8 super-cool places in Palm Beach County for Dad
Emerald and I researched and investigated guy stuff so that you can give the father in your life the best Father’s Day ever.
Al Fresco Restaurant & Bar at Palm Beach Par 3
345 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Why not spend this special day together outside? Treat dad to an incomparable golf experience at the oceanfront Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, ranked by Golf Digest as the best par three courses in the United States. Redesigned and renovated by local Hall of Fame champion Raymond Floyd, this tropical setting boasts stunning views of the Intracoastal and Atlantic Ocean, two lakes, a driving range, putting green, and a practice bunker. Following golf, your celebration can continue at the property’s restaurant, Al Fresco Restaurant and Bar. With indoor and outdoor seating, stunning views of the golf course and the ocean, and a menu featuring delicious American-Italian cuisine, Al Fresco Restaurant and Bar is a can’t-miss finish to a perfect day with dad.
Stubbs & Wootton
340 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Launched in Palm Beach just shy of 30 years ago, Stubbs & Wootton are the trailblazers of elegant, ready-to-wear luxury slippers. No matter what you wear, be it shorts, jeans, a tuxedo – and everything in between, these iconic slippers take any look to the next level. Whether you are looking for a ready-made pair or something bespoke for dad, these classy, handmade slippers are a magnificent gift idea.
256 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach. FL 33480
“Live a life of style & substance” is their motto, and who wouldn’t want that for their dad? Peter Millar’s timeless, modern looks are for the man who always wants to look sharp while maintaining comfort from head to toe. Classic, colorful clothing ranges from golf styles that are ideal everyday pieces on and off the course to luxury items that are perfect for an evening out. Something from Peter Millar will most certainly be a welcome father’s day gift.
Palm Beach Boys Club Surf Shop
307 South County Road. Palm Beach, FL 33480
A Palm Beach institution for over 27 years, this family-owned business is truly one of a kind. They have you covered, from surf wear and boat shoes to surfboards, paddle boards, boogie boards, and snorkeling gear. And, if you’re a beginner, they offer surfing, paddleboarding, and snorkeling lessons, or you can rent surfboards, paddle boards, and boogie boards for a great day at the beach. There is a unique selection of throwback accessories and even some fun prank gifts sure to amuse. You will be surprised how fast time flies in this terrific shop. It is no wonder that Palm Beach Boys Club Surf Shop has received the “Quintessentially Palm Beach Award.”
340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480
In this digital age of googling and Wikipedia, books are a solid, tangible reminder of both past and present. Assouline is sure to have you covered regardless of your dad’s interests or hobbies. Build his library and feed his knowledge with a beautiful book or unique library accessory, things he will surely treasure.
Silverball Retro Arcade
19 NE 3rd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Is your dad a gamer? This unique interactive museum features classic pinball and arcade games dating back from the 1930s, including the original Coney Island Skeeball, Shuffle Board, and more. It will be like traveling through time as you check out the memorabilia and discover the history behind the games. Treat dad to a walk down memory lane this fathers day. Game on!
The Meating Place
277 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Maybe you want to celebrate this special day at home, grilling some steaks and spending time together in the pool. If so, this gem of a butcher shop is the spot for the best prime meats, gourmet specialty food, homemade salads, and soups – whatever you are looking for to make your meal special. Family-owned and operated since 1967, the staff here could not be friendlier or more knowledgeable. The Meating Place is a Boca Raton institution and should be the first place you think of when it’s time to fire up the grill.
Warren – American.Whisky.Kitchen
15084 Lyons Rd Bay 350, Delray Beach, FL 33446
As Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whisky is barely enough.” If this sounds like something your dad might ascribe to, then the Warren is just the place. It has an old-school, comfy vibe with dim lighting, wood floors, and rich velvets and leathers. However, the real focal point is the whisky wall. At 900 bottles, not only is this the most extensive whisky library in South Florida – it is the most impressive. So, raise a glass and toast your father on his special day!
Some thoughts from Maura and me about Father’s day:
Last week when a tropical storm was heading to South Florida, it reminded me why I never worry about potential disasters. The simple fact is that there is a father and husband in my home, and a father can handle emergencies best.
My son tells a funny story about Hurricane Frances when our power went out, and my husband, Jack, stayed on the front porch in a vintage WWll helmet, chain-smoking and guarding the house throughout the night.
Good men do this well.
They stand in the way of danger to protect their family.
Thank you, fathers, everywhere who work two jobs, drive trucks, install roofs, fix plumbing, serve in the military, stop the bad guys and run into burning buildings.
Our society will never thrive without you; we need masculine energy more than ever.
Hug your father and hold him close. There may be some tough times ahead for our country.
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