“A father’s job is not to teach his daughter how to be a lady. It’s to teach her how a lady should be treated.” – unknown
During the month of love, what better way to show the little lady in your life how she should be treated than by taking her on a daddy-daughter date! There is so much that can be said about the importance of the father-daughter relationship. From academics to self-esteem to their future relationships, dads reign supreme in helping their daughter become the confident and empowered young woman that she aspires to be. The pressure’s on, right?! Here’s where we come in to help! The DiG’s got you covered with not one, but three daddy-daughter date nights in one of Gwinnett’s loveliest cities-Duluth. With its beautiful town green set amid Old Town Duluth that is dotted with a variety of specialty merchants, it is the perfect backdrop for your daddy-daughter date night!
DADDY-DAUGHTER DATE NO. 1 PIZZA + CHOCOLATE = DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL FOREVER
As simple and as time-honored as the father-daughter bond, pizza might just prove to be the way to your little lady’s heart. Share a slice of pizza and a slice of your heart with your girl at O4WP. This corner pizza shop that prides itself on its jersey-style pizza made the traditional way offers the perfect opportunity to spend one-on-one time with your special date.
If you haven’t won her over yet, don’t despair. We have a secret weapon…chocolate! Meander down Main Street until you see the 70-foot long “Chocolate Lady” mural that is holding a box of chocolate truffles. Here you will find the decadent Chocolaterie. Located in the oldest remaining building on Main Street, the Chocolaterie has been making beautiful, delectable chocolate since the summer of 2006. They offer an assortment of beautifully decorated, handmade and hand painted chocolate truffles as well as homemade fudge, traditional chocolate goodies and gourmet ice cream. What could be sweeter than chocolate with your sweetie?!
DADDY-DAUGHTER DATE NO. 2 DONUTS WITH DAD…PLUS RAINBOWS, OF COURSE!
Start this daddy-daughter date at Simply Done Donuts and you will ensure that you have hung the moon in your daughter’s eyes. This fun donut shop offers little donuts that are “oh-so-cute” and “oh-so-big” on flavor. From the smorelicious to the pb&j to fruity pebble donuts, a visit to Simply Done Donuts is a fun start to your date! Next, show your princess what it’s like to be spoiled with a visit to Hello Rainbow. This whimsical toyshop in Duluth’s Parsons Alley is the perfect place to make your little girl smile.
DADDY-DAUGHTER DATE NO. 3 PARK AND ART WITH YOUR SWEETHEART
Allow your daughter to channel her inner “Fancy Nancy” at this lavish restaurant overlooking Duluth’s town green. Duluth’s Epicurean Cafe is a purveyor of contemporary American dining that offers a delightful menu for a more sophisticated daddy-daughter date. So pull out her chair, place her napkin in her lap as any gentleman should and enjoy the special time with the little lady in your life.
The next stop offers a perfect ending to any daddy-daughter date. For the creative types, there is no better way to bond than by creating art together and at Eye Candy Studio, you can do just that! They offer pottery painting, canvas painting classes and more!
P.S. Hey moms of boys!
We’ve got mother-son date ideas for you, too! The saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach can apply just as easily to growing boys, and with that in mind, we suggest starting your memorable mother-son date with a visit to Nacho Daddy. Don’t let their name fool you, they don’t just serve nachos…they serve the MOST INSANE GOURMET NACHOS you’ve ever seen, smothered in queso and salsa made fresh daily. They guarantee you’ll never find a dry chip!
After getting your fill of nachos, stop by the Southeastern Railway Museum and enjoy climbing onto a “choo-choo” train and other railway vehicles. Take a ride on a smaller scale passenger train, or check out one of their many fun events.