things to do in nyc for father’s day

Father’s Day With the New York Historical Society

Last month we teamed up with the New York Historical Society to bring you a buy one get one Mother’s Day special.  Well, with Father’s Day less than two weeks away we’re back to our old tricks.  Show the New York Historical Society Museum and Library your Gray Line New York bus ticket and your dad gets to go into the museum for free!


At the end of May, the NYHS opened a new exhibit called Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History.  Learn about the history of craft beer and home brewing in New York City.  If you stay until after 2 p.m., enter the beer hall which features some of the best craft selections in New York.  Your dad will love it!

This offer is valid not just for Sunday or for the weekend, but for an entire week.  From June 14 till June 21, stop by the museum with your Gray Line New York ticket and your dad goes free!

Things to Do in NYC for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 19th, and if you’re still trying to figure out last minute plans, boy do we have a list for you.

This Father’s Day, give Dad a break from all of the shopping in NYC and treat him to a manly trip downtown. (Don’t worry, you’ll have fun too!)

Without further ado, hop-off the bus & enjoy our favorite things to do in NYC this Father’s Day:

1.  McSorely’s Ale House

Go back in time when you step into McSorely’s Ale House in the East Village.  Established in 1854, this charming, hole in the wall bar has become a New York institution. Famous for the McSorley’s Ale, this manly Irish joint is the oldest bar in the city. Sit back, relax and enjoy a few beers to celebrate Father’s Day.

15 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003-8001 (212) 474-9148 ‎

2. Standard BierGarten

If you can only hop-off at one of these locations on the list, Standard BierGarten is hands down the place to go. Located in the trendy (is that still cool to say?) Meatpacking District, Standard Biergarten has community style tables, $8 German draft beers and fresh-baked pretzels the size of your head. Cheers to Dad!

848 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014 (212) 645-4646  (photo source)

3. Highline Park

After hanging out in the Biergarten, walk a few blocks south to Highline Park– a public park built on an old elevated rail structure. This concrete jungle is a New Yorker’s version of hiking in the outdoors.

529 West 20th Street, Suite 8W New York, NY 10011 (212) 500-6035

4. Golf Club at Chelsea Piers

This multilevel, year-round driving range has been featured in a ton of movies! Practice your swing and get ready for a fun round of golf with Dad.

Pier 59 23rd St. & Hudson River Park New York, NY 10011 (212) 336-6400 (photo source)

5. Wall Street

It’s every mans dream to work on Wall Street. Hop-off and explore the cobblestone streets, take a picture with the bull & gaze up the noble steps of the NYSE.

Wall Street, New York West end: Broadway East end: South Street

6. Italian Dinner on Mulberry Street

End the day with a huge, traditional Italian feast in Little Italy. Our Night on the Town Tour and Manhattan Comprehensive both include a yummy dinner at Grotta Azzura. Founded in 1908 by the Davino family, Grotta Azzura is one of New York City’s famous and oldest Italian Restaurants in the heart of Little Italy.

Little Italy, between Baxter and Mott Streets

What places would you recommend to take Dad in NYC?