Experiential gifts continue to be popular, and Father’s Day is an ideal time to engage Dad with an experience that will provide happy memories for years to come. Central Florida offers an abundance of exceptional experiential activities for Dad and the rest of the family.
- Go fishing or canoeing/kayaking at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake – Turkey Lake is one of the top five fishing lakes in the state and the City of Orlando offers canoes and kayaks for rent for a memorable day spent in one of Central Florida’s natural treasures. https://www.orlando.gov/Parks-the-Environment/Directory/Bill-Frederick-Park-At-Turkey-Lake
- Take a biking hike on the West Orange Trail – Dad can enjoy all or just a portion of the 22.26 miles of paved Trail from the Orange/Lake County line through downtown Apopka to Welch Road. A highlight is the butterfly garden in Tildenville. https://www.orangecountyfl.net/cultureparks/parks.aspx?d=44&m=dtlvw#.YnVhOnbMJPY
- Gatorland Gator-Trainer-for-a-Day – Gatorland has been the place to see and learn about alligators since 1949. Gatorland’s two-hour Trainer-for-a-Day program provides insight into what it takes to work with and around dangerous animals. https://www.gatorland.com/experiences/trainer-for-a-day/
- Enjoy Florida’s natural habitat with an airboat ride – Glide through Central Florida’s swamps and marshes while spotting alligators, turtles, birds and more in their natural environment. Nearby airboat tour operators include Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours (https://wildwillysairboattours.com/), Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures (https://bcairboats.com/), and Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides (https://spiritoftheswamp.com/).
- Pamper Dad with a high-end barbershop visit – Give Dad a premium barbering experience, complete with a hot steam, razor shave, haircut, and massage. In MetroWest, check out The Ultimate Cave Barbershop: https://theultimatecavebarber.com/.
- Take a VIP Tour at Universal Orlando – Is your dad really into the rides at Universal Orlando? With Universal’s VIP experience, Dad will receive a guided tour including backstage access and enjoying amazing rides and attractions without waiting in line. Tours are available for Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure, or both if you choose the two-park option. https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/tickets-packages/vip-experience/vip-guided-tours