Father’s Day is this Sunday, and it’s not too late if you haven’t made plans! Whether you’re a Dad planning to spend time with his littles, or a adult wanting to treat your father to a nice day out, here are a few suggestions for a great Father’s Day in Hong Kong.
We’ll start with the obvious. Take good old Dad out to a delicious brunch and you’re already on your way to being his favorite kid. Practically every restaurant in town is offering a great deal or special meal for Father’s Day, so whether you head to an old favorite or try somewhere new, this is an easy win. Just make sure to make a reservation!
Ah, the classic choice. Just you, Dad – maybe the siblings – and the quiet calm of the open water. Head out to Tseung Kwan O, where you can hire your own sampan for $300. Prefer to stay on land? Find one of the old fishing piers dotted around the island – try Stanley or Tai Koo Shing. If you want to go all out, you could also rent a boat with friends and head further out (we won’t promise bigger game!).
For a low-key day out with Dad, there’s nothing simpler than going out to the movies. Just see what’s on, book the tickets, and go. To up the ante, catch the movie in 3D or in a premium cinema hall – you know, the type with recliner seats and real food.
For curious fathers and kids, Hong Kong’s many museums offer plenty of learning opportunities and chances to unleash their inquisitive sides. The Hong Kong Science Museum houses some 500 exhibits covering everything from basic science, technology, astronomy and animals, while the History Museum is a deep dive into the story of Hong Kong. History buffs could try the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Museum, future astronauts the Space Museum, and potential law-enforcement officers the Police Museum.
There’s nothing like being locked in a room to force people to bond. Especially when they have to work together to get out of the room. For cerebral families, this is a fun way to engage your problem-solving skills to escape the room in the one-hour time limit. Lost has outlets in Causeway Bay and Mong Kok, and a series of cool themed rooms.
Another classic, easy way to spend time with Dad. Hong Kong boasts two popular theme parks. The Hong Kong old-timer, Ocean Park, features fun in the form of heart-stopping rides, seals, and sea-life shows. A short train ride away, Hong Kong Disneyland brings the best of Disney to the city with plenty of rides, shows, beloved characters, and even the classic parade down Main Street.
If you and Dad are of an adventurous bent, this a Father’s Day in Hong Kong might be the perfect time to explore Cheung Chau. It’s an easy ferry ride from Central pier, but once you get there, there’s plenty to discover. Look for hidden treasure at Cheung Po Tsai, the cave named for a notorious 18thcentury pirate; take a cultural lesson at Tin Hau and Pak Tai temples; or trawl the boutiques that line the rabbit warren streets. You could also go windsurfing, kayaking or cycling, or just kick back on Tung Wan or Kwun Yam Wan beach.
All these activities a little too staid? For families with a daredevil streak, a Father’s Day in Hong Kong could hold a few adrenaline-pumping surprises. There are all the hikes, naturally, where serious exertion is rewarded with Insta-worthy views. But for something different, how about trying indoor rock climbing or motocross?
Is everyone involved over 18? Great, then you can spend Father’s Day learning about (and tasting!) cold brews. A number of crafts breweries have opened in Hong Kong in recent years, each one offering a unique, exciting selection of beers. Best of all? Most of them offer brewery tours and beer tastings – some even have a restaurant attached so you can sate your appetite, too.
We’re in the 21stcentury, and luxuriating in a pampering treatment is definitely not just for the laides anymore. If Dad’s the type to appreciate some self-care in the form of a massage, there are plenty of reflexology centers and spas to book into. But if sharp haircuts and classic barber’s shaves are more his style, you could try one of our suggestions of the many men-only grooming spots in town.