Father’s Day Trips That Dads Will Love

published on May 12, 2022 by

Father’s Day 2023 is coming right up — it’s on Sunday, June 18, to be exact. Instead of a tie or a coffee mug this year, take things up a notch with a trip that dad will love. Of course, not all dads are the same, so we’ve narrowed things down to a few categories. Get inspiration below and start planning. 

For The Outdoorsman Dad

Some dads just can’t get enough outdoor adventure. From mountain biking to kayaking, these spots are filled with fresh air fun. 

  • Lake Tahoe, California: The glassy waters and stunning mountain vistas of Lake Tahoe attract kayakers, canoers and standup paddle boarders from across the globe. And when you book a suite at Marriott’s Timber Lodge Tahoe, you’re always just moments away from the water. 
  • Breckenridge, Colorado: Just a short drive from Denver (but a world away), Breckenridge is a year-round Rocky Mountain playground, with incredible ski slopes during the winter, gorgeous foliage in the fall, and hiking/biking trails galore in the summer and spring. The Grand Timber Lodge is an ideal home base for whatever you and dad get up to. 
  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee: As the gateway to the awe-inspiring, 500,000-acre Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg makes it easy to enjoy everything that the most popular national park in the U.S. has to offer. You can make it even easier by staying at the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, a rustic retreat minutes away from the park’s entrance. 

For The Golfing Dad

If dad is a die-hard golfer, there are world-class golf courses spread across the country for him to enjoy. A few options include: 

  • Palm Springs, California: Often referred to as “The Golf Capital of the World,” Palm Springs features dozens of courses in spectacular high desert settings. Westin Desert Willow is boasts close proximity to the highly regarded Mountain View Golf Course, an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course. 
  • Scottsdale, Arizona: This family friendly destination boasts more than 300 courses — there’s something for every taste and experience level here. The Westin Kierland Villas offers ten acres of laid-back luxury, plus its very own 27-hole championship golf course. 
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: The golf courses here are designed by the biggest names in the business, from Robert Trent Jones, Jr. to Jack Nicklaus. Marriott’s Grande Ocean Villas put you near the famed Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Golf Course, one of the most scenic — and challenging — courses in the country. 

Find more tips on how to plan the perfect golf vacation with RedWeek.  

For The Beach Bum Dad

Maybe your dad would prefer to kick back on a sandy beach this Father’s Day? These spots are highly recommended for doing just that. 

  • Oahu, Hawaii: Spread across two miles of Oahu’s south shore, Waikiki Beach is one of the most iconic stretches of sand in the world, with swaying palm trees, sparkling waters and rolling waves. Lagoon Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations is your best bet to enjoy it, set amidst 22 acres of pristine Waikiki beach space.  
  • Coronado, California: Located near San Diego, Coronado’s beaches treat visitors to beautiful Pacific Ocean sunsets. Good to know: North Beach here is dog-friendly. Coronado Beach Resort puts you right in the heart of this unique destination, with sumptuous accommodations and a large rooftop deck. 
  • Marco Island, Florida: Set on Florida’s gorgeous Gulf Coast, Marco Island’s expansive beaches are positively idyllic. Marriott’s Crystal Shores is situated right on the beach — keep an eye out for dolphins frolicking just offshore as you take a long walk on the sand. 

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For The Foodie Dad

Celebrate fatherhood by exploring some destinations that are renowned for their culinary offerings. 

  • New Orleans, Louisiana: The Big Easy is known for its music, Mardi Gras celebrations — and food. A trip here will be full of fresh beignets, crawfish etouffee, po-boys and much more. Stay at The Quarter House, which puts you right in the heart of the famed French Quarter, which is packed with amazing eateries. 
  • New York City: The Big Apple is a foodie’s dream come true, with innumerable places to eat, from hole-in-the-wall local secrets to acclaimed fine dining. If you book a suite at The Manhattan Club, you and you dad will find yourselves in NYC’s bustling midtown — the center of it all. 
  • San Francisco, California: Over on the other coast, San Francisco’s globally minded cuisine scene is thriving. Whether you’re getting fresh seafood on Fisherman’s Wharf, authentic Italian food on North Beach or dim sum in Chinatown, the flavors are diverse and delicious. Book a room at Wyndham Canterbury to kick off your SF eating adventure.

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