Father's Day is quickly approaching, and several Fort Myers businesses are making preparations as some of the city's biggest attractions are offering special deals for dad on June 17.
There's also the opportunity to get out on the water with the family or enjoy a tremendous meal with Dad. However you're thinking of celebrating, you'll find a winning idea on our list of the best things to do with Dad on Father's Day in Fort Myers.
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates offer free admission for dads on Father's Day. Bring the family out to see where two of the most famous Americans in the 20th century lived and developed a lot of their groundbreaking innovations.
Admission includes a self-guided audio tour of their homes as well as the on-site museum and laboratory and more than 20 acres of gardens to explore. Dads also receive ten percent off purchases made in the various shops on the property.
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The Shell Factory is one of the longest-running attractions in Fort Myers. Today, the grounds feature several museums, nature exhibits, and family-friendly activities.
On Father's Day, The Shell Factory is hosting a special cookout from 11 a..m. to 4 p.m., and dads recieve free admission. There will also be free mini-golf for the entire family and a zip line, too!
Fort Myers Beach
A day at the beach may be just what the doctor ordered for Dad. Fort Myers Beach offers great opportunities to participate in water sports like parasailing and kayaking, but many also enjoy just spending time relaxing on the region's iconic sugar-sand.
For a unique experience, take an afternoon or sunset dolphin cruise out of Snook Bight Yacht Club & Marina with Good Time Charters. The company also offers morning and afternoon fishing charters, so pick a time of day to go fishing with Dad on Father's Day that best suits your family's schedule.
Several brunch spots in Fort Myers have ideal waterfront settings that are perfect for special occasions like Father's Day. With its festive location at Lovers Key Resort, Flippers on the Bay is one of these places, and they have brunch favorites on the menu like breakfast tacos and the Lobster Eggs Benedict.
Moving off the water, Cristof's On McGregor is a popular spot among locals. The Standard is a favorite of downtown diners, and both restaurants have bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys on their brunch menus.
Regardless of your Dads' interest, spending Father's Day in For Myers has several great options that make for fun and relaxing family time.
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