When you really want to show your dad (or the dad in your life) how much you care, skip the necktie and barbecue routine and get him a trip he’ll never forget.
From outdoor adventures and golf galore to macho massages, these seven fantastic spots are offering up some prime packages for a fantastic Father’s Day (June 17) getaway this year.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
If you and your pops are golfers, then get some exceptional one-on-one time while playing the links at this Nassau, Bahamas, oceanside resort. The Unlimited Golf for Two package includes unlimited play during off-peak hours, at least one tee time per day during peak hours, a caddie, a cart and transportation to and from the greens. And what a layout it is — the Royal Blue is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course that overlooks the water on many of the holes.
After a day on the links, try your luck in the property’s casino — the more than 100,000-square-foot gaming floor is the largest in the Caribbean.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Tucked within this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star California resort, the handsome Manzanita restaurant is a sophisticated but fun place to bring dad any night of the week, but this holiday promises to be extra special.
From noon to 2:30 p.m., the restaurant will host a Father’s Day Bourbon Bar & BBQ Brunch, where you can enjoy unlimited drinks from the champagne and whiskey bar, nosh on a full-on spread of flavorful favorites from carving stations, and nibble on chilled seafood and charcuterie while taking in the majestic mountain views.
Your father will get the chance to explore the beautiful, rugged landscape with the Celebrate Dad package. In addition to the deal’s two-night stay in a luxury casita and private dining at Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Entrada Restaurant, he’ll receive a $300 activity credit to be used on a slew of outdoor options.
From guided hiking trips through the desert to horseback riding, mountain biking and even a few guy-centric spa treatments (like the 50-minute Gentlemen’s Whiskey Scour), there are plenty of ways for pops to feel pampered.
Montage Palmetto Bluff
A Lowcountry sportsman’s getaway will appeal to any dad who enjoys a scenic afternoon of golf and a genteel round of shooting sporting clays — both of which are part of the Fairways & Clays package at this Four-Star South Carolina resort just oozing Southern charm.
In addition to a day of gentlemanly activities, dad also will like the promotion’s overnight accommodations, lunch at the May River Grill, daily breakfast and special arrival amenity.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
Sneak your guy away to this elegant Four-Star hotel for a sophisticated overnighter that involves some relaxation and culture to boot.
The Discover with You package includes a $70 credit for breakfast at the property’s Four-Star Fearing’s Restaurant (or in the comfort of your room), admission for two to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and a $50 hotel credit to use however you choose — we recommend indulging in a men’s stress-relief massage at the Four-Star spa.
The Inn on Biltmore Estate
The historic Biltmore House and its breathtaking grounds are open for visitors all year round in Asheville, North Carolina, but dear old dad will surely appreciate your savviness when you purchase a daytime ticket for June 16 or 17 — the price of admission is more than 60 percent off for one day that special weekend.
That means you get to take in the scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains, tour the grandiose estate — don’t miss the spectacular, just-opened Chihuly exhibition in the garden — and even partake in a complimentary wine tasting, all at a steep discount.
Make it a weekend to remember by booking a stay at the Four-Star inn, where you can sleep in gorgeous accommodations and dine fireside.
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
Treat dad to an over-the-top family getaway with the Ultimate Father’s Day package from this Four-Star Georgia resort sitting just 85 miles from Atlanta. Coming in at a cool $17,000, this ultra-luxe offer is packed with culinary delights, prime amenities and exclusive access to the property’s holiday happenings.
In addition to a three-night stay in a sumptuous two-bedroom cottage, you and your crew will receive all sorts of goodies: a sunset boat ride around Lake Oconee; a dinner filled with Southern-inspired fare at Georgia’s; a set of custom-made golf clubs; an afternoon of outdoor activities for the whole family (including archery, air rifle targets and more); and all-access passes to the resort’s Big Father’s Day Cookout on Sunday.