Fun things to do with Dad throughout Greater Ft. Lauderdale

It’s almost Father’s Day! This year, celebrate the father figures in your life tailored to his interests which will create engaging and lifelong memories. Whether it’s for indoor racing, deep sea fishing or exploring a museum, a weekend getaway can work wonders to make dad feel appreciated.


Gulfstream Park

901 S. Federal Hwy

Hallandale Beach, FL 33009


At Gulfstream Park, you can be sure luck is on dad’s side with an all-in-one place that offers horse racing from the grandstands, 800 Las Vegas-style slots, poker and daily live music. Gulfstream Park is sure to provide a royalty racing experience unlike any other enjoying the "Sport of Kings" from a private luxury suite or come in and play to be their next winner.


Jungle Island

1111 Parrot Jungle Trail

Miami, Florida 33132

(305) 400-7000


Make Dad feel like the king of the jungle this Father's Day. Experience new jungle adventures at Jungle Island with new attractions such as Zip Lining a 600 feet course, paddle boarding, and sliding down a 65-foot water slide. The park offers it’s amazing animal exhibits of parrots, macaws, flamingos, cockatoos and many more species. 


Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW 2nd St

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312



Spend a day with dad at the Museum of Discovery and Science and enter a world where learning comes to life for everyone. Explore and discover more than 200 dynamic hands-on exhibits such as the new EcoDiscovery Center. Ride to Mars, soar in the sky with an FA-18 cockpit simulator or meet an alligator. Let’s not forget to visit the six-story-high film adventure at the AutoNation(R) IMAX 3D Theater.


Everglades Holiday Park

21940 Griffin Rd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332



Dads deserve a day of adventure this Father's Day at Everglades Holiday Park. Plan on grabbing your camera and sunscreen so he can enjoy a fast-paced airboat tour through the Everglades, see a Live Alligator Show and encounter 45 minutes with five live animals.


Coopertown Airboat Tours

22700 SW 8th St

Miami, FL 33194



The best way to experience the Florida Everglades and the natural ecosystem with dad is on Coopertown’s Airboat Tour. Experience the thrills on the “River of Grass” on an eight-mile trip through sawgrass where you’ll see alligators, birds, otters, fish, turtles and other wildlife.

After the airboat tour enjoy a “Floridian” Everglades-style delicacies at The Coopertown Restaurant such as frog legs, ‘gator tail, catfish and more.


Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

34725 West Boundary Rd.,

Clewiston, FL 33440 

(863) 902-1113


Nestled in the heart of the Everglades on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is home to more than 180,000 unique artifacts, archival items and experiences. Come and learn about the Seminole people and their rich cultural and historical ties to the Southeast and Florida, as they have made Big Cypress their home for thousands of years.


Flamingo Gardens

3750 S Flamingo Rd

Davie, FL 33330



If you're looking to have a mellow Father's Day and loves nature, head over to Flamingo Gardens. This Father’s Day, Flamingo Gardens is featuring The US Premier exhibition of "Fables and Fairytale" by world renown Glasstudio Borowski, featuring over 70 works of art in glass and metal. Don’t miss a live animal presentation to learn “Animal Secrets” in their new interactive Gallery Exhibit, crafts, and challenge dad for contests and games. Dad’s admission is free with another full-priced admission.


Neptune Cigar Superstore Fort Lauderdale

2323 S. Federal Hwy.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

(754) 223-2812


If only the finest will do, look no further than Neptune Cigar Superstore. With over 1500 premium cigars, humidors, pipes, hookah’s, e-cigs the largest cigar shop in South Florida is giving an additional 10-25% off select brand cigar samplers while supplies last. Dad can enjoy cigars in their spacious private lounge with TVs, Wi-Fi, beverages and other amenities.


K1 Speed

250 Stirling Rd.

Hollywood, FL 33020



Nothing bonds more than a blast through indoor karting track in an all-electric go-kart at K1 speed with dad. Offering two indoor go-kart tracks with their electric go-karts racing speeds approaching 45mph, build memories with genuine thrills on their high-grip racing surface.


Balearia Caribbean

1800 SE 18th St.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316



Take a fun and fast ferry to the Bahama’s this Father’s Day. With Balearia Caribbean your passport state of mind to get-a-way for the weekend is closer than you think to Grand Bahama Island. Day resort beach passes are available including transportation and lunch. Explore Jet Skiing, Parasailing and so much more...your adventure is waiting.


Xtreme Action Park

5300 Powerline Rd

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309



Challenge and race to the go-Kart track at Xtreme Action Park, dad’s race is free! Each Dad will receive One Free Pro Race Session, a complimentary One Day Race License, a headsock, plus a complimentary refreshing Coca-Cola. Enjoy more attractions such as Bowling, Arcade, a Ropes Course Adventure, Glow-in-the-Dark Bazooka Blast, a Trampoline Park, Roller Skating Rink, Escape Rooms, an Auto Museum, All American Café, Hershey’s Ice Cream Shake Shoppe, a full Liquor Sports Bar and so much more.


Sawgrass Recreation Park

1006 N. US Hwy. 27

Weston, FL 33327



Feel the excitement and learn the history of Florida's most remarkable treasure--the Everglades at Sawgrass Recreation Par. As a rare subtropical ecosystem, the Everglades holds spectacular mysteries: renew your spirit as you glide across miles of river at speeds up to 35 mph, and get close to native wildlife, many of whom are endangered in this fragile environment. This once in a lifetime adventure will create lasting memories.


Fishing Headquarters

301 Seabreeze Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316



Spend Father’s Day like no other with deep sea fishing with Fishing Headquarters. For all experienced levels, from first-timers to adept fishermen take the incredible drift boat “The Catch My Drift” to fish for snappers, groupers and other reef fish. On their 48ft Sport-Fishing Charter up to a maximum of 6 people, you can fish mahi-mahi, wahoo, sharks, and tuna.


Hollywood Parasail

2501 N Broadwalk

Hollywood, FL, 33019

(305) 261-6040


Get a birds' eye view of the beauty of the turquoise Atlantic Ocean with Hollywood Parasail smoothly over Hollywood Beach. Launch directly from their parasailing boat deck and parasail 10 to 15 minutes. At the end of your parasail flight, you will cool off with a dip in the water.


Eco Boats

2525 Marina Bay Dr. W

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312



A Father's Day cruise on the Intracoastal waterways of Fort Lauderdale is a gift the whole family will enjoy on an eco-friendly electric Duffy Boat. Hire a captain or tour on your own. With cruising up to 12 adults, accommodating a full canopy rooftop, window enclosure, and a CD player. 



6466 NW 5th Way,

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309



All cell phones and technology stay behind. The door locks behind you, and you have to solve the clues to get out. Designed for a group of fun and team building, come experience Escape-Topia for a unique adventure. The clock is ticking and in 60 minutes or less find hidden riddles to escape a themed room. Whether it’s solving the clues in the Escape Room, Zombie Apocalypse Room or Carnival Macabre Room get on top of their leaderboard and challenge higher among other players to win.


Everglades Day Safari

3750 Flamingo Rd.

Davie, FL 33330


Take a tour to The Everglades with The Everglades Day Safari. Florida’s premier modern fleet of airboats accommodating all sizes roundtrip from greater Fort Myers and greater Fort Lauderdale areas. Explore the unique ecosystem and native exotic wildlife that inhabits it. Your scenic tour includes an alligator wildlife show, a delicious lunch, a nature walk and so much more.


Water Taxi

335 SE 6th Ave

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315



Explore a relaxing day on Father’s day by taking the Water Taxi. Like a trolley on water, hop on and hop off where you want anytime with a day pass with great destinations on the way. Leisurely cruise along the Intracoastal, there are 12 Fort Lauderdale stops and 3 stops in Hollywood.


Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

1101 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL 33132



Bring dad to explore a day at the world-class Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. With six floors of interactive exhibitions, there is so much to experience. Dedicated to the ecosystem of the Everglades, the evolution of flight, human biology and more explore a hands-on facility offering weather & technology exhibits, an aquarium, planetarium & wildlife centers.


Miami Seaquarium                                                                                                            

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway

Miami, FL 33149



Forget gifting the ordinary tie for dad this year, give dad a present he’ll always hold close to his heart. Let the Miami Seaquarium Aquarium help create lasting family memories this Father’s Day as Miami Seaquarium is granting free admission to all dads the week of June 11-17, 2018. Explore dolphins, sea turtles, reefs, sea lions, penguins and so much more.


Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA)

481 S. Federal Hwy, 2nd Floor

Dania Beach, FL 33004



Whether your father is an art history lover or world traveler, The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) is home to inspire his appreciation of the finest ceramics in glass art forms with many British works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Explore the world's most iconic names including Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Minton, and Moorcroft. Contemporary artists are also represented, notably an extensive collection of South African ceramic art from the Ardmore Studio.


NSU Art Museum

1 E Las Olas Blvd,

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301



Visit NSU Art Museum on vibrant Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale's arts district. Admire world-class artwork of Frank Stella Experiment, and Change and Midnight in Paris and New York exhibitions. NSU includes a delightful Museum Cafe offering a selection of sandwiches, salads, soups, and dessert with seating choices to sit inside or outside. Visit The Museum Store to find unique gift items, art books, textiles, and distinctive accessories for the home and office.


Mack’s Fish Camp

Danell Ln

Miramar, FL 33029



A thrilling adventure to the Everglades at Mack’s Fish Camp is just the place to not be missed for Bass fishing. 5 Generation Gladesmen Family Business, Private Airboat Tours, Old Time General Store, Wildlife and so much more to experience. Book your tour in advance to ensure a day to remember in the Everglades.


Nexus Shooting Range

2600 Davie Rd.

Davie, FL 33314

(954) 587-8005


For the gun enthusiast, take dad to where he really wants to go this Father’s Day – to Nexus Shooting Range. At the world’s most advanced shooting range he can experience a computerized Live Fire virtual targeting system and a showroom with the world's best firearms accessories.


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13 Jun 2018

By Carissa Sadler