May 25 2019 | New Orleans

Nine Ways to Celebrate Your Rad Dad.

You can give Dad the latest bestseller or a pair of silly boxers for Father’s Day or you can give him what he really wants – time with you and your sibs. Here are some New Orleansy ways to celebrate Father’s Day weekend with dads of varying activities levels.

Enjoy indoor golfing at Loft18

This fun restaurant on Metairie Road features five golf simulation stalls and a great bar. Swing on over. Learn more.

Experience New Orleans Pedal Bike Barge Cruise

Take dad and your whole crew on a New Orleans Pedal Bike Barge Cruise adventure where you sit around a table on the boat with built-in coolers and pedal your way down the canal. Twelve people can pedal/18 can ride. Learn more.

Bond with The Escape Game

America's top-rated escape room is right here in the French Quarter. Your whole family will love searching for clues and overcoming challenges together in a 60-minute adventure. Choose from the Heist, Prison Break, Playground, and Special Ops: Mysterious Market. Get info.

Enjoy the brew and Vieux

Know what’s better than that ashtray you made Dad in the 3rd grade? Award-winning handcrafted beer from Crescent City Brewhouse, the only French Quarter microbrewery. Read all about it.

Let the Good Times Roll on the Natchez

Give Dad a two-hour jazz cruise on the Steamboat Natchez with traditional live jazz. Visit their site for more information ... Get a coupon.

Tour the French Quarter as a Family

French Quartertours Kids offers tours that won’t go over the heads of the little ones, including a Spooky Tour for ages 4-10, a Creole Kids Tour for ages 7-12, and Teen Tour for ages 13-18. Don’t worry: Just like Disney movies, adults love these tours, too. Get specifics on each of the tours here.

Take a Class with Dad at the New Orleans School of Cooking

Whether you’ve already a family of cooks or would like to be, this is something fun you can do together. Classes are taught by well-known local chefs seven days a week in the French Quarter. Come learn how to make (and eat) classic Louisiana dishes like jambalaya, gumbo, corn & crab bisque and pralines. Get more info here.

See What's New at the National World War II Museum

The National World War II Museum is a great place to take dad for Father’s Day whether he’s a vet or not. This month, the museum is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with special events and an exhibit entitled "In Memory of What I Cannot Say: The Art of Guy De Montlaur. Learn more.

Go Golfing or Fishing in City Park

Generations of New Orleans anglers have hooked their first fish at City Park with their proud papa’s watching on. Reel in the memories and make some new ones this Father’s Day. You’ll find everything you need to know in the Inside Guide to City Park Fishing.    Or why not treat him to a 18-holes at the Bayou Oaks Golf Course at City Park South? Book a tee time. Of course, City park also offers mini golf at City Putt. Dad will love it.

 

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