June 19, 2022 is Father’s Day, a day to celebrate all the dads, grandfathers, father-like figures, and other special men in your life. There's plenty to do in New Orleans, including dining at a restaurant, visiting an attraction, or shopping for the perfect gift. 

Paul Broussard
Cochon de Lait po-boy from Rosedale

Make those Dining Reservations Now

On Father’s Day, dine at Galatoire’s, Neyow’s Creole Café, Rosedale, or one of our many delicious restaurants open for the occasion. If you plan to dine in, make your reservation now. See what restaurants are open here.  

Shop for the Perfect Gift

Finding a gift for dad can be a challenge, but New Orleans shops have plenty to offer. You can’t go wrong with a signature polo from Perlis, or a unique accessory from the New Orleans Museum of Art. For prints and other works of art, check out Dutch Alley Artist’s Co-Op or Studio BE’s online shop. If all else fails, scoop up a gift card to dad’s favorite shop or restaurant, which supports local businesses and is a win-win for everyone.

Visit an Attraction

A trip to the zoo, a visit to the World War II Museum, even a ride on Steamboat Natchez – there are plenty of New Orleans attractions to explore on Father’s Day. You’ll want to purchase tickets in advance, as many of these attractions have timed entry and could book up.

Justen Williams
Café du Monde in New Orleans City Park

Get Outdoors

New Orleans’ parks and greenspaces provide endless opportunities for adventure. At City Park, spend the day mini golfing at City Putt, or chow down on beignets at Café du Monde. Just across the way is Bayou St. John, where you can rent a kayak or paddleboard and cruise up and down the 4-mile waterway. Faubourg Brewery has reopened its taproom, as well as outdoor greenspaces, for visitors to come and enjoy. Check out our ultimate guide to the outdoors here.