Father’s Day is fast approaching … do you know what you’re getting your father this year? If yet another tie just isn’t going to cut it, why not give him the greatest gift of all: Travel. Plan a vacation together that allows your dad to explore his passions and interests in depth. A bonus? Your bond with him will go strong than ever — that’s the power of shared travel experiences. Check out three of our top travel ideas for dads this Father’s Day:
1. A Round of Golf at a World-Class Resort: If your dad is a golf fan, chances are he just doesn’t need another box of golf balls. Instead, embark on a vacation that will put his golf skills to the test! Stay in the states for a world-class round of golf at storied resorts like Sea Pines Resort at Hilton Head and the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Arizona. Looking to combine dad’s love of golf with a vacation that’s more international in flavor? The sun-drenched resorts of the Caribbean are calling your name. The One & Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas is an excellent choice, with a luxurious vibe smack-dab in the middle of paradise. And of course, the legendary golf courses of Scotland would make an excellent vacation. Or tee time at St. Andrews? Now that’s a vacation memory that would stay with Dad forever.
2. Drinking Guinness Straight from the Source: Imagine — instead of buying your dad a case of his favorite beer, you could take him to the iconic Irish brewery where it’s produced. If your father is a fan of this dark, pungent beer, then he’ll find a tour of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin absolutely fascinating. The Guinness story began in 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease at St. Jame’s Gate Brewery. You and your father can try your hand at pouring the perfect pint of this rich, creamy stout on your tour. Afterwards, grab some hearty “dad grub” — perhaps even Guinness stew! — at one of Dublin’s lively pubs. This is one culinary-focused vacation that has “Dad” written all over it.
3. Exploring the Galapagos In Depth: Is your dad more of the outdoorsy type? Then join him on the vacation of a lifetime to a destination teeming with wildlife just waiting to be discovered: The Galapagos. Six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador, this collection of remarkable — and remarkably remote — islands beckon nature lovers to come snorkel with penguins, spot giant galapagos tortoises, and swim with the only marine iguana species in the world. While the Galapagos is quite remote, that’s what makes exploring the islands so fun. Respected tour companies like Linblad Expeditions (who partners with National Geographic), Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises all offer cruising journeys through the Galapagos. Snorkel with dear old dad during the day, and enjoy a glass of wine (or two!) on board in the evening — now that’s the perfect way to explore nature.
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