7 Favorite Trips for Father’s Day Getaways

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15. What to get Dad? A nice trip, and we’ve got ideas. Figure out what kind of Dad you’ve got, then make your selection from the destinations below.

Suggestion: You’ll be getting a late start if purchasing airfare for a flight that falls around Father’s Day, so just buy Dad a card and tell him you two will be traveling later. Make it a fall getaway to take advantage of the post-summer price drop.

LISTEN: Find out where Travel Dad likes to go.

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Indoor Dad: Las Vegas

If your dad was Sinatra in a previous life, there’s only one place to go: Catch a show, play some cards, and stay up all hours in Sin City. Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Of course, Mom might disagree. Find out more about Vegas here.

  • How to get there: Fly to Las Vegas, of course.

Outdoor Dad: Denver

Enjoy the scenery, eat some great steaks and hike in a National Park. Plus lots of airline competition in Denver means cheaper flights for you. Find out more about Denver here.

  • How to get there: Fly to Denver.

Indoor/Outdoor Dad: Reno

A little slots action, a little fishing at nearby Lake Tahoe (63 miles away). Best of both worlds. See more on the region here.

  • How to get there: Fly to Reno.

Caffeine Dad: Seattle

There’s more to this coastal city than excellent coffee houses (but the java is good). You and Dad can enjoy some great music, chow down on terrific seafood and maybe work it off by biking through all that beautiful scenery (they don’t call it the Emerald City for nothing). Find out more about Seattle here.

  • How to get there: Fly to Seattle.

Baseball Dad: Cooperstown, New York

See the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and if this Upstate New York temple to baseball isn’t enough, Cooperstown is a charming little city with art galleries, shopping, golf, and even a distillery featuring hand-crafted spirits. Learn more about Cooperstown here.

  • How to get there: Fly to  Albany – 72 miles away, or Syracuse – 93 miles away. If you’ve got the time, consider combining a visit to New York City then head north for the 200-mile drive to Cooperstown.

Football Dad and Rock & Roll Dad: Northern Ohio

See the shrine to manly men smashing into each other at Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame which includes fun events throughout the year (and don’t miss the Super Bowl Theater). Or Dad may like Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and yes, it does include a comprehensive exhibit on the Fab Four).

How to get there: Fly to the Akron-Canton Airport though Cleveland may offer cheaper flights and it’s just 60 miles from Canton.

Auld Sod Dad: Dublin, Ireland

If your Dad is Irish – and even if he’s not – he’ll enjoy Ireland. So will you. Lovely people, fun cities and glorious scenery. Plus, it’s the bargain of Europe. Find out more about Ireland here.

How to get there: Fly to Dublin or Shannon.


Updated: November 13, 2014