Whether your Dad likes to take it easy on Father’s Day, or go out and do something fun with the entire family, it’s easy to find the right place to spend the day in Central Florida. There are many great places in Orlando to spend a day celebrating Dad, no matter what type of activity he likes. Here are some of our top picks for every kind of Dad in the Central Florida area.
For Outdoor Loving Dads
A trip to a state park might be too much work for what is meant to be a relaxed day, but there are lush outdoor landscapes not far from home where you can take Dad to spend the afternoon. The Tibet-Butler Preserve, located in Windermere, gives the feeling of a lush nature preserve without having to take a long drive outside of the city limits. In addition to hiking trails that loop all around the area, there are picnic tables and a butterfly garden, all tucked within a little green haven in the midst of developments and homes. The area can become flooded due to summer rains, so you may want to wear rain boots or be prepared to turn back if you hit a deep puddle.
For Dads Who Love To Try Something New and Crazy
Flyboarding is a new water sport that allows the rider to soar into the air on a board propelled by water. The jet streams of water allow you to stay up and even do tricks. While it might look risky, flyboarding is safe when done with the help of an experienced professional, and makes for an extremely cool gift for Dad. There are several flyboarding schools around the Orlando area that offer packages for inexperienced riders that include lessons and photos to preserve the moment.
For Dads Who Love the Waterpark
The recent opening of Universal’s Volcano Bay gives water loving Dads a great place to spend a day with the kids. The 200-foot tall volcano in the middle of the park, with water slides that snake around the outside, offers a lot of thrills and chills in the sunshine. Ko’okiri Body Plunge, a 125-foot tall body slide, is the tallest in America, so Dad can break his own personal record on Father’s Day. There are wave pools and lazy rivers for Dads with younger kids, or those who just prefer to take it easy.
Central Florida is a great place to celebrate Father’s Day and a great place to live all year round. If you’re looking for a home to call your own around Central Florida, the Core Group can help! Click here to get started.