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Best Activities To Celebrate Father's Day In Baltimore

Dads are special for so many reasons that when Father's Day comes around each year, both kids and moms are always on the lookout for that extra-special gift to show him just how much he's loved. While some dads really do appreciate another new tie, others look forward to celebrating the holiday doing the activities they love with the ones they love. Whether it's spending a beautiful day outside or a pampering yourself day inside, this list has something that every dad can enjoy in the Baltimore area. Then, no matter which activity you choose, top the day off with a big hug and "I love you."
loch raven fishing center

Loch Raven Fishing Center
12101 Dulaney Valley Road
Timonium, Md. 21131
(410) 887-7692

Yellow perch, northern pike and largemouth bass are just a few of the fish waiting to be caught by dad and you at the Loch Raven Fishing Center. Open Fridays through Mondays at 7 a.m., rent a boat and spend a relaxing day fishing and soaking in the scenery on the 2,400-acre reservoir. The center sells live bait, fishing tackle and even snacks in case you should run out. However, be sure to plan this visit in advance as a current seasonal permit is required and dad will need a fishing license, even if the kids don't.


Mount Pleasant Golf Course
6001 Hillen Road
Baltimore, Md. 21239
(410) 254-5100

The nicest public golf course in the city, Mount Pleasant Golf Course is the place to book some tee time for dad this Father's Day. Tournament tested by professional golfers like Arnold Palmer, who played and won his second U.S. victory when the PGA had tournaments here, the classic design of the course is a favorite even among amateur golfers. For busy dads, the early bird special is a great deal where golfers can tee off in the first hour of operation each day. For the gift that keeps on giving, Mount Pleasant also hosts golf leagues and clubs for beginners to advanced players throughout the year.

Related: 10 Golf Courses Dad Would Love To Visit

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Magooby's Joke House
9603 Deereco Road
Timonium, Md. 21093
(410) 252-2727

For the comedic dad who loves a good laugh, Magooby's Joke House never fails to deliver a hilarious time from both up-and-coming comedians and seasoned stand-up professionals. Kids wishing to join dad on the amusement can attend "Kids Comedy Sunday," which is held for all ages. Otherwise, moms can opt to treat dad to an adults-only night out and catch one of the comedians gracing the stage in June 2014. Playing Father's Day weekend is Pablo Francisco with showtimes on Thursday, June 12 and back-to-back performances on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14. Don't forget to purchase your tickets online in advance to guarantee seating.

js edwards clothing

J.S. Edwards Ltd.
1809 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Md. 21208
(410) 653-2266

Voted Best of Baltimore for 12 consecutive years, J.S. Edwards is the destination for the fashionable dad on Father's Day. Shop until you drop for a variety of fine men's clothing with popular brands like Hugo Boss and Robert Talbot. Or find the perfect sportswear, including polos, sweaters, vests, jeans and more, for casual, yet stylish attire on dad's day out. The shop also carries men's shoes and an assortment of accessories like shaving kits, cuff links and ties. Add in the excellent personal service and comfortable atmosphere at J.S. Edwards and you'll soon discover that a well-dressed dad is a happy dad.

Related: Best Places To Buy Father's Day Gifts In Baltimore

the qg

31 S. Calvert St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 685-7428

QG, short for the "Quintessential Gentleman," has it all – a barbershop, spa and tailor for men under one roof – making this the perfect way to treat dad to some pampering, relaxation and rejuvenation before his special day is over. Haircuts, coloring and straight razor shaves are just the start to him feeling like a new man. Then sign dad up for one of the full-service spa treatments like a HydraFacial or hot stone massage that will quickly restore his youthful appearance. Finish the trip off with some wardrobe shopping on the fifth floor, where you can also get your suits and clothing tailored to a custom fit. Just be sure to keep a close eye on dad, because he certainly won't be leaving looking the same as he came in.

Keri Ann Beazell is a Baltimore writer following the latest developments in arts and culture, natural wonders, lifestyle and pets. She enjoys promoting thought-provoking discussions, education, new ideas and smiles among readers. Follow her online at and

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