So you nailed it on Mother’s Day. Good for you — but don’t forget about dear old Dad! After all, Father’s Day is just around the corner.

Luckily, Austin has tons of activities for Dad that are far better than giving him a necktie. Treat him to one of these 10 totally Austin things to do with your pops on Father’s Day.

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10.) Eat A Manly Meal

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Is your dad a meat and potatoes guy? Well, take him to a steakhouse like Austin Land and Cattle or Vince Young Steakhouse. If they’re full up (hey, it happens), here’s a list from Zagat detailing Austin’s best steakhouses. And here’s two more Zagat lists in case he prefers BBQ or Tex-Mex. No matter what dad likes to eat, Austin has a place that serves it up right.

9.) Tee It Up At His Favorite Golf Course

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Flickr user Enoch Lai, creative commons licensed.

Mark Twain called golf “a good walk spoiled,” but some guys want to chase that little white ball any chance they get. Spend some quality time with Dad playing 18 holes at one of Austin’s best golf courses. He’ll care more about the quality time than the scorecard.

8.) Hike Down One Of Austin’s Many Nature Trails

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Even for the novice outdoorsman, Austin boasts many trails to wander about and enjoy the rugged yet lush central Texas landscape. Commune with nature and Dad at the same time.

7.) Go For A Swim.

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Flickr user Lars Plougmann, creative commons licensed.

Needless to say, June is hot in Austin. On most days, the only ways to beat the oppressive heat are to stick by an air conditioner or jump into a pool. The latter is more fun, and don’t forget to use sunscreen! Here’s 10 of Austin’s finest swimming holes for dad to cannonball into.

6.) Sample Local Beer At An Austin Brewery

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Some men swear by craft beers. A Budweiser or Coors simply won’t do. In addition to the wineries dotting the outskirts of Austin, several breweries call this city home. Sample some local suds at a local brewery like (512) Brewing Company or Live Oak Brewing Company. If that’s not enough, go for the whole tour on Austin’s Brew Bus.

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