Things to Do on Father’s Day in Las Vegas with Dad

Your dad probably didn’t just play a crucial role in your coming into existence; he also fed and clothed you during your “unthankful years.” Remember those? And think: who had to constantly put up with lights being left on, fixing broken toys, and water bills for showers that went on forever? That’s right, dear old Dad.

A great way to show your dad how much he means to you is to spend time with him, and when that time is in Las Vegas, it will be a Father’s Day he’ll never forget. Keep reading for some great activities to do with Dad in Las Vegas on Father’s Day.


Dads Who Like to be Entertained


There’s no shortage of great shows and entertainment in Vegas, and it won’t be hard to find something that’s right up Dad’s alley. Father’s Day weekend has many great options, including:


Steak Dinner at Andiamo Steakhouse for Father’s Day


Dads Who are Foodies


If you grew up with your dad grilling steak in the backyard, it’s time to return the favor in Las Vegas. Treat him to a premium steak dinner at Andiamo Steakhouse at the D or Barry’s Downtown Prime at Circa Las Vegas, where he can enjoy some of the best steaks in town, along with impressive cocktails and an extensive wine list. It’s the perfect way to show your appreciation for all those dinners he made for you.

For a more casual experience, explore the culinary delights at 8 East for Asian-inspired dishes, Project BBQ for some mouth-watering barbecue that just might rival Dad’s own, or savor a burger at Victory Burger with a beer on tap with a view of the Circa Sports sportsbook below.


Dads Who are Cocktail Connoisseurs


One of the best parts of adulthood is being able to share a drink with your dad. If he enjoys craft cocktails or whiskey, head to Legacy Club for a drink and a cigar while taking in the most epic rooftop view of Las Vegas. For a dose of classic Vegas fun, visit D Bar on Fremont Street, where flair bartenders and ample people watching add extra excitement to your evening. Can’t choose just one spot? A Las Vegas bar crawl is the obvious solution to get the full experience.

Make the experience even more memorable by turning it into a fun mixology course. Learning new skills together is always enjoyable, especially when it ends with crafting a signature cocktail. Legacy Club offers the Elevated Cocktail Course, where you and your dad can make and savor three classic cocktails, all while learning proper techniques, history, and how to create your own cocktail recipes.


Dads Who are Beer Aficionados


If he’s more of a laid-back beer guy who would enjoy a pint glass more than a high ball, Las Vegas has a number of breweries. After a few hours in the desert sun, nothing is more satisfying than a cold brew. So if you’re looking to quench your thirst but want to do it in a place that’s definitely a few notches above a dive bar, check out Big Dog’s Brewing Company, North 5th Brewing Co., Hop Nuts Brewing, HUDL Brewing Company, Beer Park, or Nevada Brew Works.


Circa Sportsbook in Las Vegas for Father’s Day Activity


Dads Who are Sports Fans


If your dad is a sports enthusiast, spending a day at the world’s largest sportsbook in Vegas is the perfect way to bond. At Circa Sports, you’ll be immersed in an electrifying atmosphere with fellow sports fanatics, watching games on a 78-million pixel screen across three floors of sports betting excitement. Add some friendly competition by placing bets and seeing who comes out on top for bragging rights.

For a mix of sports and relaxation, head to the Circa Stadium Swim® pool amphitheater for a mix of some fun in the sun and some sports. Enjoy poolside drinks and snacks while catching major games on the big screen. Plus, if you stay at Golden Gate Hotel, you and your dad get complimentary access to Stadium Swim, allowing you to lounge by the pool as much as you like.


Dads Who Love to Hit the Links


It’s a rite of passage, right? At some point, every dad picks up a set of golf clubs, and some never put them down again. If your dad loves to play golf, you couldn’t pick a better place than Vegas. The city has some elite courses, and with less than five inches of annual precipitation, you’re almost guaranteed a sunny, beautiful day. Check out Wynn Golf Club, Bali Hai Golf Club, and Desert Pines Golf Club as a few options.

As an alternative, you might want to try Topgolf Las Vegas. Hit from climate-controlled bays out onto a range with various targets, and track your shots on a large HDTV screen. This full entertainment venue has a restaurant, five different bars, two pools, concert areas, top racer games, club fitting, and lessons with PGA pros. If your dad is an avid golfer, he’ll be happy to spend a full day here.


Dads Who are Daredevils


Some dads fantasize about sitting behind the wheel of a super cool sports car and opening it up on a racetrack. Imagine the smile on his face as he slides behind the wheel of a Porsche, Lamborghini, Maserati, Corvette, Ford Shelby, Aston Martin, Ferrari, or McLaren and does a few laps around an enclosed track. Quite a few companies, including Dream Racing, Exotics Racing, and Speedvegas, offer such an opportunity.

If speed on the ground isn’t enough, your dad may like to take to the air in an experience he’ll brag about for years. Sky Combat Ace gives him a chance to fly with an instructor and learn how to do advanced aerobatics, or he can fly with a trained fighter pilot and experience the thrill of air-to-air combat.

Another adrenaline-filled flying experience is offered by Gunship Helicopters. Imagine your dad flying out over a shooting range in the Mojave Desert and firing a belt-fed machine gun from the helicopter at targets on the ground!


Father and Son Hiking Near Las Vegas for Father’s Day


Dads Who Love the Outdoors


If your dad would rather head off for outdoor adventures more than just about anything else in the world, Vegas and its environs offer plenty of opportunities for him to do just that. Together, you can go hiking in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, just 30 minutes from the Strip. It’s home to rock climbing and about twenty hiking trails. Another great option is Mount Charleston, which has forested trails that offer great views and even an awesome waterfall.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is home to many outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, boating, kayaking, and even a bit of climbing. On a clear day, you can climb Fortification Hill and see Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and even the famous Las Vegas Strip!


Dads Who are History Buffs


Many dads have a keen interest in history, and Las Vegas offers plenty of museums to fascinate both you and your dad. Dive into Vegas history at the Neon Museum and the Mob Museum (where you can find a fun speakeasy), explore the eerie at Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum, enjoy some nostalgia at the Pinball Hall of Fame, or indulge in classic learning at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. There’s something to captivate every interest and create lasting memories together.

If your dad is into the Old West, Vegas is the perfect spot to explore some cool ghost towns. There’s something spooky and fascinating about these former mining towns slowly surrendering to the desert, with old buildings, rusted-out cars, and ghostly cemeteries telling a story of what once was. A few located within a day’s drive of Las Vegas are Nelson’s Landing, Rhyolite, Goldfield, Tonopah, and Goodsprings.


Something for Every Dad


Dads are special, so make this Father’s Day one he’ll never forget. Does he like a good smoke? Take him to an upscale cigar lounge like Legacy Club. Is he a dapper dresser? Vegas offers some great bespoke clothing venues. Does he want to try his hand in the casino? Golden Gate is the oldest one in town. And, if he’s into sports, the largest Circa Sports can definitely scratch that itch.

Whatever you decide to do, make it an extra special Father’s Day Las Vegas style!