Celebrate your favorite father figures with unique experiences, first-class dining, special gifts and more in Orlando (The Wheel at ICON Park® pictured).
Updated June 13, 2023
Father’s Day is coming on June 18, 2023, and there is no better destination for celebrating the most important father figures in your life than Orlando. Wow Dad with fantastic experiences, dining and gifts that are right up his alley, from craft breweries and geeky bars to sports and ecotourism adventures. Plus, special offers and menus designed just for Dad.
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Whether Dad is an avid outdoorsman, a sports fanatic or an extra-enthusiastic spectator, give him a day to remember with thrilling sports and ecotourism adventures in Orlando. Hit the trails, test your mettle on championship golf courses, take off on sky-high adventures over land and sea, and so much more.
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Ecotourism Adventures for Dad
On the Ground
Hit the road for a fun day of hiking, cycling or even off-roading through diverse Central Florida ecosystems. Discover Orlando’s beautiful public parks, nature preserves, and neighboring state parks at your leisure, or stay at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes to explore a 2-mile mountain biking trail through pristine Florida wilderness. More outdoorsy fun awaits along the West Orange Trail, a 22-mile paved trail with five outposts and several areas of interest along the way. No bike? West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades Co. has you covered with bicycle and accessory rentals for all ages.
Thrill-seekers can also get their hearts racing on a pulse-pounding ATV ride with Revolution Adventures, or get behind the wheel of a real 17-ton military tank at Tank America. The only place in Florida where civilians can drive a real tank, Tank America is offering 25% off their Basic Training Package from June 1 – 18, 2023. The once-in-a-lifetime experience covers up to three passengers and includes a mudhole drive-through and the chance to crush a scrap car beneath a 17-ton FV433 Abbot Tank.
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In the Air
Channel your inner Tarzan and soar through the trees with thrilling zip line adventures in Orlando. Soar over alligators and crocodiles on the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World,” tackle 97 aerial challenges and a 425-foot zip line at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park, and more. No matter where you go, you’re sure to have a wild time with Dad.
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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.)
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If Dad prefers slower-paced fun on the water, take him to kayak-tour operators like 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.
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Sports Adventures for Dad
Take it to the court at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus in Lake Nona. The state-of-the-art facility has 98 tennis courts, including 20 professional-grade courses and 26 Smart Courts spread over 64 acres in the new Home of American Tennis. They even have pickleball. They also offer private lessons, perfect for sneaking in a little practice before the big game.
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Score a hole-in-one with incredible pro-designed golf courses, including courses designed by Reese Jones at Waldorf Astoria® Golf Club, Greg Norman at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes and AAA Five Diamond The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Tom-Fazio at the AAA Five Diamond Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Arnold Palmer Design Company at Shingle Creek Golf Club at Rosen Shingle Creek, and so much more. For an extra-special treat, book a weekend getaway at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, home to the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, and tee off in style on courses reserved exclusively for club members and lodge guests.
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For a cutting-edge, immersive golf experience with a handy built-in bar, head to Topgolf, part of our International Drive Entertainment District, or Drive Shack Orlando in our tech-forward Lake Nona neighborhood. Both feature a unique array of driving range games with ball-tracking technology, played in individual air-conditioned bays overlooking a series of on-field targets.
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While there are no soccer games scheduled in Orlando on Father’s Day, soccer fans can look forward to three rousing matches at Exploria Stadium later in the week. Major League Soccer’s (MLS’) Orlando City Soccer Club will take on Philadelphia Union on June 21 and The National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL’s) Orlando Pride will take on Kansas City on June 24. Orlando will also host The Beautiful Game, a star-studded soccer match featuring Brazilian soccer icons Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos, on June 23.
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From rocking live music to standup comedy, Orlando is packed with incredible ways to have a ball. Check out live music venues like Hard Rock Cafe & Live Orlando, House of Blues, Timucua Arts Foundation, Will’s Pub and more — discover the full lineup of Father’s Day weekend events on our Events Calendar. Plus, enjoy live performing arts at Fringe ArtSpace from The Orlando Fringe and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando, share a laugh at Improv Comedy Theater & Restaurant at Pointe Orlando, and so much more.
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Dads can get their geek on at unique themed museums and attractions throughout Orlando. The Orlando Auto Museum at Dezerland Park is a great place to start, with a dedicated Bat Cave, a $100 million James Bond Collection, famous cars like Ghostbusters Ecto-1, a DeLorean Time Machine, and more.
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Lovers of planes, trains and automobiles might also enjoy the Central Florida Railroad Museum and nearby Winter Garden Heritage Museum in Winter Garden, weekly exotic car shows at Old Town and Promenade at Sunset Walk, the American Space Museum in downtown Titusville, and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral. You can even spend some time with a veteran NASA astronaut, embark on a private tour of the complex, and enjoy more surprises in store during Fly With an Astronaut, a special experience available on Father’s Day weekend and other select dates throughout the year.
Toast to Dad at Orlando’s Beer Spa, located on International Drive, where you can soak in hot tubs infused with hops, malt and brewer’s yeast — plus enjoy unlimited local brews from self-service taps just outside the hot tub.
More fun options include indoor skydiving at iFly Indoor Skydiving (save on discount tickets), axe-throwing at Axecelsior Axe Throwing, Max Action Arena, Dezerland Park, go-karts galore at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, elaborate themed escape rooms, and more immersive fun throughout the destination.
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Get Your Geek On
Help Dad celebrate his favorite fandom with elaborate themed bars, restaurants and attractions throughout Orlando. Build your own droid at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, raise your wands in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort, meet your favorite Marvel Super Heroes at Universal Islands of Adventure, and so much more. In the evening, toast to Dad at immersive themed bars like 1-Up Orlando, Cocktails & Screams, Cloak & Blaster and others.
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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. Foodies will also love curated gifts and prepackaged goods from The Ancient Olive Gourmet, distinctive offerings from Orlando’s top breweries, barbecue rubs and sauces from 4 Rivers Smokehouse, and more delicious gifts inspired by and made in Orlando.
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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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With over 6,000 restaurants (including 46 MICHELIN Guide venues), dozens of breweries and plenty of themed bars to go around, there’s no shortage of places to treat Dad to a Father’s Day meal fit for a king. Best of all, many restaurants are offering special menus and savings to help you celebrate in style. Stay tuned for more offers as they are added leading up to Father’s Day.
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Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Father’s Day offers are exclusively available on June 18, 2023.
Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit
Give Dad a fiesta he’ll never forget at Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit at ICON Park®, featuring flamenco dancing; a full a la carte menu of tapas, paella and more Spanish favorites; and a free beer for Dad with the purchase of an entree. Open from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. with special brunch, lunch and dinner options, this is one party you don’t want to miss.
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An Tobar Irish Pub
See exotic cars, dig into barbecue rib specials, and enjoy 2-for-1 beer and drink specials at An Tobar Irish Pub, which will host a special Father’s Day Flex car show from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m on June 18. Part of the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel, this three-story traditional Irish pub is designed to feel like a Victorian Dublin escape, complete with a 60-foot solid wood bar top sourced in Ireland.
City Works Eatery & Pour House
At Disney Springs®, City Works Eatery & Pour House will offer a special Father’s Day brunch, featuring over 90 local and global beers on tap and 17 gigantic HDTVs so he won’t have to miss a second of his favorite games.
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Kavas Tacos + Tequila
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Norman Van Aken’s eponymous Restaurant Row eatery will serve a three-course celebratory dinner with optional wine pairings, a special Father’s Day cocktail, and aged single malt whiskey from The Macallan.
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Treat Dad to a seafood-inspired feast on the water at Paddlefish at Disney Springs®. Father’s Day specials include Papa’s Boil with Cedar Key little neck clams, PEI Mussels, andouille, red potatoes, sweet corn and cornbread ($39), along with a Knob Creek bourbon flight and an extra shot of the restaurant’s exclusive Paddlefish Knob Creek Single Barrel blend ($20).
Soseki Modern Omakase
Savor a decadent omakase interpretation of steakhouse classics at acclaimed One-MICHELIN-Star eatery Soseki Modern Omakase from June 14 – 17. The special Father’s Day menu will feature caviar, A5 Wagyu, uni and toro, along with a curated selection of wine and sake from Beverage Director and 2023 MICHELIN Guide Florida Sommelier Award winner Benjamin S. Coutts.
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Part of Disney Springs, STK will have three Father’s Day specials on June 17 & 18. They include Caviar Bone Marrow Steak Tartare, Wagyu Sampler & Egg, and Dad’s Australian Steak & Egg, the last of which includes a 50-ounce Australian Carrara Tomahawk topped with Truffled Ostrich Scrambled Egg and must be preordered.
Indulge in traditional Greek favorites all day long at Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando, part of the International Drive Entertainment District. Dads eat free on Father’s Day with the purchase of a family-style menu for four or more, available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the evening, enjoy a lively atmosphere and decadent dinner service featuring belly dancing entertainment starting at 6 p.m.
Terralina Crafted Italian
Offering an upscale take on rustic Italian fare, Terralina Crafted Italian will have a Father’s Day special of braised bone in short rib with gorgonzola mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus ($35). Pair it with Dad’s Old-Fashioned ($13) for an extra decadent day out.
For classic American cuisine inspired by fresh seafood, head to The Wharf, part of Promenade at Sunset Walk adjacent to Margaritaville Orlando Resort. Celebrate Dad with a $65 Surf & Turf special, featuring a 14 oz. New York Strip served with bourbon sauce, a shrimp, pepper and onion skewer, a loaded baked potato, asparagus, and one free beer.
Select Orlando businesses also have special offers for you and Dad this Father’s Day. Check back for more deals through June 18 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 18, 2023.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
Dads get in free at Harry P. Leu Gardens, a 50-acre botanical garden adjacent to downtown Orlando in the Audubon Park Garden District. Go back to prehistoric times with Dinosaurs at Leu Gardens, featuring over 20 life-size dinosaurs that will delight kids and adults alike.
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Orange County Regional History Center
If Dad is a history nerd, treat him to a day out at the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando. Fathers, grandfathers or other caregivers who’ve played an important role in your life get in free when accompanied by a guest.
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