Father’s Day is this weekend–mark your calendar for June 17, 2018! If you’re a father, you might be thinking of taking the opportunity to go on a weekend RV excursion with your family. After all, one of the best things about owning an RV is having the flexibility to take a weekend to get out of town and explore other parts of Arizona and southern Utah. If you’re looking for an RV destination for Father’s Day, here are a few options in the Southwest that can offer the fun-filled Father’s day you’re looking for:
- The Tucson 23: Mexican Food Festival
This food festival, which is in its third year running, was named for the 23-mile stretch of Tucson that has the highest concentration of Mexican and Mexican-American food restaurants in all of Southern Arizona. To celebrate this food culture, the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance is putting on an event that includes food sampling from 23 of the best restaurants between South Tucson and the Catalina Foothills. The event also features live music, cooking demos, and education about Mexican and Mexican-American culture. If your dad is a foodie, point your RV in Tucson’s direction! After all, Tucson was named the first World City of Gastronomy in the United States, so even if you can’t make it to the Tucson 23: Mexican Food Festival on June 16 at 6pm, the city is worth a visit for hungry dads! Plus, there are lots of RV parks with readily available hookups.
- The Arizona Diamondbacks Game at Chase Field
The Arizona Diamondbacks go all-out for Father’s Day, so if your dad is into sports, a baseball game is a great way to spend the holiday. On Sunday, June 17, the Diamondbacks are playing the Mets. The first 15,000 dads to enter the park will get a free Hawaiian shirt, and fans who stay late have the chance to run the bases with dad for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Plus, dads who love ballpark food can get specials on fan favorites, including apple pie chimichangas, bacon beer cheeseburgers, sausage and pepper nachos, and lemon shandy. Like Tucson, Phoenix has several RV parks with full and partial hookups.
- Camping in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Want to get away from the crowds for Father’s Day? Consider a camping trip in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, around Lake Powell. It’s one of the few camping areas in the Southwest that is not currently affected by fire danger, so it’s a perfect option for this Father’s Day weekend. There are three developed campgrounds in the area with full hookups for RVs.