Looking for creative experiences and ideas to spoil your husband or dad this Father's Day? We've got ideas for the men in your life based on all types of interests and personalities. Take a look at some of our top picks for Father's Day in Southern Arizona.
For Adventure Dads
1. Helicopter Sightseeing Tour
Give Dad a helicopter sightseeing tour or flight lessons with Volare Helicopters based at Marana Regional Airport.
2. Horseback Ride
Get Dad into the desert on a guided horseback ride offered by Marana Parks & Recreation.
3. Harley Davidson or Daughter
If Dad is a true thrill seeker, take him to Harley Davidson in Marana on Ina Road. From fancy (and also used) bikes to cool t-shirts and plenty of accessories, you'll find the world of Harley more fun than you ever imagined.
For Early Riser Dads
1. Morning Bike Tour or Hike
Take Dad on a bike ride or hike in the Tortolita Mountains on easy to difficult trails. If Dad is an El Tour de Tucson fan, try a run up and back down Dove Mountain Boulevard.
2. Birding Expedition
Marana has many places for bird watching! Check out our guide to birding hotspots.
For Golfing & Axe-Throwing Dads
1. A Day At Topgolf
Even if you aren’t a golfer, try Topgolf Marana. You can enjoy watching Dad track his stats on the fancy computerized system. Celebrate with breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour, or dinner, and drinks on the rooftop patio.
2. Tee Time
For the traditional golfer, nothing beats The Golf Club at Dove Mountain (home of the Accenture Match Play) and The Highlands. Both offer on-site dining options as well as spectacular views.
3. Splitting Timber Axe Throwing
So your Dad is an axe thrower? Take him to Splitting Timber Axe Throwing at Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Outlets.
For Foodie Dads
1. Decadent Breakfast
For decadent breakfast: Baja Café on Ina Road, a longtime local favorite, now with a new location in Marana. With many extravagant dishes like the Coyote Eggs Benedict (photo: Edible Baja Arizona), and cocktails, Dad might need a nap sooner than he thinks.
2. Craft Beer
For craft beer: Catalina Brewing Company & Button Brew House are Marana’s first microbreweries, and both offer beer made with Sonoran Desert ingredients and seasonal beers that taste like no others in town. Both also offer flights for tasting the latest on tap.
3. Amazing BBQ
For BBQ: Li'l Abner's Steakhouse for authentic, mesquite grilled steak, cooked outside – just like Dad’s!
For Arts & Culture Lovers
2. Bookman's Shopping Spree
Shopping at Bookmans Marana on Ina Road is always an adventure because you never know what you might find. Dad’s favorite Tucson mystery writer? Check. A book on BBQing? Check. Old Rolling Stone magazines? Check. His favorite movie on DVD? Check.
3. Visit Guitar Center
If your Dad is into music then you must head over to Guitar Center to whet his appetite for picks, strings, or bigger equipment (toys). Oh, the choices!
For Dads That Hate to Shop for Themselves
1. Rebrand Dad
Is it time to rebrand Dad? You can find everything that Dad might need to up his fashion game, from Preppie to Sporty to Surf Cool to leather at the Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center, featuring Brooks Brothers, Lucky Brand, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger, PacSun, Vans, Converse, Sunglass Hut, Wilsons Leather, to list but a few of the 70 stores.