Father’s Day: June Roundup of Cool Activities to do with Dad

By Eric Edelman

Father’s Day is this month. It’s time to plan the perfect treat for dad, but invariably, you’re stumped. Don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. Whether your pops is the cigar-and-drink-in-hand variety, the quiet-stroll-in-the-park type, or something else, we’ve got the perfect ideas for a classic Father’s Day for him and the rest of the family.

While in Weston/Southwest Ranches/West Broward  

American Horse Trails 

Weston’s sprawling suburban landscape is home to one of the most scenic horse trails in South Florida. Perfect for a quiet couple bonding experience or family adventure. American Horse Trails promises trusty guides and unforgettable rides for both experienced and novice riders. For more information, AmericanHorseTrails.us.

Smoke on the Water 

If you know your dad’s idea of heaven is his favorite spirit poured neatly and a lit stogie, look no further. Smoke on the Water is South Florida’s premier cigar lounge. The lounge features an unbeatable selection from its walk-in humidor, and the outdoor seating offers a prime place to enjoy your favorite smoke. For more information, SmokeWeston.com.

Markham Park 

Markham Park is well known in Sunrise as being home to beautiful hiking trails, an outdoor shooting range, and a myriad of other outdoor activities. Perfect for a family picnic, father-son bonding on the range, or a couples’ getaway on the quiet trails that weave through the park. For more information, MarkhamPark.com.

Blackwater Airboat Tours (Tamarac)

Get an up-close-and-personal view of the Florida Everglades with the one-of-a-kind airboat operators at Blackwater Airboat Tours. Whir past rare birds, alligators, and miles upon miles of the glades with dad and the whole family while having some on-board entertainment, courtesy of Blackwater’s passionate tour guides. For more information, BlackWaterAirboatTours.com. 

Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center 

The 164 acre-sized sprawling site is home to one of Broward County’s largest nature preserves. It features tranquil up-close views of stunning foliage and fauna while offering tranquil walking paths. Prime opportunities for pictures as well as places for picnics. For more information, Broward.org. 

When Venturing to Doral 

Sky Zone 

More than just trampolines, the international indoor entertainment chain has something for the whole family. Hurl dodgeballs, careen off of bouncy surfaces, and let loose at their Doral-based location. Other locations are available in Broward County as well. For more information, SkyZone.com.

Planet Air Sports 

Planet Air Sports is a unique take on the indoor entertainment experience. Part obstacle course, part bouncehouse, Planet Air Sports offers an ultra-different experience unlike any other in Doral. The food, obstacle courses, and lively music means there’s something for everyone. For more information, PlanetAirSports.com.

Futbox Futsal Center 

For the perfect Father’s Day present for the futbol father in your life, you can’t go wrong with the Futbox Futsal Center. It features a massive state-of-the-art facility for futsal and soccer, reasonable prices, and a welcoming staff. For more information, Futbox.co. 

Topgolf (Doral)

Whether your dad is a PGA pro in the making or couldn’t tell the difference between a putter and a 3-Wood if his life depended on it, good times are in the cards if you take him out to Top Golf. The renowned new-era-spin-on-the-driving-range chain has a gorgeous facility conveniently located in Doral. You’ll be yelling, “Fore!” for hours, all while having a grand old time. For more information, TopGolf.com.

The Doral Yard 

The Doral Yard is a super-diverse cultural hub that features live music, entertainment, food, drinks, and a whole lot more. Whether going out to enjoy unforgettable vibes or just looking to try something new, the Doral Yard is a must-visit for the extroverted father that’s open to new adventures and experiences. 

Happenings in Miami 

Red, White, & Blue Wynwood Bar Crawl 

Celebrate America’s birthday with mixed drinks, good company, and Miami’s legendary nightlife. The two-day event runs from June 29-30 and features fantastic deals that include coverless entry, free drinks, and a whole lot more. For tickets and more information, EventBrite.com.

Laser Fridays at Frost Museum of Science 

Experience the music of Daft Punk and Pink Floyd like you never have with the Frost Museum’s legendary laser show. Starting Friday, June 7, the iconic laser show takes patrons through a stunning visual experience synced up with legendary music from past and present. For more information, FrostScience.org.

Live Cuban Music at Cafe La Trova 

Take a trip back in time with authentic Cuban cuisine, music, and ambiance at Cafe La Trova. Located on Miami’s world famous Calle Ocho, La Trova brings classic Cuban culture back to life with a modern twist. Perfect for delicious food and drinks and ideal for unforgettable family photo-ops. The back bar is all ‘80s themed. For more information, CafeLaTrova.com.

Down Española Way

Built in the 1920s to serve as an artist colony, this mini outdoor strip was the first commercial development on Miami Beach. Modeled after Mediterranean villages, it continues to have a bohemian/gypsy vibe. Currently Española Way is a pedestrian-only street lined with great restaurants, bars and boutique stores. A great spot to take dad (or your hubby) for an evening out that feels as if you’ve traveled to Capri. For more information, VisitEspanolaWay.com.

Miami Exotic Autoracing at Homestead Miami Speedway 

Looking for pulse-pounding excitement and roaring engines? Look no further than Homestead Miami Speedway. Starting June 16, tickets are available for a one-of-a-kind driving experience. Dad can take the wheel of Lamborghini Gallardos, Audi R8s, and an assortment of other exotic supercars. But remember, they’re just rentals. Sorry, dad. For more information, HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.

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