Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate the amazing men in our lives. It’s a day to acknowledge the dedication and commitment they’ve made day after day just to take care of their families. What better way to celebrate them than with a family beach vacation fit for a King? Whether you’re spending a weekend or an entire week, these fun-filled Dad-approved activities will be a homerun!
1. Plan an Adventurous Day on The Water with Dad
Time spent playing out on the Gulf and enjoying the crystal blue waters sounds like a great way to spend time with Dad. Enjoy a selection of activities from fishing, kayaking, or even an airboat tour of the Everglades. Whatever water adventure you seek, you and Dad will enjoy making new memories with these fun suggestions.
Our waters offer some of the most exciting fishing across our state. Whether you’re a well-seasoned angler chasing the migrating Cobia, permits, sharks, and the occasional Spanish mackerel, or a first-timer looking to experience a new adventure, Fort Myers Beach is a fisherman’s dream this time of year. Grabbing your poles and gear and heading to the beach for some surf-fishing is a perfect moment packed with lots of fun with Dad, but this year kick it up a notch and book Dad a Fishing Charter! Our local captains know these waters better than most. Their dedication, quick thinking, and knowledgeable staff get you catching fish faster.
Is Dad seeking a little more of a thrill? Check out Everglades Adventure, where they promise a “Gatoriffic time!”. Explore the Everglades in one of Florida’s most unique aquatic adventures. Enjoy a thrilling ride across the shallow marshes and sawgrass, buzzing and gliding through an ecosystem home to both the American crocodile and American alligator, a variety of snakes, frogs, and turtles. This adventure promises to be packed with fun and memories to be shared for a lifetime to come.
For the Dad looking for a calmer day on the water, we recommend kayaking. This popular watersport is a great way to make lasting memories with Dad as you enjoy exploring our natural coastal habitat. Keep your eyes open and your camera handy—you never know what aquatic creature or picture-perfect photo-op awaits.
2. Enjoy A Game with Dad this Father’s Day!
Our idyllic tropical paradise offers a wide array of activities this time of year, making Fort Myers Beach a fun and attractive place to celebrate Dad. These suggestions will be a hit for the sporty Dad looking to experience a memorable day enjoying the love of the game with his family.
We have some of the finest golf courses in the southwest Florida area! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, Shell Point Golf Club is an excellent 18-hole course. Golfers of every skill level can enjoy beautiful fairways, winding water features, and six tees on every hole. Another great choice is Fort Myers Country Club, one of the oldest golf facilities on the west coast of Florida. This 18-hole course is rumored to have been frequented by both Mr. Edison and Mr. Ford in the 1920s. Located on historic McGregor Boulevard, this beloved course is a local favorite, and we’re sure you’ll adore it just as much.
As the great Yogi Berra once said, “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” For generations, fathers and their families have enjoyed warm summer days at the ballpark rooting for their favorite team. Children have often enjoyed singing along with their father as he chanted with the crowd while eagerly keeping score and tracking their favorite players’ stats. This year, combine your beach vacation and your love of the sport as you root on our very own Mighty Mussels. Purchase your tickets to this Father’s Day Brunch and Game today; visit their website here.
If your Dad likes video games and fun attractions, check out Fastrax—it’s fun for the whole family! Enjoy a wide selection of arcade games, go-karting, midway rides, and bowling. With so many options, you and Dad are bound to have a great time together! We recommend a game or two of Duckpin bowling or choose from over 80 arcade games and rides like the Cobra Coaster, Drop Tower, or Frog Hogger. Visit their website for details and times.
3. Treat Dad to a Delicious Meal!
Every Dad deserves a deliciously curated feast packed with all their delicious favorites. This Father’s Day, treat them to an award-winning meal from one of our excellent local restaurants.
We suggest spoiling Dad with a visit to Snug Harbor. Serving a variety of delicious options for everyone to indulge in. Enjoy delicious food, daily drink specials, live music, and waterfront dining. Best of all, Sun Palace Vacation guests receive a discount! Make sure to check the Guest Portal for details.
Another great restaurant is Matanzas on The Bay —Winners of 2021 Best of the Beach! It’s no surprise this beautiful waterfront restaurant is enjoyed by locals and vacationers alike. Experience unforgettable views of the Marina as you dine on freshly caught seafood and other locally sourced dishes. Check out Petey’s Upper Deck for nightly entertainment. Whether traveling by car or boat, they’ve got a table waiting for you.
Don’t forget about Cōste Island Cuisine, serving delicious curated dinners from our local waters to chef-inspired land-based meals—whatever your group may like, you can find it here. This is waterfront dining at its best!
Plan Your Father’s Day Getaway!
Whatever way you choose to celebrate this Father’s Day, gift Dad a beach vacation. Our sugar-white beaches are the perfect setting for your celebration. Here at Sun Palace Vacations, our selection of homes fits all tastes and budgets, making finding your ideal rental a breeze. Need assistance planning your stay? Visit us online, or call 855-830-3025, and a friendly vacation specialist can help you plan the perfect Fort Myers Beach vacation for Dad.
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