6 Creative Things to Do For Father's Day Weekend in Orlando

Jun 14, 2018

6 Creative Things to Do For Father's Day Weekend in Orlando | Unique Father's Day Gifts | Westgate Resorts
By Rich Weidman

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Legendary college basketball coach Jim Valvano once remarked, “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person – he believed in me.” This Father’s Day weekend, show Dad your appreciation for all he’s done for you over the years by treating him to a fun day full of special memories. In fact, if you're craving some creative things to do for Father’s Day weekend in Orlando, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some great Father’s Day ideas that will surely make him feel special – whether you’re looking to just chill out or seeking a thrill:

  1. Enjoy an Outdoor Adventure | In addition to its world-famous theme parks, the Orlando area also boasts some incredible outdoor recreational opportunities. For example, you may want to invite Dad to embark on a hiking adventure at one of the notable parks, preserves and state forests in Central Florida such as the Disney Wilderness Preserve, Orlando Wetlands Park, Tibet-Butler Preserve, Orlando Urban Trail, West Orange Trail, Oakland Nature Preserve or Little Big Econ State Forest. Or to beat the heat, how about treating Dad to an afternoon at one of the many scenic and pristine springs that dot the area like Wekiwa Springs State Park, Kelly Park/Rock Springs Run, Blue Spring State Park and De Leon Springs State Park. Another tried-and-true outdoor idea for Father’s Day weekend is to take Dad on a kayaking adventure at Wekiva Island in Longwood, Kings Landing in Apopka or The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek at Shingle Creek Regional Park. And if dad is hankerin' for some horseback riding in Florida, then checkout Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo for some legit cowboy dude ranch Florida action!

  2. Catch Live Soccer Action | You don’t have to journey around the globe to witness world-class soccer action at its best – Orlando boasts two amazing soccer teams of its own: the Orlando City Soccer Club of Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Both teams compete in the state-of-the-art Orlando City Stadium located in the heart of downtown Orlando. In honor of the frenzy surrounding the arrival of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, treat Dad to some local soccer action by splurging for some home tickets to the Orlando City Lions or Orlando Pride.

  3. Visit a Local Brewery | Let Dad “take flight” and sample a delicious ice-cold brew at one of the award-winning breweries in the Orlando area such as Orlando Brewing, Crooked Can Brewing Company, Dead Lizard Brewing Company, Ten10 Brewing Company, Two Henrys Brewing Company and Sea Dog Brewing Company, among others. Many breweries offer fascinating behind-the-scenes tours – further enhancing your Father’s Day beer adventure! Also, make sure to check out some of the great Florida Festivals in June going on as many of them feature craft beer offerings and premium, signature selections from local breweries that are either seasonal, or challenging to get a hold of outside the festival venue.

  4. Experience an Airboat Ride Excursion | Believe it or not, Orlando offers access to the Central Florida Everglades, as well as many local scenic lakes, via a handful of airboat ride operators such as Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park, Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Marsh Landing Adventures Airboat Rides, Black Hammock Adventures and Wild Willy’s Airboat Rides, among others. Take Dad on a thrilling Orlando airboat ride adventure where you can cruise through sawgrass marshes and past ancient bald cypress trees as you view a myriad of wildlife such as alligators, turtles bald eagles, wild boars, turkeys and more.

  5. Tee Off at a Mini Golf Course | Enjoy quality time with Dad at one of the multitude of Orlando miniature golf courses that can be found at the theme parks, as well as along world-famous International Drive and beyond. One of Orlando’s newest miniature golf courses is the immensely popular Hollywood Drive-In Golf, which is located at the entrance to Universal CityWalk in Universal Orlando Resort. Partake in a “daring double feature” – 36 holes of golf encompassing colorful and innovative courses: The Haunting of Ghostly Greens and Invaders from Planet Putt. Walt Disney World Resort boasts two of its own classic mini golf courses: Fantasia Gardens & Mini Golf in front of the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel and Winter Summerland Miniature Golf in front of Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. Other great Orlando mini golf courses include Congo River Golf, Lost Caverns Adventure Golf, Gator Golf Adventure Park, Orlando Putting Edge and Pirate Cove Adventure Golf, among others. And with so many great resorts near Universal Studios, now you can stay and play all in one place with Westgate!

  6. Take an Orlando Weekend Getaway | Seek out the best Father’s Day weekend deals and surprise Dad with some Orlando weekend getaway deals – where the whole family can enjoy world-class theme parks, thrilling waterparks, family-friendly dining and abundant shopping opportunities. Westgate Resorts features eight full-service resorts throughout Central Florida, as well as Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, a genuine dude ranch just one hour South of Orlando with horseback riding, airboat and swamp buggy adventures, boat rentals, nine-hole golf course, Saturday night championship rodeo and much more.

  7. Hit The Beach! | Don't forget that Cocoa Beach is Orlando's number one beach destination, with scores of amazing Cocoa Beach hotels and things to do in Cocoa Beach! Looking for the best Cocoa Beach restaurants? Or maybe you're wondering when sea turtles hatch in Florida and you're looking for a great turtle watch experience? Cocoa Beach is your premier oceanfront destination for dad's day if he's looking for the best inexpensive weekend getaways Florida has to offer!


Start a New Father’s Day Tradition!

Ready to kick off the Summer right with a Florida staycation worth of Father's Day? Treat Dad to a special Father’s Day weekend in Orlando that he will remember forever! By taking advantage of some of the great, free things to do in Orlando on Father’s Day Weekend, you will give Dad the fun-filled and relaxing escape he deserves this Father’s Day. And don't forget mom! With some great, mother's day getaways and deals at the best family hotels in Orlando!

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