As the years roll by and your dad’s tie collection starts pushing its parameters, it might be time for a new way to show your dad how much you appreciate him on Father’s Day. Instead of grabbing the bill at dinner, take him on an adventure he’ll never forget.
The wonders of Oahu are a perfect fit for dads of all kinds. The jungles and tides of Hawaii host an astounding variety of activities, from hiking and biking to surfing and snorkeling, so you’ll be sure to find something your dad will enjoy. Lots of activity tours come in bundles, such as kayaking and hiking or ziplining and cruising around on ATVs. You can take your dad back to his youth with a tour through the landscapes that served as backdrops for blockbusters like Jurassic Park or Indiana Jones and end the day with a relaxing round of sunset golf or drinks by the ocean. Add some deeper bonding with a tour of Pearl Harbor, the nation’s only naval base to be recognized as a historical landmark.
Racing Like Steve McQueen
While your dad’s practical compact might get him where he needs to go, why not indulge his need for speed with a day (or three) of luxury car racing. Cloud 9 Living offers car racing packages in locations all over the U.S. in whatever kind of vehicle your dad’s heart desires. If you want to surprise him with the gift of speed for Father’s Day, the code DAD19 will even give you a discount on your purchase. Whether your dad has always dreamed of driving Formula-1 or simply wants to feel the roar of a Lamborghini under his feet, there’s a racing package for him. Cloud 9 Living even has courses in Formula-1 and elite driving that he can take to prove once and for all that he could be an action star if the need arose.
Treat your dad who loves to golf to a trip to beautiful Big Sky, Montana for an outdoor golf adventure. Big Sky Resort Golf Course near Bozeman is a top-quality course offering some of the best views that the state has to offer as well as great proximity and easy access to breathtaking nature adventures. Called the “Gateway to Yellowstone,” Bozeman offers quick access to two of the park’s five entrances. Take your dad hiking, drive to the nearby hot springs or rent motorcycles and cruise the awe-inspiring Beartooth Highway that winds above the alpine tundra. If your dad’s a lover of dinosaurs, visit the Museum of the Rockies to see one of the largest collections of dinosaur bones in North America.
Microbrew Pub Crawl
For the dad who loves brews, there’s no better gift than the gift of beer – especially when that beer is fresh from the tap of some of the finest microbreweries out there. Book a trip to Denver, Colorado or Portland, Oregon to treat your dad to a brewery tour of the nation’s largest craft brewing capitals. Clean mountain water accounts for the high number of small breweries in these areas, and that fresh, clean taste gets any number of crazy spins from the artists behind craft brewing. Bonus points to both of these cities for beautiful landscapes and tons of possibilities for outdoor adventuring.
Soaring the Skies at Flight School
Maybe your dad has always dreamed of flying on his own. Give him that gift with a ticket to flight school and let him soar through the skies like never before. Paragon Flight in Fort Myers or Arizona Flight Training Center in Glendale both offer FAA-certified basic flight school training to kick start your dad’s journey toward that pilot license he’s always wanted to get, or get him combat flying classes from Sky Combat Ace in Las Vegas to get the blood pumping and adrenaline coursing. Keep the high going with a visit to the casinos or by taking in a show at one of Sin City's many resorts.