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Four Father's Day Ideas
After all his hard work – taking out the trash, mowing the lawn and killing the spiders – all year long, every Dad deserves a day of self-indulgence.
A Day at the Children’s Museum
For Dads who are kids at heart, an afternoon of learning through exploration and adventure awaits you. Every father, accompanied by his children, will receive free admission to the Children’s Museum Sunday, June 21. Spend the afternoon wandering through the eight permanent exhibits like the Imagination Studio where you can pair up with artists to create a colorful masterpiece. Investigate fish in a real aquarium and pull kelp at Discovery Bay, and let your theatrical-self loose with two sets, lighting and sounds effects and costumes at Bijou Theatre. Dads free, Moms and kids $7.50 each. 10 a.m. 305 Harrison St.; 206.441.1768; thechildrensmuseum.org
Father’s Day Early Dinner Cruise
If your Dad’s favorite activity is boating – or if he simply deserves a special night out on the water – treat him to a delectable 3-course dinner (prepared by chefs from Elliot’s Seafood Restaurant) aboard a cruise ship. He’ll be delighted at the savory menu options such as peppercorn halibut, lamb chops or Portobello steak. Your entire family will enjoy a three-hour paradise of dinning and dancing to the live band. As you travel Elliot Bay, your viewing pleasure entails a sunset and the wonderful city skyline. Adults $111.95, Kids (5-12) $33.95, Kids under 5 free. 5 p.m. (board 30 minutes prior to departure); 800.305.9617; seattletours.us
The Ultimate Man Package
Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar has paired up with FLINT Men’s Grooming and GolfTec to create a versatile gift package for Dad this Father’s Day. With two options of manly indulgence, the Pampered Pop package (priced at $2,495) includes: a year’s worth of haircuts, six straight razor shaves, six executive facials, a one-hour initial swing evaluation, birdie lesson program, three month In-Bay practice (and much more), $500 restaurant gift certificate. The Dashing Dad package (priced at $365) includes: a straight razor shave and haircut, 90-minute swing evaluation and a $100 restaurant gift certificate. Dad will be clean cut, well fed and a little more confident with his golf swing, which will surely keep him joyful on his special day. Packages for sale at FLINT Men’s Groomning, 10235 Main St., Bellevue; 425.453.1445
Take Dad Out to the Ball Game
What could be better than beer and baseball on Father’s Day? If your Dad enjoys an ice-cold microbrew, imagine his excitement for a 60-minute tissue massage with a beer-infused compress from Vida Spa. This hour of relaxation, along with tickets to the Mariner’s game Sunday, June 21, an executive guestroom stay the Pan Pacific Hotel, overnight valet parking and breakfast are sure to keep Dad feeling like a winner this Father’s Day. Be sure to savor the Theo Chocolate tasting in the hotel lobby from 10 a.m. to noon and sample their latest creation: Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Big Daddy’s. Packages are $399 for two people, $469 for three. Pan Pacific Hotel, 2125 Terry Ave.; 877.324.4856; panpacific.com