Updated June 4, 2021
Father’s Day is June 20, 2021, and Orlando is ready to help you celebrate! Here, you’ll find unique adventures that are tailor-made for the dads in your life, including theme parks, attractions, outdoor activities and sports, not to mention gourmet dining, one-of-a-kind gifts and even virtual fun. We have special offers from restaurants, accommodations and attractions, too! Factor in Orlando’s commitment to visitor safety, and it all adds up to the perfect place to give Dad the star treatment he deserves — on Father’s Day and all year long!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions and other businesses for their current status.
Orlando’s world-famous theme parks can’t wait to see you this summer — and they all have something new for you to try! They also have a wealth of special attractions that are perfect for dads.
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Challenge Dad to “brave the hunt” at Universal Orlando Resort’s newest thrill ride, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, opening at Universal’s Islands of Adventure on June 10. And if he’s a fan of The Boy Who Lived™, take 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!
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If sci-fi is more his thing, let Dad experience the sheer wonder of Pandora — The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park or Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, both part of Walt Disney World® Resort. And if Dad loves food and/or gardening, he won’t want to miss the Taste of EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival, running daily through July 5, 2021.
Dad will also enjoy conquering some of the world’s greatest roller coasters and getting face-to-fin with aquatic marvels at SeaWorld® Orlando, plus the return of the park’s Electric Ocean event on select nights (including Father’s Day) through Sept. 6, 2021!
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Orlando has numerous standalone attractions that Dad will also want to experience, including many that are minutes from the theme parks. Top options include Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, Gatorland, escape rooms at The Escape Game Orlando and Escapology, Island H2O Live!, Topgolf Orlando, and ICON Park®, which is home to The Wheel, Madame Tussauds Orlando, Orlando StarFlyer, Museum of Illusions and other ways for you and Dad to play.
Outdoor Adventures for Dads in Orlando
For some dads, nothing gets their motor running like, well, a running motor. 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 one of our many kayak-tour operators, such as BK Adventure or 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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Dad can even 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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Finally, if Dad wants to clock some miles on the ground, 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. For a faster time on land, check out Revolution Adventures.
Sports for Dads in Orlando
With approximately 150 golf courses and academies in the Orlando area, Dad won’t lack for places to hit the links while he’s here. What really sets us apart, though, are courses that are designed by pros. For instance, Arnold Palmer’s designs 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.
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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 also have creations from Greg Norman (The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes) and Reese Jones (Waldorf Astoria® Golf Club), 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).
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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Dining for Dads in Orlando
Orlando is setting the table for incredible dining experiences this Father’s Day! Throughout the area, acclaimed restaurants are eager to give Dad the royal treatment. What’s more, numerous Orlando eateries have takeout and delivery options, and some have special Father’s Day offers.
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!
- International Drive
- Restaurant Row
- Disney Springs / Lake Buena Vista Area
- Universal CityWalk
- Winter Park
- Downtown Orlando
- Surrounding Areas
Gifts for Dad From Orlando
Orlando has locally produced gifts that are ideal for any father. If Dad is an aspiring chef, for example, set him up with cookbooks authored by some of our homegrown James Beard honorees. Available from Amazon, they include 9 Courses from Brandon McGlamery of Prato and Luke’s Kitchen; James & Julie Petrakis’ The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida, which shares a name with their signature restaurant; and Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen. Dad can get another taste of Orlando while working the grill courtesy of barbecue sauces and rubs from 4 Rivers Smokehouse.
To help him wash it all down, gift him spirits from Winter Park Distilling, beer from Orlando Brewing and numerous other local breweries, or wine from Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. He can even keep his favorite beverages ice-cold with insulated drinkware from Corkcicle, which is based right here in Orlando!
Gift-seekers will also want to hit up 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.
Looking for 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.
Father’s Day Dining 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 20, so check back often!
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Father’s Day dining offers are exclusively available on June 20, 2021. Prices do not reflect taxes or gratuities. Reservations are strongly recommended and in some cases required.
This artistic restaurant will have Veza Sur Mangolandia beer for $4 on Father’s Day.
This acclaimed Restaurant Row eatery is honoring dad with live music and a preset menu that features an array of unlimited starters, your choice of entree (including upgrade options), and the Chef’s Premium Dessert. Several specialty cocktails will also be available on an a-la-carte basis. Pricing: $70 per person.
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At Rosen Centre, enjoy a Father’s Day Picnic from 2-6 p.m., including a bountiful selection of soups, salads, smoked and grilled dishes that Dad’s sure to love, desserts, and kids’ items. Dad will also receive one free beer. Pricing: $35.95 adults, $16.95 children 4-12 (free under 4).
On Father’s Day or any other Sunday during June 2021, this eatery at Rosen Plaza Hotel is giving dads a free entree of equal or lesser value with the purchase of another entree at full price. Jack’s Place also boasts an unrivaled gallery of autographed celebrity caricatures, all penned by the restaurant’s namesake (and father of Rosen Hotels founder Harris Rosen) when he worked at the original Waldorf Astoria from the 1930s through the 1950s, providing a unique trip down memory lane for Dad.
In addition to its regular menu, this eatery will have Sierra Nevada Little Things Hazy IPA beer for $4 all day long on Father’s Day.
Several eateries will have Father’s Day specials at this open-air entertainment district, which is part of Margaritaville Resort Orlando. Offers include a free commemorative glass for dads who dine in at Rock & Brews (while supplies last), a BBQ Rib Plate special ($9.99) and Peanut Butter Skrewball Whiskey “New” Fashioned ($6.99) at GameTime, and $10 bounce-back coupons for all dads at Yeoman’s Cask & Lion and Capone’s Coal Fired Pizza (for use on a later visit). Additionally, River Street Sweets is offering buy-one, get-one savings on candy apples, plus a buy-one-pound, get-a-half-pound-free deal on pralines and loggerheads.
At this all-you-care-to-eat Brazilian steakhouse on International Drive, dads will receive a special buy-one, get-one-free offer for a future visit. On Father's Day, the full meal includes unlimited sides, salads, rotisserie-grilled meats, desserts and more, and a salad bar-only option is also available. Pricing: $54.99 ($39.99 salad bar only).
Located at Rosen Inn Closest to Universal, this restaurant is celebrating dads through the end of June 2021 by offering 50% off a second entree of equal or lesser value with the purchase of any entree at full price.
As part of its Father’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., this ICON Park® restaurant will have a special Father’s Day Surf & Turf Paella, serving two to three people. Their full a-la-carte menu, brunch entrees, all-you-can-eat paella brunch specials, and bottomless mimosas and sangria are also available, as is flamenco dancing entertainment. Then, from 4-10 p.m., Father’s Day Dinner will be served, including the full regular menu and a special prix-fixe meal with beef empanadas, 40-day dry-aged New York strip, mini-churros, and a free beer for Dad. Last but not least, a to-go Father’s Day Family Meal for four is also available. Pricing: $74 (Brunch Surf & Turf Paella), $54 per person (Prix-Fixe Dinner Special), $99 (To-Go Meal).
Between 12 – 10 p.m., order any family-style menu for four or more people and Dad eats for free at this Pointe Orlando restaurant. The full menu will also be available, and belly-dancing entertainment begins at 7 p.m.
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Also located at Rosen Plaza Hotel, this eatery is giving dads a free entree of equal or lesser value with the purchase of another entree at full price.
More Father’s Day Offers in Orlando
Select Orlando accommodations and attractions also have special offers for you and Dad this Father’s Day. Check back for more deals through June 20 and visit our Offers page for additional savings!
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Father’s Day offers are exclusively available on June 20, 2021.
Dad can get free admission to this cultural attraction, which is inside a historic courthouse in downtown Orlando.
Dads play for free with a paying adult or child at this attraction’s location on International Drive. They're open from 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. on Father’s Day.
This gorgeous AAA Four Diamond-rated resort is offering a “Stay & Play Golf” package for dads, including a one-night stay, two rounds of play at the redesigned Arnold Palmer Design Company golf course, and no resort fee. A one-hour lesson at the Brad Brewer Golf Academy can also be added for $120 plus tax per person. Pricing: Starts at $199.
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