Five Things to do with Dad on Father’s Day in Myrtle Beach

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Father’s Day can be the toughest holiday to shop for the honoree. Dad doesn’t ask for much, and has no clue what he wants when you ask him. That’s one of the reasons he ends up getting ugly ties he never wears. Instead, show your father a great time in Myrtle Beach with one of these five ideal Father’s Day gifts:

Baseball: Take dad out to the ballgame for a fun night with America's pastime at Pelicans Ballpark. Located across from Broadway at the Beach, the home of the Advanced Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans hosts baseball games and affordable family entertainment both on and off the diamond. The Pelicans face the Lynchburg Hillcats at 6 p.m. with a number of Father's Day promotions scheduled. Arrive early and play catch with dad on the field before the game, get a free Bobblehead doll for dad, and a postgame fireworks show that's sure to show dad a blast of a time. Buy him some peanuts and Cracker Jack's and he won't care if he ever comes back.

Fishing: Let's face it; the leisurely sport of fishing is the perfect way for dad to spend Father's Day, and the Grand Strand has an ocean of options. Take him to one of the many fishing piers in the area, or go a little deeper with an ocean fishing voyage where the big ones swim. Several watersports outfitters offer half- and full-day trips, as well as some backwater fishing trips to the Intracoastal Waterway. No need to worry about equipment, tackle or bait; it's all taken care of on guided tours. Piers also offer gear rentals and some free tips about which fish are running and which bait to use.

Golf: If your father is into golf, you’ve come to the right place to give him the perfect gift. With nearly 100 golf courses on the Grand Strand, there’s no shortage of layouts where you can send dad to play a round for Father’s Day. There’s also a nice selection of golf packages available on web sites like where you can send dad to the Strand for a few days for a golf getaway. Some of the top courses that are sure to make dad smile, even if his golf game doesn’t, include Barefoot Golf Resort, Caledonia, The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, the Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach National, and Pine Lakes International Country Club.

Lunch/Dinner: If there’s one thing most dads love to do for Father’s Day, it’s to eat. Again, you’ve come to the right place. Myrtle Beach is filled with great restaurants where dad can eat like a king for a day. Several places offer a tasty Sunday brunch, such as Chestnut Hill, Croissants, and Magnolia’s on 26th, but you may want to wait and take him to a big dinner. New York Prime in the Myrtle Beach downtown district is the perfect upscale feast for Father’s Day, or take him to Rioz at Broadway at the Beach for an all-you-can-eat Brazilian meat smorgasbord.

Racing: If your dad is a NASCAR fan, you can put him in the driver’s seat at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Offering the NASCAR Racing Experience, Myrtle Beach Speedway allows fans the chance to get behind the wheel of a real stock car and take a few spins around the track. The training program by experienced drivers shows patrons the basics of getting around the half-mile oval. Take a spin in the pace car or go for a ride n a monster truck at this historic track. If dad prefers a seat in the stands, take him to the weekly racing series on Saturday for a fun night of local racing under the lights.


(Posted: 6/2/15)