Don’t you dare click that “Place Order” button for a ridiculously expensive tie that Dad is only going to wear once! Let’s face it, he’s already got a closet full. If you’re looking for Father’s Day ideas, check out these welcome alternatives to run-of-the-mill gifts for Dads. Tampa offers fun things to do for every for kind of dad, promising a great experience with your pop this Father's Day in Tampa.
Looking for Fun as Your Father's Day Gift?
Angler Dad: Take dad to see the fishies up close and personal at the Florida Aquarium in the Channelside District. Dad's get in free with the purchase of a full paid admission both Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., so bring the whole family and encounter more than 20,000 amazing creatures and plants while touring the Aquarium and their outside play areas for kids, including wet and dry areas.
Vacation Dad: Treat dad to a mini vacation this Father's Day in Tampa Bay with a two-hour brunch or dinner cruise, hosted by Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises. The whole family can enjoy the delicious buffet, DJ entertainment and dance floor, and dad gets two free drinks! You can also enjoy a Father's Day Brunch Cruise from Tampa or Clearwater. Tickets are on sale now!
Gamer Dad: Take Dad to Gametime this Father's Day in Tampa and treat Dad to at 12 ounce cut of prime rib and "Napa 94" cocktail. Shoot hoops and play over 100 interactive games together and build up your appetite!
Commuter Dad: No one likes driving when the roads are crowded. Good news! This Father’s Day you don’t have to – and neither will Dad. With the option of rentable bicycles from Coast Bike Share, taking a leisurely ride through Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and cruising down the Tampa Riverwalk eliminates the need to drive through the madness to find that diamond in the rough we call “free parking”. With many establishments nearby, you and Dad can easily duck into a sports pub like Champions Sports Bar & Grille at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. Pop next door to the Tampa Bay History Center to celebrate Father's Day in Tampa with their exhibit on "History by the Pint: Beer and Brewing in Tampa Bay". Tickets are on sale now and include free samples and tastings from Coppertail Brewing from noon until 2 p.m. Post-museum, you and dad can dine right next-door, inside or out at the waterfront Columbia Cafe.
You and Dad can also bike (maybe install the Social Bicycle app on your smartphone??) to the Tampa Museum of Art or the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts for a bit of culture. Nearby, the Glazer Children's Museum is celebrating Father's Day in Tampa with free admission for Dad's from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Or hop aboard the Pirate Water Taxi for a relaxing cruise along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa.
Workaholic Dad: Let’s not underestimate the power of stress relief. If your dad works way too much and his Bluetooth device has grown to his ear, a massage is a great gift to free him from the grasp of his technology long enough to truly unwind. There are several spas and massage studios in Tampa, but our favorite is Massage Envy where you can give two 60-minute sessions with rapid tension relief for just $120.
Barbecue Dad: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., swing by Brew Bus Brewing for their special Father's Day Brunch. This featured menu features BBQ classics like brisket, baked mac n' cheese, jalapeño cornbread, and potato hash. Reserve your tickets to guarantee seating and a chance to tap their Dad Bod IPA keg this Father's Day!
Foodie Dad: If your dad is a foodie, make sure you take him to Del Frisco's Grille to celebrate Father's Day in Tampa! There will be a brunch and dinner menu and dad can pair his meal with their award-winning wine list and cocktails. Seating is limited so a reservation is recommended!
Gambling Dad: Feeling lucky? If so, take dad to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa where he'll feel like a king when you treat him to an exciting day of entertainment, delicious food options and a roundup of gaming excitement. Don't miss the $100,000 Father's Day giveaway!
Golf Loving Dad: Call now to reserve a bay at Topgolf Tampa this Father's Day weekend to enjoy unlimited golf and VIP check-in for the whole family. Topgolf Tampa also offers an expansive food and drink menu, with staff who cater to your bay.
Fitness Dad: Dad on a health kick? No problem – take Dad to one of our beautiful Tampa parks. Get your sweat on while being surrounded by beautiful wildlife and a playground for the kids at Al Lopez Park or visit Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa for your city fitness dad.
Four-Wheelin' Dad: Looking for a different way to be active this Father's Day in Tampa? Head out to United Skates Tampa for a Father's Day Old School Skate? Dads skate free when they're accompanied by their kids. Admission is $5 per person and that includes skate rental. Dance to the '80s, '90s and now from 4-8 p.m.
There’s no question about it–we all love our fathers and those who function in our lives as dads. This year, take advantage of these local Father’s Day ideas and show Dad your love by sharing a fun experience he won’t forget anytime soon!