Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15, and instead of spoiling dad with another neck tie or set of golf balls he doesn’t need, celebrate him by spending quality time together. The Space Coast is full of unique ways to create memories that will last a lifetime. The editorial team at SpaceCoast Living compiled a list of ideas dad will love.

1. Florida Biplanes & Helicopter Rides

Experience the thrill and adventure of flying in an authentic WWII-era Open Cockpit Biplane. Take in the views of Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center from above. Biplanes can hold two passengers per flight and start at $85 per person. Helicopters accommodate three passengers per flight and start at $39 per person. Rides are offered daily from the Merritt Island Airport. FloridaBiplanes.com


2. Brevard County Manatees Baseball Games

The Brevard County Manatees are a minor league baseball team of the Florida State League and are the A-Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Watch them play against other minor league baseball teams. Prices vary. ManateesBaseball.com


3. Long Doggers

Styled like a surf shop with good food and a relaxed environment, Long Doggers has five locations on the Space Coast. Guests can choose to eat inside or outside on the patio, and their menu includes brews, burgers, sandwiches and seafood. Prices vary. LongDoggers.com


4. Kennedy Space Center/Astronaut Hall of Fame

Get up close with space at The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. It features exhibits and displays, historic spacecraft and memorabilia, two IMAX theaters, Angry Birds Space Encounter, and the Space Shuttle Atlantis display. General admission $50, $40 for children under 11. KennedySpaceCenter.com


5. Florida Cracker Airboat Rides

Go on the ride of a lifetime that’s second to no other on an airboat. Visit the backwaters of the St. Johns River and view nature’s wonders all around you including gators, birds, and other wildlife. Reservations are required. $45 for adults, $40 for kids 12 and under. FloridaCrackerAirboatRide.com


6. Deep Sea Fishing

Jump aboard for a deep sea fishing charter experience of a lifetime. Whether you’re up for a full day or half day, a deep sea fishing experience will have you catching fish like grouper, snapper, kingfish, and tarpon. A private charter caters to any kind of fisherman and is family and kid friendly. Prices vary. SeaLeveler.com