Fun Things to Do on Father's Day 2020

Celebrate dad with these fun activities in Minneapolis!

Take a drive to the Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is now open for walking, strolling, and observing. Make your reservation online and choose from four different paths: The Three-Mile Walk, the Main Garden Paths, the Dayton Wildflower Garden Path, and the Lilac Loop.

Go for a scenic bike ride

Use your own set of wheels or rent one from local bikeshare program, Nice Ride. Take a spin around one of the lakes, bike along the Mississippi River, or pedal through one of our parks.

Grab takeout and have a picnic

Why not celebrate with a picnic? With so many takeout options, and plenty of green space to spread out, social distancing suddenly doesn't seem so bad. Grab your favorite food, bring a blanket, and enjoy summer in Minneapolis!

Grab a scoop (or two)

Minneapolis is home to some pretty unique ice cream offerings. From vegan ice cream made with avocados to donut ice cream sandwiches, there's always something to make your eyes wander. And if you're not an adventurous ice cream eater, don't worry. We have plenty of options for you too! 

Pick up a cooking or cocktail kit

Looking for a little DIY project you can do together? Many of our local restaurants are offering meal and cocktail kits so you can make your favorite dishes and drinks at home. Just pick up the ingredients and follow the directions. It's an easy and socially distant way to enjoy your favorite Minneapolis meals.

Try out virtual reality at REM5

Don't knock it til you try it! Virtual reality isn't just for gamers. Trust us. Sure, there are plenty of games, but you can also walk on a tight rope, explore under water, and travel the world. It's an experience unlike anything you've ever tried before.

Buy tickets for a comedy show at the Mall of America's House of Comedy

House of Comedy at the Mall of America is back open and it's the perfect gift for Father's Day! Check their calendar to see what's coming up.