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Father’s Day was a holiday created over 100 years ago in Spokane, Washington as a complement to Mother’s Day. Although it was not signed into national law until 1972 under President Richard Nixon, it is celebrated the world over on every continent. Lucky for you fellas, there’s lots to do here in the Valley to treat yourself, or have your family treat you on this special day.

Many restaurants are offering special buffets or prix fixe menus. Check out some tasty options at Bourbon Steak in the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess, Roka Akor, T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms, Wandering Horse Buffet at Talking Stick Resort, and many others. For the sweet tooth among you, get to Sprinkles Cupcakes where some special Dad cupcakes are being prepared just for the occasion. If you’re a dad who likes to golf, there are more golf courses in Scottsdale than you can shake a putter at. Some of our favorites are Scottsdale’s newest course Ambiente, Grayhawk Golf Club, and McCormick Ranch Golf Club. Bring the whole family along for a driving range and fantastic food at TopGolf Riverwalk! There’s lots of family fun waiting at Butterfly Wonderland too where dad’s get free admission all day! If you’re a guy who likes to look and feel his best, there’s plenty of spas that cater to men as well as women in the Valley. Who doesn’t like a hot lather shave or massage? Dolce Barber and Spa is waiting with open doors, as is Simplicity Simple Skin Care which is a spa designed specifically with men and their skincare needs in mind. Then, there’s always a sports fan in every dad. There are so many sports bars you might have a hard time choosing. Blue 32 is great, and so is Buffalo Wild Wings, Twin Peaks or Tilted Kilt.

Of course, the very best thing a dad could ask for at the end of the day, is to sit down with his family, and realize the true reason for the day. No matter what, his children will always be his greatest treasures. He teaches the boys how to be men, and the girls how men should be. He is the caretaker, the protector, the fixer, and the one who teaches you that unless you’re bleeding to death, that boo boo will be ok.

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