6 Tropical Things to Do with Dad

Show Dad a great time, The Palm Beaches way.

When it's time to do something special for Dad, break out of the gift-card rut and take your pops out for a day filled with the things he enjoys most. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, experience the many father-approved activities in The Palm Beaches. To help plan your special day, we’ve made it easy for you with a quick list of six great ideas, ranging from outdoor adventures to indoor attractions.

Paddle with Pops

It's always a good idea to take Dad out on the water. The Palm Beaches have 125 miles of tropical waterways, so treating him to a paddleboard or kayak is a surefire hit. There are many places to go kayaking or paddling, including the Jupiter Inlet, Lake Worth and sections of the Intracoastal Waterway. You can rent the needed gear at places like Jupiter Outdoor Center, Kayak Lake Worth, Blueline Surf and Paddle Co., Visit Palm Beach, South Florida Paddle and Flying Fish Watersports. Odds are that there’s an outfitter near you, no matter where you’re staying in The Palm Beaches.

Go Back in Time

For those seeking the nostalgia of times past, historic places and stories about pioneers and adventurers may pique Dad’s interest. If that’s the case with your pops, consider embarking on a historic tour of great landmarks in The Palm Beaches. Don’t miss places like Jupiter Lighthouse & Museum, Flagler Museum, Spady Cultural Museum and the Boca Express Train Station. Interested in even more historical places? The Palm Beaches have many to choose from.

Explore a Tropical or Seaside Park


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For the family man, a day at the park with family is a laidback, low-key way to show Dad how much you care.  Explore by foot or listen to the sound of the waves and take in the aroma of a sizzling grill—either is sure to make for wonderful memories. A huge selection of 85 parks are just a drive away, including the popular Okeeheelee Park, Carlin Park and Riverbend Park to beautifully secluded gems of Ocean Ridge Hammock ParkOceanfront Beach Park and Lake Ida West Park. Take your pick from this list.

Deep-Sea Fishing

Watch Dad’s face light up when he hears that you’re taking him deep-sea fishing. For the fisherman, the Gulf Stream is closest to land just off The Palm Beaches coastline, and that means clear turquoise waters teeming with hungry sports fish. 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. A large selection of charter or rental boats are available.

Sample Some Suds

With a growing list of nearly 20 local craft beer breweries, The Palm Beaches offer a variety of brewery experiences to show Dad a good time. Climb aboard the Damn Good Beer Bus and be driven to several breweries, or check out a few of your soon-to-be favorite breweries by perusing our new Ale Trail of The Palm Beaches.

Deals for Dad

If you're still stumped on the perfect way to show Dad you care, take a look at these Father's Day deals and specials. 

The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Celebrate Dad’s special day with mouthwatering slow-roasted prime rib of beef served with a baked potato and vegetable du jour, a specialty bourbon menu and a luscious dessert. Only $45 a person on June 16.

West Palm Beach Food Tours

West Palm Beach Food Tours will take you off the beaten path to meet chefs, taste a dish that’s been featured on The Food Network, learn how to open a coconut, admire colorful murals, hear entertaining stories about our past and eat plenty of food! Choose from two tours: Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour with a 1-mile walk, or Dixie Dining Corridor Food Tour by luxury van. Tours available 5 days a week, every week. Save $5 with discount code: dad. Valid 5/15/19 - 9/30/19.

Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa Father's Day Escape 

As part of your Father’s Day escape, enjoy complimentary parking and Father’s Day brunch for two at Eau Palm Beach’s Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro on Sunday, June 16. This package is available for bookings June 14-16, with starting rates priced at $394 per night. A minimum two-night stay is required.

Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa 

Enjoy a staycation over Father's Day weekend with the OPAL Collection Family Package and receive free breakfast for kids under 12, as well as $25 daily resort credit.

For road warriors treating Dad to a trip, OPAL Collection resort properties in Florida launched a Road Trip Concierge program. Travelers can get up to 20% off when they stay at two or more participating resorts.  And for travelers who love the environment just as much as they love their R&R, there are bonus spa discounts for arriving in an electric vehicle.


Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Spend Father's Day with your favorite superhero at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. The museum will host a holiday weekend June 15-16, filled with programming that includes making kites (and flying them!) with world-renowned Japanese kite master Mikio Toki.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Adopt a sea turtle during the month of June and receive a Father's Day card and Loggerhead Marinelife Center Koozie with your package. While your dad is probably your biggest hero, he can now be a sea turtle hero, too. Valid June 1-30.

The Seagate Hotel and Spa

This Father’s Day, guests can enjoy the Men’s Whiskey Voyage at the hotel’s Seagate Spa. Dads can unwind with this exclusive treatment, which infuses whiskey to reduce anxiety and stress, calms your nerves, and helps to relax your body. This treatment includes Dad’s choice of Scotch, Rye or Bourbon, as well as an 80-minute deep-tissue massage to melt tension and soothe the mind.

Pistache French Bistro

Take your pere’s taste buds to Paris this Father’s Day with a prix fixe three-course menu for one day only. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, thank your dad with a tasteful brunch for $75 a person. For more information, call 561-833-5090.

Grease Burger Beer and Whiskey Bar

Take your pop to Grease this Father’s Day, where he will receive a complimentary beer with the purchase of an entrée. Special runs June 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-651-1025.

Batch New Southern Kitchen

Take Dad to Batch New Southern Kitchen on Father's Day, and they’ll treat him to an old-fashioned for a little Southern hospitality; he deserves it. Batch will host its Father’s Day event June 16 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, call 561-708-0000.

Il Bellagio Italian Restaurant

Have a meal to remember. Enjoy 50% off all entrees for Dad this Father’s Day. 

Prado Spa and Salon

Make sure Dad looks and feels his best this Father’s Day. Men's haircuts are $30 (for fathers only), Buy one Revitalize IV Lounge IV Therapy and Dad gets half-off. Or try the Gentlemen’s Facial for $99: This customized treatment includes deep pore cleansing, exfoliation and a soothing mask.

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