Best Father’s Day Outings Close to Home

Best Father’s Day Outings Close to Home

Year-after-year, we take a day out of many to celebrate our fathers and make them feel special. As June 20 quickly approaches, you may be wondering what to get your dad for Father’s Day. Though it might seem hard to top your unique Father’s Day gift ideas every year, we have got you covered for 2021.

Here is a list of the best Father’s Day outings close to home to give Dad an experience to remember:

Plan a Fishing Trip on Lake Ouachita

Warmer weather is here in The Natural State and what better way to enjoy it than taking dad on a special trip for a fun day full of fishing? Located close to Hot Springs, Lake Ouachita is the perfect place to find your dad’s next favorite fishing spot. Whether exploring the lake with a guide or solo, you can find various bass, catfish, bluegill and more!

Take a Guided Horseback Ride Across the Mountains

If your dad is big on nature and taking adventures, then the perfect Father’s Day activity might be a visit to Lake Catherine with a guided horseback ride through the beautiful mountains around Hot Springs. An Arkansas State Park, Lake Catherine is a part of the Ouachita Mountain region and has perfect picnic sites, cabins, various trails and even a waterfall. During your trip through the mountain trails, you can get a first-hand look at some of Arkansas’s wildlife and beautiful woodlands. It’s the perfect season for lake outings, so remember to get there early!

Explore the History of Gangsters in Hot Springs

Even if your dad isn’t the biggest fan of nature, animals or fishing, you can still find memorable things to do for Father’s Day close to home. The Gangster Museum of America is the perfect place to take the history buff in your life! Explore the thrilling account of Hot Springs’ relationship between notorious American gangsters and organized crime throughout history.

After visiting The Gangster Museum, make sure to head on over to Crystal Ridge Distillery and take your dad for a tour and tasting to explore the history of moonshine and its role in the gangster era of Hot Springs. During your trip to our distillery, you and your dad can experience an assortment of different flavors of moonshine, like Apple Pie, Maple Bacon and White Mule, while learning more about the history that makes visiting Hot Springs so unique!

As the first legal moonshine distillery in Hot Springs, we brought the art of making moonshine out of the woods and right into the heart of Downtown. Our one-hour guided tours are perfect for groups big and small. To learn more about tours and tastings or to schedule one for Father’s Day, please contact us or call 501-627-0722.

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