This Father’s Day (June 18), show dad how much you care by planning more than just a night by the grill or a great game of golf. Whether you want to treat him to a day of rest and relaxation, go on a rugged adventure or simply spend quality time together over a great meal, these resorts offer up special Father’s Day experiences that will set the bar for years to come.
Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun
Treat dad to a kid-free getaway in paradise at this coastal Mexico escape. Nestled along Cancun’s white sand beaches, the stylish all-inclusive hotel is for adults only, ensuring total relaxation.
Whether lounging by the pristine pool, enjoying fish tacos and cervezas at the beachfront Sea Corner or checking out the excitement of Punta Cancun’s nightlife, his worries will melt away in the Mexican sunshine.
Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa
Let dad channel his inner Ansel Adams this year at this Four-Star Colorado gem. Well-known photographer Ken Redding leads a specialized series of photo workshops and coaching sessions (June 16 to 18) to help aspiring and experienced shutterbugs hone their landscape photography skills, refine their portraits and play with composition and light during the golden hour.
The package includes luxury casita accommodations, daily breakfast, participation in the workshop and twice daily photo walks for capturing the perfect shot.
Salamander Resort & Spa
Pop can get away from it all at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Salamander Resort & Spa, located just 90 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. Here you’ll find three dad-approved items this holiday: beer, brisket and bourbon.
The resort’s signature restaurant, Harriman’s Virginia Piedmont Grill, hosts a Sunday afternoon event on the terrace on June 18 featuring grilled meats, local beer and Woodford Reserve, plus live music and lawn games. If your father prefers to try his hand at cooking, he can also learn to make a brisket and barbecue sauce while sipping craft bourbon in the resort’s test kitchen.
Montage Laguna Beach
Treat dad like a king this June at the Five-Star Montage Laguna Beach with the resort’s new Cinque Stelle cocktail. The $1,000 drink includes a mix of Balvenie 40-year-old scotch and Disaronno Riserva amaretto, served over hand-chipped ice in a crystal rocks glass.
For each purchase, the Southern California hotel will donate $500 to your choice of select local charities.
Let your No. 1 guy take his dream car for a ride when you check into Forbes Travel Guide Recommended The Restoration in the heart of Charleston. The Retro Rides package lets dad borrow classic cars like a 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible, a 1967 Chevy Camaro or a rare 1970 280SL for a spin around town.
After cruising along the coast, come back and relax at the rooftop bar, peruse the in-house collection of Assouline books or keep things in motion by going on a two-wheeled ride on one of the Martone rental bikes.
The Inn at Spanish Bay
For golf lovers, there are few courses more iconic than California’s Pebble Beach. This Father’s Day, treat dad to a weekend at Four-Star The Inn at Spanish Bay, plus earn special reduced rates for play at the resort’s three courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay and Spyglass Hill Golf Course.
After all that time on the green, he’ll need that 20 percent discount at the spa to work out those kinks with a massage.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa
Plan a last-minute Caribbean escape this Father’s Day at the newly renovated Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa. Lounge on perfectly white sand, swim in the crystal-clear water and indulge in a Father’s Day brunch at Ferdinand’s Caribbean Café, which will offer everything from a fish taco station to dim sum and, of course, creative cocktails to aid his way to the perfect Sunday Funday.
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Father’s Day lasts the whole month of June at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, where gents can pamper themselves for the day or throughout an extended vacation.
Only around for a few hours? Treat him to a Muscle Melt Massage, a personal training package or a customized acupuncture experience. Want to stay the weekend? The nine-acre resort offers spacious rooms (starting at 720 square feet), four restaurants and 40 complimentary fitness and wellness classes daily.
Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
Los Cabos typically floats somewhere between a comfortable 68 degrees and a steamy 89 in mid-June, making it the ideal locale for a Father’s Day escape. But with the 249-room resort slashing 30 percent off stays through July 6, you now have even more reason to pack your golf clubs and swimming trunks for a quick break down in the Baja California peninsula.
Brazos River Lodge
Treat dad to the grand getaway he’s always wanted with a mancation for him and five of his best friends (yes, you can invite yourself) at New Mexico’s Brazos River Lodge, a 5,000-acre private ranch just a few hours north of Santa Fe.
The package starts with a six-bedroom mountain lodge, continues with three meals daily for dad and crew prepped by a private chef and truly shines with all the guided fly-fishing they can handle.