Father’s Day around Kansas City, MO
Kansas City. Make this historic crossroads of music, theater, and sport your Father’s Day getaway this summer, and discover one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets. With its charming streetcar system, esteemed heritage of historical and innovative architecture and quietly growing presence in the arts, this is a great option for families who want to enjoy both the amenities of a large city and the peace of a small town, all in a beautifully diverse location.
Hiking, nature around Kansas City
For the more outdoorsy dad, the Kansas City area has an enviable abundance of forests, trails, lakes, waterfalls and cliffs to enjoy! Whether yours is a seasoned hiking family or just wanting a more casual experience taking in the June sunshine, there is a variety of options to choose from. White Tail Trail in Parkville Nature Sanctuary is a great option for those travelers on a tighter itinerary, a shorter 2.6 mile trail with gorgeous wooded areas and streams, while the Larry Mattenon Memorial Trail offers a great view over Lake Jacomo and numerous bird species. Our highlight is the Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center in nearby Olathe, with picturesque falls and streams.
Dining around Kansas City
Of course, no Father’s Day is complete without delicious food, thankfully, with the selection of talented chefs, kitchens, eateries and restaurants around Kansas City, dads of every palate and taste will find themselves truly spoiled for options. Blue Bird Bistro is renowned for its yummy Benedict brunch and egg dishes, while Granite City Brunch offers an indulgent family-friendly experience, including bottomless mimosas, customisable omelets and doughnuts, while Trezo Mare is one of Kansas City’s most celebrated Italian dining experiences. Bristol Seafood Grill boasts a selection of delicious seafood options from around the continent, most prized being the Georges Bank sea scallops or the Canadian cold-water lobster tails, while Pearl Tavern’s enviable selection of mushroom stuffed salmon, tavern boils and lobster mac and cheese will satisfy the whole family.
Kansas City Zoo
While this might seem like an unconventional choice for Father’s Day, this is actually a great activity sure to appeal to the whole family. Come meet some of Kansas City’s most adorable and eclectic residents, from polar bears to African bush elephants, cheetahs, African lions, red kangaroos and Francois langurs, among other animals. This makes for a lighthearted photo opportunity and an excellent choice for those searching for family-friendly activities around the Kansas City area.
Take Dad to try on the adventure of wakeboarding at KC Watersport’s cable lake facility in nearby Paola! This is a great option to beat the summer heat, as for those staying in the southern suburbs of the Kansas City area. Whether braving a series of rails, ramps and stunts, this is suitable for both beginners and experienced daredevils with their variety of classes for different skill levels.
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