With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to give thanks for everything Dad’s done for us and treat him to the getaway or staycation of his dreams.
With the number of Covid-19 vaccinations on the rise, travel is finally making its long-awaited comeback. While you’ll still need to wear a mask on all methods of public transportation in the U.S. including buses, trains and planes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has essentially given vaccinated travelers the green light to resume domestic and international travel—if you haven’t been vaccinated but still want to travel, please follow the CDC’s guidelines, listed here.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to give thanks for everything Dad’s done for us and treat him to the getaway or staycation of his dreams, whether he’s into golf, baseball, brunch, movies, comedy or just wants to relax somewhere closer to home. Here’s where to celebrate Dad this year, with all Father’s Day weekend rates under $260 a night (based on a one-night stay from June 19–20) and all hotels within driving distance of major U.S. cities.
Movie buffs, rejoice! This year Father’s Day weekend happens to coincide with the final days of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Walker Hotel Tribeca is offering a special package to help you celebrate both. Use promo code SCREEN or book your stay through this link to score rates from $259 that include a one-night stay with a free bottle of wine, plus two-hours in a screening suite with reclining chairs, a high-definition projector and a selection of sweet treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar.
If you’re up for a road trip, the DoubleTree by Hilton Jamestown’s Father’s Day Comedy Package includes a two-night stay and two tickets to the National Comedy Center, an interactive wonderland celebrating all things comedy. About a 6.5-hour drive from NYC, Jamestown also happens to be comedy legend Lucille Ball’s hometown. I Love Lucy fans will love the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, which does a great job of honoring their lives and comedic styles. To book this package, call the hotel directly at (716) 488-7227 and press “0” to reach the front desk.
Turn an Orioles game into a baseball-themed staycation, with rates at Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor from $144 over Father’s Day weekend. Both the pool and fitness center look right into Camden Yards so you’ll have a good view of the Orioles taking on the Toronto Blue Jays.
After a long day of sightseeing in the nation’s capital, use the $25 credit from Thompson Washington D.C.’s Food & Beverage package for a fun night out at its onsite Anchovy Social Rooftop Bar, open Wednesday through Sunday, or toward snacks at the grab-and-go market, with rates from $241 a night.
If your father’s a fan of fly fishing, head 3.5 hours from Washington D.C. to the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, where you don’t have to be a guest to enjoy its half- or full-day fly fishing packages. Nearby, rates at the Vine Cottage Inn start at $174 a night that weekend including homemade breakfast.
Roughly 90 minutes from Columbia, South Carolina, the Inn on the Square boutique hotel in Greenwood is offering Stay & Play Golf Packages starting at $229 per person (based on double occupancy) for a one-night stay, daily hot breakfast, two rounds of golf and door-to-door shuttle service to either The Links at Stoney Point, The Club at Star Fort, Greenwood Country Club or Savannah Lakes Village. You’ll also get a 10% discount on dining at the Carriage House or Fox & Hound Lounge.
Dads get to ride the SkyView Atlanta Ferris wheel for free this Father’s Day — as long as he goes with someone who pays full price — while soccer fans can catch a match at Mercedes Benz Stadium and see Atlanta United take on Philadelphia Union. Make it a staycation with a night at Hilton Atlanta or Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead, where nightly rates start at $165 and $174, respectively.
Use promo code UY7 to book the Golf Getaway Package at the Orlando World Center Marriott, where your Dad can take on the Hawk’s Landing Golf Course and enjoy a one-night stay with a $25 resort credit, late 2 p.m. check-out and full access to the driving range. Rates start at $249 on Saturday, June 19. For a real treat, check out the hotel’s socially distanced concerts on Friday and Saturday nights and its nightly laser light show.
If you’re looking for an all-weekend escape, the Ace Hotel New Orleans’ Keys To The City package gives you a New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass when you book three or more through this link. Father’s Day weekend rates start at $178 a night when you book a three-night stay from Friday to Monday, giving you plenty of time to go on gator-spotting day trips, ghost tours in the French Quarter and really get to know this incredible city.
Father’s Day weekend overlaps with Lexington’s popular SoulFest Week, happening June 18 to 27. If you’re in town then, check out the Juneteenth Hip-Hop Brunch on June 19 or on June 20, treat Dad to some cigars, bites and bourbon at the Castle & Key Cocktails & Cigars event benefiting the Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild’s Scholarship Initiative — tickets to either event start at $60 per person. With rates from $139 a night, the Origin Hotel Lexington makes a great base for seeing more of the city and checking out its colorful murals.
Just 2.5 hours away in Bowling Green, automobile enthusiasts can check out the National Corvette Museum. Splurge for the Andy Pilgrim Driving Experience, where for $1,200 Dad can spend the day taking on the race track in a C8 Corvette and have dinner with the Pro Racer and Corvette Hall of Fame Inductee himself. Nearby, take time to wander the underground cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park or treat Dad to an underground boat tour at Lost River Cave.
Located just an hour outside Milwaukee or 90 minutes from Madison, golf-loving Dads will love the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s Stay and Golf Free Package, which includes a one-night stay and two rounds of golf per night at The Brute or The Highlander. You’ll also get cart fees covered and access to the onsite practice facility and locker room, golf club storage, use of a GPS yardage system and a Grand Geneva divot tool. Tee times must be before 9 a.m. or after 1 p.m. Note that this package is only available Sunday through Thursday, so you’ll need to book Sunday night — available from $219 — for a Father’s Day weekend stay.
Father’s Day weekend kicks off the summer season at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho, just two hours from Spokane, Washington, where adventurous Dads can enjoy mountaintop bike rides through wildflower fields and ride the ski lift to the summit for incredible 360-degree views of three states, Canada and Lake Pend Oreille. Relax afterward with a soak in the outdoor pool or hot tub, with rates at the Selkirk Lodge from $191 a night.
Just a 30-minute drive from Zion National Park, Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile in Kanab is offering pet-friendly rooms from $189 a night over Father’s Day weekend, complete with special areas and amenities just for pets if you’re bringing some along, as well as complimentary washing stations, pet walking services and an outdoor area with a splash pad. A complimentary shuttle is also available if you’d like to volunteer and meet new furry friends at the 3,700-acre Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, which also lets you borrow some of the pets for sleepovers as a way to safely prepare them for life in a new home.