A Father's Day Guide for Daddy Dearest

What to Do with Dad This Year

purple heart shirt!

It’s the only day of the year that he monopolizes your time (or is it the other way around?), so entertain the man.

According to Mom, Dad doesn’t have a thing to wear. Gift him a Miami Heat-inspired tee by local brand Purple Heart, available at Sole Fly. Although not official NBA gear, the Wade County and Run Miami T-shirts have both been seen on D. Wade himself — and that’s authentic enough for us.

Agree to sit with him through one game. Then get the couch potato off the sofa, into some swim trunks, and over to Matheson Hammock Park for a low-energy, high-fun paddleboard session on the bay (rent from Paddleboard Miami via Adventure Sports; $30 for one hour).

After you’ve worked out his beer belly, treat Pops to a Texas-inspired barbecue brunch at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. For 35 bucks, he can stuff his face with slow-cooked beef brisket, pork ribs, catfish, and smoked bacon. For you? Yes, there’s mac ’n’ cheese.

Thank him for the fun outing with a Cuban cigar from El Credito Cigar Factory. The Little Havana shop sells Father’s Day baskets ($40-$50), complete with humidors, lighters, and ashtrays. Don’t forget to offer him a light.

Photos: Courtesy of Purple Heart

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Sole Fly
8099 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33143
El Credito Cigar Factory
1100 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33130
Matheson Hammock Park
9610 Old Cutler Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33156
10901 Old Cutler Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33156