his Father’s Day, skip the tie and treat Dad to a travel adventure. Rock climbing in Utah, race car driving in Myrtle Beach — check out our ideas to make this Father’s Day one he’ll remember.
For the dad who loves fly-fishing… Book a rustic vacation by the bend of a river. Eastern Idaho’s Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge rests along the south fork of Snake River, the largest North American river that empties into the Pacific Ocean. It’s also one of the best places in the US for tailwater and dry fly fisheries.
Rock Climbing, Utah
For the dad who likes to live on the edge… Head to Moab, Utah, the adventure capital of America. Popular places include Wall Street, a sandstone cliff along the Colorado River. After a day of climbing, Dad can unwind with a hearty meal of Grilled Cowboy Steak atSorrel River Ranch.
Mega-Male Spa Treatment at the Arizona Biltmore
For the dad who needs a little pampering… Treat him to a mega-male spa treatment at the Arizona Biltmore, a resort crowned the “Jewel of the Desert” when it opened in 1929. Spa options include the deep tissue and soothing back treatments.
Golf Getaway, Wyoming
For the dad who likes to tee it up… Treat him to a golf getaway at Hotel Terra near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Dad will enjoy a round of golf on a Robert Trent Jones course. When he’s not hitting the green, he can explore Grand Teton and Yellowstone.
Paintball, West Virginia
For the dad who likes to let loose… See Dad put his strategic skills to the test in the forests of West Virginia at Ambush West Virginia’s paintball center. He’ll enjoy a real-life gaming adventure on a 4-acre paintball course, with game options such as Civil War-style battles and the ever-popular “Capture the Flag.”
For the dad who’s got skydiving on his bucket list… Help him score bragging rights (and maybe a few laughs) with a tandem skydive. Dad will get his “knees in the breeze” as he ascends 18,000 feet in an aircraft courtesy of the Chicagoland Skydiving Center, one of the safest skydiving facilities in the U.S.
Foodie Getaway, New Orleans
For the foodie dad… Satisfy his gourmet taste buds with a trip to the Crescent City. Try the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, where Dad will enjoy a breakfast buffet at 8 Block Kitchen & Bar with classic and local menu options such as fried-oyster eggs Benedict and New Orleans beignets.
Diving, Grand Cayman
For the diving dad… He just might love Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach. The 5.5-mile beach has received travel mag accolades as “the Caribbean’s best beach.” During his stay at the Westin Grand Cayman (where the fourth night is free), Dad will enjoy diving beneath the area’s aquamarine waters — and seeing coral reefs, colorful fish and even shipwrecks.
For the dad who can appreciate a good craft ale… Take him to a major beer destination. Our top picks for Dad: Portland, Oregon, which has more breweries per capita than any other city in the U.S.; and Milwaukee, home to four of the world’s largest breweries.
Flight School, Florida
For the dad who always wished he could do something really cool… Help his dreams take flight. Cover his admission to Paragon Flight, an FAA-approved flight training center. Dad will enjoy the scenic flights over Florida, and will be speaking pilot lingo in no time.