Father's Day is just around the corner, and chances are you're still looking for something fun to do with your dad. Looking for a shared activity that will keep you both engaged for a couple of hours, or maybe you're looking for a way to bond over one of HIS favorite hobbies or past times? Tampa Bay is full of cool things to do for Father's Day, with new experiences for dad and the entire family to enjoy. Don't sweat the details, we've got you covered with this quick guide to a fun Father's Day - indoors or outdoors, rain or shine!
Raider Axe Lodge is not only great to bring your dad to throw some ax’s and even make a competition about it, but also great for a family night out, a work event, a birthday, and more. Raider Axe Lodge is Tampa Bay’s first indoor ax throwing range. Two hours of ax throwing fun will only cost you $30/person. Reservations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Living in the Sunshine State and luckily on the water in Tampa Bay jet skiing is very popular. You can get tours to ride around in the bay and others to even take you out to the Gulf of Mexico for a whole day of water fun. There are so many companies in town that provide jet skiing services, rentals, and tours. Below are some of the most popular in town.
For the foodie and wine loving dads out there Cheese Please offers gourmet wine and cheese tastings three nights a week. I love going on Friday or Saturday nights for the 8-course cheese and 4 wine pairings for $35. The tasting is located in a small private room that is great for group events. It is fun because every cheese and wine tasting has a different theme from goat vs cow cheese to Spanish vs French. Cheese Please is so different and amazing because of how much they care about eating and drinking fantastic products. Not to mention they make the best-grilled cheese!
Ready, aim, shoot! Spend Father's Day in the great outdoors at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays! Enjoy a competitive day of skeet shooting, or just for fun (yeah, right) in natural woodlands just a short drive from home. Grab a golf cart and make your way through wooded paths leading to various skeet shooting ranges, that provide hours of fun and plenty of family bonding time! Loser buys lunch - or bring your own, and make it a picnic! Special package pricing includes golf cart rental, targets, guns, and ammo, or bring your own gun and let them take care of the rest. Great family activity for the shooting enthusiast, or novice. They have 3 great courses for every skill level, plus archery and even a petting zoo! Every dad loves a day in the woods - and a day of clay target shooting!
Swing into action this Father's Day at Ace Golf. They feature a driving range and batting cages to create a way to challenge dad at his favorite past time. There are practice putting greens, practice bunkers, and a pro shop - where your day of competitive fun can end up with one of you paying up! Of course, it is Father's Day...so, you may want to let him win, and buy him a golf item to commemorate the day.
Soar through the skies on a helicopter ride with Vertical Flight! For the dad who has everything, give him something he'd love to experience. Bring his favorite bourbon and share a toast as you fly over the waters of Tampa Bay. It's a great gift idea and a memorable experience beating the heck out of another coffee mug!
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Enjoy outdoor fun with Empower Adventures! Fly through the trees on an awesome zip line tour and an epic suspension bridge over the shores of Tampa Bay. It's a great activity that gives everyone something cool to talk about, and will make dad feel young again! Experience the moonlight zip line, sunset zip line, or an element called "the leap of faith” this Father's Day.
There is nothing better than spending the day on the water on Father's Day, and Hubbard's Marina has your hook up, with charter fishing tours, half day and full day, complete with captain and plenty of fish. They offer boat rentals, snorkeling, kayak and paddle board rentals, sunset tour with free beer and wine, deep sea fishing, and party boat tours too - all without the cleanup! Just fun and sun!
Is your dad an adventure seeker? How about a little "familial paintball" between you and your Pop? Nothing says, "love you dad" as much as firing away at the man who brought you into this world!
Does your dad love car racing? Put him - and you, behind the wheel of a race car or dirt bike and take off for a day of fast fun on a real race course. Give him an experience he will talk about for years!
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Is your dad one funny guy? Then he'll love the special Comedy Fathers Dinner & Show Father's Day special featuring a great dinner menu served with a night of laughter! Located in Ybor City, once the show is over take a short walk to favorite eateries to grab a cold one with dad at The Brass Tap | Centro Ybor, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Bernini of Ybor, Columbia Restaurant and more!
The Tampa Bay Rowdies are in town this Father's Day weekend and will be playing the Charleston Battery. Take your soccer-loving dad to see our beloved Rowdies and grab a bite at one of downtown St. Pete's great restaurants!
Does your dad love sports and sports bars? Check out this awesome Tampa sports bar guide for your wing loving, beer chugging, sports fan.
Looking for more fun adventures you can experience with your dad this Father's Day in Tampa Bay? Don't miss A Fun Experience for Every Dad This Father's Day and make memories he will cherish, even if he won't admit it!
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