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

Apr 25, 2022

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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Finding things to do in Orlando for Father's Day Weekend should be easy, right? If it isn't, it should be for dear old dad! 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. If you're craving some creative things to do for Father's Day weekend in Orlando—you've come to the right place!

Family Things to do in Orlando

Father’s Day is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than by spending the weekend with your dad in Orlando? The best part? There are plenty of family things to do in Orlando for Father’s Day weekend that are unique, affordable, and fun. 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 Outdoor Adventures | Are you looking for outdoor things to do in Orlando for Father's Day? 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 Regional Park. And if dad is hankerin' for some horseback riding in Florida, check out Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo for some legit cowboy dude ranch Florida action!

2 | Break Out of an Escape Room | If your dad loves playing video games, get ready for the ultimate dad-friendly Escape Room at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo! For the uninitiated, an escape room is a physical adventure game in which players work together as a group to solve a series of puzzles and escape the room within a set time limit. It's an exhilarating experience perfect for groups of family and friends who enjoy solving puzzles, riddles, and mysteries. While there are plenty of escape rooms in Orlando, there's only one that combines innovative strategy, hard-to-crack clues, and Wild West adventures! The popular dude ranch's Escape Room is a live-action game experience where you and your family will be "captured" for a crime in the Old West, Cattle Rustling. The interactive activity is an exciting way to put on a show and spend time together on dad's special day! So, round up the family, put your heads together and see if you can make your great escape!

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 beers offered at the best places to eat for Father’s Day, as well as popular wine tastings happening at local wineries, including Quantum Leap Winery and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants on International Drive.

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. If you’re looking for a father day gift that explores the great outdoors, 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 | Are you still looking for the perfect gift for dad? Enjoy quality time with Dad at one of the multitudes of Orlando miniature golf courses that can be found at the theme parks and along the world-famous International Drive and beyond. One of Orlando’s newest miniature golf courses is the immensely popular Hollywood Drive-In Golf, 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 a short road trip to world-class theme parks, thrilling water parks, family-friendly dining, and abundant shopping opportunities. Westgate Resorts features eight full-service resorts throughout Central Florida and 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. Enjoy a bike ride trailing through Florida’s countryside and create memories together you just can’t give with a father day card!

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 the best father's day restaurants? Or maybe you're wondering when sea turtles hatch in Florida and looking for an excellent 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!

8 | BONUS: Father’s Day Brunch | While brunch is predominately considered a Mother’s Day activity, dads love brunch, too! Whether it’s serving breakfast in bed or enjoying a delicious Father’s day brunch in Orlando, nothing’s better than starting dad’s favorite holiday by combining greasy and tasty dishes and creating memories together. Lots of the best Father’s day restaurants in town have created a special menu in celebration of dads, including Tapa Toro and Seasons 52. If your dad loves music, then he’ll also love Weekend Brunch at the House of Blues, or the Big and Little Chef: Father’s Day Edition by Family Cooking Classes Orlando if he’s a natural chef. No matter where you brunch, there are wonderful moments to be made on Father’s Day.

9 | BONUS: Explore Events & Attractions | Have some fun in the sun with the best father’s day activity you can gift him—exploring everything Orlando has to offer! The options for having fun are endless, from fun and easy outings, like cooling off with ice cream after a bike ride on the West Orange Trail or catching dad’s favorite movie at the theater! The best part is your family doesn’t have to travel far from the hotel to discover adventure when you stay at the best Orlando hotel. Spend your weekend splashing at Treasure Cove Water Park, playing mini golf at Pirates Miniature Golf, and most of all, celebrating the dads and father figures in your life!




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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