Father’s Day is a few weeks away and it’s time to contemplate how you’ll celebrate this year. Will it be a gift year? Maybe a special dinner or fun activity year…or all three? (Dad will probably vote all three.)

You’ve come to the right place for Father’s Day gift ideas: we think Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is the best spot to spend this holiday weekend, and here are our recommendations for things to do on Father’s Day:

No dad can resist a hearty breakfast or brunch, especially with mimosas and/or bloody marys. Find a great restaurant to either ease into the day or start bright and early to get a jump on some fun Father’s Day activities.

People watching a dolphin jumping in the wake of a boatSpeaking of activities, a chartered fishing trip with a local guide is a gift that any angling dad will appreciate. Find fishing trips of all kinds, from deep sea to back bay, from freshwater to salt, and even fly fishing. Make your trip—and your catch—more memorable by trying one of our local Cook Your Catch spots.

If your dad might prefer being out on the water without fishing, you can find plenty of places to rent your own vessel to explore our wonderful waterways at your leisure. If you don’t want to do any of the work, try a nature or sunset cruise, or indulge in a sailing excursion. Whichever you choose, the fun is built right in.

Family dining outside at Village Brewhouse at Fishermen's VillageEvery dad is different, so Father’s Day dinner ideas are of course going to run the gamut. Luckily, our restaurant scene is thriving, dominated by unique independent restaurateurs. No matter if dad is craving a huge steak, a hearty helping of Mexican or Italian food, a fresh vegan meal, or he wants to dive into a bucket of fresh seafood or sample artistic sushi, we’ve got it covered.

Wherever you eat and whatever you do on this special day, celebrating every minute and milestone is easy to do in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach. We hope to see you and your dad around.