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12 Awesome Fathers Day Trip Ideas

It’s that time of year again, Dad’s special day.   Although I am sure that Dad has loved every tie or homemade gift he has ever received, perhaps this year it might be time to surprise him with something more special, and more spectacular?  A gift that he is sure to love and remember for a long time?  How about a getaway for that special dad.  He deserves it after the long year of hard work he has put in.

We decided to put together a list of fathers day trip ideas that are sure to please every type of dad out there.  We hope that you can find some inspiration.  Find that special getaway that your dad will cherish.

For The Dad Who Loves Gaming
Best of Vegas for Father's Day

Best of Vegas has everything you need to plan dad’s getaway.

How about a weekend escape to Las Vegas or Atlantic City?  This one is first on my list because my dad loved to play cards, play the slots and bet on the horses.  I wish that I had been able to do this for him before he passed.

There are so many sites and sounds in Vegas.  Top notch casinos, amazing shows and great food.  A getaway your dad is sure to remember for a long time.

The Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip

Best of Vegas has everything you need to plan your Vegas getaway including hotels, shows, nightclubs, tours and attractions and VIP specials for Dad.

Plus they offer some amazing discounts and deals so that you can save some cash, and still please Dad.

Atlantic City

Resorts Casino Hotel – Atlantic City

Resorts Casino Hotel is Atlantic City’s first casino hotel and the country’s first legal casino outside of Las Vegas.  Soaring above the Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic City’s famous boardwalk.  Affordable with packages starting at just $89.00 per night.  This trip won’t break your bank, just make sure Dad brings his own gambling money.. haha.



Casino Rama

Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario, Canada

Casino Rama Resort is located near Orillia, Ontario Canada.  Just a quick 2 hour drive from Toronto.  They offer great gaming tables as well as incredible shows and live entertainment.  The resort is beautiful, and the food is amazing. Does this sound like your Dad?  (Sounds like mine.  🙂 )

For The Dad Who Loves Sports

For The Dad Who Loves SportsWhether your Dad loves football, baseball, hockey or motor sports, we have found some amazing places where he can revel in what he loves.  How about a trip to Daytona to see the famous track, or New York City, home of the New York Yankees?

Perry's Ocean Edge Resort

Perry’s Ocean Edge Resort

Perry’s Ocean Edge Resort in Daytona Beach Florida is the perfect landing pad for the motor sports fan.  Situated on a stretch of sand along Daytona Beach’s balmy gulf waters.  This package offers rooms starting at just $75/night.  While you’re there why not let Dad experience what it’s like to get behind the wheel of a Nascar at  He’ll love you forever! 😉


Times Square New York

Times Square at night

New York is the quintessential getaway for sports fans.  New York is home to the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Giants and so many more.  Our favourite pick for New York is this little steal we found.  The Days Hotel New York City near Manhattan’s upper west side. This hotel is newly renovated and starting at $127.50/night – that is a 54% savings for you and a great time for Dad.

If Dad prefers camping over a hotel, then how about a 2 night stay at a Campground and Lodge in the Catskills for a mere $50.00?

Hockey Hall of Fame Toronto

Hockey Hall of Fame Toronto

What’s the perfect trip for the Hockey Loving Dad?  Why a trip to The Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, of course.

For a great list of hotels near the Hockey Hall of fame, we suggest TripAdvisor so that you can see all of the reviews and pricing.

While in Toronto, why not enjoy a Private Toronto Guided City Tour as well?

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For The Dad Who Needs A Little (or a lot) Of R&R

Dad needs a little R & R

He has been there for you for your entire life, he works hard to make sure his entire family is well taken care of.  Father’s Day is the perfect time to show how much you appreciate all Dad has done over the years.  Perhaps it is time for Dad to have a time out?  But a fun one, a getaway from the every challenges to just relax and enjoy himself.   Here are some awesome all-inclusive ideas for the Dad that needs some R&R.

Costa RicaDreams Las Mareas Costa Rica.  This all inclusive deal to beautiful Costa Rica where Dad and family can enjoy warm waters, sandy beaches, exquisite palms and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. This package includes airfare.

St. MaartenSonesta Ocean Point in fascinating St. Maarten will introduce you to the chic Caribbean lifestyle.  This resort is an adults only resort, so this is a good choice for grown children to getaway with their Dads.  All-inclusive with air.

Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort

Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort

Is Dad a Golfer?  Does he dream about the PGA in his future?  Would he love a relaxing golf getaway?  Well then this pick is sure to please him.  This getaway is to the Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort in Morell, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Tee off on The Links at Crowbush Cove, a par 72, 6,903-yard golf course on the north shore.  There is also a boutique spa on site to soothe his aching muscles.  And this little mini vacation is on sale starting at just $97 / night.  (That’s Canadian bucks too!)

For The Adventurous Dad Who Loves The Outdoors

adventurous-dadIf your Dad has an active lifestyle and loves exploring the outdoors, then these picks are sure to fit the bill.  Wouldn’t it be great to take the whole family on a trip to help Dad celebrate his special day, so you can share in the fun?

Family Adventure GalápagosFamily Adventure Galápagos – Want a true family adventure for Dad, Mom and the kids to enjoy?  Check out this Galápagos Family Adventure trip and get ready to make some amazing memories that will last a lifetime.  Snorkel, hike, kayak, swim and see exotic wildlife.  Sound like fun?

Each day you will explore exciting locales and experience the culture of South America.


Pinegrove Family Dude RanchBring out Dad’s inner cowboy at the Pinegrove Family Dude Ranch, located in Catskills, New York.  There are numerous indoor and outdoor facilities, including two swimming pools with double-flume water slides, a mini-golf course, and an archery range.

Horseback rides and campfires… ahhh yes!

The Grand CanyonIs The Grand Canyon on Dad’s Bucket List?  So why not take him this year? Get swept up in one of the most remarkable natural wonders of the world.  To see it all, make sure to book a tour in advance.  There are both hiking tours and helicopter tours.  Here is a list of all of the accommodations available near the Grand Canyon from TripAdvisor. Enjoy your trip and post pics.  🙂

If Dad just cannot getaway this year, save this in your hat for next year.  We do have some fantastic ideas for last minute gifts for your dad this year in our article:  Last minute fathers day gifts delivered right to your door! 

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