Father's Day 

Toast to dad or the father figures in your life with an afternoon sampling of local beer at one or several craft breweries, an A-list music concert at night, or a full day on the water sailing or fishing. Whether dad is a nature enthusiast, sports aficionado, or craft beer lover, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Father’s Day in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Dine & Drink Around Town

On Father’s Day, take advantage of the many specials in honor of the occasion at restaurants throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale and some of the buzzier strips like Las Olas Boulevard. Take your pick of fine dining, toes-in-the-sand waterfront spots, and rooftop eateries where you can soak up views of the beaches and beyond while sipping artisanal craft cocktails and world-class wines. Sample a local beer at one of the breweries or beer gardens scattered throughout town, or take dad for cocktails and an evening of live music

You’ll also find casino and gaming spots across Greater Fort Lauderdale if you want to try your hand at poker or blackjack — or even make a visit to the thoroughbred racetracks at Gulfstream Park Casino. Stay the night in a luxurious swim-up suite at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and surprise dad with a show at Hard Rock Live, where A-List acts include the likes of Sting and Paul McCartney. 

Hit the Water or Links

Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to 24 miles of golden sandy beaches, so you and dad can bask on the shore anywhere from Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale down to Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, or Florida's Hollywood. If dad’s a surfer, he can catch waves at Dania Beach Ocean Park, where he can relax in waterfront tiki huts in between dips in the water. 

The Dania Beach Fishing Pier has a bait and tackle shop, and for anglers after some serious sportfish like tarpon and snook, the pier is the perfect place. If you want to treat dad to a taste of luxury, book with Coastal Yacht Tours (which comes complete with Champagne and caviar), or arrange a fishing charter with captain and crew. In Deerfield Beach, the International Fishing Pier—which offers rod rentals and fishing accessories—extends nearly 1,000 feet from the shore and attracts thousands of fishermen annually thanks to the variety of mackerel, pompano, bluefish, and barracuda swimming in the water below. Check out our monthly fishing report for more information. 

And with over 40 top-notch golf courses, some designed by legendary architects, like George and Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, you will find the perfect one for you and your dad in Greater Fort Lauderdale. 

Below, find local deals and offers for Father’s Day.