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The Best Out-Of-The-Box Father's Day Activities in Charlotte, NC

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This Father's Day, break out of your usual Father's Day rut and do something that breaks the mold. Hats off to these awesome local Charlotte activities he'll love.

Go Fast

If your dad has the need for speed then go karting at Victory Lane Karting will make you feel like you’re on a world class race track. Add a little friendly competition and you two will be bonding in no time. But if you want to show you off the city you live in, try a bicycle tour with Charlotte NC Tours. As you speed around the city and show dad the place you love, make sure you say “I love you” to your favorite guy in your life.

Southern Food Bicycle Tour

Ready, Aim, Fire

Some dads like cars, some like to work with their hands and some dads like guns. If you dad is a gun guy then a day at the shooting range is perfect for you two. At Blackstone Shooting Sports, you will be able to safely learn how to shoot and use a gun all while enjoying the day with good ol’ pops. But if laser tag is more his style then Sky High Sports black light laser tag arena is the place to be. You will unleash your competitive side as you hide behind forts and race across the arena. But no cheating! The arena keeps things fair with motion detectors so you could outsmart one another.

Laser Tag

Overcome Your Fears

Becoming a father takes some serious guts, especially if you have a daughter. We all know those overprotective dads, don’t worry we won’t date till we are 45! But if you want to overcome some fear you your favorite guy then try skydiving with Skydive Carolina. What’s more memorable than jumping out of a plan with your old man! But if you aren’t quite ready to take that big of a leap, an escape room at Exit Strategy will do. As you solve riddles and clues and travel between room, the suspense may seem a little scary, but don’t worry dads always got your back.

Sky Diving

Get Hoppy

Craft beer dads are the best aren’t they and if they are coming to visit you in Charlotte, then they are in luck. If you want to show him all of you favorite local spots, then a beer tour with Charlotte Brews Cruise is they way to go. You will get the inside scoop at each brewery on how their beer is made and get to sample some of your favorites. But if you want to take him to a local go-to brewery, then a day at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is never a bad decision. They offer a tour that shows you the behind-the-scenes look at how the brew your OMB favs. End the day by relaxing on their patio and we consider that a Father’s Day success.

Brewery Tour

Explore New Heights

If there’s one place you have to take your dad, it’s the U.S. Whitewater Center! There are bike trails, rafting, ropes courses and more. But if you are looking to take your relationship with your dad to new heights, then try out Rock Climbing or Ziplining. Their rock climbing wall overlooks the entire center and once you get to the top you won’t want to come down. But if you want to tour the entire center and see it through the trees, one of their zipline courses won’t disappoint your dad. Let’s just say, a day spent at the USNWC with your day is a day well spent.

Rock Climbing

For sure, any one of these ideas will make a Father's Day impossible to forget. And you will surprise him even more by doing something the weekend before.

Wishing all our alternative Charlotte dads a Very Happy Father's Day!

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