Fun Filled Father's Day Getaways in South Florida
As Father’s Day nears (June 19) and you begin to think of how to celebrate the father figure in your life, a fun day of recreational activities is the ultimate gift. Whether he’s the dad that likes to party, the dad that likes to spend the day fishing on the water, the dad that likes to relax outdoors, or any other kind of dad, we’ve found the paramount getaway. Below is our hot list of the top hotels in South Florida for a fun-filled Father's day:
Channel Andy Garcia in Father of the Bride at Shelborne South Beach.
The Shelborne South Beach is celebrating all dads with the launch of Father of the Bride, a new romantic comedy that debuts this summer, starring Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan. The curated packages include a special itinerary for Dad, including a fedora and Cuban cigar for Dad to channel his inner Andy Garcia and wear during a private photoshoot on the hotel’s retro-chic entrance, which is featured in the film. The property also houses David’s Cafe, where Dad can enjoy authentic Cuban coffee and other specially curated delicacies from the Father of the Bride menu, available only on Father’s Day. A stay at the Shelborne will take Dad back to the nostalgic authenticity of South Beach with a trendy twist, featuring an iconic Art Deco pool where he can book a cabana equipped with plush lounge seating, air-conditioning and a private shower. Dominoes and a table are available for a fun and relaxing day dedicated to Dad. As guests make their way up to the guest room, they’ll have a curated playlist of Gloria Estefan's greatest hits, the perfect pre-game soundtrack before heading out for a luxury boat tour around South Beach, which is featured in the film's trailer.
Luxurious Relaxation with the Low key Dad at Hillsboro Beach Resort.
Hillsboro Beach Resort, known for exclusivity and privacy, is the only resort located on exclusive Hillsboro Mile in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Dads can enjoy ocean views and birdwatching from the resort pool and try the new restaurant Roí for a Father’s Day celebration. For the low-key dad, its private beach is tucked away in a tranquil area among luxury residences. Lightly traveled, the beach is perfect for sea turtle walks with a local guide during nesting season this spring. For a fun day in the water, hop on a kayak or paddle board. Guests can book sunrise yoga and massage therapists in-room, and even rent out the resort’s telescopes for an evening of stargazing from the beach. On a day trip, grab resort bicycles and ride down “Millionaire’s Mile” for a relaxing means to sightsee, with the outdoor-loving dad.
A Day of Pampering at THesis Hotel in Coral Gables
This Father's Day, dads can visit THesis Hotel in Coral Gables for a weekend among the area's lush, historic willow trees. The weekend begins with a self-guided bike tour around Coral Gables with branded bikes provided by THesis Hotel. Then, dad will explore the local area with a luxury car rented for the day, which will be provided at check-in. For dads looking to freshen up, the THesis team provides a pampering session in partnership with My Salon Suite, who will treat dad to a professional and luxurious shave and cut. Upon entry into the scenic hotel suite, a custom playlist of dad's favorite music will play and a selection of hand-rolled cigars will greet him in-room, a gift from a local cigar shop. Finally, the night ends with a VIP dining experience for two at Orno's Chef's Bar and get an up-close look at chef Niven Patel in his element. The James Beard nominee was listed as Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef of 2020. NOTE: This package is available upon request and based on availability. Subject to change.
Set Sail with the Fisherman Dad at The Marker Key West.
A light stroll away from some of Florida’s best water activities, such as snorkeling, fishing, and boating, is The Marker Key West Harbor Resort. Perfect for the outdoorsy dad, the resort offers overnight packages that include some of Key West’s best offerings for recreation, including the Ultimate Fishing Charter, which includes a full day of fishing along the island’s sparkling waters. Back on the land, The Marker has partnered with Maker’s Mark for a Father’s Day celebration by the pool, where Dad can participate in The Maker Shaker, an immersive mixology experience that allows him to create and personalize his own whiskey cocktail. Dad can also partake in a live cigar rolling class by the team at Rodriguez Cigars, and spend the day at the ongoing Reggae Rehab Pool Party which offers Miami Trio Reggae, snacks, and Booze Bandage, a hangover-prevention patch made with natural B1 vitamins.
Explore Miami with the City Dad at The Gabriel Miami
With views of the Intracoastal waterway, the Miami Beach skyline, PortMiami and Biscayne Bay, The Gabriel Miami provides relaxation and tranquility among the city’s cultural epicenter, the ultimate destination for the dad that likes to stay close to the city. The hotel recently launched the Beer Concierge in partnership with Miami Brew Bus, where Dad can navigate the city’s exotic flavors with a guide through the local brewery scene of Miami, including Dogfish Head Brewery and Est.33. Select rooms feature balconies with outdoor seating, at which the scenic view of the Miami skyline awaits Dad. Located in the heart of Miami’s Art District, The Gabriel is within walking distance of some of the most well-known downtown Miami attractions, including the Frost Museum of Science, the Pérez Art Museum, Bayfront Park and Bayside Marketplace.
The Beach Dad: Stay at The Gabriel South Beach.
If Dad prefers to stay close to the beach, The Gabriel South Beach embodies the chic flair of Miami’s Art Deco District with a 30-foot-tall mural by the French-born, Los Angeles-based street artist Mr. Brainwash, known for his large-scale installations and prints of celebrities like Madonna, Kate Moss, and Marilyn Monroe. Located on Ocean Drive, Dad can stroll out of The Gabriel’s lobby right into the vibrant scenery and illustrious history of South Beach. Enjoy a stroll through the postcard playground on a CityBike or cross the street to Muscle Beach and get a workout in, the active city dad is sure to feel at home. Later on, indulge in South Beach’s infamous nightlife and celebrate at the various recognized establishments on Ocean Drive.
Recharge and Refuel with Dad at The Balfour Hotel
Dad is in for a retreat in the South of Fifth Neighborhood. Nestled in this quieter part of South Beach, The Balfour Hotel is a tropical destination for travelers in search of a recharge. The historic property has an elevated plunge pool, complimentary guest bikes, trampoline classes, and complimentary chairs to sit along the beach, just across the street from the hotel. To end the day, take Dad to enjoy Latin-fusion eats at Mehzcla restaurant for fresh bites, refreshing cocktails, and people-watching on Ocean Drive. Signature menu items include the Ahi Tuna ($26) mini tacos with wonton, ginger-sesame, yuzu-crema and caviar; Chef Guido’s Chicharron ($17) with sweet potato chips, mixed-pepper aioli, cilantro leaves, pickled red onions and a brioche bun; and complemented by a “Goin’ Coconuts” Whiskey Sour ($16) prepared with Maker’s Mark bourbon, Jagermeister, liquid alchemist coconut, lemon and a Cruzan Blackstrap Rum float.