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Father's Day fun and 2-for-1 deals around South Florida


It's Big Daddy's day, so here are a few South Florida deals running Friday through Father's Day as well as some good clean family fun for now or later during the long hot summer.

Take Dad to City Place in West Palm Beach with 100 shops and restaurants to celebrate his day and enjoy special shopping and restaurant offers Friday through Sunday unless otherwise noted.

Shop: Get 20 percent off all books on the Father's Day table at Barnes & Noble; 30 percent off everything at Bobby Chan; 30 percent off everything at S!R Men's Wear (Sunday only); extra 50 percent off all clearance at Macy's; $50 toward future purchase when you spend $250 at Tommy Bahama; $25 gift card and towel or flip flops when you spend $125 at Solstice Sunglasses; 20 percent off at SEE Eyewear.

Drink: Free free draft beers at Brewzzi and B.B. King's Blues Club on Sunday.

Eat: Get complimentary appetizers, wine and drinks and enjoy a Perdomo Cigar event from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at Lost City Cigars; three-course prime rib special for $29.95 at McCormick & Schmick's; $39.95 three-course special at Ruth's Chris Steak House; $23.95 Sunday brunch at Taverna Opa;

City Place is at 700 S. Rosemary Ave. in West Palm Beach. Click here for more info.

Stay on track: Since City Place is a long drive from Broward County, eat, drink and be safe by taking Tri-Rail. It's a great comfortable ride and the train drops you right at the complex. Click here for destinations, schedules and fares. While you're at it, check out Rail Rewards and get special offers and coupons from South Florida restaurants, attractions and retailers.

All wet: Rapids Water Park is offering a free admission for dads on Saturday and Sunday with paid child's admission ($35.95 + tax). The park also is offering daily half-price admission after 4 p.m. until closing (weather permitting). Sign up for Rapid Rewards in which each day a winner and up to three guests win prizes like concert tickets and movie passes. You'll also automatically be signed up to win a four-pack of tickets.

Get carded: Check out the two-for-one summer deals with the Vacation Like a VIP card from the Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Get 2-for-1 visits to the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, take in the Polynesian revue at the Mai-Kai, visit the Coral Springs Museum of Art, or go scuba diving or snorkeling at eight South Florida locations. Or perhaps Dad would like to get in 18 holes at Orangebrook Golf & Country Club in Hollywood.
Click here for your VIP printable coupon. It's good until Sept.30. Click here for vacation deals.

Go wild: The Palm Beach Zoo comes alive every Friday for Safari Nights from 5:30 to 8 p.m. through August admission with live entertainment, children's games and crafts, up-close animal encounters, interactive wildlife shows and complimentary carousel rides. Get discounted admission: $9.95 for adults, $5.95 for kids; tots 3 and under are free. Click here for hours, pricing and address. Become a member and save even more on admission.

Don't pass this up: Don't forget about the Summer Savings Pass that offers unlimited visits to Miami Metrozoo, Miami Seaquarium, Lion Country Safari and a one-day visit to Wanadoo City for $54.95, plus tax. The pass is good through Sept. 30. Click here.

Enjoy and stay cool.

-- Doreen Christensen

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About the authors
Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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