Is there a better way to celebrate Dad than a trip to the White Mountains? We think not! From cider tastings to golf getaways, gondola rides, and theatrical productions, there are so many things to do in the White Mountains for Father’s Day weekend.


Major Attractions


Take your daring dad to Alpine Adventures in Lincoln, NH – this fun attraction is offering a “Dad’s Climb Free” special at Thrillsville! Climb across logs, up rope ladders and climbing towers, and test your balance as you step through the sky to navigate this aerial challenge course

Use promo code DAD24 at checkout on Alpine’s website.



Take a scenic ride through the sky to the top of Bretton Woods. In addition to the stupendous views, you’ll find lunch with a view at the acclaimed Rosebrook Lodge at the summit. Best of all, dads ride the Bretton Woods Skyway Gondola for free with the purchase of a companion ticket!

Ready to add extra adventure to your day? Book a tee time at one of the Omni Mount Washington Resort’s golf courses (more information below) and check out what else is up over Father's Day weekend.

Bretton Woods - Guests Dining Outside at the Switchback Grille with Mountains in the Background



As the Northeast's highest peak, Mount Washington is a place where feats of endurance and athleticism are always welcome. Take the 62nd Delta Dental Race, which the Mt. Washington Auto Road welcomes back on Saturday, 5/15: with an average uphill grade of 12% over its 7.6 miles, is there any wonder why elite athletes from across the country and around the world feel the call to race to the top? There are cash prizes and bragging rights galore for the best runners in each division, as well as a $5,000 bonus for setting a new course record!



Merriment is on the menu at the Jolly June Feastival! Santa’s Village is your host, and your admission ticket includes a magical amount of FREE food and beverages. Think soft drinks, pizza, ice cream, cookies, doughnuts, snacks, and even entrees at the Burger Meister Food Court. Buy your tickets online ASAP – there are no ticket sales at gate, and the Jolly June Feastival is sure to sell out!

Saturday, 5/15 and Sunday, 5/16 (10am to 4pm both days).

Jolly June Feastival at Santa's Village - Children Walking in Front of Ice Cream Shop

Photo Courtesy of Santa's Village Facebook


Arts, Culture, & Entertainment


Is Dad an Old Hollywood buff? Take him to the legendary Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth, NH for “Barrymore’s Ghost”. This play explores the life of classical actor John Barrymore, including his rise to fame, his many marriages, and his close familiar ties. If that isn’t enough to sell you on the show, did we mention this play is running one night only? Dash over to the Barnstormers’ website to get your tickets today.

Saturday 6/15 at 7:30pm. For more information and tickets, visit the Barnstormers’ website.



Calling all dads that adore live music! Thunderstorm Artis takes the stage at The Colonial Theatre over Father’s Day weekend. This talented singer/songwriter has shared the stage with Train, John Legend, Zac Brown, and Jack Johnson, and is known for his upbeat genre-crossing performances. We’d say get dinner in town (Rek’-lis Brewing Company is always a great option) before the show for a true treat of an evening.

Saturday, 6/15 at 8pm. For more information and tickets, visit The Colonial’s website.



Vroom vroom! Motor down to the Lakes Region for Laconia Motorcycle Week – this once-a-year bonanza is celebrating 100 years of rallying June 8th through June 16th, and we think Dad will love connecting with other motorcycle enthusiasts and enjoying lakeside views.

We also encourage you to road trip and find other nearby lakes like scenic Chocorua Lake (pictured below).



“Natural Woman”. “One Fine Day”. If the thought of these tunes sets you humming straight away,  make your way to the Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, NH for “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”. This Tony-winning celebration of Carole King’s journey from schoolgirl to superstar is showing in the North Country for just a few select dates, so grab your tickets soon.

2024 show dates include 6/13, 6/14, 6/16/2024 – 6/20, and 6/22. For showtimes, tickets, and more, visit the Weathervane’s website.



Boogie and enjoy some local beers at the Woodstock Inn Brewery – on Saturday evenings, live music is a given at this main street institution. For Father’s Day though, expect something extra nice: $1.75 off all pints, all day, plus lunch and dinner specials to accompany the live music of Henry Laliberte.

Henry Laliberte plays from 7 to 10pm on Sunday, 6/15.



Stumped for Father’s Day present ideas? The Gallery at WREN is hosting the nature-inspired work of painters Linda McDermott and Jessica Fligg through June 23rd, and we can’t imagine a more perfect gift for the outdoorsy father figures in your life than a piece from “Whispers of the Wild”.

Gallery at WREN: Whispers of the Wild Promo Image




Make for the mountains, and more specifically, one of Bretton Woods Vacations’ properties – for Father’s Day, this White Mountains vacation rental company is offering 10% off reservations checking in by June 23rd!

Use promo code HAPPYDAD at checkout on Bretton Woods Vacations’ website to access your 10% discount.

Bretton Woods Vacations - Cabin with Family Posed in Front



If your dad’s idea of nirvana is spending time outside and savoring a great steak dinner, head to the Mount Washington Valley area. This region is packed full of great things to do (like hiking, biking, and fishing as a start), and it’s also home to the Cranmore Mountain Lodge, one of the best places to stay in North Conway. Their Father’s Day special this time around is a signature steak dinner that includes ribeye steak, a loaded baked potato, veggies, a garden salad, and dessert. Yum!

Signature steak dinner is $62 per person. Reserve your table today at 6030356-2044.



Golf and Father’s Day weekend go together like the mountains and a good time. Take your pick of the Omni’s legendary Mount Washington or Mount Pleasant golf courses and get ready for one of the most scenic rounds of golf you could imagine. The full-service clubhouse, golf lessons, and amazing views of the Presidential Range are certainly a draw, but we think what Dad will treasure the most is time spent with YOU! (And after that, might we suggest a ride up the Bretton Woods Skyway Gondola for lunch with a view?)

Purchase of 1 full round of golf is required to access Father’s Day deal. Includes green fee and cart fee for dad. Subject to availability and course conditions. Space is limited. Advanced tee time is required. Reserve your tee time by calling 603-278-4653.


Other Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day


Now that you’ve got your Father’s Day plans nailed down, we hope you get up to some marvelous exploring!

Our Trip Ideas might spark some additional inspiration, but we’d be wrong to neglect a shoutout to our places to eat in the White Mountains too. Take your pick of relaxed breakfast spots, five-star dinners, and every imaginable meal in between - whatever you pick, Dad is sure to love it.