Father’s Day is right around the corner: June 17, 2012. Dad really doesn’t need another tie and let’s face it, another blue shirt just doesn’t demonstrate the love and respect you want to convey to the man who does so much throughout the year. Dad works hard for his family, so why not give him a vacation filled with relaxation and quality bonding time with the family he loves? Here are five Father’s Day vacations that are sure to make lasting memories:
Hook a Fish – Whether Dad enjoys the serenity of fly fishing in a cool mountain stream or the excitement of catching the big one on a deep sea fishing expedition, he will love the bonding time on the water. Book a week at a fishing camp or make a day outing the highlight of a shorter trip. Just be sure not to snicker if he tells everyone back home how the big one got away.
Hit the Links – For competitive recreation, a round of golf is the perfect way for Dad to spend an afternoon. Luxury resorts throughout the U.S. and Caribbean showcase top-notch courses, as well as sumptuous spas, resort activities and children’s programs, so the whole family can enjoy a Father’s Day vacation together.
Catch a Ball Game – Dad will love the excitement of America’s pastime at a major league ballpark. With 30 major league teams (29 in the U.S., one in Canada) and 162 regular season games per team, you have lots of options. A day at the ball park is fun for all ages, so it’s perfect for a family affair. Make it a weekend trip, add in some local sightseeing and reminisce about playing catch. Ball park hot dogs optional.
Raise a Glass – If Dad enjoys the finer libations, take him to the source to see how they are made and taste the results. Tour vineyards in Napa Valley, California, meander along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail or visit craft beer breweries in Portland, Oregon. Hire a limo or a driver so everyone can safely enjoy the tastings and make a toast to Dad for all he’s done.
Take a Hike – If nature and history is Dad’s thing, plan a visit to a National Park. The National Park Service maintains America’s most treasured landscapes from the swamps of the Everglades to the glaciers of Alaska and magnificent scenery everywhere between. Explore one or more of the 400 National Parks with Dad and share the grandeur and heritage of our country.
Each of these vacations can be tailored to fit most budgets. They can be close to home, short getaways, or longer, deluxe journeys to distant lands. Vacations options are as varied as Dads themselves, so if you would like help customizing a Father’s Day gift of travel, contact Covington’s expert vacation advisors and give the Dad in your family something he’ll enjoy more than that tie.