Father's Day Travel Ideas—15 Amazing Getaways For DadsNadia Carriere
Looking for a quick couples getaway? Or perhaps your husband needs a well-deserved break to just chill this Father’s Day? I know mine certainly does! There are so many Father’s Day trip and travel ideas out there as well as several fun packages geared towards the most important guy in your life. My husband will be getting his a couple of weeks after Father’s Day, not that he minds much. Travel is one of his favourite things, so any excuse to skip off for a few days and he’s game!
I know men that thrive on guy’s weekend getaways, others that adore their golf and some that prefer watching a sports game to anything else in the world. My husband is neither of those and prefers to vacation with his family over any other trip.
Each dad is different.
Whether it’s R&R you are looking for or something with a lot of action, here are 10 travel ideas that are perfect for dad!
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Daytona Beach 2 of 16
Daytona Beach is a great destination for families an was recently named as one of the Travel Channel's manliest beaches in America. Why, you ask? Besides offering 23 miles of shoreline, making it ideal for water sports and deep-sea fishing, Daytona is also home to NASCAR's most famous race and some of the very best golf courses in the country, including the LPGA International (home course of the LPGA Tour since 1994). This Father's Day weekend, look forward to the two-day P1 SuperStock powerboat racing series which runs June 15-16.
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Las Vegas 3 of 16
The gambling is top notch, the views are excellent and the shows are rave-worthy. Vegas is most definitely an excellent choice for the guys. This Father's Day weekend look for lots of fun deals and packages including a special "BBQ, beer and bull rides" event at the PBR ROck Bar & Grill, a special "Gentleman's Manicure and Pedicure" package at Bellagio and an aerial joyride at Sky Combat Ace. Find out more about these fun packages and others in the Los Angeles Times.
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New York 4 of 16
Sports fans reunite! New York is the ideal destination for sports fans and is home to the Yankees, Knicks, Giants, Mets and more. The Sanctuary Hotel is offering a Father's Day package which provides you with dinner for two at Haven Rooftop and two tickets to the Mets Game on either June 12th or June 16th.
If dad loves his numbers, take him to the Museum of Mathematics and watch him geek out!.
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Vancouver, Canada 5 of 16
Who says dads don't need a little pampering too?
The luxurious Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver is pampering dad with a special Father's Day package which includes a West Coast Wave Massage in CHI, The Spa and a special Refresher Facial.
Vancouver in itself is a great destination for art galleries, delicious food, lots of fun nightlife, whale watching, salmon fishing and more so much more! It's ideal for dads and families.
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Tuscon, Arizona 6 of 16
Tanque Verde Ranch in Tuscon, Arizona is an incredible ranch that caters to families. From June 1-30, they are offering a special "Hey Dad, Hey Dude" package to celebrate Father's Day. It includes 2 nights of southwestern-style accommodations, a hearty breakfast every morning, a guided mountain bike every day, walking horseback ride or a private family walking ride and 2 tickets to the Pima Air Museum or the Sonoran Desert Museum.
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Niagara Falls 7 of 16
Niagara Falls, Ontario is home to one of the world's most incredible natural wonders These three waterfalls can be found at the international border between New York state and Ontario, Canada. Take a journey behind the falls or travel above them in a helicopter. There are also quite a few attractions and museums here that make it a well-rounded trip in itself. To top if off as the ultimate Father's Day getaway, Niagara's annual RibFest runs from June 14-16 at Optimist park.
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Alaska 8 of 16
Take an Alaskan cruise! The Disney Wonder cruise ship will take you on a 7-night itinerary making its way through the incredible glaciers at the Tracy Arm Fjord. Disney Cruise Line is great for multi-generational families and children of all ages, so this is definitely a good idea if you are planning a family getaway. Other cruise lines offering Alaskan itineraries include Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival, Holland America and Norwegian.
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Kentucky 9 of 16
If your dad likes his bourbon, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail experience is bar-none. Visitors are taken on a tour that gives them a first-hand look at the art and science of crafting Bourbon as well as the history behind the spirit. Since they launched this tour back in 1999, they've received over 2.5 million visitors from over 25 countries who have all come down to learn and taste the world-famous Bourbon. While you're there be sure to check out the restaurants and bakeries who use bourbon in their delicious masterpieces.
The five day tour will finish off in Louisville, so make a point to visit Churchill Downs in Louisville as it will provide you with one of the best horse racing experiences of your life. Once you've tried your hand at the races, be sure to visit the Kentucky Derby Museum! And psst, if you are looking for accommodations in Louisville, stay at the 21c Museum Hotel. It's an incredible spot and makes Conde Nast's list every year!
Photo credit: Kentucky Bourbon Trail Facebook
Jamaica 10 of 16
If a little (or a lot) of R&R is in order, show dad that everything is Iry in Jamaica. The Half Moon Rose Resort in Montego Bayl is our pick. It's luxurious, has a celebrity cliental that includes the British Monarchy, 54 pools (!!) and many more amazing amenities.
Jamaica is also home to some pretty incredible waterfalls. Here are 4 that you won't want to miss!
North Carolina 11 of 16
Is dad a golf aficionado? Take him to the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina and he'll be in his absolute glory. The resort's No. 2, No. 4 and No. 8 courses are ranked as the best in America. The No. 2 course hosted the Ryder Cup in 1951, the U.S. Open in 1999 and 2005 and in 2014 it will become the very first course to host the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women's Open!
Pinehurst offers luxurious accommodations, excellent dining, sport facilities and a fabulous spa. If golf is what he loves, this is probably one of the best places you can take him and it most definitely won't disappoint!
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Croatia 12 of 16
Instead of gifting dad with a tie, take him to the home of the tie! France is known for its fashion and Croatia, well it is where the tie was originally invented.
Croatia is situated on the Adriatic Sea just east of Italy. You've got your Mediterranean climate, incredible beachs and penty of fun and interesting adventure and activity possibilities such as the Diver Sports Center (home to the wreck of Baron Gaurtsch which sunk in 1914), Mt Medvednica and sea kayaking, snorkeling and cruise tours.
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Oahu, Hawaii 13 of 16
Surfing originiated in Hawaii, so if he loves to ride the waves only right that you take him to where it all started. Pipeline in Oahu is the big daddy of all surf waves and one of the heaviest in the world. A sight to see and experience only if you're a highly experienced surfer. This one isn't for the faint of heart!
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Aspen, Colorado 14 of 16
Man Camp. Oh, yes there is! Ride a Harley Davidson motorcycle, take part in strength and conditioning training and do Martial Arts in the Rocky Mountains at the Aspen Man Camp. Sound adventerous for you? Race car driving, river rafting, belly flo contests and night-time ninja training is ideal for the man looking to get in touch with his inner beast.
Indiana, Indianapolis 15 of 16
Does he like is cars fast? Take dad on the Indy Race Experience on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a thrill he'll never forget! Looking for luxurious accommodations? The JW Marriott will knock your socks off. For something a little more affordable, try the Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown.
The Everglades 16 of 16
Take him into the Everglades in North America's most beautiful landsapes and rugged habitats. Trail Lakes Campground and Swamp Cabins offer swamp tours, pole boat eco tours, guided fishing tours, day safaris and kayaking tours. Their accommodations are a step about 'roughing it' especially if you stay in their Swamp Bungalow Cabins complete with A/C and Wifi.
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