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.
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
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.
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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.
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Orlando Sports for Dads
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.
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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.
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!
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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.
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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
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.
- Downtown Orlando
- Restaurant Row
- International Drive
- Disney Springs® / Lake Buena Vista Area
- Universal Orlando Resort Area
- Winter Park
- Surrounding Areas
Orlando Gifts for Dads
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.
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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.
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Orlando Attractions for Dads
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.
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Orlando Theme Parks for Dads
Naturally, Orlando’s world-famous theme parks have plenty of attractions and events that are perfect for dads, including some fresh additions.
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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.
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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.
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.
New to Winter Park, about 25 minutes from our main tourism districts, AVA MediterrAegean will have a special Surf and Turf option for Father’s Day, as well as their regular brunch menu, from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Learn more: Winter Park
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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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