family riding on schooner woodwind

Celebrate Dad on Father's Day

Make Time for Dad With these Great Maryland Father’s Day Suggestions


family riding on schooner woodwind

It’s time to celebrate dad, but there’s no need to grill your pop for his favorite Father’s Day Getaway. Try any one of these classic Maryland dad-doings and you’re sure to put a proud papa smile on his face.

Steamed Crabs for Dad
J Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake
Somerset County Tourism

Seriously, is there a better way to celebrate Father’s Day with a Maryland dad? A traditional Maryland crab feast hits all of dad’s favorite activities: sitting, eating and hitting things with a hammer, and as long as he’s using that mallet to whack crabs, there’s no danger of him putting (another) hole in the wall. Pick up a bushel at your favorite steamed crab spot and a six-pack of Maryland beer like Flying Dog’s amazing Old Bay-infused Deadrise, or head out to someplace new. Check out our Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail  pages for lots of great options to broaden Pop’s crustacean horizon.

Father’s Day Fishin’
man fishing on boat

Remember when your dad taught you to fish? Did you notice he didn’t throw you overboard the third time you somehow managed to hook his nose? You owe him, so get dad out on the water! Maryland is an angler’s paradise with so many great ways to get out and catch a fish. Hit the rivers and streams of Western Maryland, rent a boat and cruise out on Deep Creek Lake, head out on the bay for rockfish with an expert guide from the Maryland Charter Boat Association, spend the day surf fishing in OC, or head out for the deep sea trenches for big fish off shore. Check out this list of great local fishing tournaments. Just one thing, when dad tells mom about the one that got away, don’t tell her the truth until the day AFTER Father’s Day.

Golf Getaway
Family golf outting

Have you ever wondered why dads dig golfing? Sure, it’s a few hours of peace away from the rugrats, but it’s also the only place he can dress like that and still fit in. Plaid socks and shorts, pop? How about you hit the links? Luckily, Maryland is the perfect spot for duffer dads with great golfing spots from the mountains to the sea. So cut pop loose for a few hours of “He” time, and send him off to one of Maryland’s great golf destinations. For some suggestions, check out our Maryland golf pages

Raise a Glass to the World’s Greatest Dad
Drink Maryland Beer Glass at a Festival

If there’s one guy on Earth worthy of a toast, it’s got to be dad, and Maryland has so many amazing ways to keep your father’s day celebration in high spirits. Maryland’s craft-brew scene has created a buzz, our small-batch spirits are all the rage as are Maryland’s fantastic wines

Get Dad into the Great Outdoors

Whether your dad likes biking, boating, hiking or just wants to go fly a kite, Maryland has amazing outdoor opportunities for you and your pop on Father's Day. Check out this list of 25 awesome suggestions from our Outdoors Collection to see which will put the smile on your father's face.

Father’s Day Brunch Sail
Schooner Woodwind at Sunset
Jennifer Kaye

Hop aboard the Schooner Woodwind in Annapolis for a remarkable Father’s Day Brunch Sail along the Chesapeake Bay. Guests can raise the sails, steer the boat, or just sit back and relax with a cold beverage.