Moovit: Your Father's Day Travel Companion

Published: June 16, 2019

Father’s Day presents can be difficult. I’m the person who usually buys socks or maybe the random tech accessory that the man (men) in my life maybe didn’t want — or, even need. And, while today signifies the day to celebrate “Dad” or “Grandpa” or another special figure in your life — I, we, understand that it is often a tedious project that may or may not be given the full nod of approval. #Fathers.

Luckily, there is still time to quickly organize something special for the big day, even if that thing isn’t for today.

We have compiled a list of events happening across the US of A this week, and even the week after, in the merriest of metropolitan areas — with the hope that you can find an idea that might just knock Dad’s socks off (hint: an envelope containing an upcoming attraction could just do the trick!)

All of the destinations are available by public transit, micro-mobility, ride-sharing & more because — in short — that’s our speciality here at Moovit.

  1. Friday, June 21st, 2019: The Rolling Stones at Soldier Field Stadium, Chicago, IL

guitar player
As stated by TimeOut — and, honestly, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves, “The world’s grayest…er, greatest rock & roll band is back to get its rocks off with its first stateside shows since 2015. The reason to hit the road is, well, because they still can. The group’s most recent album is 2016’s covers collection Blue & Lonesome, and they seem to have fun adding a few blues numbers into their set of rock & roll smashes. Expect some harp-shredding solos by Mick, as well as the strutting and shimmying you’ve come to know and love.” Now, that’s a gift that Dad couldn’t say no to, right?

> Get there with Moovit. To view various routes to this iconic concert, click here.

  1. Tuesday, June 18th & Wednesday, June 19th, 2019: Ariana Grande at Madison Square Garden, NYC

view from crowd of stage

This one might be a bit selfish but — what is a better gift than some quality time with Dad doing something that YOU want to do. Dads love making their children happy and being part of life’s most memorable events. So without much more adieu, we suggest taking your special person to an Ariana Grande concert. If you are in or around the NYC area, you’re in luck because there are not one, but two concerts this week at the iconic Madison Square Garden.

Here’s a little snippet to give to Dad with the tickets, just in case he isn’t “in the know”: According to concert goers, “Grande’s set opens with a solar eclipse.” And, that is particularly spectacular given that the past year has been a tumultuous one for Ms. Grande. Yet, amid the turmoil, the pop-star — a soon to be icon if not already — had the power to release Sweetener, her most impassioned collection of songs yet, filled with empowering anthems and inspirational R&B ballads. Come on, Dad. Let’s go!  

> Thank you, next! Use Moovit to reach this must-see concert — with or without Dad. Click here.

  1. Thursday, June 20th, 2019: Giants vs Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

view of dodgers bullpen from stands

Hey there, Californians! From San Francisco to Los Angeles  — we have the perfect gift idea for you. Take me (or someone) out to the ballgame! An All-American grand spectacle, emmased in history and tradition, this is the perfect event for celebrating. Think delicious food (Dodger Sausage — Stadium exclusive al pastor seasoned sausage stuffed with pineapple chunks and grilled, topped with pineapple salsa and cilantro-lime crema) and a beer or two. Plus, the Dodgers are currently #1 in the NL West so you are likely in for an all-around good time. (P.S. The stadium is also giving away FREE canvas beach bags on this day. We aren’t going to lie — they look great and we love a little freebie every now and then.)

> Use Moovit to take you (& Dad) out to the ball game. Click here for a home run ride.

  1. Beginning Saturday, June 8th – To be Determined (Limited Time):  David H. Koch Hall of Fossils –‘Deep Time’, Washington, D.C.

David H. Koch Hall of Fossils from the outside
It has already begun, but that’s what is so nice about this Washington, D.C. happening — the lines have likely subsided a tad bit since the grand opening. (Because, who likes waiting in a line?) For the history and environment-buff or just all-around curious Dad, this exhibit could be the goldmine gift. The National Museum of Natural History debuted its new 31,000-square-foot fossil hall with this epic exhibit that will connect our planet’s very distant past to the present and future. Visitors will be transported to ancient ecosystems, navigate through the evolution of life across 4.6 billion years and encounter roughly 700 fossil specimens along the way, including a jaw-dropping, lifelike T-rex and a woolly mammoth. P.S. Did we mention that admission is free?

> You might be seeing fossils, but technology will create your most efficient ride. Click here for the details.  

  1. Thursday June 27th, 2019: Top Taco 2019 Presented by Estrella Jalisco!, at Stanley Marketplace, Denver, Colorado


photo of tacos at stanley marketplace

Who doesn’t love tacos — or Tequila? Or, a food festival that combines the two, and ultimately crowns a winner. Be part of Taco & Tequila history with Dad! According to Top Taco Denver, “At Top Taco, festival-goers sample unlimited taco tastes and signature tequila cocktails from some of the best restaurants in Denver, voting for their favorites to crown four categories of awards: Top Creative Taco, Top Traditional Taco, Top Vegetarian Taco, and Top Cocktail. With 3 stages of amazing live music, creative tequila lounge areas, and some of the best chefs and mixologists in the city, Top Taco has become the can’t-miss summer event in Denver.” If you are in the area — we don’t advise you to miss out.

Let’s “taco” ’bout arriving to this food festival. Click here to receive the best routes.

P.S. Happy Father’s Day! 

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