No matter the occasion – Father’s Day, his birthday, or just because – there’s never a bad time to pack your bags for a trip with Dad. Whether he’s an avid golfer, nature lover, or takes pleasure in the finer things, we’ve rounded up some top travel experiences for every type of dad.
LED Night SUP and Overnight Camping on Mexico’s Largest Marine Preserve at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto in Loreto, Mexico
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Sea of Cortez, Loreto, Mexico is best known for its secluded, unspoiled setting on the Loreto Bay National Marine Park, A UNESCO World Heritage site. This peaceful retreat is located is located on the eastern coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, around 200 miles north of Cabo. Guests staying at the award-winning Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto can book LED night stand up paddle boarding to see the underwater wildlife that live in the “aquarium of the world” by moonlight. Adventurous visitors can also experience camping overnight on Danzante Island. This exclusive opportunity includes a magical boat ride, a chance to explore the island and its natural wonders, and a delicious dinner served under the stars with incredible stargazing.
Guided Salmon Fishing and Floatplane Flightseeing at Salmon Falls Resort in Ketchikan, Alaska
Situated at the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s iconic Inside Passage, Ketchikan is known as the “Salmon Capital of the World”. Salmon Falls Resort is a true bucket list destination for skilled and first-time anglers thanks to its picturesque setting, warm ocean currents and epic annual King and Silver Salmon runs. Treat Dad to a fishing trip of a lifetime and book a guided fishing experience. After, head out for the Misty Fjords Floatplane Flightseeing experience. Hop on a floatplane from the dock at tour over the Misty Fjords National Monument, surrounding lakes and glacial bays. Touch down on a saltwater fjord mountain lake and take in the colossal beauty before heading back.
North Shore Tree Planting at ‘Alohilani Resort on Oahu, Hawaii
Located steps from the beach in the center of Waikiki, ‘Alohilani is a welcoming and relaxing oasis of tranquility in the heart of the city. The Love Dad Getaway Special includes exclusive Longboard Club Access (with breakfast, daily happy hour and more) and a $50 or $100 resort credit based on room category booked. Guests can also book a special tree planting experience at Gunstock Ranch on Oahu’s famed North Shore. Each tree planted is tagged with an individual radio-frequency identification so that guests can track their tree throughout its lifetime.
Heli-Fly Fishing at Cabot Cape Breton in Inverness, Nova Scotia
Cabot Cape Breton is known as a bucket list destination thanks to its dramatic setting atop majestic cliffs. The resort includes a charming 72-room lodge with ocean views from every room, 3 exquisite restaurants featuring the freshest seafood in the world and 36 holes of world-class golf. Located on over a mile of sandy beach near the world-renowned Cabot Trail, the resort is the perfect island escape for social distancing and outdoor adventures. For those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime bonding adventure, a heli-fly fishing experience will take guests on a private excursion searching for the elusive Atlantic salmon on the world-famous Margaree River.
Kitesurfing at Oil Nut Bay on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Oil Nut Bay is located on Virgin Gorda in the coveted North Sound region of the British Virgin Islands. The idyllic island resort is entirely surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Amenities include a private beach club with three pools and a swim-up bar; wellness center with gym and two tennis courts; equipment for kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling; and world-class dining options. Participate in a variety of thrilling water activities including kitesurfing. The experience is available with all levels of instruction and boat support and includes kite gear with radio helmet, beach launch, body drag, kite control and board.
Dream Golf Getaway at Rancho San Lucas in Cabo San Lucas
Set in rolling desert foothills that lead to 1.2 miles of pristine beachfront on the Pacific Ocean, the low-density community includes the Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas resort, three pools, saltwater lagoon that winds throughout the property, multiple restaurants, Seaside Spa with outdoor treatment rooms, and a new Greg Norman Signature golf course that has been voted one of the best courses in Mexico. Spanning three different ecosystems, the 7,260-yard par-72 layout also has five holes on the beach and a signature island green.