Celebrating Father’s Day in Anchorage


Dads do a lot of work for the family and we take a moment every June honor their commitment. This year, we celebrate Father’s Day on June 19. And, if you haven’t thought about how you want to spoil dad this year, we’ve got a few ideas that will make your old man smile.

Spend a Day at the Zoo – Remember when dad used to take you to see the animals when you were young? Perhaps it’s time to repay the favor now that you can walk more than 15 minutes without asking for an ice cream. Dad’s have free entrance to the Alaska Zoo on Father’s Day, and there is live music from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make sure everyone has a terrific time. Of course, you may also want to treat your dad to an ice cream.

More of a Beer Guy? – If your dad is more of a beer guy, you don’t need to resort to any old sports bar to treat your dad, Why not do it in style at the Anchorage Museum? Their restaurant, Muse, has a Father’s Day Beer and Brunch on June 19. Visit anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to enjoy a tasty beer – and perhaps an exhibit or two. There’s always something interesting on display at this museum.

And If You Need a Breath of Fresh Air – Not sure you’re ready for the crowds? Have some important news to share? You could always head over to the Alaska Botanical Garden for a picnic and some face time under the solstice sun. Not only will dad get in for free, it’s a great chance to learn a little more about gardening or take a short hike through the trails.

If you really want to make sure dad feels special this year, just make sure to tell him how much he means to you. That might just be the best gift you’ll ever give, whatever your age – or his.

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