5 Types of Vacations to Take with Dad
With Father’s Day around the corner, you might be thinking about taking some time away with your dad. Whether you feel like enjoying some rounds of golf, hiking a national park, tracing music history, sampling whisky at a distillery, or going fishing together, we’ve got five trip ideas that are sure to create long-lasting memories.
It’s not hard to see why Pebble Beach is considered paradise to avid golfers. Between its breathtaking Pacific coastline views and the fact that it has some of America’s oldest and most challenging courses, your golf-loving dad probably dreams of playing here someday. So, why not spend some time with him at one of the world’s most recognizable golf venues? Home to five gorgeous courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach Golf Resorts is the number-one ranked golf course in the country and is regular stop on the PGA Tour. How’s that for special?
Did you grow up hiking or camping with your father? If you both enjoy spending time in nature, reconnect with him by going on a new adventure together to Canyonlands—the largest national park in Utah. The Needles district is located in the southeast corner of the park, about 15 miles north of Monticello and 40 miles south of Moab. Named after the vibrant sandstone spires in the area, there’s so much to explore here, including arches, domes, canyons, ruins, and rock carvings. This wide expanse of beautiful rugged landscape can be hiked or driven through on four-wheel-drive roads overlooking the Colorado River.
If your rock-loving papa is a Beatles fan, then a trip to Liverpool might be all you need to come together. The birthplace of the Fab Four is not only home to the International Beatleweek Festival in August, but it’s also a UNESCO City of Music. Follow in the footsteps of John, Paul, George, and Ringo as you visit their former homes, Strawberry Field, and Eleanor Rigby’s gravesite. And if dad also appreciates other famous British musicians, take him to the British Music Experience, where you can see costumes, instruments, and memorabilia from the likes of Freddie Mercury, Oasis, and more. There’s even an interactive studio where you can each learn to play the drums or electric guitar. Liverpool is sure to make for a legendary vacation with dad.
Speaking of the UK, a little farther north is where you’ll find the land of Scotch whisky. And we can’t think of a better way to bond with dad than over the ‘king o’ drinks’ in Scotland, where you have over 125 distilleries to choose from. Sample the unique taste the country’s best flavors in each region at private tastings along Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail. Make your way through the oldest and most distinguished distilleries in the world, while you learn about the whisky-making process, from barrel to bottle.
Want to make some new fishing memories with dad? Head to Key West with your old man for some of the best fishing in the world. Once there, enjoy the beautiful sand beaches and laidback island lifestyle of the Florida Keys, regardless of whether you are expert fishermen or not. No other place offers as many options—from deep sea fishing and light tackle offshore fishing to flats fishing and backcountry fishing. Ready to catch the fish of a lifetime?
No matter where you choose to go, there are plenty of fun getaways you can take with dad. Just imagine all the stories you’ll have after spending some quality time with him on vacation. Connect with a Liberty Travel consultant when you’re ready to start planning and we’ll craft the ideal itinerary for your dad-son trip.