With Father’s Day coming up (June 20, 2021), you may be wondering how to best celebrate Dad on his special day and still follow all appropriate COVID-19 safety guidelines. As Florida begins relaxing its COVID-19 restrictions, here are some of the ways you can enjoy a fun-filled Father’s Day near Miami while still playing it safe.
Plan an Everglades Adventure
For a breath of fresh air this Father’s Day, why not take Dad on a free-wheeling adventure through Florida’s magnificent Everglades National Park?
Stop at the Shark Valley Visitor Center, in the northern part of the Everglades, where you can enjoy a socially distanced, two-hour tram ride and discover the Everglades’ many natural wonders with the most wonderful dad anyone could ask for. Better yet, bring your bikes and experience an invigorating 15-mile bike ride through the park, where you’ll likely see lots of ‘gators (from afar) and other exciting wildlife.
The Shark Valley Visitor Center with its soaring observation tower is located just an hour’s drive west of Miami off the Tamiami Trail. You can also look at these other great South Florida road trip ideas if the Everglades doesn’t sound appealing.
The 2021 Honda Pilot will get Dad and the entire family to the Everglades in spacious style and comfort. The eight-passenger Pilot features an impressive 109 cubic feet* of cargo space, a spirited 280-hp*, 3.5-liter V6 that gets up to 27 mpg* on the highway, and an available hands-free power tailgate that makes loading and unloading a snap. Add a bike rack available through your South Florida Honda Dealers and you’re ready for a unique Father’s Day outdoor adventure.
Go Camping at Bahia Honda State Park
The words “Bahia” and “Honda” are a perfect match for a delightful Father’s Day outdoor getaway weekend. Nearby Bahia Honda State Park (love that name!), northwest of Big Pine Key, offers breathtaking views, ocean tours, boating, fishing, hiking, and camping. (Contact the park in advance for the latest hours of operation, closures, and capacity restrictions.)
Need an idea for a really memorable activity this summer? May we recommend a snorkeling expedition for Father’s Day in Miami? The region has numerous snorkeling tour guides, and they’ll help you and Dad discover the coral reefs. Who knows—you might even stumble across some buried treasure.
Your trip to Bahia Honda State Park is best done in…well, a Honda, of course! We recommend the rugged, roomy, go-anywhere 2021 Honda Passport. The sporty and athletically styled Passport offers spacious seating for five, torque-vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Traction Management for unsurpassed handling, a one-touch 60/40 split rear seatback for outstanding versatility, and up to 5,000 pounds* of max towing capacity.
You can even outfit your Passport with the perfect camping accessories, like a roof rack or a factory spec rear-hatch camping tent that sleeps up to six people. All Honda accessories are available to order and get installed at any of our conveniently located South Florida Honda Dealers.
Family Barbecue & Outdoor Movie Night
If you prefer to celebrate Father’s Day closer to home this year, why not give Dad a new barbecue grill so he can proudly show off his superior “grill master” skills? Or venture out to a local, less populated South Florida beach and have a picnic?
Making this an outdoor Father’s Day activity lets you safely socially distance while still being able to relish the company of family and friends.
When your tummies settle, create a makeshift drive-in theater in your driveway or a parking lot. That way Dad can end the night enjoying his favorite movies under the glittering South Florida stars.
Bring Dad’s new barbecue grill home in the redesigned 2021 Honda Ridgeline. It offers a truckload of ingenuity with such handy features as Honda’s exclusive Dual-Action Tailgate, 7.3 cubic-foot Lockable In-Bed Trunk®, Lay-Flat Trunk Bed and an available 150W/400W bed outlet—perfect for a projector or TV. Grab the popcorn and treat Dad to some family time.
Dad towing a boat somewhere with his Ridgeline? Be sure he reviews our Honda towing guide for helpful tips!
Celebrate Father’s Day in a New Honda
The best way to celebrate this Father’s Day in South Florida is by giving Dad what he really wants: A new Honda from your South Florida Honda Dealers. Choose from our huge inventory of award-winning new Hondas for sale near Ft. Lauderdale. You’ll also find an unbeatable selection of money-saving Certified Pre-Owned Hondas for sale near Miami and great Honda lease deals. Happy Father’s Day!
280 hp @ 6000 rpm (SAE net).
Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.
20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
Maximum towing capacity for AWD models is 5,000 lbs. Maximum towing capacity for 2WD models is 3,500 lbs. Towing requires the addition of the Honda accessory towing kit, trailer harness and hitch ball. Please see your Honda dealer for details.