Fathers looking to plan exciting trips to take with their sons should consider taking a Central Florida vacation. The area’s sunny, warm year-round climate lends itself to plenty of outdoor activities to keep guys of all ages entertained, no matter their interests.
Fantasy Of Flight
One of the most unique Central Florida attractions is Fantasy of Flight in Polk City. This exhibit showcases over 40 vintage and rare airplanes, offers guided tours, and has such attractions as an amazing hang glide simulator and the ability to climb aboard a real B-17 Flying Fortress, a bomber from World War II. The Fun with Flight area offers interactive exhibits that the whole family can enjoy, and the guided tours allow visitors to see the work necessary to restore old aircraft back to flying condition. Over Father’s Day weekend, June 17-20, all fathers get into Fantasy of Flight for free when accompanied by any paying youth, adult, or senior.
Go Fishing On A Central Florida Vacation
There are many places to go fishing in Florida, especially in Polk County. The county is home to 554 lakes and known as the “Bass Capital of the World.” However, bass aren’t the only fish in the area — the lakes are full of catfish, bluegill, crappie, and more. From Lake Wales to Haines City to Auburndale, fathers will find plenty of places to take their children fishing and create a memorable Central Florida vacation.
Lakeland Flying Tigers
For fathers and sons who prefer ballparks to lakes, the Lakeland Flying Tigers is the area’s minor league baseball team. They can celebrate America’s national pastime with a fun, yet inexpensive evening. Father’s Day weekend offers a floppy hat giveaway on Friday night, and fireworks on Saturday night. Viewing a baseball game is one of the Central Florida attractions both father and son will both enjoy.
Hunting And Shooting Range
Tenoroc Shooting Sports & Training, located in Lakeland, is a shooting range that provides visitors with the opportunity to safely learn or practice how to use firearms, rifles, and more. There is a pistol range, rifle range, sporting clays course, and archery range. The facility offers certificate training courses for individuals or groups. Fathers and sons will enjoy learning to shoot targets at varied distances in a safe, controlled environment.
Fred’s Southern Kitchen
If father and son have worked up an appetite while going fishing and experience the vintage air museum, baseball game, and shooting range, Fred’s Southern Kitchen is the ideal place to refuel. This local chain has locations in Plant City, Lakeland, Bartow, and Winter Haven, so dads are sure to find one on a Central Florida vacation. In business for decades, Fred’s Southern Kitchen offers delicious, all-you-can-eat southern buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their family recipes are over 50 years old, and feature southern delicacies like homemade casseroles, slow-cooked barbeque ribs, fresh fruits and vegetables, and mouth-watering desserts. For a truly memorable father/son adventure, there are many Central Florida attractions that will help create a fun vacation for you and your son.