This June, why not treat your dad to a special getaway for Father's Day? You and your dad or leading man will be able to enjoy the trip together and create memories to last a lifetime. Whether your father enjoys city trips or beach vacations, here are seven super destinations on the East Coast sure to please all sorts of dads.
Plan a Father's Day Getaway on the East Coast!
1. Hilton Head, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is arguably the best golf weekend getaway you can treat your dad to. Whether you’re a skill golfer or just a weekend golfer, with beautiful wilderness including the marshlands, wonderful oak forests and views of the Atlantic Ocean, golf courses in and around Hilton Head are known as some of the premier destination golf spots in the country. Take your dad to Harbour Town Golf Links to play one of the best courses in the country and a yearly stop on the PGA Tour for the RBC Heritage Open. It was designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus and is one of the highest rated courses for PGA Tour players. Also check out Heron Point, Palmetto Dunes Resort, and Hilton Head National for a weekend your dad will never forget.
Plan a visit to Hilton Head!
2. Chicago, Illinois
Chicago is a great city to take dad for Father’s Day weekend. Chicago is a great tourist city with awesome dining and nightlife for dad as well as a great sports city. ESPN Zone is a great place to take dad. If you plan it right, you can catch a Chicago Cubs game at the historic Wrigley Field during this time of year and hopefully they’re in town over Father’s Day weekend. Check out some of the best restaurants in Chicago hosting Father’s Day brunch and meal specials. What dad doesn’t love great food and great beer to go along with it?
Plan a visit to Chicago!
3. Naples, Florida
For another destination golf getaway, check out Naples, Florida, the golf capital of America. . There are more golf courses within Naples than any other city in America, and there are plenty of great public options for Father’s Day vacationers to check out. Checkout the Tiburon Golf Courses and stay at the Ritz-Carlton Resort here for a great golf weekend. Other courses to check out include Eagle Lakes Golf Course, Arrowhead Golf Course and the two courses at Lely Resort, The Mustang and Flamingo Island Golf Course.
Plan a visit to Naples!
4. Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee is a great city to take dad for Father’s Day weekend especially if he likes country music, great food and whiskey. Check out Nashville for great restaurants and a great night out on the town with dad exploring the live entertainment offered at bars like Robert’s Western World, which you must take your dad if you’re heading to Nashville for the weekend.
5. Plan a visit to The Smoky Mountains!
For dad’s that love the outdoors, take your dad to the Great Smoky Mountains where you can explore the beautiful scenery that nature has to offer with great hiking trails. Explore Roaring Fork, Clingman’s Dome, Laurel Falls among many other beautiful nature scenes. Also, take your dad fly-fishing in the national park for some great, classic bonding.
Plan a visit to The Smoky Mountains!
6. Kentucky Bourbon Trail
If you’re dad likes to drink, you must take him on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Take your dad here and explore eight of Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries including Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve and more. You can experience how the bourbon is made, tours through the facilities and special tasting opportunities. You can enjoy a historical, delicious food and top-notch booze filled Father’s Day vacation that your dad won’t ever forget.
Plan a Visit to Kentucky
7. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is another great place in South Carolina for a weekend golf trip with dad. Home to the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Barefoot Resort, Caledonia Golf Course, TPC Myrtle Beach and many many more, you can treat dad to a golf-filled Father’s Day getaway. Also in Myrtle Beach for fun with dad on Father’s Day, you can treat your dad to an authentic NASCAR racing experience at Myrtle Beach Speedway, which are tons of fun.
Plan a visit to Myrtle Beach!
This article was written by Cameron Lafontaine.