Toolboxes and fishing rods are all well and good, but this Father’s Day (June 16), treat dad to something he really deserves: a well-earned getaway.
From over-the-top golf experiences to wine country retreats, these hotels are upping the luxury ante to help show the guy in your life how much you care.
For the dad who can’t get enough California cabernet, this Four-Star Santa Barbara stunner is offering up a Sip & Stay offer packed with prime tasting experiences.
Start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast at the ocean-view Bella Vista restaurant before strolling down charming State Street, where you’ll partake in gratis, invitation-only tastings at local wineries, including Au Bon Climat, Grassini Family Vineyards and Margerum Wine Company.
A guaranteed late checkout ensures you can linger for an extra glass of vino at the ultra-exclusive Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club next door.
When the snow melts and the sun shines, Park City becomes a golfer’s paradise and the place to take dad for a break.
Head for this mountainside hotel in June to take advantage of its summer Stay & Play Golf Package. Enjoy Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star accommodations, two rounds on the Pete Dye-designed Promontory Club links and day-of driving-range use.
After your time on the greens, return to The Chateaux for some family time in the heated pool followed by a local brew (try Salt Lake City-based Wasatch Brewery’s Apricot Hefeweizen) and a wild boar sausage and pickled pepper pizzetta in the airy Cena Lounge.
Sneak your guy away for an elegant staycation at this Four-Star Uptown hotel in June. Book the Dinner at Fearing’s package to upgrade your trip with a $180 credit toward fine Texas dining at celebrity chef Dean Fearing’s eponymous onsite eatery.
Snag a table on the terrace and dig into bold dishes like maple- and black-peppercorn-soaked buffalo tenderloin, Midwest prime beef filet and chicken-fried Maine lobster, or achiote-glazed Broken Arrow Ranch nilgai antelope over mole rojo.
After dinner, visit Rattlesnake Bar for a nightcap — the Smoking Contradiction (bourbon, Coke reduction and angostura bitters) can be a particularly palate-pleasing end to the holiday.
For a classic Father’s Day outing in the City by the Bay, take dad out to a marquee MLB match-up at Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. On June 16, the hometown heroes will square off with reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers. The first 25,000 fans will receive a pair of promotional socks to fashionably show off team spirit.
Next, make your way to Taj Campton Place — a Four-Star Union Square stay less than a mile and a half from the stadium — to dine on California-Indian fusion cuisine at Four-Star Campton Place and to relax like a Major League all-star in your European-influenced room.
You can’t go wrong with the coastal California views and stellar service found at this Five-Star Laguna Beach retreat. This Father’s Day, the clifftop resort is cooking up a meaty multi-course meal hosted by Dalmore Scotch distillery.
On June 16, you and dad will savor sips from the whiskey maker paired with hotel chef Joosung Lee’s mouthwatering plates, like sage-honey-glazed crispy pork belly, roasted squab with sherry and red sorrel, and roasted venison tenderloin with cherry gastrique.
Before heading back to your recently refreshed room, grab a seat by one of the alfresco fire pits for a little impromptu stargazing — with a glass of single malt scotch in hand, of course.
For the links-loving dad, nothing beats a trip to a beloved PGA TOUR course in sunny Florida. Treat him to the TPC Sawgrass Heli-Golf Package.
Head for Ponte Vedra Beach’s TPC Sawgrass, home of The Players Championship, to enjoy VIP perks even Tiger Woods would love, like a private helicopter transfer to and from the course to your preferred destination, a round on the renowned greens, personalized gifts, an exclusive tour of the clubhouse and lunch at private member dining room Pub 17.
When your fun concludes, go about 25 minutes north to rest your clubs in beachfront comfort at Four-Star One Ocean Resort & Spa. Round out your Jacksonville holiday with a visit to the property’s Four-Star spa — a Dilo After-Sun Soother or refreshing Men’s Facial should do just the trick.
Celebrate Father’s Day with your whole crew at this Five-Star Honolulu gem.
Book the Oahu escape’s Ultimate Family Getaway package to receive up to 35 percent off sumptuous accommodations in a two- or three-bedroom suite or penthouse decked out with fully stocked kitchens, spacious living rooms and in-suite washer/dryers.
In addition to your posh digs, you’ll earn a $300 resort credit to spend on endless fun in the sun, from poolside snacks and cocktails to private lessons at Ty Gurney Surf School and even a succulent seafood spread on the terrace of Wai’olu Ocean Cuisine.