Whether your little ones are princes or princesses, taking them to Orlando is a magical experience – but it can leave you feeling a little wistful for a dad style vacation. One option is to take a day to do something you love. You may bring the kids along, or you and the missus may decide to each take a day for yourselves. Either way, you’ll find fun dad-style things to do in Orlando.

orlandovacation_orlando-golf-for-dadEnjoy a round of golf

There are some truly incredible golf courses available in Orlando. You can bring your clubs along on the plane as a carry-on, or you can rent them at the course. Note that some of the courses do fill up during busy times of the year, so be sure to reserve your tee time well in advance. You should also keep the heat in mind. That 90+ degree weather with high humidity can be quite difficult to deal with for dads who decide to lug their clubs themselves. Either hire a caddy or get yourself a golf cart to ensure you’re comfortable when you take to the green.

Have a hauntingly good time

There are numerous types of tickets you can buy. You can buy a one-day ticket for one of the parks, you can buy a one-day ticket that gives you access to both parks, or you can buy multi-day tickets that give you access to a single park per day or both parks each day. Which one is right for you? The reality is that you may not know until you get to the parks. That’s why it’s best in many cases to buy the minimum and simply upgrade once you’re in the parks if you decide that’s what will work best for you.

Experience skydiving in a safe, secure – yet exhilarating – way

Have you ever dreamed about skydiving but don’t want to jump out of a plane, or simply have never had the opportunity to do so? Then iFly may be the perfect activity for you! Strap on the provided protective gear and get into the vertical wind tunnel that can take you to new heights! You get all the excitement of real skydiving without any of the danger.


Have a beer and take in a game at the ESPN Club

Sport’s dads can head to the ESPN Club to watch their favorite game and try one of dozens of beers on taps. This is a great way to unwind after a long day. There are many family-friendly foods on the menu, so feel free to bring the family or sneak out after the kids go to bed and take some much-needed time for yourself.