Author: Laken Chaney, Downtown Vision Marketing and Events Intern
Photo: @theemilysheldon on Instagram
It is almost that time of year again to celebrate Father’s Day! This year, the holiday falls on Sunday, June 20th, which means it’s time to start thinking of some fun gift ideas and activities for the special dude in your life. We’ve put together a list of some cool places to visit, awesome things to do and some unique gift ideas to help make your #DTJax loving dad feel extra special and appreciated this year!
Eats & Drinks
BB’s Restaurant For brunch this Fathers Day, give BB’s Restaurant in Southbank a try! Brunch is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and their menu offerings span from yummy Brioche French Toast to delicious Steak and Eggs. Their mimosas are a must-try and are a great way to kickstart Father’s Day this year! View their brunch menu here.
Estrella Cocina New to downtown and offering some of the best views of our city, Estrella Cocina is a no-brainer for Fathers Day lunch or dinner. Estrella Cocina is now open and is serving up Baja mexican-style eats. Grab food and drinks on their rooftop and enjoy some incredible views of #DTJax that you won’t be able to get anywhere else! Click here to make reservations!
Intuition Ale Works Grab drinks with dad at one of the best breweries in Downtown Jacksonville! Located in the Sports District, Intuition Ale Works is a fun brewery and offers a great view of the TIAA Bank Stadium and the 121 Financial Ballpark from their rooftop. Open from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sundays, Intuition is a great spot to take dad this Father’s Day. View their current Brews line-up here!
Tuk’n Tour Make Father’s Day memorable this year by booking a tour with Go Tuk’n Tours. Go Tuk’n offers a multitude of tours such as; History Tours, Public Arts Tours, Scavenger Hunts, and Drinking Experiences. Go Tuk’n is also a fun way to get around the city! If you have not had the chance to take a ride on a Tuk Tuk in Downtown, we highly recommend taking the opportunity to take a ride this Father’s Day Weekend and to take your dad out to explore #DTJax! Book a Tuk’n Tour here.
MOSH If your dad is a fan of science and history, we recommend taking him to visit the Museum of Science and History. Visiting the museum is one of our favorite activities in the Southbank area, and is a great and fun way to spend a morning or afternoon with dad! View more information about visiting MOSH here.
Downtown Events Looking for an event to attend? Check out our Events Calendar to see what’s going on Downtown on Father’s Day weekend.
#DTJax Gift Ideas
A Bottle from Manifest Distilling Located in the Sports District, and conveniently next door to Intuition Ale Works, stop by Manifest Distilling and pick up a bottle of some of the best locally distilled and organic spirits. Visit their website here and make plans to take dad on a tour of the distillery during Father’s Day Weekend!
Pro Gift Idea for Dad: Grab a bottle from Manifest and a few Camp Craft Cocktail Mixes, throw in some other local goods and put together a fun gift basket tailored towards your dad. Trust us, your dad will love it!!
#DTJax e-Gift Card Not sure what Dad might want? Give him the gift of choice! The Downtown Jacksonville e-gift card is accepted at over 30 locations. Shop now!