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Fathers Day Entertainment Guide

June 13, 2011 3:14 PM

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Every summer, Fathers day rolls around and all Pops walks away with are a new tie, a couple pairs of dress socks and a new set of golf balls. It is time for that to change. Give dad a reason to circle the third Sunday in June year after year.
111th US Open at Congressional Country Club
8500 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817-2699
(301) 469-2032

http://www.usopen.com/en_US/index.html

Who doesn’t love Tiger Woods? Oh, wait… let’s try this again. The stars align for you to combine Dads favorite pastime with his special day. Even if Tiger continues to wallow in the shadows of years past, the 111th rendition of the United States Open still offers the worlds best including Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and a wave of youthful competition.

Meet the Father of Our Country at Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
Mount Vernon, VA 2230
(703) 780-2000

http://www.mountvernon.org/calendar/index.cfm/fuseaction/event/calID/141/

Dad isn’t a golfer? No worries, we have you covered. For those paternal history buffs there is a day with America’s ultimate father, George Washington and his sprawling estate. With the opportunity to meet the first president himself, this is sure to be an event for the history books.

Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival
9201 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 361-6599

http://historicmanassas.mymediaroom.com/wire/events/viewevent.aspx?id=11021

For those with a more polished taste, this festival offers your old man the chance to show off his refined palette and his classic dance moves (Charleston, anyone?). With twelve local wineries in attendance, dad will be sure to find a new favorite.

DC Duck Tours
Union Station
Washington DC, DC 20018
(855) 323-8257

http://www.dcducks.com/tours-dc

Dad will surely be impressed by an amphibious vehicle because, lets be honest, who isn’t? Plus, it’s much cheaper than buying both a boat and a car for dad’s day. See DC by land and water with these innovative tours filled with original sound bytes and a whole new perspective to the capitol city.

Great Falls Park
9200 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, Va 22102
(703) 285-2965

http://www.nps.gov/grfa/index.htm

For the outdoorsman in you family, Great Falls may be just the ticket. For $5 a car, you and yours can enjoy picnic areas, kayaking as well as biking and hiking trails while admiring nature in all its beauty.

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