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Celebrate Father's Day With Exciting Outdoor Activities: South Florida Is Filled With Adventures For You & Your Dad To Enjoy Together

June 13, 2024

A thoughtful card or personalized gift can go a long way on Father's Day, but what many dads (and grandpas) want on their special day is time spent with loved ones. With ideas for celebrating just about every type of dad, these activities, which are perfect for the whole family to partake in, are like gifts in and of themselves and can show him just how much he means to you.

Backyard Barbecue
Fire up the grill and get ready for a feast of mouthwatering Burgers, juicy Steaks and sizzling Hot Dogs. Gather your family and friends, set up some outdoor games like cornhole or horseshoes, and enjoy the warm summer weather while bonding over delicious food. Don't forget to prepare some refreshing beverages and desserts to complete the experience.

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Most dads are easy and if you take the effort to go buy some good meat to throw down on the grill, that would certainly put a smile on their face.

Fishing Expedition
For dads who love nature and enjoy the thrill of the catch, a fishing expedition is a perfect Father's Day activity. Find a nearby pier or jetty to cast your lines and reel in some fish. Whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, fishing provides an opportunity to relax, unwind and bond with your dad. Don't forget to pack some snacks, drinks and sunscreen to make sure you're prepared for a day on the water.

Sunny Isles Beach
The Newport Fishing Pier offers a haven for both relaxation seekers and avid anglers alike. With its stunning ocean views, convenient amenities, and strict adherence to safety and environmental regulations, this pier beckons visitors to unwind and indulge in the tranquility of coastal living. Whether you're casting a line into the shimmering waters, basking in the sun-kissed sands, or simply taking a leisurely stroll, The Newport Fishing Pier promises a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The Newport Fishing Pier is managed by the Sunny Isles Beach Cultural & Community Services Department, for more information call: (305) 792-1706 or drive by for an outdoor adventure: 18115 North Bay Road, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160.

Dania Beach
The Dania Beach Fishing Pier attracts thousands of visitors and fishermen annually. The calming waters of the Atlantic Ocean are the perfect environment to spend Father's Day with your dad, you can just watch the fishermen, have lunch or give fishing a try yourself! Bring your own fishing rods or rent them from the pier concession! In addition to rod rentals, visitors can purchase snacks, drinks, as well as tackle and bait. For more information call: (954) 924-3613, the pier is located at: 300 North Beach Road, Dania Beach, Florida 33004.

Hiking Adventure
Choose a scenic trail in a nearby national park or nature reserve and embark on a journey surrounded by breathtaking views and fresh air. Hiking provides a physical workout and allows you to connect with nature and spend quality time with family. Plan your route ahead of time and research any safety precautions you need to take. Remember to pack essential supplies such as water, snacks and a first aid kit. Take breaks along the way to rest and appreciate your surroundings.

There are some beautiful trails in our own backyard. Oleta River State Park is located thirty minutes from downtown Miami, this gorgeous park is bisected by its namesake waterway that winds through a natural oasis. Whether enjoying the 15 miles of off-road bicycling trails or paddling along lush mangrove forests, visitors find it difficult to believe that Oleta River State Park exists 30 minutes from downtown Miami. At just over a thousand acres, this natural oasis — Florida’s largest urban park — is a haven for mountain bikers, paddlers, anglers and swimmers. Enjoy a picnic along scenic Biscayne Bay or unwind at the end of a fishing pole. For more information call: (786) 756-2327, the park is located at: 3400 Northeast 163rd Street, North Miami Beach. Florida 33160.

Golfing Getaway
Find a local golf course and spend the day practicing your swings, perfecting your putts and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the greens. Make the getaway even more special by inviting other family members or friends to join in. Turn it into a friendly tournament or simply enjoy a leisurely game while bonding and creating lasting memories.

One public course that many locals may not be aware of is Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne. Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne is a championship 18-hole golf course located on the island paradise of Key Biscayne, just 10 minutes from downtown Miami. It is the perfect alternative to civilization where you can spend a day with your dad enveloped by the tropics. Crandon Golf is an explosion of color and light surrounded by water, mangroves and lush, tropical foliage. Secluded and inviting, Crandon is the only public golf course on Biscayne Bay.

Crandon was the site of the Senior PGA Tour for 18 years, attracting golf’s greats including Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Don Messengale, Ray Floyd and Gary Player. The course is considered one of the most beautiful and difficult par-72 courses in the state of Florida. Crandon’s seventh hole is touted as “One of the Greatest Holes in Golf,” a gorgeous par 4 that doglegs to the right and sends your golf ball soaring over sparkling water. The course has been rated in the top ten courses by Golfweek, and one of America’s top 75 upscale courses by Golf Digest.

From the first hole – a dog leg par 5 that requires a drive over water and mangroves – to the last – another par 5 with water on both sides of the fairway – Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne is, in many ways, Miami’s signature golf course. For more information call: (305) 361-9129, the course is located at: 6700 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, Florida 33149.

Camping Under the Stars
Camping under the stars can be an unforgettable Father's Day experience. Find a picturesque camping spot, set up your tent and immerse yourselves in the beauty of the great outdoors. Spend the evening roasting marshmallows around the campfire, telling stories and gazing at the starry sky. Research the area beforehand to ensure you have all the information you need about facilities, safety precautions and any permits required. Also be sure to pack necessary gear including tents, sleeping bags, cooking equipment and insect repellent.

One such place that you could pitch a tent with dad is Markham Park. Perched at the edge of the Everglades, this large, diverse park features a huge campground, an observatory, a model airplane field, mountain bike trails, and one of the premier outdoor public shooting ranges in South Florida. For more information visit: - Or call: (954) 357-8868. The park's located at: 16001 West State Road 84, Sunrise, Florida 33326.

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