From lazy to crazy, these Father’s Day getaway ideas are sure to wow dads of all tastes and interests. Whether he wants to perfect his golf swing, sample craft beers and tour breweries, go off the grid, or ride some waves, there’s an ideal escape for him on the list. We’ve rounded up 6 special destinations and B&Bs perfect for Pops.
For the Adventure-Loving Dad
Perched on the banks of Naknek River in beautiful King Salmon, Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge is an Alaskan fishing and adventure lodge offering a truly remote wilderness experience. Using the adventure lodge as a luxury base camp, head out to the Naknek River where you can fish five species of salmon and trophy rainbow trout. Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge offers the ultimate package for outdoor enthusiasts in search of adventure. This all-inclusive Ultimate Fly Out Adventure package includes first class log cabin accommodations; three meals each day, and daily float plane fly-outs. Plus, you’ll get to use top-of-the-line fishing equipment with expert licensed guides. From kayaking to paddle boarding to trap shooting, all lodge activities are included with the all-inclusive package, available for four or seven nights.
For the Dad Who Loves a Good Brew
This Father’s Day, skip the set of golf balls, the tie, and avoid the barbecue set Instead, brew up something special for Dad that he can really savor—a weekend overflowing with immersive beer experiences. Located in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery has it all for your suds-loving Dad. From educational experiences such as brewery tours and hands-on “learn to brew” Brewer’s Weekend set in their unique micro-brewery, to stopping by the onsite Brew Pub and sipping on some of their signature, award-winning ales. On Father’s Day, the Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery is hosting an all-you-can-eat buffet piled high with stuffed French toast, sticky buns, a prime rib and ham carving station, made-to-order omelet bar, and more. It will be a hoppy Father’s Day, for sure.
For the Dad Looking to Catch a Wave
Surf’s up in New Smyrna Beach! Known for its expansive water views, salty coastal breeze and signature Southern-style breakfast dishes, the Black Dolphin Inn in New Smyrna Beach boasts a European-inspired “barefoot elegance” along the Indian River Lagoon. The 14-room Inn is tucked in a quaint Old Florida beach town, renowned as being one of the Top 20 Beach Towns in the world by National Geographic and one of the best surf breaks on the Eastern Seaboard. So whether Dad is in need of a refresher or maybe he has never even seen a surfboard, Black Dolphin Inn offers a surfing adventure package for all ages and levels of wave-riders. With the Surfing-Safari package, Dad will enjoy a one-hour surf lesson with a certified instructor including all necessary surf gear from the board to the wetsuit to the surf wax. Oh, and a six-pack of locally crafted beer comes as a bonus.
For the Golfing Dad
Is your Dad a golf-lover? The LODGE at Spirit Hollow offers one or two-day packages with unlimited golf. That’s right, unlimited golf. While visiting Spirit Hollow, Dad will be able to perfect his swing with unlimited golf, along with breakfast and dinner at The Claret Jug, Spirit Hollow’s onsite restaurant named affectionately for the Open Championship. With its championship golf course, ranked number two in Iowa by Golf Digest and Golf Week, the inn offers an exceptional golf experience.
For the History Buff Dad
If Dad gets just as excited about American history as Nicholas Cage does in National Treasure, he might want to consider staying at the Morris House Hotel this Father’s Day. A historical landmark steeped in longstanding Colonial tradition on Father’s Day, the Morris House is a National Historic Landmark transformed into one of Philadelphia’s finest luxury boutique hotels. Complete with all the comforts of a B&B, like it’s fresh-brewed coffee, Revolutionary-era lounge, and sumptuous five-course meals served on-site at the M Restaurant, Dad is sure to enjoy his stay. Just a short stroll from one of Philadelphia’s most photographed treasures, the Morris House is perfectly placed in America’s most historic square mile. With so many historic gems hidden throughout the neighborhoods of Philadelphia, from the Walnut Street Theater, to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the Morris House offers a window into the colonial past.
For the Dad Who Wants to Get Away From it All
Want to go off the grid? Fall off the Map? Disappear for the weekend? Why not do it in style? If your Dad is in serious need of some R&R, check out the award-winning Cedar Crest Lodge in Pleasanton, Kansas. Less than an hour from Kansas City, the property is set on over 100 acres featuring sweeping views, serene walking trails among trees and ponds, and a tranquil outdoor pool. Dad can enjoy the wonder of nature whether he’s out fishing at the lake or cozying up by the fire pit. And, with a breakfast spread fit for a king, Dad will be treated to a two-course dining event featuring delicious stuffed French toast, pumpkin pancakes, and frittatas.