Father’s Day Experiences to Win You Favorite-Child Status


By Megan Koester

Instead of a tie this Father’s Day, why not give dear old Dad a once-in-a-lifetime experience he’ll never forget?

From behind-the-scenes access at his favorite team’s baseball game to coveted concert tickets, to a spin behind the wheel of a sports car, the adventurous gift ideas on this list are anything but ordinary—just like him.

Get Sporty

If he wants to get behind the scenes at his favorite baseball stadium, MasterCard and its Priceless Cities site can help you make his dream come true. Are you close to (or planning to be in) the New York City area? If so, you can get an incredible deal on prime Yankees tickets to games in the 2016 regular season, and there are similar offers at Fenway Park in Boston, Dodger Stadium in LA, and Wrigley Field in Chicago. If you’re feeling really adventurous, why not hit up all four this summer! Keep in mind that you’ll also get to chow down on some hot dogs and beer at a baseball game, too. It’s a win-win!

Another great gift for baseball-enthusiast fathers is a season pass on MLB.TV. A subscription can enable him to watch all of his favorite team’s games, or every single regular season out-of-market game (that’s 2,430 broadcasts) on more than 400 supported devices. Throw in some peanuts and cracker jacks, and he won’t care if he ever gets back . . . to the ballpark.

Get Away

Pack your bags, Dad, and get out of town! The gift of a CheapOair vacation to a destination he’s always wanted to visit is a thoughtful, cost-effective Father’s Day present—and if you tag along as well, it’s a great opportunity for some quality bonding time.

Get Rockin’

There’s no better way to ensure his Father’s Day rocks than by buying him tickets to see his favorite band live in concert. Creating a Live Nation account before the day the tickets go on sale will make sure you snatch the year’s hottest seats up in a hurry. Willie Nelson, the Dave Matthews Band, Luke Bryan, and Heart (with Joan Jett) are all on national tours this summer. Spring for spots in the front row and you’ll have a very happy customer on your hands. Make sure to buy him a lighter to hold up during the ballads, too!

Get From 0 to 60 in Three Seconds!

Does your dad have the need for speed? Rent him a hot sports car for the weekend (like a Chevrolet Corvette Coupe) through Avis and let him put the pedal to the metal. Taking a roadtrip in a car everyone will be envious of, even for just one or two days, is sure to bring an adrenaline-enduced smile on his face. Be sure to bring along a camera to document your travels—it will be more than worth it.

Give your father the gift of a lifetime: behind-the-scenes VIP treatment at his favorite baseball team's stomping grounds, be it Wrigley Field, Yankees Stadium, or Dodger Stadium. Click here to scope out the possibilities on Priceless Cities!


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