Five Unique Ways to Spend Father's Day in New York City

New York City is a sprawling urban jungle that offers a plethora of unique activities, especially when it comes to celebrating Father's Day. From jazz clubs to escape rooms, fishing trips, and more, the city never ceases to surprise us with its diverse range of offerings. So, this Father's Day, let's dive into five distinctive activities to show your dad just how much he means to you.

1. Fotolab Studio Experience

This Father's Day, step out of the box and into the vibrant world of photography at Fotolab Studio. Whether your dad is an ardent shutterbug or simply enjoys good times, we think we'll be a perfect fit. Not only does Fotolab offer a fun, group-friendly environment, but it also encourages you to capture these moments and transform them into lifelong memories. It's high time to replace the age-old family portrait with some fun, dynamic shots taken at Fotolab.

Pro Tip: Bring one of your favorite memories of your dad to include as a prop in the photos! Check out our Instagram for pose inspo!

2. A Night at a Jazz Club

If your dad has a soft spot for soulful tunes, New York's legendary jazz scene is a must-visit. Renowned clubs like the Village Vanguard or Blue Note serve world-class music with a side of the city's vibrant nightlife. This Father's Day, sway to the rhythm of the jazz and enjoy an unforgettable night in the heart of the city.

Pro Tip: Our favorite drink to get at Blue Note is the Old Fashioned, you can't go wrong with how they spice it up here.

3. Chartered Fishing Trip

Get your bait and tackle ready for a fishing trip right in New York City. Spend a relaxing day out at sea off the coast of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. With an array of fish to catch and the serene ocean as your backdrop, this activity is a perfect blend of tranquility and thrill that your dad will surely appreciate.

If you get done early, we recommend checking out Randazzo's Clam Bar for some delicious fresh seafood.

4. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Is your dad a history buff or fascinated by military science? The Intrepid Museum, aboard an aircraft carrier, offers a comprehensive look at the history of sea, air, and space crafts. Show your dad the city from a completely different perspective this Father's Day.

Our favorites were the Lockheed A-12, the world's fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to have ever flown.

5. An Escape Room Adventure

Does your dad love a good challenge? Engage him in one of New York City's top-rated escape rooms. It's not just an exhilarating experience; it's also a fantastic way to bond as a family, solving puzzles and escaping the room before time runs out.

One of our favorites is Escape Room Madness located on 32nd street, and then you can get some delicious kbbq at Jongro right after! 

Remember, Father's Day is not just about gifting another tie or watch to your dad; it's about showing him that you truly appreciate his interests and passions. This year, make Father's Day stand out by experiencing something unique and memorable together in New York City.

FotoLab is New York's First Self-Portrait Studio. Capture memories with your loved ones. Book us for your birthday or company event!