Let’s give Father’s Day an upgrade, and, no, that doesn’t mean fancy socks, cards about fishing or, heaven forbid, brunch. Dad deserves an unforgettable day, one that includes a driving range with drinks, battling stormtroopers in VR or getting shot out of a super-sized slot machine. When he starts to break a sweat, just remind him: This one’s for you, Pop.

Topgolf Las Vegas

Hitting balls with dad? Fine. Booking a climate-controlled bay at Topgolf? Better. This complex is the Vegas casino of golf experiences—a bar, restaurant, party pool and driving range rolled into one, where players test their aim and power on a signature game. Grab beers and clubs and get swinging. (4627 Koval Lane, 702.933.8458)

The Beatles LOVE

This Cirque du Soleil masterpiece channels the spirit of the Fab Four into a flying, flipping, dancing display set to a soundtrack laden with nostalgia. It’s a powerful journey worthy of the 20th century’s greatest band. (The Mirage, 702.791.7111)

The VOID—Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire

Pull on a headset and step inside the Void, an immersive environment that transports you via virtual reality to the Star Wars universe, where you must infiltrate the Empire and save the Rebellion. Tell Darth, “Happy Father’s Day,” if you see him. (The Venetian, 385.323.0090)




There’s nothing more Vegas than riding a zipline out of a 12-story slot machine over the Fremont Street Experience. Take the standard ride for a bird’s-eye view, or opt for the elevated zoomline and fly Superman-style above the crowd. (Fremont Street Experience, 844.947.8342)

Robert Irvine’s Public House Summer Cookout

This festive event on June 14 kicks off Las Vegas Restaurant Week with food and drinks from several Tropicana restaurants under one roof at one price. Sample seasonal bites to benefit Three Square Food Bank or upgrade to a VIP ticket and meet Robert Irvine himself. (Tropicana, 800.829.9034)

Barry Manilow

If Dad’s a fan of “Mandy” and “Copacabana,” the Westgate has good news: Barry is back. Vegas fixture Barry Manilow has returned, performing a residency packed with classic crooning at this off-Strip resort. (Westgate Las Vegas, 702.732.5111)

Thrill Rides at Stratosphere

Mac King

Mac King

Set carnival rides atop a 109-story tower and they go from whoop-it-up fun to truly heart-pumping. If dad loves the feeling of adrenaline flooding his veins, buy him a ticket to the Big Shot—and maybe save lunch for after you’re back on the ground. (Stratosphere, 702.380.7777)

Mac King

Family-friendly is hardly the phrase that comes to mind when you think Las Vegas, but comedy magician Mac King manages to deliver a show that’s as enjoyable for adults as it is for kids—no small feat in itself. (Harrah’s, 702.777.2782)


One part magic show, one part sexy revue, one part pyromaniac performance, this unique spectacle at Paris is in a category of its own, but one defining characteristic is clear: From magician Joe Labero to the sexy Fuel Girls, it’s very, very hot. (Paris, 855.234.7469)