Father’s Day falls on June 16th this year, and all he really wants is to spend time with you. Make the most of the day by planning ahead. We’ve put together a father’s day itinerary designed to satisfy his appetite for food and fun.

Early Morning: Breakfast in Bed

Sundays are great for sleeping in, but when it’s time to rise and shine, wake dad up with a Father’s Day meal he’s sure to love. Whether it’s breakfast in bed or brunch buffet style, tempt his sweet tooth with pancakes or waffles topped with whipped cream and fresh summer fruits. You might even lure him out of bed before breakfast is ready with the smell of sizzling bacon and eggs, or cheesy hashbrown casserole.

Late Morning to Early Afternoon: Go Fishing

Dad doesn’t have to be an avid fisherman to appreciate some one-on-one time in the great outdoors. After breakfast, stake out your favorite fishing spot, or find a new one on one of the local lakes or rivers. Head out early, before it gets too hot and the fish quit biting. Remember, Trout and Bass tend to look for cooler water during the hot summer months, so if you’re looking to snag these guys for dinner you’ll need to find deeper, more shady areas to fish. The Carp are more active in the heat, so bring some worms (they’re high in protein), sit back, and cast a line with dad while you enjoy the scenery, and each other’s company.

Mid to Late Afternoon: Grab Lunch, Get Home, & Watch The Game

Grab some beer and your favorite football season snacks on the way home, it’s time to strap in for some major bonding over televised sports. The NFL is scheduled to broadcast the 2018 Championship Playoff: Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, which originally aired earlier this year in January. The premier runs from 1PM-4PM. Check your local listings for channel information, then make plans to enjoy the game on the couch with some hot-wings and pizza.

Early Evening: Dinner and Drinks

Finish up the day with dinner and drinks at McCray’s Tavern, a local Smyrna bar with a menu that’s sure to make Dad happy. Whether he prefers craft beers or classic cocktails, steak and potatoes or spicy shrimp and grits, he’s sure to find something delicious at this neighborhood eatery and pour house. It’s a popular spot for dinner, and for Father’s Day, so call and make a reservation today for a great night out with Dad! 678.370.9112

After dinner, wrap up the night relaxing on the couch with a full belly. It’s the perfect time to find out what your dad most remembers from your childhood, or ask him about his own childhood memories. The best thing you can give dad on Father’s Day is your time and attention. And maybe some Belgium Ale Pretzels.