This month we celebrate Father’s Day, and what better way to spend quality time with your father (or a father figure) than to take a trip with them? I’ve gathered the best Father’s Day getaway ideas.
Spoil your Dad with the memorable gift of travel. Whether you want to spend just a weekend or several days hitting the open road, these ideas will get you thinking about the perfect getaway.
Take a Trip Through Your Heritage
Honor your family’s heritage by taking a trip to where your ancestors came from. For many, that means taking a wonderful sojourn to Europe, and since many countries there are just starting to open again for tourism, be sure to check the latest developments before you plan your trip. Other places around the globe are also opening back up for tourism this summer, albeit slowly.
Or opt for a more domestic option and rediscover places in the U.S. where your family first immigrated to. This could be towns, rural areas or even neighborhoods that were the backdrop to your family’s past.
Go on a Brewery Tour
The craft beer revolution has been going on for some time, and there are so many cities that feature beer tours and craft breweries. So if you and your Dad are even the slightest beer aficionados, this is a great idea. Some U.S. cities where craft beer is king are Colorado Springs, Seattle, Portland, Asheville, NC, San Diego, Miami, and Ann Arbor, Michigan – just to name a few!
Wine Tasting at Its Best
Is your father more of a wine connoisseur? From coast to coast, great vineyards and local wineries are available – it’s not just a west coast thing! Of course, there is Napa Valley, but some other areas that produce award-winning wines are Yakima Valley in Washington State, Michigan’s Wine Trail near Lake Michigan, Verde Valley in Arizona, Finger Lakes in New York, and Monticello in Virginia.
Along the way, treat your father to a 5-star culinary and wine pairing experience. There are so many farm-to-table wine and food options nowadays for a truly memorable experience you both will be talking about for years to come.
Get Outdoors and Into Nature
Exploring the country’s national parks is an amazing way to bond with your Dad, and a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Pick a national park nearby, or take a scenic road trip over hundreds of miles by choosing several national parks to visit! Rent an RV or go on a tent camping adventure. Throw in some fishing spots and you have one doozy of a vacation. The United States offers so many diverse scenic getaways to experience nature in a primitive and unique setting.
Take Acadia National Park, for example. Nestled on Maine’s gorgeous Mount Desert Island, it is a sprawling nature reserve that encompasses high rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline. Explore over 150 miles of scenic hiking trails, and more than 1,000 plant species among dense forests, sparkling lakes, and diverse wildlife.
For more of a beachy atmosphere, consider camping in Florida’s Dry Tortugas National Park. About 70 miles west of Key West, this is a veritable wonderland of palm-lined beaches, crystal azure waters, glorious coral reefs, and the best sunsets imaginable.
Plan a Golfing Adventure
On many a golfer’s bucket list is one or more PGA-approved, pro-designed golf courses for the ultimate test and enjoyment of the game. Plan a trip to Arizona, as the state is home to over 300 high-caliber courses, most of which are located around Phoenix and Scottsdale.
And the scenery can’t be beat. For example, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort has one of the best courses surrounded by dramatic desert and copper-colored mountains. Here you will find two championship 18-hole golf courses to bring out your best game.
These are just a few popular choices to help celebrate Father’s Day. The options are literally endless and there is sure to be a perfect vacation near you.
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