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Las Vegas: Father's Day ideas, from a bull to a barrel roll

June 07, 2013|By Jay Jones
  • Dads can celebrate Father's Day with some daredevil aerial stunts high above the Nevada desert around Las Vegas.
Dads can celebrate Father's Day with some daredevil aerial stunts… (Sky Combat Ace )

Las Vegas will roll out the red carpet for dads on June 16, offering a variety of testosterone-infused challenges for Father’s Day, from trying to stay atop a mechanical bull to taking flight for some barrel rolls.

The PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood will offer a special “BBQ, beer and bull rides” event. Dads who down a half-rack of pork ribs will receive a free 22-ounce draft (PBR, of course) and a complimentary ride on the mechanical bull for however long that may last.

Fathers seeking even bigger thrills can head to the airport in suburban Henderson for a specially priced aerial joyride. For $299, Sky Combat Ace will provide an exhilarating, 25-minute acrobatic thrill ride in an Extra 300LC aircraft. Experienced flight instructors will take guests through a hair-raising series of loops, stalls and tumbles with the Strip and nearby mountains forming the backdrop.

The deal is also available in the form of a gift certificate good through December.

After all that excitement, Dad may need a stress-relieving stop at the Bellagio Spa & Salon. For $100, dads can indulge in the “Gentleman’s Manicure and Pedicure,” a 40-minute treatment that includes a leg and foot massage.

Fathers content with a smoke and a drink can indulge in those pastimes – and some people-watching too – on the patio at Rhumbar at the Mirage. Twenty bucks buys any signature cocktail and a house cigar.

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