Sure, you can get dear old dad another grilling tool or a cheeky tie, but for this Father’s Day, why not get him something that won’t end up in the back of closet by October? There are a slew of exciting travel packages being offered by top-notch resorts around the country, ones that are ideal for all types of dads — from golfers and car enthusiasts to jazz aficionados and sailors. Here’s a look at six to book now:
Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
Have some maritime fun on Maryland’s Eastern Shore at the historic Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star country inn by booking one of two great offers: the Forbes Four-Star Experience (a room, an à la carte breakfast, a four-course tasting menu) or Sail Into St. Michaels (a two-hour Chesapeake Bay cruise on a majestic Alerion yacht or the French Canal Commuter).
Score either deal and you’ll have access to inn amenities like fitness classes, kayaking, wine tastings and bicycles.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
A beach vacation is always a winner, but this one is tailor made for dad. At this Four-Star resort on Florida’s northeastern coast, he can take one of three new BMW models for a spin around the scenic island or down the coastline on A1A between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily through July 5. As part of the BMW Resort Tour, hotel guests can opt for the all-electric i3, the X5 sport SUV, or (our pick) the slick Z4 convertible.
Pair the ride with the Discover With You package (overnight stay, daily breakfast, $100 hotel credit and more) to drive home how much you appreciate your father.
Villas of Grand Cypress
Show your golf-loving dad you care by taking an interest in his hobby. Try the Family Play Time package at this Four-Star, kid-friendly Orlando resort. Groups will get a shared intro-to-golf lesson for three covering all of the game’s basics, plus a welcome amenity and a game set that can be played while lounging in your room.
When you all tire of the fairways, there’s a ton of other onsite activities, too, like biking, fishing, tennis and relaxing by the lagoon-like pool.
Loews Regency New York Hotel
Not all dads are into sports — if yours is more fond of music and theater, check out the Broadway Baby promotion at this Four-Star Midtown Manhattan address. This knockout deal includes accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights, dinner at the hotel’s The Regency Bar & Grill (where you’ll listen to Jumaane Smith, Michael Buble’s lead trumpeter, belt out jazz tunes), a $200 credit toward your choice of Broadway show and a prix fixe dinner at Sardi’s, an iconic Theater District institution.
Castle Hill Inn
Dad can set sail on Narragansett Bay with this Four-Star inn’s stellar Sailing Escape offer. The two-night stay at this exclusive Newport property comes with a private three-hour sailing lesson and gourmet snacks to nosh on while you’re on the open sea. (But before hitting the water, you’ll want to gear up at Helly Hansen with the $100 gift card you’ll get.)
The deal also includes a sunset cruise through Newport Harbor on a 72-foot classic sailing yacht and dinner at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar on Newport’s picturesque waterfront.
The Utah escape has teamed up with Elevated Adventure Co., a free-spirited firm that will plan an individualized adventure to help you create a Father’s Day vacation for the record books. You can fly south and hike red rock hoodoos, go mountain biking through in Moab or do rock climbing in Utah’s Great Basin — the choice is entirely up to you.