10 Things to Do With Dad in Orlando
Father's Day is right around the corner. If you're searching for the perfect way to thank your Dad for all the corny jokes and heartfelt advice, you've come to right place. We compiled a list of Father's Day activities in Orlando perfect for all types of Dads and their families, from thrill-seekers and theme park fanatics to foodies and nature-lovers.
Universal Orlando's brand new water park, Volcano Bay, combines thrills with relaxation. Whether your Dad wants to float along a lazy river or ride through a Volcano on an aqua coaster, the park is sure to provide a full day of Island fun.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
If your Dad is a fan of the blockbuster hit, Avatar, then a visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom is a must. Pandora — The World of Avatar, the newest expansion to the park, brings the Na'vi culture to life. Walk along floating mountains, enjoy exotic Na'vi cuisine and experience the flight of a mountain banshee at this completely immersive area.
Tech-loving dads will enjoy SeaWorld Orlando's newly enhanced Kraken roller coaster, which was transformed into a total virtual reality experience. With headsets to cover their eyes and ears, riders will embark on a deep-sea mission alongside sea creatures inspired by extinct and legendary animals of the past.
Drive ATVs at Revolution Off Road
If your Dad loves the outdoors and doesn't mind getting dirty, riding ATVs at Revolution Off Road is great way to spend the day. The 220 acres of trails and tracks includes mud holes, hills, grass and sandy tracks.
Zip Line at Gatorland
On the Screamin' Gator Zip Line at Gatorland, you'll zoom through the treetops at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. The 1,200-foot course will send you soaring directly over the park's top attractions, like the Alligator Breeding Marsh.
Airboat Rides at Boggy Creek
Boggy Creek Airboat rides takes you through Florida wetlands at speeds up to 50 mph for an up-close look at native wildlife, like eagles, osprey and turtles. You can even book the Sunset Tour to see the sun setting over Lake Toho, the headwaters of the Florida Everglades.
Plant Street Market
If your Dad has an appetite for local cuisine, spend the day at Plant Street Market, an indoor artisan market in Winter Garden with a shaded outdoor patio. Dad can enjoy a beer flight at the Crooked Can Brewing Company, sushi at Jodo and a chocolaty treat at David Ramirez Chocolates. The market is even home to a butcher, in case you have grilling plans.
Located along Sand Lake Road just minutes from the theme parks, Restaurant Row is a stretch of more than 20 restaurants and bars. With restaurants like Eddie V's Prime Seafood, Rocco's Tacos, Roy's Restaurant and The Whiskey, you can find hot spots in either an upscale or relaxed setting.
Golf at Shingle Creek
Give your Dad the gift of the green and visit the newly redesigned Shingle Creek Golf Club for a round of golf. Surrounded by enchanting flora and wildlife, the course offers exciting hazards, twists and bends to challenge your golf game.
Tennis Lessons at USTA
Start Father's Day with a few rounds of tennis at the new USTA National Campus. From private lessons to specific family zones (which are free when the courts aren't reserved), the campus is a great spot for tennis players of all levels.
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