Father’s Day is right around the corner and you’re wondering what to get for Dear Old Dad. What do you get for the guy who is your family grill master, your Mr. Fixit, your go-to-guy when your $20 short? Dad pretty much has everything he wants. If he sees something he needs or likes, he just buys it. Makes it tough for a kid to get him anything new and original. And we understand. You’ve probably already tried all the standard Father’s Day gifts – ties, tools, things for his truck, those tiny little pool tables for his desk. This year you want to do something extra special for him, but you’re fresh out of ideas. Well, we have the perfect gift plan! Take Dad to the beach for Father’s Day Weekend! He might never ask to go to the beach in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan, but we’re pretty sure he will have a blast if you just follow these simple suggestions:
1 BOOK DAD A FISHING CHARTER OR WATERSPORTS OUTING
Dads like to fish. And dads like fast boats. Your dad may have never been on a charter trip or he may have been on several. Most dads like to fish. Being out on the open waters of The Gulf of Mexico just seem to make guys happy and your dad will probably be no exception. Orange Beach is home to some of the best charter boat services along the Gulf Coast. Whether you’re looking to book a short trip or a long one, we are confident you will find the right outing if you follow this Charter Boat Link. Red Snapper Season opens June 1st, so if you hurry, you can get him registered to go on a great fishing trip! Do you think he’d rather just spend the day on a boat or jetski? Maybe your dad is the self navigating type. Consider reserving him a jet ski or boat from Flora-Bama Marina located on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach or Alabama Extreme Watersports located on Bay La Launch Avenue in Orange Beach. Either of these will make the thrill-seeker in your dad as happy as a seagull with a french fry!
2 SET DAD UP WITH A ROUND OF GOLF
Gulf Shores is home to some of the best golfing anywhere! With perfect golfing weather in early June, you can’t go wrong with a golf package. Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club located on Fort Morgan Road is a local favorite. Nestled in the Peninsula subdivision, this pristinely kept course will surely make Dad smile. How about trying one of the Craft Farms courses? Designed by golf icon Arnold Palmer, Craft Farms’ Cypress Bend and Cotton Creek courses offer 36 holes of amazing golf.
3 GO ON A GUY SHOPPING SPREE WITH DAD
Contrary to what some would have us believe, most dads like to shop. The trick is to find the right shopping venue. We have some pretty good suggestions that make our dads smile, and we think you should give them a try, too. Harbor Freight located on South McKenzie Street in Foley is a guy’s paradise! This store is chock full of everything from great tools, to car parts, to lawn equipment and it is all at great prices. Once Dad gets in this store, we wish you luck getting him out! Maybe Dad would rather shop for a golf cart, boat, motorcycle or even a new generator. If that sounds more like something your Dad would enjoy, visit Gulf Shores Power Sports. This is one of the coolest stores around! Or maybe your dad is more of an all around sports fan. Some Dads are! Some dads love everything sports related. If that sounds like your Dad, Academy Sports and Outdoors is the place to go. Also located on McKenzie Street in Foley, this is one store you don’t need to miss. They have everything from balls, to goals, to guns, to socks. Yep! They even have socks! Your Dad may not act like he likes to shop, but we’re pretty sure if you take him to one or all of these local retailers, he’ll surprise you! You might just see your Dad shop til he drops!
4 TAKE DAD TO THE FLORA-BAMA
What guy’s weekend would be complete without a trip to the original beach front roadhouse? The Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar has something fun going all the time. It doesn’t matter what time of the day or night you visit this coastal landmark, you and Dad are sure to have a blast! The Flora-Bama was voted America’s #1 best beach bar in 2017. Live music, great seafood and cold drinks are always available at The Flora-Bama. Make sure to put this on your list. You and Dad will make a fun memory that’ll last a lifetime!
5 RESERVE DAD A CONDO AT THE DUNES OR THE INDIES
Of all the great places you could rent for Dad, why would we suggest The Dunes or The Indies? Two reasons: no crazy traffic for him to fight and great food is right across the street. Because The Dunes and The Indies are perfectly placed near the end of Fort Morgan Road away from all the busy early summer traffic in Gulf Shores, we know Dad will like staying here. He will enjoy a slower pace, a private uncrowded beach, a super clean pool or lazy river, and he won’t even have to drive to get his supper. We all know he is not going to cook while he’s on his Mini-Dad-Vacation for Father’s Day Weekend anyway, so staying at one of these condos is perfect. He is literally right across the road from Tacky Jacks 2 where they have great food and cold drinks every night. What makes Dad happier than a clean cozy place to sleep, good food in his tummy, and a bill his kid covers? We’re betting there isn’t much!
So now you have some really good suggestions on how to make this Father’s Day special for your Dad. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and call us at Sunset Properties today to make your condo reservation. If you need other suggestions on how to give Dad the perfect Father’s Day in Gulf Shores, just ask us. We have plenty more we will be happy to share with you. We want your Father’s Day gift to your Dad to be the best it’s ever been and we are excited to help you plan it!