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This Father's Day, do more than just send dad a card. Spend a special day with him to show you care.

Show Dad you care
this Father's Day

Whether you cook him dinner, spend the day looking at old photos or take him to a vintage car show, there are no shortage of ways to get in some good father-daughter bonding.

They key to planning a perfect father-daughter day is to keep dad's interests in mind. You may think a fancy brunch with mimosas is the perfect way to spend a Sunday, but if your father prefers the corner diner go there instead. Remember: It's his day! Here are some ways that you can spend it together:

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Go to a museum

No matter what your father's interests, chances are there's a relevant museum to visit. Art lovers will relish a visit to an art museum or might enjoy gallery hopping. History buffs have plenty of museums to choose from, whether they chronicle the town you live in or specialize in World War II. And the science-minded will enjoy a visit to the local museum of natural history, which isn't just for kids!

Enjoy a meal

Enjoying a meal together, either out or at home, is a great way to get in quality time and good conversation. Whether you cook, he grills or you go out for brunch or dinner, keep his preferences in mind. Now probably isn't the time to try that loud, trendy new restaurant, for example.

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Reminisce

A wonderful way to connect with your father is to ask him about his childhood or yours. Break out old photos and home movies and learn about your family history. Your dad will probably enjoy reminiscing and, who knows, you might learn something new about your background!

Do something he loves

No matter what you do, make it something your dad enjoys (of course don't do anything that will make you miserable!). This may mean a vintage car show, fishing, watching the game, playing cards or just sitting on a bench and chatting. Whatever you decide, it will be special because you're together.

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Comments on "Plan the perfect father-daughter outing"

Tiffany June 17, 2012 | 12:37 PM

I love the ideas in this piece on how to bond with dad on Father’s Day! We are nostalgia junkies in my family. A quick moment of reminiscing can take us down an endless road of reflection that has us losing track of time. I love the suggestions to dine out and reminisce with dad on Father’s Day. Nothing is more important to a family than its own individual history, and there is no better place to reminisce than over a good meal.

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