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. There are fun things to do in Tampa for every kind of dad, promising a great experience with your pop this Father's Day in Tampa.

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Angler Dad­: Take dad to see the fishies up close and personal at the Florida Aquarium in the Channelside District. 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.

Gamer Dad: PK Playzone Grille & Bar is the best place for any event with over 43000 square feet for its high-def games, rope course. rock climbing, indoor golf, bumper cars, pool tables, and more! You can also take Dad to Laser Ops Extreme Gaming Arcade this Father's Day in Tampa and treat Dad to laser tag, bazooka ball, and virtual reality gaming. Shoot hoops and play over 100 interactive games together and build up your appetite! 

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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 Yeoman's Cask & Lion or Hattricks.

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. 

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! Want dessert? Head on down to Oh Yeah Creamery in Hyde Park for some of the best ice cream in Tampa Bay.

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. The Silks Poker Room is also great for Dads who love to play poker and join poker tournaments.

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 of America 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!

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