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Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches

Father’s Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches

Show the dads in your life a great time on Father’s Day or any day, The Palm Beaches way.

Father’s Day is a special occasion to honor and appreciate the role our fathers play in our lives. This year, on Saturday, June 18, why not make it an unforgettable day by exploring the vibrant Palm Beach County with your dad? Whether he enjoys indoor or outdoor adventures, The Palm Beaches offer a diverse range of activities that will create lasting memories. Keep reading and discover our list of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy with your dad, making this Father’s Day truly exceptional.

Outdoor Activities

Set Sail to Peanut Island

Set sail on an exciting boat trip to Peanut Island with your dad, where adventure and relaxation await. Located near the Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island is a hidden gem that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Hop aboard a boat and cruise through the sparkling waters. Once you arrive on the island, you can snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, or simply unwind on the pristine beaches. Prepare for a day of adventure, relaxation, and quality time with Dad in stunning coastal scenery.

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches

Embark on a Fishing Adventure

The Palm Beaches are a haven for fishing enthusiasts. Surprise your dad with a fishing trip, whether it’s along the pristine coastline, in the shimmering lakes, or aboard a chartered fishing boat. You can set up a private outing with an experienced charter, or you can join a larger group aboard a deep-sea fishing boat like those on the Blue Heron Fleet. Spend quality time together, while enjoying the peaceful serenity of the water and trying to reel in a prized catch.

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches

Explore the Natural Beauty of the Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Immerse yourselves in nature’s splendor by visiting the Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Hike through scenic trails, rent bicycles, or even go horseback riding with your dad. As you venture deeper into the park, encounter diverse ecosystems, wildlife sightings, and breathtaking views that will leave a lasting impression. Besides this park, The Palm Beaches are also home to dozens of additional parks, from inland favorites like Okeeheelee ParkLake Ida West Park, and John Prince Park to the beachfront gems of Carlin ParkOcean Ridge Hammock Park, and Oceanfront Beach Park.

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches

Tee off at a Golf Course

Palm Beach County boasts numerous world-class golf courses, making it an ideal destination for golf-loving dads. Treat your dad to a round of golf at one of the pristine fairways surrounded by picturesque landscapes. Whether he’s a seasoned player or a beginner, this outdoor activity provides the perfect opportunity to bond and enjoy some healthy competition.

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches
Courtesy of the City of Boca Raton

Experience Thrilling Adventures at Shark Wake Park

For those seeking outdoor thrills, look no further than Shark Wake Park in West Palm Beach. Spend an action-packed day with your dad as you explore the exhilarating world of wakeboarding. Located in Okeeheelee Park, this cable wake park offers a unique and unforgettable experience for all skill levels. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you perform tricks and jumps on the water, surrounded by stunning views of nature.

Embrace Adventure with a Paddleboarding Excursion

What about paddleboarding along the scenic waterways of The Palm Beaches? Grab a couple of paddleboards and explore the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway or venture out into the Atlantic Ocean. Popular paddling parks include Riverbend ParkJohn D. MacArthur Beach State Park, and Snook Islands Natural Area. You can rent gear at places like Jupiter Outdoor CenterBlueline Surf, and Paddle Co., or Visit Palm Beach. Odds are that there’s an outfitter near you, no matter where you’re staying in The Palm Beaches. So venture out with your dad and enjoy a peaceful paddling experience in picturesque surroundings. Just the perfect activity for uninterrupted conversations and bonding!

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches

Roar into Adventure at Lion Country Safari

Plan an extraordinary wildlife adventure at Lion Country Safari. This one-of-a-kind safari park provides a unique experience that will leave you both in awe. Drive your own vehicle through the expansive grounds and encounter majestic lions, towering giraffes, playful zebras, and a diverse array of other fascinating animals roaming freely in their natural habitats. Observe the wildlife up close, capture incredible photo opportunities, and create lifelong memories. And after the drive-through safari, step out of your vehicle to feed giraffes!

Play Chess with Dad at the New Fern Street Chess Park

Unleash your strategic skills and bond with your dad at the new Downtown West Palm Beach Fern Street Chess Park. This outdoor community space features chess boards and is located at 402 S. Dixie Highway. Enjoy a game of chess in a shaded park setting, suitable for all ages and skill levels. The Fern Street Chess Park is open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset, allowing you and your dad to indulge in the timeless game at your convenience. While chess sets will be available, it’s recommended to bring your own sets and timer, as supplies are limited. Embrace the challenge and create lasting memories with your dad in the first established chess park in Palm Beach County.

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches

Indoor Activities with Dad

And even if the weather doesn’t cooperate on Father’s Day, there’s no need to worry. The Palm Beaches offer a wide range of indoor activities that will keep you and your dad entertained and make the day just as special. Whether you seek artistic inspiration, fun competition, or immersive experiences, these indoor activities provide the perfect refuge from the rain. So, don’t let the weather dampen your plans! Discover the exciting indoor activities and get ready to spend quality time with your dad.

Visit the Norton Museum of Art

Treat your dad to a day filled with artistic inspiration at the Norton Museum of Art. Located in West Palm Beach, this renowned museum houses an impressive collection of American, European, and Chinese art. Explore the galleries together, discussing the beautiful works on display and discovering new artistic perspectives. And if Dad gets a little hungry, stop by the restaurant on the first floor to grab a bite.

Modern sculpture outside of the Norton Museum of Art

Challenge Dad to a Game of Bowling

Engage in some friendly competition and enjoy quality time with your dad at the bowling alleys in Boca Raton. Whether you’re a seasoned bowler or a novice, the lanes are always buzzing with excitement. Share laughs, engage in friendly banter, and create cherished memories while knocking down those pins. Head to Mizner Park in Boca Raton and get ready for a day of friendly competition!

Visit Silverball Retro Arcade

For a nostalgic and fun-filled adventure, head to Silverball Retro Arcade, a Pinball Museum in Delray Beach nestled in a super-cool location. Step into a world of vintage pinball machines and classic arcade games, where you can both test your skills and relive the excitement of the past. Play side by side as you immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds, and challenges of this unique museum. This unique museum guarantees a memorable time for both pinball enthusiasts and those new to the game.

Surprise Dad with a Cooking class

Celebrate Father’s Day with a delicious experience! Treat your dad to a cooking class at Sur La Table at The Square in West Palm Beach. Whether your dad is a culinary enthusiast or a beginner in the kitchen, Sur La Table offers a variety of cooking classes suited for any level. Discover new flavors, and learn professional techniques under the guidance of skilled chefs. From mastering the art of pasta making to exploring international cuisines, these cooking classes provide a wonderful opportunity to learn, laugh, and savor the results with Dad!

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches
Courtesy of The Square

Unwind with a Spa Day

Pamper your dad with a relaxing and rejuvenating spa day at one of the Palm Beaches’ superior luxurious spas. Treat him to a therapeutic massage or a soothing body treatment and let the stress melt away as you both enjoy the ultimate in relaxation and self-care. Try the Spa at The Breakers and immerse yourself in architectural grandeur. Or, swing on the lounge chairs at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Leave the spa feeling refreshed, revitalized, and grateful for the special moments shared with your dad!

Hanging lounge chairs at Eau Spa
Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Dining Offers for Father’s Day 2023

After a day filled with exciting indoor and outdoor activities, what better way to refuel and celebrate Father’s Day than by indulging in a delicious meal at one of the county’s top-notch restaurants? Here are four dining offers not to be missed.

Bon Appétit, Dad! – City Oyster & Sushi Bar 

Treat your dad to a special 16 oz. bone-in ribeye steak Oscar paired with jumbo lump crab, whipped potatoes, and grilled asparagus at Delray Beach’s City Oyster & Sushi Bar. Indulge in a variety of delightful pie options to end the meal. Visit or call (561) 272-0220 for details.

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches
Courtesy of InHouse Creative

Honor Dad at Blackbird Modern Asian

Experience the flavors of Pan-Asian cuisine at Blackbird Modern Asian in Jupiter. Enjoy Chinese barbecue sticky beef short ribs, whole Peking duck, garlic King crab lo mein, and more. Sip on craft cocktails and relish in a decadent celebration platter prepared by renowned chocolatier Denise Elrod.

Visit for more information.

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches
Courtesy of Blackbird Modern Asian

The Seagate Hotel & Spa Father’s Day Offer

Treat your dad to a sumptuous brunch or dinner at The Seagate Hotel & Spa’s Atlantic Grille. Delight in dishes like Cajun fish tacos, fried chicken & waffles, and a special Steak and Eggs. End the meal with delicious desserts and a complimentary Funky Buddha Floridian beer cocktail. Visit or call (561) 665-4800 for reservations.

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches
Courtesy of The Seagate Hotel & Spa

Father’s Day Flavors at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill in West Palm Beach is honoring Father’s Day with a selection of dinner specialties that will satisfy your dad’s love for quality beef. Indulge in Wagyu in a Blanket, featuring Wagyu beef hot dogs wrapped in house-made puff pastry. Treat your taste buds to the succulent New York Strip Steak with asparagus and potato gratin. End the meal with a delightful Strawberry Shortcake. Raise a glass with the Smoked Banana Infused Old Fashioned cocktail. Visit or call (561) 366-0071 for details.

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches
Courtesy of City Cellar

Celebrate Father’s Day with TV Dads and Delicious Old Fashioneds at Kapow Noodle Bar

Raise a glass to iconic TV dads with Kapow Noodle Bar’s special Father’s Day offer. Enjoy libations inspired by Ted Lasso, Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin, and Minato Namikaze. Sip on creative concoctions like “The Only Way Ted Likes Tea,” “My Only Vice,” “Shut Up, Meg,” and “OYAJI.” Each cocktail comes with a single ice cube featuring the face of your favorite TV dad. Join the celebration from June 16 to June 18 at Kapow Noodle Bar locations. Visit for reservations. Cheers to all the amazing fathers out there!

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches

Father’s Day Deliciousness at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Celebrate Father’s Day and International Sushi Day at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. Treat your chichi (father) to a special Tuna Poke Bowl at the Cornell Café. Indulge in marinated ahi tuna with a delightful blend of flavors and textures. End the meal with a trio of sweet delights, including creamy chocolate mousse cake and raspberry white chocolate cheesecake. Join the celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cornell Café. Museum admission is required. Visit or call (561) 495-0233 for more information.

Father's Day 2023: Fun Things to Do With Dad in The Palm Beaches
Courtesy of Austen Waldron

This Father’s Day, show your dad how much he means to you by planning an unforgettable day in The Palm Beaches. Whether you choose indoor activities like exploring art or science or prefer outdoor adventures like fishing or golfing, the county offers a plethora of options to suit every father’s interests. Embrace this opportunity to create treasured memories and express your gratitude for the incredible role your dad plays in your life. Happy Father’s Day!


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