Father’s Day only comes once a year — make it count with unique experiences, gourmet dining, special gifts and more. In other words, make it Orlando (The Wheel at ICON Park® pictured).


Updated June 17, 2022

Father’s Day is coming on June 19, 2022 — and no destination beats Orlando when it comes to treating the dads in your life like the heroes they are. This year, give them the star treatment they deserve with unforgettable adventures, acclaimed dining, one-of-a-kind gifts and money-saving offers that you and Dad can enjoy together in Orlando.

Outdoor Adventures for Dads in Orlando

sunset airboat tour at Boggy Creek
Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures Near Orlando

On the Water

Nothing gets some dads’ motors running like, well, running motors. Attach one of those bad boys to a rugged airboat, and you have a recipe for adventure that most dads will find hard to resist. Top Orlando-area airboat operators include Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides and Wild Florida. (The latter also has a Gator Park and drive-thru Safari Park.)

Learn more: Orlando Ecotourism

If Dad prefers slower-paced fun on the water, take him to kayak-tour operators like Adventures in Florida, Epic Paddle Adventures, and Get Up and Go Kayaking. You can also opt for swimming in our gorgeous natural springs, including those at Blue Spring State Park, De Leon Springs State Park, Rock Springs at Kelly Park, and Wekiwa Springs State Park.

Learn more: Orlando’s Natural Springs

Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park guy making his way across ropes course
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park

In the Air

Dad can soar through the trees like Tarzan when he visits Orlando. Watch him tackle a zip-line obstacle course at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park or zip line over wild alligators at Gatorland’s Screamin’ Gator Zip Line — if he dares.

Learn more: Top Orlando Zip Lines

West Orange Trail - Bikes & Blades Co.
West Orange Trail in Winter Garden Near Orlando (Image Courtesy West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades Co.)

On the Ground

If Dad wants to clock some miles on the ground, check out Revolution Adventures. You can also introduce him to the West Orange Trail. Stretching from Winter Garden near Walt Disney World® Resort in the south to Apopka in the north, the paved, approximately 21-acre trail will bring him close to Central Florida’s gorgeous flora and fauna with ample amenities along the way. Want to go by bike? West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades Co. of Winter Garden has you covered with equipment rentals.

Learn more: Winter Garden

Orlando Sports for Dads

A family playing golf at the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club
Waldorf Astoria® Golf Club in Orlando

Go Golfing

Dad won’t lack for places to hit the links while he’s in Orlando. What really sets us apart, though, are pro-designed golf courses. For instance, Arnold Palmer’s layouts can be found at Shingle Creek Golf Club, Orange Lake Resort and Walt Disney World® Golf’s three courses, as well as Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, home of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.

Learn more: Top Orlando Golf Courses

Palmer also designed one of the three courses at Reunion Resort, with the others being dreamed up by Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. Another Nicklaus course can be played at Grand Cypress Golf Club. We have creations from Greg Norman (The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes) and Reese Jones (Waldorf Astoria® Golf Club), too, among other celebrated designers.

USTA National Campus hard courts
United States Tennis Association National Campus in Orlando’s Lake Nona Community

Play Tennis

If tennis is Dad’s racket, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus makes Orlando the Home of American Tennis with 100 courts spread across 64 acres. More importantly, this state-of-the-art facility has professional-grade courts where players of all ages and skill levels can play for free (pre-registration required). They even have full-size Pickleball hard courts!

Learn more: Orlando Sports

Throw in the facility’s educational and training opportunities, including private lessons, and you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for dads who “love” tennis. The USTA National Campus is in Lake Nona, about 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

Learn more: Lake Nona

Orlando City Soccer Club stadium entrance
Exploria Stadium in Downtown Orlando’s Parramore District

Watch Soccer & Arena Football

Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando is home to Major League Soccer’s Orlando City Soccer Club and National Women’s Soccer League’s Orlando Pride teams. Although neither is playing on Father’s Day, Orlando City takes on Houston Dynamo FC on Saturday, June 18. And on Friday, June 17, the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators face off against the San Antonio Gunslingers at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando’s Parramore District.

Orlando Dining for Dads

A family of four dining at Uncle Julio's at ICON Park
Discover Delicious Dining for Dads in Orlando

The table is set for incredible dining experiences in Orlando this Father’s Day. Some local restaurants will even have special Father’s Day menus. Use the following links to learn more about top dining districts in Orlando. Then, check with your preferred restaurants for details about their availability and special offers this Father’s Day.

Orlando Gifts for Dads

boxthecity brand basket
Orlando Gift Sets From boxthecity™

Want a one-stop shop for all your Orlando gift-buying needs? Consider boxthecity™ and Orlando Gift Baskets, both of which can help you customize an Orlando-themed gift assortment for Dad. Orlando Gift Baskets also has a dedicated Father’s Day section on its website.

Learn more: Orlando Shopping

More great gifts await at Orlando’s most popular shopping destinations. These include The Mall at Millenia, The Florida Mall®, Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, Orlando International Premium Outlets® and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets®, as well as bespoke retailers at Disney Springs®, Park Avenue in Winter Park, and unique neighborhoods all over town.

Learn more: Orlando Neighborhoods

Orlando Attractions for Dads

A father and son posing with Superman at Madame Tussauds in ICON Park.
Madame Tussauds Orlando at ICON Park® in the International Drive Entertainment District

Orlando has numerous standalone attractions that Dad will want to experience. Top options include Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, Gatorland, escape rooms at The Escape Game Orlando and Escapology, Orlando Auto Museum and other attractions at Dezerland Park, unique spins on golf at Drive Shack and Topgolf Orlando, and ICON Park®, which is home to The Wheel, Madame Tussauds Orlando, Museum of Illusions and other ways for you and Dad to play.

Save on discount tickets: Orlando Attractions

Don’t forget our imaginative water parks, either. Favorites include Aquatica® Orlando, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Universal’s Volcano Bay and Island H2O Live!.

Save on discount tickets: Orlando Water Parks

Orlando Theme Parks for Dads

A family watching a fireworks show over Orlando.
See Fireworks Every Night in Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World

Naturally, Orlando’s world-famous theme parks have plenty of attractions and events that are perfect for dads, including some fresh additions.

Save on discount tickets: Orlando Theme Parks

Universal Orlando Resort

Challenge Dad to “brave the hunt” at Universal Orlando Resort’s newest thrill ride, Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Or, travel with him to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, including Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley™ at Universal Studios Florida — no Floo Powder™ required.

Learn more: New Reasons to Visit Orlando

Walt Disney World® Resort

If sci-fi is more his thing, let Dad experience the brand-new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT®, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom® Park, or Pandora — The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, all part of Walt Disney World® Resort. And if Dad loves food and/or gardening, he won’t want to miss the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, running daily through July 4, 2022.

Learn more: Orlando Events

SeaWorld® Orlando

Dad will also enjoy conquering some of the world’s greatest roller coasters — including the all-new Ice Breaker — and getting face-to-fin with aquatic marvels at SeaWorld® Orlando. And after the sun sets, the park’s Electric Ocean event gets underway on select nights (including Father’s Day) through Sept. 5, 2022.

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Father’s Day Menus & Special Offers in Orlando

Reserved seating for a formal dinner.
The Table Is Set for Father’s Day Dining in Orlando

Father’s Day Dining Specials in Orlando

See what top Orlando restaurants and resorts are serving this Father’s Day. More menus will be added in the lead-up to June 19, so check back often.

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Father’s Day dining offers are exclusively available on June 19, 2022. Prices do not reflect taxes or gratuities. Reservations are strongly recommended and in some cases required.

AVA MediterrAegean

New to Winter Park, about 25 minutes from our main tourism districts, AVA MediterrAegean will have a special Surf and Turf option ($220)  for Father’s Day, as well as their regular brunch menu, from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Surf & Turf includes a poached Maine lobster and grilled ribeye duo, served with bourbon-onion jus and horseradish aioli. It is presented in a wooden box filled with flambeed rosemary and aged-oak smoke, opened at the table by one of AVA’s servers for a theatrical and Instagrammable multi-sensory experience.

Learn more: Winter Park

Avanti International Resort Pool Bar

From 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on June 17 – 19, 2022, the Pool Bar at Avanti International Resort will have a BBQ Plate ($15), which includes your choice of a half rack of pork ribs, a leg quarter chicken, or two hot dogs, plus beans, corn on the cob, and a fountain soft drink. They will also have drink specials, including your choice of whiskey ($9, one mixer included; excludes Hennessey and Johnny Walker Black Label), Rum Punch ($12), and domestic beer in a 6-oz. can ($7).

City Works Eatery & Pour House

From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., City Works Eatery & Pour House at Disney Springs® will have a Father’s Day Brunch with the best of rock ‘n’ roll music and themed dishes such as Jon Bun Jovi, Johnny Hash, The Boss and more.

Learn more: DISNEY SPRINGS

The Edison

Part of the dining lineup at Disney Springs, The Edison will have two Father’s Day specials from 12 – 11 p.m. on June 17 – 19. They include an 8-oz. Roasted Lamb Loin ($48) served with fennel garlic fingerling potatoes, broccolini and mint sauce, and a Leather & Tweed cocktail ($18), featuring Knob Creek Bourbon, Branca Menta, Caol Ila Scotch and simple syrup.

The Promenade at Sunset Walk

Adjacent to Margaritaville Resort Orlando, The Promenade at Sunset Walk will have two Father’s Day dining offerings. First, The Wharf at Sunset Walk is offering a Steak & Shrimp Dinner ($60), including one complimentary draft beer. Additionally, River Street Sweets at Sunset Walk will have buy-two, get-two-free savings on all packaged nuts, popcorn, taffy and brittle.

Soseki Modern Omakase

On June 18 – 19, 2022, Soseki Modern Omakase in Winter Park will have a curated, multicourse dining experience for up to 10 guests, including premium offerings from the land and sea. The experience also includes a selection of wines and sakes from top producers and regions, and it can be elevated with the Cru Offering, which features iconic producers and cellar selections of some of the world’s most respected wines and sakes. Prepaid reservations are required. Pricing: $350 per person.

Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit

Located at ICON Park, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit will have a Father’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and the regular a-la-carte menu from 4 – 10 p.m. Dad can get a free beer with any entree purchase during both seatings.

Learn more: ICON Park

Taverna Opa

From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dad receives a complimentary lunch when you order a family-style menu for four or more at Taverna Opa, an authentic Greek restaurant that’s part of Pointe Orlando on I-Drive.

Learn more: Pointe Orlando

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf - International Drive family and ship
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Orlando’s International Drive Entertainment District

Father’s Day Offers in Orlando

Select Orlando businesses also have special offers for you and Dad this Father’s Day. Check back for more deals through June 19 and visit our Offers page or Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com for additional savings.

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Father’s Day offers are exclusively available on June 19, 2022.

Epic Paddle Adventures

On June 17 – 19, 2022, Epic Paddle Adventures is offering a 20% discount using the code FATHER.

Fun Spot America

At Fun Spot America, dads can get a free Single Day 1-Park Fun Pass with the purchase of a second Single Day 1-Park Fun Pass.

The Florida Mall®

Between 12 – 3 p.m., dads receive complimentary valet parking, a Savings Passport, and a swag bag full of additional savings at The Florida Mall.

Learn more: Premier Orlando Malls

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Part of Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District, Harry P. Leu Gardens will have free admission for all dads.

Learn more: Audubon Park Garden District

Orange County Regional History Center

Located inside a historic courthouse in downtown Orlando, the Orange County Regional History Center is offering free admission for any caregiver accompanied by a loved one of any age.

Learn more: Downtown Orlando

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

At Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf on International Drive, dads play for free with a paying child. They’re open from 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. on Father’s Day.

Learn more: International Drive

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