Family Vacation Ideas for Father’s Day

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is teaming up with TPC Sawgrass to celebrate Dad with the “Father’s Day Golf” package. With five championship golf courses from which to choose—including TPC Sawgrass, home of The Players Championship—Dad can enjoy full days of golf while the family spends the weekend indulging in activities like Zumba classes and live music. (And for the children, the resort offers Kids Night Out and the Explorer’s Kids’ Klub).

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, BC
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver offers a “Learn to Fly” package welcoming aviation fans and aspiring pilots this Father’s Day. The adventure package provides special access to the premiere airline training facility at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, which includes accommodations on the Fairmont gold floor, access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge, a 60-minute Boeing 767 flight simulation, transportation, and breakfast for two starting at $999 per night.

The Grove Park Inn
Asheville, NC
The Grove Park Inn is celebrating Father’s Day with a special golf and spa “Drive & Revive” package. The package includes accommodations for two nights, a buffet breakfast in The Blue Ridge Dining Room, an appetizer at The Great Hall Bar or Magnolia Lounge, a 50-minute massage at the spa (per adult), and one round of golf (per adult) with rates starting at $995.

Tanque Verde Ranch
Tucson, AZ
Tanque Verde Ranch—the U.S.’s largest dude ranch spanning 60,000 acres and filming location of ‘90s Nickelodean show, Hey Dude, is celebrating Father’s Day with its “Hey Dad, Hey Dude!” package, which includes two nights with daily breakfasts, daily guided mountain bike rides, and two tickets to the Pima Air Museum or the Sonoran Desert Museum starting at $199 a night.

The Lodge at Doonbeg
County Clare, Ireland
The Lodge at Doonbeg is celebrating Father’s Day by inviting them to the 400-acre property to golf on the Greg Norman-designed championship links course, which is one of the finest in the world. Dads can then sip Guinness in Darby’s Bar or relax in the White Horses Spa. The Pre Golf Massage focuses on muscles used in golf and dad can also try the Elemis for Him Facial.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, CA
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is partnering with Pirate Ship Adventures—a San Diego Bay tour company that provides authentic pirate excursions on an 83-foot-long boat with a group of swashbuckling pirates in search of treasure—for its “Pirate Ship Adventure” package. The promo includes accommodations in a bay-front double room, two admission tickets to San Diego Pirate Ship Adventure’s hour-and-a-half long bay cruise, and nightly complimentary in-room movie starting at $179 a night.

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
Jackson Hole, WY
Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa is welcoming fathers for three nights of Rocky Mountain adventure with its “Father Knows West” package. The promotion includes three nights in a Lodge Room, a kayaking tour for two, and a full-day fly flying trip for two with private guide starting at $467 per night for one adult and child.

The Dolder Grand
Zurich, Switzerland
The Dolder Grand is offering a “Gentleman’s Spa World” package for Father’s Day, which includes a two-night stay at the hotel, a martini cocktail, a three-course dinner at the Garden Restaurant, and three treatments at the resort’s spa. The package also includes the 60-minute Les Hommes facial by Kerstin Florian, a detoxifying back treatment by La Prairie, and a personal training session that includes indoor and outdoor activities like biking and jogging starting at $2,482.

Washington School House
Park City UT
The Washington School House is offering a “Golfing Around” package for Father’s Day, including a round of golf (18 holes) and personal caddy and cart, and a whiskey-paired dinner at High West Distillery. The package also includes accommodations in a slopeslide, historical suite, a complimentary breakfast for two and afternoon cocktail hour all for a minimum of a two-night stay (Tuesday-Saturday only and starting at $585 a night).

Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Bedford, Pennsylvania
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort’s “Puff and Putt” package offers a day on the greens at the historic resort for two, two nights of accommodations, and a special Scotch tasting with premium hand rolled cigars by the firepit starting at $299 per person, per night.

Vanderbilt Grace
Newport, RI
Alfred Vanderbilt’s 1909 mansion Vanderbilt Grace is offering a delicious barbeque in the hotel garden. Brunch starts at $55 a person and includes a ticket to the Newport Gulls for the next day, June 17.

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
Henderson, NV
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa is offering a golfer’s getaway with their “Tuscany Golf Package” for dads who want to swing the day away before enjoying fresh cocktails in Arabesque Lounge. The package includes one round of golf and unlimited practice range balls, discounted Taylormade rental clubs including two sleeves of golf balls, and two complimentary beverages of choice (Rates starting from $158 per night).

Family Vacation Ideas for Father’s Day

Forget the Hermès tie and Hallmark card. This year, treat the man in your life (and maybe the kids too) to a getaway he’ll never forget.

Forget the Oscar Mayer Bacon Box and Hermès tie. (And please, no Hallmark cards either.) This year, give the man in your life something he’ll really appreciate: a couple of days free from the drudgery of mowing the lawn and taking out the trash.

Whether it’s a golf getaway he enjoys or something a little more cosmopolitan, we rounded up the best family vacation ideas for Father’s Day. Florida’s Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is teaming up with TPC Sawgrass to offer a “Father’s Day Golf” package. With five golf courses to choose from—including TPC Sawgrass, home of The Players Championship—Dad can indulge in full days of golf while the family spends the weekend indulging in the property’s many activities like Zumba, yoga classes, and live music. If Dad is an aviation fan, The Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver is welcoming aspiring pilots with the “Learn to Fly” package that provides special access to the airline training facility at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport. A little farther south in Tucson, Arizona, the largest dude ranch in the U.S., the Tanque Verde Ranch, is celebrating Father’s Day with its “Hey Dad, Hey Dude!” package, which includes daily guided mountain bike rides through cacti-laden trails, private family rides on horseback, and tickets to the Pima Air Museum or the Sonoran Desert Museum.

Flip through the slideshow and read on below for a complete list of Father’s Day getaway packages in the U.S. and beyond. We made sure to pick one for every type of dad.
—Karla Alindahao (@karlaalindahao)

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
800.457.4653
The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is teaming up with TPC Sawgrass to celebrate Dad with the “Father’s Day Golf” package. With five championship golf courses to choose from—including TPC Sawgrass, home of The Players Championship—Dad can enjoy full days of golf while the family spends the weekend indulging in Sawgrass’s many activities like Zumba, yoga classes, and live music. (And for the children, the resort offers Kids Night Out and the Explorer’s Kids’ Klub). The package includes accommodations, daily breakfast, one round of Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, one round on The Players course at TPC Sawgrass, one TPC Nike golf shirt, one commemorative 17th hole bag tag, a dozen Nike Vapor golf balls, transportation to and from golf courses, and in-resort golf bag storage. Rates start at $249 per person, based on double occupancy. Rates are per night and do not include the $20 daily resort fee and are valid from July 8–August 30, 2013. Blackout dates are July 15– 21, 2013 and July 29–August 2, 2013. Packages must be booked by June 17, 2013.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W. Georgia Street 
Vancouver, BC
604.684.3131
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s “Learn to Fly” package is welcoming aviation fans and aspiring pilots this Father’s Day with an adventure package that provides special access to the premiere airline training facility at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport. The package includes accommodations on the luxury Fairmont gold floor, access to Fairmont Gold Lounge (with a private concierge team and a special welcome amenity), a 60-minute flight simulation experience in a Boeing 767 at the Vancouver Airport, complimentary transportation to and from the airport, and continental breakfast for two. Rates start at $999 CDN per night and reservations are required 30 days in advance.

The Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, NC
828.252.2711
The Grove Park Inn is celebrating Father’s Day with a special golf and spa “Drive & Revive” package. With its centennial this year, the acclaimed Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, NC, has maintained its status as a luxury retreat since opening its doors in 1913. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the historic resort features enchanting mountain vistas and lush green fairways, perfect for a Father’s Day getaway. The package includes accommodations for two nights, a buffet breakfast in The Blue Ridge Dining Room, an appetizer at The Great Hall Bar or Magnolia Lounge, a 50-minute massage at the spa (per adult), and one round of golf (per adult). Rates start at $995.

Tanque Verde Ranch
14301 E Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
520.296.6275
The 60,000-acre Tanque Verde Ranch—the largest dude ranch in the U.S. and the filming location of ’90s Nickelodeon show, Hey Dude—is celebrating Father’s Day with its “Hey Dad, Hey Dude!” package, which includes two nights in southwestern-styled accommodations, daily breakfasts, daily guided mountain bike rides through cacti-laden trails, daily group trail rides or private family rides on horseback, and two tickets to the Pima Air Museum or the Sonoran Desert Museum. Rates start at $199 per night for Sala rooms and based on double occupancy.

The Lodge at Doonbeg
Doonbeg Golf Club
County Clare, Ireland
866.366.6234
The Lodge at Doonbeg invites fathers from around the world to celebrate the gift of golf, Guinness, and relaxation. Located in County Clare, Ireland the lodge is set along the Atlantic shore and is the only five-star luxury coastal resort in western Ireland. The 400-acre property features a magnificent Greg Norman-designed championship links course. After hitting the green, dad can sip a pint of freshly tapped Guinness in Darby’s Bar or relax in the White Horses Spa. The pre-golf massage focuses on specific areas used during a round of golf. Dad can also try the Elemis for Him facial which is a booster for stressed skin (then visit the men’s relaxation room with a therapeutic bath soak, steam, and sauna. Hotel rates from $206.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA
619.291.2900
California’s Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina typically offers guests an array of recreational watersports and boat charts—from paddleboats to luxury yachts—in the hotel’s own backyard marina. But this Father’s Day, the hotel is partnering with Pirate Ship Adventures—a San Diego Bay tour company that provides authentic pirate excursions on an 83-foot-long boat with a group of swashbuckling pirates in search of treasure—for its “Pirate Ship Adventure” package. The promo includes accommodations in a bay-front double room, two admission tickets to San Diego Pirate Ship Adventure’s hour-and-a-half long bay cruise, and nightly complimentary in-room movie. Rates start at $179 per night and 36-hour advanced reservations are required.

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
3385 Cody Lane
Teton Village, WY
307.734.7111
Located by the legendary Jackson Hole ski slopes right in the middle of Teton Village, the Teton Mountain Lodge is welcoming fathers for three nights of Rocky Mountain adventure with its “Father Knows West” package. The promotion includes three nights in a Lodge Room, a kayaking tour for two, and a full-day fly flying trip for two with private guide. Rates start at $467 per night for one adult and one child.

The Dolder Grand
Kurhausstrasse, 65 
Zurich, Switzerland
+41.44.456.6000
Zurich’s Dolder Grand, located just outside the city center, is offering Dad quite a pampering this Father’s Day with its “Gentleman’s Spa World” package. The package includes a two-night stay at the hotel, a martini cocktail, a three-course dinner at the Garden Restaurant, and three treatments at the resort’s spa. The package also includes the 60-minute Les Hommes facial by Kerstin Florian, a detoxifying back treatment by La Prairie, and a personal training session that includes indoor and outdoor activities like biking and jogging. Package starts at $2,482 based on double occupancy.

Washington School House
543 Park Avenue
Park City UT
435-649-3800
The Washington School House is offering a “Golfing Around” package for Father’s Day, including a round of golf (18 holes) with both a personal caddy and cart, paired perfectly with a whiskey-paired dinner at High West Distillery. The package also includes accommodations in a slopeslide, historical suite, a complimentary breakfast for two people and an afternoon cocktail hour special, all for a minimum of a two-night stay. The offer is only valid Tuesdays-Saturdays and starts at $585 a night.

Omni Bedford Springs Resort
2138 U.S. 220

Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522

814.623.8100
What’s better than a Father’s Day weekend of golf, cigars, and scotch? Very few. And the Omni Bedford Springs Resort cleverly came up with the “Puff and Putt” package. Dad can enjoy a day on the greens at the historic resort, which is home to one of the country’s oldest golf courses. Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, the 18-hole, par 72 Old Course offers the chance to enjoy a remarkable round of golf that is as rich in history as it is challenging. The package includes two nights of accommodations, a round of golf for two, dinner, and a special Scotch tasting with premium hand rolled cigars by the firepit. Rates start at $299 per person, per night.

Vanderbilt Grace
41 Mary Street
Newport, RI
401.846.6200
Is Dad a Newport Gulls fan? Then this Father’s Day brunch special is for him. The property is offering a delicious barbecue in the hotel garden. Brunch starts at $55 per person and includes a ticket to watch the Newport Gulls on June 17. Alfred Vanderbilt’s 1909 mansion, Vanderbilt Grace, was restored to its former glory as a luxurious 33-room hotel with a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and two restaurants.,

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
101 Montelago Boulevard
Henderson, NV
702.567.6000
For dads who love golf, give them the ultimate golfer’s getaway this Father’s Day at The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The resort’s “Tuscany Golf Package” allows dads to swing the day away and then enjoy refreshing cocktails in Arabesque Lounge, which provides outdoor seating overlooking the lake. The package includes one round of golf and unlimited practice range balls, discounted Taylormade rental clubs including two sleeves of golf balls, and two complimentary beverages. A short 25-minute ride away from the excitement of the Las Vegas strip, The Westin Lake Las Vegas welcomes travelers to experience the quiet retreat of the Nevada desert. Package rates start from $158 per night.

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