grill. For $18.95, fathers can enjoy two brews and a BBQ plate.

3. No Label Brewing

Speaking of beer… For the active type, you can run a 5K and wash it down with a cold beer from No Label Brewing in Katy, TX. Entry into the 5K includes an awesome shirt, four beer samples, and a beer glass.

4. Museum of Fine Arts

If you want to stay out of the heat, go inside and enjoy the day with world-class art. As a treat, the Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts is offering free admission to fathers and grandfathers on Father’s Day.

5. Hermann Park Activities

While in the Museum District, visit the Hermann Park Conservatory or explore their McGovern Centennial garden. There’s even a railroad for the little ones to rid that departs from Kinder Station every 25-30 minutes. Be sure to get to the park early for breakfast at Pinewood Cafe with a beautiful view of McGovern Lake.

However you spend Father’s Day, it’s best spent with family and loved ones. From beer to free museum passes, Houston has many ways to make this year’s Father’s Day one to remember. Treat the fathers in your life to a special day!