Finding things to do for Father’s Day in Orlando can be a tough one, because what do you get the man who has everything? Sure, you could buy him another “World’s Best Dad” mug or golf tie and he would be happy as a clam. But why not challenge yourself to think outside of the box and make Father’s Day in Orlando extra special for dear ‘ol Dad?
Things To Do in Orlando With Dad This Father's Day
The most important part of Dad’s day will be spending it with you! If you are an adult, chances are he doesn’t get to see you as much as he wants so this day will be extra special. We want to help you think outside of the box so here are 7 Father’s Day gift idea’s that focus on time sure to put a smile on Dad's face.
Thrill Him With Orlando Theme Park Tickets
Whether the Dad in question is the father of little kids or adult ones, almost everyone enjoys a day out with their family. The list of Orlando attractions is extensive providing theme park fun for the whole family. If you can spend a lot, take Dad to Disney's | Epcot or explore the all-new Universal's Volcano Bay water park in Orlando. Looking for a cheaper option? SeaWorld | Orlando and Busch Gardens (Tampa) offer a Fun Card where you can pay for a day, and stay all year so it is basically like an annual pass.
Visit A Botanical Garden or Zoo
Harry P. Leu Gardens is a great place to bring your dad this Father's Day. They have so many activities for everyone and fun for dads who like to learn. The Central Florida Zoo is also the perfect place to take your knowledgable dads.
Help Dad With A Day Project
In advance, call him on the phone and ask him if there is anything he needs to do around the house. If he says yes, make this part of your present and help Dad complete a much needed day project. You provide the pizza and beer and he will provide the life lessons. Similarly, put some time into making coupons and present them to Dad to redeem at a future date. Coupons could include help with housework, a trip to Home Depot, or some time watching his favorite TV show.
Head Out To A Museum
Museums are a fantastic way to bond over learning and Orlando has several including the Cornell Fine Arts Museum and Orlando Museum of Art. Dad’s are all about teaching their kids things, no matter what age they are, let him tell you his experiences as you view art and artifacts together! Museums in Orlando are chock-full of interesting subjects. A few of our favorite museum day trips from Orlando include Fantasy of Flight infamous "Orlampa", Kennedy Space Center, The Ringling Museum, and the Dali Museum in St. Pete. If you can’t make it for Father’s Day, print out a piece of art or information about the museum, wrap it, and provide tickets for a future date. Tickets are often available through VisitOrlando.com, just click on the Discounts and Tickets tab!
Learn Something New Together
Is Dad artistic? This is the perfect day to take him out for painting or pottery. [Those paint nights in Orlando aren’t just for the ladies!]. Check out A Painting Fiesta for a location near you.
Volunteer To Help Other Dads
Sometimes, the best gift you can possibly give is giving to others. If your Dad is the kind of guy who never needs anything, perhaps he is the kind of guy who would enjoy giving his time to make another Father’s day extra special. Head down to the local soup kitchen, homeless shelter, or charity and spend the day volunteering to help make a person's day a little brighter. Visit VolunteerOrlando to see the possibilities, it's a win-win!
Get Active Outdoors
Florida has beautiful State Parks like Wekiwa Springs Park, where you can bike, canoe, camp, swim, hike and more. Explore some of the Best Parks in Orlando or head to the Gulf Beaches. Not a fan of sand? Check out a City Park like Lake Eola Park, plan a picnic and go. Father’s Day is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the weather. We know Florida is hot, so a kayak trip to a spring or hike in a shady mangrove forest are great suggestions.
Does Dad love craft beer? Check out one of the many craft breweries in and around Orlando.
If you take a day trip to the beaches, head to Pinellas and stop into one of the many Craft Beer Breweries in Pinellas County. If your Dad loves sports, head out to your local baseball field or park and play some catch or toss around the Frisbee then head home for a good old-fashioned BBQ where you can wow Dad with your grill-master skills. Not a great grill-master, that's OK, Manny's Chophouse has five locations and can thrill any meat and potatoes man!
Make A Weekend Out Of It
Why spend just one day with Dad? If funds allow for it, take a few days for a mini-getaway. Just Dad and the kids. Florida has so much to offer depending on what your Father is interested in. If he is a history buff, head to historic St. Augustine and explore the oldest city in America. If he loves nature, a camping trip to Ocala may be in the cards. We suggest Rainbow River. Relaxing, drinking, and diving his thing? Time to head to Key West! If you need to stay in town look to Aloft Orlando Downtown for a spectacular staycation!
No matter what you decide to do, your Dad is sure to love it because he is spending time with the greatest gifts of all, his kids! Check out our Father's Day events page for a full list of things to do in Orlando with dad this Father's Day weekend.
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Take Dad Golfing To A Famous Course
Golf courses in Orlando are a great idea for a gift, and with so many options, there are several deals to choose from. Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Dubsdread Golf Course, and the North Shore Golf Club all offer perfect games of golf for those athletic dads. Disney also has several golf courses if you want to partake in some magic golf.