May 27, 2019
June is finally here, bringing the beautiful summer weather, family barbecues, post-dinner ice cream runs, and weekend beach trips. With the warm sunshine, it’s hard to remember all the things we have to do. We’d much rather focus on all the fun things we want to do. That’s why we created this list of 11 fun things to do with dad this June to celebrate Father’s Day. You have to celebrate dad, but you’ll want to do everything on this list.
Take a Rhode Island Red Food Tour Tours in Newport and Providence on Fridays and Saturdays
We would be remiss not to suggest taking dad on a Rhode Island Red Food Tour! He loves food, you love food, and he loves you! Stroll through Downcity Providence or Historic Newport, admire the architecture, learn about the local history and culture, and dig in! Dad will surely thank you for taking him along for a day of food, fun, and quality time.
Downcity Providence Food Tours are Fridays and Saturdays, 12 pm – 3:30 pm. Enjoy tastings from some of the best restaurants Providence has to offer. Ticket prices start at $69 per person. Learn more about the Downcity Providence Food Tour here.
Newport Neighborhood Food Tours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12 pm – 3:30 pm. Savor bites from some of the best restaurants Newport has to offer. Ticket prices start at $69 per person. Learn more about the Newport Neighborhood Food Tour here.
We also have gift certificates available because Father’s Day should be celebrated every season. Get your gift certificates here.
Bacon & Beer Fest RI
Sunday, June 16
Dads are known for their love of two things – bacon and beer. Treat him to a day of enjoying his three favorite things – bacon, bear, and you! The Bacon & Beer Fest RI brings together bacon and beer pairings from 28 local restaurants. The restaurants prepare their favorite bacon-inspired dishes and carefully pair them with beer from 28 world-class breweries. Yum! Once you’ve tasted everything, be sure to vote for your favorite. There will be live music, games, and of course, bacon & beer!
Bacon & Beer Fest RI is Sunday, June 16 (Father’s Day!) at Cranston Print Works. Chow down 2 – 5:00 pm. Tickets are $59/each.
Purchase your tickets here. They will sell out!
Cranston Print Works is located at 1381 Cranston Street in Cranston, Rhode Island.
WaterFire Full Lighting
Saturday, June 22 at sunset
If you and/or dad have yet to experience WaterFire, put it at the top of your summer bucket list! Come to Providence in the afternoon for a food tour, take a late afternoon boat tour then sit and soak in the unique experience. Between the music and the magical atmosphere, it’s something you’ll never forget.
Find more dates and information about WaterFire here.
Independence Rhode Race
Saturday, June 29
Rhode Races partnered with the Bristol Fourth of July Committee to plan this one-of-a-kind route. Bring out dad’s competitive side and race him to the finish line or run the route together. The 13.1-mile course takes you by historic homes, Bristol’s town common, the America’s Cup museum, through Colt State Park and along the water at Independent Park in Bristol.
Tickets for the half-marathon are $70 and can be purchased here.
Brewery Tour at The Guild
Every Saturday and Sunday
Bond with dad over beers and a brewery tour. The Guild offers tours every Saturday and Sunday, showing their brewing process and packaging facility. See how it all goes down at The Guild! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
The Guild is located at 461 Main Street in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Downtown Providence Kayak Tour
Adventure with dad and experience Downtown Providence from a whole new angle. Paddle through picturesque bridges, cobblestone walkways, and green riverbanks. Paddle through and explore the Woonasquatucket Rivers, Riverwalk and Waterplace Park. Rent a kayak and explore on your own and look into one of their guided tours.
Single kayak rentals start at $20 for 45-minutes and tandem kayaks start at $30 for a 45-minute rental. Guided tours run for about 90-minutes and cost $45 (single kayak) and $65 (tandem kayak.)
Providence Kayak Company is located at Waterplace Park, 10 Memorial Boulevard in Providence, Rhode Island. You can find more information about kayak rentals and guided tours here.
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Newport Polo Series
Every Saturday, June – September at 5 pm
Start a new Father’s Day tradition and take dad to a polo match! Polo is a longstanding Newport tradition that dates back to the Gilded Age. There’s a new match every Saturday. Lucky for you, there’s a match on Saturday, June 15 (the day before Father’s Day!), USA vs. Scotland. The USA vs. Scotland match starts promptly at 5 pm at the Newport International Polo Series in Portsmouth, RI.
General admission lawn tickets are $15 for the Newport Polo Series. Buy yours here.
The Newport Polo Series is located at 250 Linden Lane in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
We know that you (and dad!) are busy. That’s why we offer gift certificates. They can be used at any time, for either tour. It’s perfect for Father’s Day! You won’t be locked into a date and time, but you will be guaranteed a great time with dad. Bonus: you’ll eat some super yummy food, too! Get your Rhode Island Red Food Tours gift certificates here.
Cider Tasting at Warren Cider Works Company
Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 2 pm – 8 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm
Craving something a little sweeter than beer? Take dad to a cider tasting at the new Warren Cider Works Company! Their ciders lineup is always seasonal, so you can return again and again for a unique experience. You can even bring dad’s favorite cheese, crackers, and other light snacks to round out your cider tasting. Read more about their ciders and process here.
Warren Cider Works Company is located at 98 Child Street in Warren, Rhode Island.
Explore one of Rhode Island’s many beautiful bike paths with dad. We featured 8 Best Bike Routes in Rhode Island in last week’s blog, so check it out for ideas! We’d recommend the Ocean Drive Loop in Newport for stunning views.
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Rail Explorers are still pretty new to Rhode Island and we are so happy to have them! Since they are new, we’ll explain all the basics. A rail explorer is a pedal-powered vehicle that rides on railroad tracks. There is no need to steer or keep your hands on the wheel. Just pedal along and enjoy the ride! Rail Explorers offers four tours – The Northern Ramble, The Southern Circuit, Sunday Brunch, and Fireside Tours.
The Northern Ramble is a six-mile ride along the Narragansett Bay with views only visible from the railroad’s unique perspective. You will pass by private waterfront estates, two golf courses, the Newport Preservation Society Topiary Gardens, and the Audobon Society Nature Preserve.
The Southern Circuit is a six-mile roundtrip that starts at the Portsmouth Grove Station and runs south to Bayside Station, their exclusive waterfront picnic area. You’ll enjoy incredible views of the Narragansett Bay.
The Sunday Brunch ride is the South Circuit route, but with mimosas and bloody marys. Fireside Tours also take you along the South Circuit route, but this tour is at night. You’ll be led by lanterns and enjoy a bonfire and s’mores.
Visit their website for more details and pricing information.
Get out and adventure with dad! Island Style Parasail will give you a birdseye view of Newport. You’ll float over the sea behind 600-1,000 feet of line. Island Style Parasail has a perfect safety record, giving you (and dad) the confidence you need to enjoy the views.
Tickets prices vary and more information can be found here.
Island Style Parasail is located at 9 Bowens Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island.
Enjoy a truly unique Newport experience with dad. All of the 12 Meter Yachts have competed in the America’s Cup. Sail with an experienced crew and learn all about Newport while taking in the sights. It’s absolutely gorgeous! One of the most unique experiences Newport has to offer.
12 Meter Charters offers 2-Hour Sailing Cruises, 3-Hour Racing Experiences, and Uniquely Newport Packages. 2-Hour Sailing Cruises and 3-Hour Racing Experiences do not require previous sailing experience, so feel free to help out the crew or just relax and enjoy. Uniquely Newport Packages are luxurious, with options like Sip & Sail and Air & Sea, where you take in the sights via boat and helicopter!
For more information about 12 Meter Charters’ sailing options, click here.
Food is good, food tours are fun! Take dad on a Rhode Island Red Food Tour this year for Father’s Day. It is promised to be a great time for both of you. You certainly won’t leave hungry! Our gift certificates are perfect for the dad who has everything. Get yours here!
Is skydiving on dad’s bucket list? Check it off the list and take him tandem skydiving at Skydive Newport! Scenic views of Newport and the highest quality skydiving equipment make it the #1 choice for tandem skydiving Boston and New England. Plan your skydive here and learn more about Skydive Newport here.
Skydive Newport is located at 211 Airport Access Road in Middletown, Rhode Island.