FATHER'S DAY CHICAGO: 10 AWESOME IDEAS FOR FATHER'S DAY.

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GO TO BAT FOR DAD.

1.  Is your Dad a Cubs Fan?  If so, here’s the ultimate gift: 50-minutes on the lawn at Wrigley Field. Play ball, run the bases, sit in the dugouts and take lots of pictures.  Tickets, $150.00 include a commemorative t-shirt, photograph, baseball and lunch. Guest tickets are $15 and include access to the stadium and lunch.  Proceeds from tickets benefit Cubs Charities. Event day, Saturday, June 26.  https://secure.mlb.com/chc/community/dadcatchform.jsp

OR WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS AT :
http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/show-me-chicago/2010/06/win-two-tickets-to-hey-dad-wanna-have-a-catch-the-ultimate-fathers-day-gift-for-any-chicago-cubs-fan-on-show-me-chicago.html


SHOW DAD CHICAGO BY WATER.

2.  Take Dad on a Cruise. View the beautiful architecture of Chicago on Chicago’s First Lady.

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Enjoy the ride down the Chicago River and learn the the story of over 50 buildings as described by Chicago Architectural Foundation docents.  90 minutes, Riverside Gardens, Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Tickets, $32.00. 847 358 1330.

3.  Kayak on Lake Michigan. Rent a kayak, or give Dad a kayaking lesson at Kayak Chicago.  Southeast corner of Montrose Beach next to the beach house. (additional location will be opening soon at North Ave. Beach).  Double Kayak, $25/hour or $100/day.  www.kayakchicago.com

GET DAD HIGH.

4.  Take Dad for a Ballon Ride.

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Chicago Hot Air Balloons offers sunrise and sunset balloon rides in various Chicago area locations. 800 791 5867.  Navy Pier AeroBalloon offers a tethered balloon ride, 35 stories into the air.  The balloon carries up to 17 passengers for a spectacular 360-degree panorama view of the city and the lake. (the ride is currently down undergoing maintenance but will reopen soon) www.navypier.com.

5.  Take Dad for a spin on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel.
Rise high up in the sky on a 7-minute ride on Navy Pier’s 150 foot-high Ferris wheel. Dad will feel like a kid again, thanks to you.  Tickets, $6.00 can be purchased at the Pier or online at www.navypier.com

SHOW DAD HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HIM.

6.  Take Dad to See Billy Elliot.
Although at first glance this might not seem to be a show for Dads, the story actually is about a single dad from a poor mining town in England who learns to understand his boy’s passions and change his ways.  Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre. 24 W. Randolph, 800 775 2000.

7.  Take Dad to a Movie.
The ShowPlace Icon in the South Loop is offering child admission prices for Dads on Father’s Day when accompanied by a child, any age. 150 W. Roosevelt Rd., 312 564 2104. www.showplaceicon.com

FEED DAD.
8.  On a budget…take Dad to Go Roma–where Dad eats with with Kids’ Meal Purchase for $4.49. Six area locations. www.goroma.net

A GOOD BET FOR FATHER’S DAY.

9.  Take Dad to Arlington Park Race Track. Enjoy live racing plus family activities including a petting zoo, pony rides and more. Post time, 1:00p.m. 220 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, 847 385 7500.

SURPRISE DAD WITH A TASTE OF HOT TUNA.

10.  Hot Tuna has been captivating fans for the past 30 years since Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady formed the group while they were still with Jefferson Airplane.  Fans say they are even better today. They will be putting on two shows on Father’s Day at the Old Town School of Folk Music and will be joined by guitarist extraordinaire, G.E. Smith who many will recognize from SNL.  7:00p.m. and 9:30p.m., June 20. $38 adults, $34 children and seniors. 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. 773 728 6000.

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