16 Ideas for Father’s Day in CLE Town


It’s almost here – Father’s Day 2018! In my family, holidays and birthday are part of the glue that keeps the family seeing each other on a regular basis. My parents, brothers and sisters even get together to celebrate the adults’ birthdays.

We get a taste of summer on Mother’s Day with the new light green foliage on the trees, and then by Father’s Day the canopy is in its full glory and it seems like winter’s never been here.

Commercial and recreational activity also picks up this time of year. People munch and sip coffee outside at cafes; parks and municipal pools teem with children.

Now that summer’s almost here, why not plan to get out and DO something for Father’s Day? Here are some thoughts for visiting some local hot spots with Dad.

The BEER scene

Sports and the Outdoors

Sweet Treats

  • Sweet Moses – Homemade ice cream and handmade confections.
  • Spudnuts – Potato flour donuts!

Attractions and Entertainment

Fun Dining

  • Father’s Day Brunch Cruise on the Nautica Queen – OMG!
  • Again, for the geeks – The Side Quest bar has a game library set up like an old school video store.
  • Yours Truly – My dad always makes sure to get a humongous shake. I recommend their stick-to-your-ribs calorific “notso fries.”
  • Father’s Day BBQ at The Cleveland Metroparks’ “Merwin’s Wharf” is waterfront dining on the Cuyahoga with seasonal and locally-sourced menu items.
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