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Plan an Amazing Father’s Day

Father’s Day is June 20 this year, and we find it’s always best to plan ahead for these holidays to make sure the person in question knows how much they’re loved and appreciated! That’s why we’re here to get the ball rolling and help you Plan an Amazing Father’s Day this year…

The Historic Triangle truly makes it a breeze to create a fun day for a loved one. There are a ton of activities tailor-made for dads of all tastes and preferences. We’ve done the scouting for you, so all you have to do is pick an adventure and book it! (See even more ideas on our Mother’s Day post!)

Learn a Thing or Two

What’s Father’s Day without honoring Dad’s love of history? Jamestown Settlement and the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are perfect destinations for stepping back in time. Board re-creations of the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia, explore the Powhatan way of life in a re-created village, and watch 17th-century Virginia come to life with dramatic films. There’s no better way to learn history hands-on than this incredible place!

The Virginia Living Museum may be the ideal day trip for nature-loving dads. The VLM showcases all of Virginia’s living creatures, from land to sea. And it’s only about a 20-minute drive from King’s Creek. Explore tons of fascinating galleries and exhibits that show all the amazing flora and fauna of Virginia, from its plant and animal life to the far reaches of the universe.

Go Fish

Williamsburg, James City County and York County are best known for their amazing historical locations, but locals know that they also have some of the most beautiful places to fish and boat. If you are looking for a great place to fish with Dad, look no further (A fishing license may be purchased online at Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.)

Chickahominy Riverfront Park is an awesome camping, hiking, and fishing site that also does paddle craft rentals if fishing’s not your thing. The park has a 300-foot long fishing pier and a catch-and-release pond open 24 hours. A freshwater license is required for anyone over 16. 

Waller Mill Park is another great fishing spot with a fishing pier, boat rentals, a fishing store, and walking trails and a dog park. 

Set Sail

What could be better than a sailing trip on a beautiful river with an adventurous dad? Step back into history when you choose a charter through Yorktown Sailing Charters. Help set the sail, steer the ship, or just look for dolphins and osprey as you sail the shores of the York River. Check out the sailing charters available, and choose the one you think Dad would like best:

  • Sightseeing Day Sail – Lend a hand at setting sail, enjoy a beverage or snack from the ship’s galley, or just listen to the sound of the wind.
  • Scenic Sunset Sail – Come aboard and enjoy the evening views of the York River while enjoying a beverage from the ships’ galley.
  • Pirate Adventure – Captain Mayhem’s School of Piracy lets you set the sails, steer the schooner, and learn sailor skills! (Bonus: This sail is a kid-friendly cruise, beloved by kids 10 and under and dads, too!) 

More information about pricing and departure times here.


Most dads would give anything for a day on the golf course, and King’s Creek is sitting on the border of golf heaven. We partner with the area’s finest courses, so get ready to swing by and tee up! 

Kiskiack Golf Club is a well laid-out course with unique challenges and picturesque greens. This is a great course for players with a bit of experience—some holes demand accuracy while others are more forgiving. King’s Creek is proud to partner with Kiskiack and offers owners excellent rates to play at this breathtaking and highly favored course. 

Colonial Heritage Golf Club is a beautiful 18-hole, 175-acre public course known for immaculate playing conditions and a staff that practices outstanding service and hospitality. 

Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Green Course) has a ton of accolades, including being ranked among the top 100 resort courses in America by Golfweek Magazine. It makes the perfect addition to a Father’s Day weekend itinerary since it’s so close to Colonial Williamsburg and all of its shopping and dining destinations.

Chase Scares

Haunted Williamsburg is the official ghost tour experience of Colonial Williamsburg! From authentic 18th-century colonial ghost stories to creepy modern-day encounters, get exclusive access to historic outdoor spaces, featuring costumed storytellers who share centuries of scares. Stroll through town at sundown beyond the barriers to the most haunted sites in Williamsburg. This one-hour candlelit walking ghost tour would be a great way to end the day. Get your tickets here.

If Dad loves all things weird, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museum is the perfect place to examine strange exhibits and artifacts, see a movie come to life in the 4D theater, navigate through the Impossible LaseRace, or…  play 18 holes of mini-golf.

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