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Father's Day for the Milwaukee Dad

June 20, 2020 /   Wisconsin Avenue Bridge Milwaukee Downtown

If you're looking for last-minute Father's Day inspiration, we've got you covered. For the fathers or father-figures you may be celebrating this weekend, here are some creative Milwaukee options to show your appreciation.

Give your dad the gift of an afternoon on the water. Lakeshore Paddle Sport Rentals operates right next to Discovery World on the beautiful Milwaukee lakefront. Up to four riders can fit in one paddleboat, or try something new with a hydrobike rental.

For the dad who loves to keep up with current events, gift an Urban Milwaukee membership. Urban Milwaukee delivers comprehensive local reporting, and members also enjoy ad-free reading, invitations to special events, tickets, tours and more. An Urban Milwaukee membership is a thoughtful gift that will be enjoyed year-round.

Sometimes the best gift is time together. Invite the father-figure in your life to explore downtown public art with you. Pick a few murals, sculptures or monuments from this map to plan your route. Add to the adventure by biking to each location (Bublr Bikes has free passes for Milwaukee County residents through June).

If you and your dad might normally spend a day exploring one of Milwaukee's many museums, consider taking him on a virtual tour this time:

Finally, surprise your dad with a meal from a downtown restaurant. Don't forget a gift card to one of his favorite downtown bars, so that you can raise a glass to your father or father-figure in recognition of all he means to you. Cheers!

About the author: Erica Chang is the Marketing, Events & Social Media Director at Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21.

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