Fatherhood is a blessing straight from heaven. Celebrating fatherhood makes it even more special when fathers and their contributions to their families are given special recognition. 1972 President Richard Nixon legally proclaimed Father’s Day as a national holiday, just like Mother’s Day.
The middle of the 1980s saw Father’s Day as a widely accepted holiday that was even considered the “Second Christmas for fathers’ gifting.” Father’s Day doesn’t mean celebrating only fathers but also father figures. It’s an opportunity to spend more time with your hero and indulge in his favorite activities.
It’s that time when New Yorkers brainstorm ideas for a special Father’s Day celebration. Whether your father loves football, art, music, cooking, spa, shopping, comedy nights, or eating out, Carmel Limos has a recommendation for you.
We’re operating in full swing on Father’s Day with an extensive fleet of SUVs, sedans, mini buses, hatchbacks, and buses for larger groups.
On the Carmel Limos app, we’re making booking easy with multipoint services, group bookings, limousine services, roundtrips, and waiting services. With the chance to win special deals and discount coupons for Father’s Day when you ride with us, we urge you to book your rides in advance.
In this blog, we’ve curated a list of the best events and venues to celebrate your superhero in New York City. We hope you enjoy our recommended experiences.
In 2023, Father’s Day falls a couple of days before the summer solstice, making it the ideal time to kick off the summer season with a key focus on your dad. It’s the perfect environment to bring out your barbecue game, venture on a camping trip, spend time by the beach, or indulge in outdoor activities. Here are some key activities to engage in:
- Fishing: If your dad loves old-school fishing and has the flare with the tackle box, then head to Montauk, Pulaski, or Mexico on a day trip with Carmel Limos. Carmel Limousines.
- Camping: Enjoy a starlit night experience on the weekend of Father’s Day, watching the cosmic wonders and the constellations when camping. Spend time cooking, playing cards, and listening to your favorite tracks at Governor’s Island, Kittatinny valley state park, Mills Norrie State Park, and other sites.
- Cooking: Indulge in some grills and thrills at the Upper East Side Peruvian Ceviche cooking class or the Batte of Tables cook-off.
Other Ways to Surprise Your Dad
New York offers a wide range of Father’s Day activities to surprise your dad and ensure he has a blast on Father’s Day. Here are some alternative ways to celebrate.
Indulge in the Delicacies at Levain
If your father has a sweet tooth, Levain is New Yorker’s favorite spot to indulge in classic and unique cakes and bakes like the chocolate chip cookie, sour cream coffee cake, sticky walnut bun, and cinnamon butter brioche.
We recommend booking a cab on Carmel Limos for a comfortable ride to Levain’s and the neighboring areas for Father’s Day.
A Day Out at the High Line
The High Line is a one-and-a-half mile-long linear park, greenway, and rail trail housed on the former New York Central Railroad stretch on an elevation at New York’s west side. On Father’s Day, you will see interesting public art and horticulture, taste mouthwatering treats, and visit Little Island and the Whitney.
Get a unique vantage point when you walk along the Chelsea neighborhood. First, spend quality time at the marketplace and walk through the former warehouses and factories, where trains unloaded goods inside the building.
Then, on a guided tour, you will learn about the famous Meatpacking District and its transformation from a slaughterhouse avenue to one of the most exquisite neighborhoods in the world. Along the way, sight amazing architecture at the Standard Hotel and the unique glass curtain design and art décor at the IAC building.
Catapult Back to Dad’s Childhood Days with the Dumbo Experience
The trendy neighborhood of Dumbo is attributed to the cobblestone streets and Brooklyn warehouse buildings in the backdrop. Walk with your dad down the street to independent boutiques, trendy cafes, and top-rated restaurants.
Then, visit the St. Ann’s Warehouse at the waterfront and the former tobacco factory, which is at the heart of the thriving street. The picturesque Manhattan skyline views will amaze you.
Get up close and personal selfies at the Brooklyn Bridge with spectacular views and cross the bridge to learn all about its history.
A private tour with Carmel Limos NYC gives you a custom view of the neighborhood while allowing you to enjoy a quick sweet treat at the DUMBO café. In addition, we’re happy to offer our hourly waiting service at a discounted rate for your tour at Dumbo so you can spend time with Dad without worrying about a ride back home.
Play Mini Golf
The theatrical miniature indoor golf course at Shipwrecked offers immersive mini-escape rooms for all ages. With the world’s largest mini golf hole, Shipwrecked is based on a Pirate theme that lets you finish 18 rounds.
The Blacklight mini golf is open all year round, and you can wear glowing gear in the dark to have some fun in the dark. Indulge in Captain Jack’s ice cream and soda, or get some adrenaline rush at the gaming arcade.
Try your skills at paintball shooting while indulging in some drinks and snacks. Other recommended spots to play mini golf in New York City include Williamsburg’s pop-up VALE GOLF, a Jurassic-themed installation at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Alternatively, visit the mini golf course at Pier 25 at the Hudson River Park to bring you’re A-game to the table.
Brooklyn Go Kart and Mini Golf at Coney Island, set amidst roller coasters and other thrill rides, offer an 18-hole putt-putt experience alongside streams, waterfalls, and sand traps. The Staten Island Fun Park has a mini golf course, a go-kart racing track, batting cages, and a roller hockey rink. The traditional course has water, sand traps, and a snack bar that attracts professional golfers for fun.
The Rocket Park Mini Golf at Flushing, Queens, provides the best setting for kids and their dads to explore gravity, propulsion, launch window, escape velocity, and a gravitational assist while playing mini golf. Carmel Limos is at your service for your mini golf venture. Please download our app to book your ride to your favorite mini golf destination today.
A Splendid Evening at the Queens Night Market
Indulge in food, fun, and music at the Queens International Night Market, where over a hundred vendors sell unique merchandise like fabric, knick-knacks, vintage apparel, food, art, leather goods, décor, and more at attractive prices. In addition, this open-air market celebrates diverse cultures and performances.
Since the beginning, the market has attracted over two million visitors, representing over ninety countries through merchandise and food. In addition, the market has helped launch nearly three hundred and fifty new businesses, with fifteen thousand attendees each Saturday night.
At the gastronomic end, the venue offers Salvadoran Pupusas, Colombian Arepas, Burmese Palatas, Cambodian Fish Amok, Filipino Dinuguan & Balut, Choribuger, Squid Skewers, Brazilian Esfiha & Churrasco, Korean Jjajangmyeon, and more.
Fun with the Kids at Area 53
Young dads and their little buddies can blast with paintball, laser tag, and adrenalin adventure at Area 53 in Williamsburg. Area 53 is home to action-packed adventures and is spread across three locations in two boroughs. This fun destination offers paintball, laser tag, water sports, and even an indoor adventure park for the ultimate adrenaline indulgence.
The adventure park is spread over two levels with a ropes course, climbing wall, ninja warrior course, laser maze, air hockey, skeeball, pool, and slides. If these aren’t enough, try the zipline encircling the venue for a perfect Father’s Day celebration.
Shake a Leg with Dad at the Queensboro Dance Festival
The Plaza Dance Party at the Queensboro Dance Festival is ideal for fathers who love shaking their legs and moving their bodies to fast-paced music.
The venue invites thematic performances by Yosakoi Dance Project, #Taplife Dance Company, and Flamenco Latino. The classes are followed by an open dance floor performance by the Queen’s musical guest TBA where dads and their kids can join in to flaunt their moves.
Practice some of your moves with your dad as you ride to the venue in a comfortable Carmel Limo. Pick up some friends and their dads along the way with us for multipoint service. Download the Carmel Limousine NYC app to know more.
Enjoy a Father’s Day Brunch Cruise
If your mom’s out of town on Father’s Day, the Brunch Cruise at Pier 36 gives you the perfect opportunity to indulge in great food with a view.
Take Dad on a two-hour cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge, along the Manhattan skyline, and take a good view at the Statue of Liberty and photo ops during this unbeatable experience. Then, indulge in some bottomless Mimosas and drinks while shaking a leg on the dance deck with the live DJ performance. The eat-all-you-can buffet menu includes smoked bacon, chargrilled meat, veggies, New Yorker delicacies, and desserts like New York Cheesecake, brownies, and more.
The starters include fluffy scrambled eggs, maple chicken breakfast sausage; Applewood smoked bacon, and breakfast potatoes. The main menu includes Pan seared striped- bass, Penne alla vodka, and Chicken Parmesan. Indulge in sides like Caesar salad, Root vegetable fricassee, and Caprese, Steamed veggies. Need to get to Pier 36 without hassles? Book a Carmel Limousine and enjoy our convenient ride to the Brunch Cruise venue.
Kayaking Adventure for a Whale of a Time
Sailing, Canoeing, or Kayaking on your mind? Indulge in these aqua activities, ferry rides, and sightseeing cruises. The local waterways and waterfront in the city offer community boathouses that offer paddling equipment and infrastructure to the public when booked in advance. Kayaking helps you explore the scenic city from the waterfront while offering bonding time with your dad.
As summer begins, Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, Manhattan Community Boathouse, Kayak Staten Island, Red Hook Boaters, Urban Park Rangers, and other mainstream boathouses offer the chance to launch, land, and paddle with your hero on Father’s Day.
For rowing expeditions, you can head to Rocking the Boat at Hunts Point, the Bronx, or the West Village Community Boathouse. In addition, we highly recommend the North Brooklyn Community Boathouse at Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for canoeing.
Carmel Limos can help you reach the boathouse of your choice when you need it. So book a ride on our app and leave the rest to us.
We hope the list of ideas above will help you celebrate Father’s Day in all its glory. Fathers around the world are a great inspiration to their families.
Father’s Day helps extend our gratitude and love to the amazing role models in our lives. Happy Father’s Day from the Carmel Family to all the dads who hustle and never give up!