Father’s Day in Ocala should be a day to give thanks to the person who raised you, and what better way to do that then spending it out and around Ocala. The area offers no shortage of fun and father friendly activities that are sure to keep your dad’s attention. From nature walks to diner brunches the following list should give you some ideas on where to take your dad. 

Sweet Potatoes

8075 SW Hwy 200 Suite 126 , Ocala FL, 34481
Omelets, hand-held breakfast sandwiches, biscuits, paninis, salads and more are what can be found at Sweet Potatoes. It offers the best in breakfast and lunch options, so if pops can never make up his mind on breakfast or lunch, this is the spot for his indecisiveness. It is also the perfect spot for those who are looking for delicious vegan options.

Ocala Downtown Diner

816 S Magnolia Ave , Ocala FL, 34471
Steak-N-Eggs, The 2-2-2 (eggs, bacon, sausage and toast) and breakfast sandwiches are the plates that set the tone for what Ocala Downtown Diner has to offer. This place is for the father who is a fan of southern homestyle cooking. They also have burgers, lunch plates and deserts.

First Watch - Brooksville - Now Open!

12332 Cortez Blvd, Ste. 300 , Brooksville FL, 34613
First Watch is a front-runner in the big brunch race. While it is a chain, First Watch still offers a classic brunch experience with eggs prepared in any way one could want, waffles, bacon and all the other brunch staples. With a cheap price and inviting atmosphere, First Watch is a great destination to take your Father on his day.

Silver Springs State Park

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5656 East Silver Springs Blvd. , Ocala FL, 34488
For the outdoor-centric paternal figure, the crystal clear waters of Silver Springs State Park are something to marvel at. With such activities as going out on a glass-bottom-boat tour, kayaking and canoe trips, this is for those who want to spend a little time in the beauty and majesty of a true blue Florida Spring.

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

13700 SW 16th Ave , Ocala FL, 34473
For the father who is either an avid drag race enthusiast or enjoys learning about new things "Big Daddy" Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum could be a great place to go for fathers day. With over 2 buildings holding over 300 cars the drag racing museum tour takes around 2-3 hours.

Katya Vineyards

101 E. Silver Springs Blvd. , Ocala FL, 34470
For the father who enjoys a glass of wine and a well-cooked steak, Katya Vineyards is the place to wind down for the day. With a wait staff that will guide you through the menu and help you pick the best wines, cheeses and other gastro-based decision making. This family-owned restaurant and vineyard is the perfect dining experience to transform this fathers day into a very special one.