Celebrate Father's Day

By: Surfside Jun 12, 2019

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and in case you haven’t been giving him daily updates on your gratitude and appreciation, we have some ideas on how to show your dad, husband, grandfather or “Father Figure” in your life just how special he is. If you are struggling to come up with the perfect present, read along to see Surfside’s step-by-step guide to a Fantastic Father’s Day!


The Brunch:

Every man loves a good meal, so start Father’s Day off by treating your dad to a scrumptious brunch at Café Vert in sunny Surfside. The small café serves an array of food including savory crepes, mouthwatering pastries and delectable French food that carries a certain “je ne sais quoi.” We suggest satisfying your taste buds by enjoying the lip-smacking peanut butter and banana panini - this dish speaks for itself. The local haven is foolproof when it comes to food, guaranteeing dad will leave with a smile and so will you.


Where to Eat: 

Café Vert

9490 Harding Avenue,

Surfside Florida, 33154

Hours: 7:30AM-5PM (closed Saturdays)


The Afternoon Activities:

Father’s Day is a time to share an activity or experience together, making memories that he will always cherish. If your dad is into sports, the outdoors, or simply just likes to be active, then we have some great suggestions that are in and around the Surfside area. This year, celebrate the father figures in your life with engaging, family-friendly activities that give him a break from the normal weekend routine. 


Tee Time: 

There’s nothing better than an afternoon tee time on a luxurious golf course to set your mind at ease. Just a hop, skip and jump away from Surfside, the Normandy Shores Golf Club is an ideal experience for the golf-fanatic dad. Legendary golf pros Sam Snead, Peter Thompson and Arnold Palmer are just a few names of golf celebrities that have played the notable course. An afternoon at Normandy Shores Golf Club will have your dad feeling like a pro and you feeling like the favorite child!


Where to Tee Off: 

Normandy Shores Golf Club

2401 Biarritz Dr.

Miami Beach, Florida 33141

Hours: 7AM- 7PM Everyday

Phone: (305) 868-6502


Game, Set, Match:

Surfside’s Tennis Center is the perfect spot to tell your dad “Game, Set, Match!” Tennis is an excellent way to get your adrenaline pumping, relieve some stress, and of course, a great way to spend some quality time with your dad. Ace Father’s Day by scheduling a time slot today – oh and don’t forget your rackets!

Where to Serve: 

8750 Collins Ave,

Surfside Florida, 33141

Hours: 8AM-10PM

Phone: (305) 993-0063


Keep Calm and Kayak:

If you are looking for a more low-key activity to embark on this Father’s Day, try kayaking the beautiful waters around Surfside, Florida. Rent your kayaks at BG Oleta River Outdoor Center in Oleta River State Park and lose yourself in the relaxing sport of kayaking. With views of the skyline, sunsets and possibly some sea turtles, kayaking is the ideal activity for the outdoor-loving father needing a casual day with his loved ones. 

Where to Rent: 

3400 NE 163rd Street

North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Hours: Mon- Fri: 9am-6pm

Sat- Sun: 8am-7pm

Phone: (786) 274-7945


The Gift:

Finding the right luxury accessory can help any Dad of elevated taste raise their style to new heights, so shop Gray & Sons diverse selection of watches and estate jewelry. 

Where to Buy:

Gray & Sons

9595 Harding Avenue,

Surfside Florida, 33154

Open Mon-Sat. 10AM-5PM

Phone: (305) 865-0999


The Dinner: 

No Father’s Day would be complete without the perfect dinner to end the night. Café Ragazzi, an Italian eatery, has been a dining staple in Surfside for almost 15 years. This intimate restaurant boasts an impressive selection of contemporary yet traditional Italian dishes, as well as a carefully curated wine-list hand-picked by owner and world-renowned singer Ricardo Montaner. Be sure to try the Risotto Pescatore, featuring imported Arborio rice with shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari and truffle oil. This dish is for the seafood lover and food connoisseur. 

Where to go:

Café Ragazi

9500 Harding Avenue

Surfside Florida, 33154

Hours: 11:30AM – 11:30 PM

Phone: (305) 866-4495



The Dessert:

Feeling full from the delicious dinner at Café Ragazzi? Try skipping dessert and head to Liborio Cigar & Tobacco Shop to purchase the perfect cigar for your father to enjoy while watching the sunset go down on Harding Avenue. Liborio Cigar and Tobacco Shop has a team of educated sales representatives that will help you find a cigar that fits your specific palate so you can appreciate the unique taste of tobacco the right way. 

Where to go:

Liborio Cigars

9520 Harding Avenue #1,

Surfside Florida, 33154

Hours: Mon-Sat. 9:10AM-5PM

Phone: (305) 865-0015


Whether you follow all the suggested activities in our guide (bonus points!) or choose just a few, be sure to recognize his contributions and celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, June 16th here in Surfside.


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