Tips & travel ideas for a Father’s Day gift or getaway

Father’s Day is right around the corner and to help you out, has put together some great tips & travel gift ideas for Dad.

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Or, for the beer and sports dad to those who enjoy the finer things like cigars and congac, read on for some great travel tips for dads and for this summer’s best Father’s Day packages and deals.

Tickets for the Yankees GameFor dads who love beer & sports. . .there’s nothing like a beer/brewery getaway or tickets to a sports game.  Take a road trip to New York City to watch the Yankees play or drive through Oregon or Washington State’s brewery trials.

Downtown Seattle’s super stylish Hotel Max will make your dad feel like king of the hill.  The package goes through June and starts at $289 USD and includes dinner at Fox Sports Grill, treats to snack on and a 6-pack of artisan beer while watching an in-room movie, nibbles and inventive cocktails at the ever-popular Red Fin Restaurant and finished a late checkout at 3pm.  Go to for more.

For dads who like sun and sand. . .the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort is a great choice, offering rates of $179 per night this summer.  Relax on their white sand beaches, swim in any of their three pools or go for a dip in crystal clear ocean.  This Father’s Day, the hotel is hosting the Bahamas Humane Society First Annual Bahama Papa Fest, which invites guests to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at a beach BBQ luncheon that will be accompanied by tons of exciting entertainment. Families will also be able to enjoy an authentic Bahamian fundraising event that will be overflowing with cultural and traditional activities including a drum circle led by world-renowned Bahamian drummer Peanuts Taylor. Go to for more.

Joel RobuchonFor fathers who like finer things. . .then a great value destination for those with expensive taste this summer is Las Vegas.  Currently, you can find $35 one-day buffet passes to Luxor, $159/night at the Wynn,  $34/night at Imperial Palace or $95 for one night including buffet, all drinks and pool bars.  Michelin-starred restaurants like Joel Robuchon, known as one of the most expensive restaurants in the world at $385 for a 16-course menu is offering a $89 menu.

Another great deal is one of the classiest vintage events of the season.  Mandarin Oriental in New York City is offering a Father’s Day Taste of Vintage Cognac Package which includes: a night at Mandarin Oriental, New York and a one-of-a-kind Cognac tasting of a three-pour flight that includes two rare, vintage-dated cognacs from Delamain Pale & Dry XO, a P. Frapin Vintage 1983 and a Hine Vintage 1975 – finished with a chocolate truffle assortment.  The package begins at $670 USD or $75 USD for the Vintage Cognac experience only.  Go to for more.

Golf in MexicoFor all the dads who just want to play golf. . .then a quick jaunt to the Caribbean, Florida and Mexico have never been easier or more affordable.  Mexico is brimming with hundreds of travel deals and specials since the flu has wound down.  You can find packages from 50-70% off to Acapulco, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Valarta and more.

For another great sunny option, The Ritz Carlton Golf & Spa Resort in Rose Hall, Jamaica is offering two special deals for dads. The resort’s Fathers’ Day Package for US$85 per person includes one round of golf and lunch at the 18-hole championship White Witch golf course.  The Fathers’ Day Lounge kicks off at 6:00pm on June 21, where dads can enjoy a relaxing evening at the Cohiba Lounge and indulge in a variety of rum selections, a tapas station and cigars, accompanied by live entertainment.  Go to for more.

RelaxFor the fathers who want to relax. . .then consider a quiet getaway or a visit to the spa.  More and more men have discovered spas and are loving them.  For one of the best destinations for spas, consider Miami for a Father’s Day getaway or gift.  Read up on How to Get Spoiled at Miami’s Top Spas for Less.

For another great gift idea, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental in New York City is offering a 3-hour intensive Peaceful Warrior treatment for men.  To celebrate Father’s Day and the launch of this new treatment, dads can get 20% off during the entire month of June. The treatment combines a careful selection of treatments to relax the mind and body, starting with an 80-minute Therapeutic Massage and followed by a Men’s Intensive Facial, leaving Dad rejuvenated and refreshed. The treatment ends with a gift of ESPA’s exclusive Shave Mud for men.  Doesn’t it sound glorious? Call 866 801 8880 or go to for more.

For the adventurous fathers. . .go for an active getaway. White water rafting in Colorado, visit a horse ranch in Tuscon, Arizona or go ziplining in Costa Rica. For something closer to home, then consider racecar driving in Nashville with Hotel Preston, a luxury boutique yet family-friendly hotel in Tennessee. Echo Canyon White water rafting packages can be found all over major rivers in the US, especially up and down the Colorado River. Flying into Denver can be easy with you and your friends for a weekend getaway.

The “My Father, My Hero package” will give dad all the relaxation and exhilaration he needs. The special day starts with a hot steam shave and shoe shine at the acclaimed Trim Classic Barber. Once dad is good and relaxed, we’ll surprise him with a trip to the Nashville Superspeedway for a ride that is sure to get his adrenaline pumping. He’ll experience real life racing thrills by riding shotgun in a two-seat NASCAR-style stock car driven by a professional at speeds up to 165 MPH.  The package starts at $275 and can be booked June 12 through June 22.  Go to for more.

For dads who love a bit of everything. . .then they’ll love a getaway to California’s Ojai Valley Inn & Spa for the Ultimate Guy’s Getaway.  The Ultimate Guy’s Getaway includes not only unlimited golf, but also a golf lesson from a PGA professional, plus an individual spa treatment or personal training session.  All breakfasts and lunches are included, in addition to an Ojai branded golf shirt and cap for everyone. As an added bonus, groups of four will have one individual upgraded to a suite at no additional charge. Complete details can be found at

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