Father’s Day is just around the corner! Need some inspiration for a special gift? I get it. Shopping for Dad or Grandpa can sometimes be trickier than shopping for Mom or Grandma. So I picked the brains of some of the father figures in my life and came up with this home-grown list of things your dear old dad might enjoy…

Stone House Butcher and ProvisionsFor the Grill Master - Stone House Butcher and Provisions

Is your dad the self-proclaimed “King of the Grill?” Does he take pride in his grilling techniques? If that sounds like your Pops, then a stop at Stone House Butcher and Provisions is an absolute must-do. Bring him along for the ride and let him gaze in wide wonder at the amazing selection of farm-fresh, hand-cut Grade-A meats, and crazy creative line-up of rubs, sauces, condiments, and more.


Golf NemacolinFor the Wanna-Be Arnold Palmer – A Golf Getaway

“The King of Golf,” Arnold Palmer was born and raised in Latrobe and golfed more rounds in the Laurel Highlands than anyone could probably count. In fact, you stay overnight at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh-Latrobe, you can golf Latrobe Country Club, the same club where a young Arnie learned the game. Or even the first course he ever designed at Northwinds Peninsula Golf Club.

There is a plethora of golf courses in the Laurel Highlands, each with its unique design and challenge. Check them out here!

Jennerstown SpeedwayFor the Wish-He-Could-Be Ricky Bobby - Jennerstown Speedway

On family road trips, did your mom have to remind your dad that he wasn’t Will Ferrell’s Ricky Bobby from “Talladega Nights” while she white-knuckled the passenger side handlebar? Perhaps a night Jennerstown Speedway will satisfy your old man’s need for speed!


Passport 2.0 Laurel Highlands Pour TourFor the Craft Beverage Fanatic – The Laurel Highlands Pour Tour

This one’s for the beer nerds, wine connoisseurs, and sippers of spirits. Pick up a couple of Laurel Highlands Pour Tour passports and plan a weekly or bi-weekly date with Dad to spend at a new craft beverage spot – if you’re 21 or up, of course. You’ll enjoy time chatting with Dad and maybe learning a thing or two.