Father’s Day is just around the corner and nothing says “I love you, dad” like a vacation! Even if you don’t make it to this Sunday, you can give him a vacation any of the 365 days of the year! Whether your dad devotes his life to a full-time job or lives the good life as a retired folk, here are some perfect destinations based on their travel personality.
If your dad is all about adventure, extreme sports, and adrenaline, then opt for a trip to Nepal where he can go trekking on Mount Everest; or to Australia, where he can go diving with great white sharks. If that’s too extreme for him, then why not invite him to Spain where he can explore the national parks, or Slovakia to enjoy winter activities in the Tatra Mountains.
The “Solo Traveler” Dad
Is your dad a single father? Does he need time to disconnect from his busy lifestyle? Or does your dad have all this free time and the family can’t tag along? Don’t worry! Send him on a solo trip—it’s the cool thing to do now! Why not book your dad a trip to Costa Rica to enjoy nature at its finest and make friends with expats and other tourists? Or fly him to Canada to enjoy some peaceful time alone at Niagara Falls. Whichever the case, don’t forget to video call your dad when he’s relaxed in the hotel and tell him how much you love him!
The “Luxurious Travel” Dad
So much to see, so little time! But don’t let that stop you from buying dad the luxury trip of his dreams. An all-inclusive night in Fiji costs about $6,000, and he’ll be having the best time ever at a private 4.6-square-mile Laucala Island. For about $6,400 (per couple) a night in their suite, your dad (and mom!) can enjoy fine dining and wine at the Baur Au Lac Hotel. This includes candlelit dinner for two on the rooftop with champagne and local wines and a vineyard tour in a Rolls-Royce.
The “Island Vibes” Dad
Is your dad all about that beach life and feeling the sand between his toes? Then don’t think about it twice and book him a flight to the Caribbean! Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, for example, is home to some of the most luxurious resorts in town. Might we recommend Zoetry Agua? This resort offers enriching activities, exquisite suites, unlimited top-shelf spirits, gourmet dining, and wellness and spa.
The “Culture Lover” Dad
There are many routes to go if your dad loves culture and history. Just the U.S. alone is a treasure of its own with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. But if he’s already been there, why not send him to Europe, where he will be surrounded by some of the most beautiful historical landmarks on Earth: The Eiffel Tower, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Colosseum.
Now that you’re aware of these ideal travel destinations for dad, what trip are you going to book as a Father’s Day gift? ■