Sports, spa treatments and amazing cuisine are among the many activities and amenities offered at several family-friendly resorts for Father’s Day. It’s not too late to book a special weekend to show dad how much he’s loved and appreciated.


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Some men like to stay at home and relax on Father’s Day, but for those who like to get away for a few days, several resorts are offering custom vacation packages sure to put a smile on dad’s face.

From boating, flying and skydiving to golfing, baseball and beer tasting, these packages cater to dad and his varied interests. But bring the kids, too, for family fun at these resorts.

Baseball-Loving Dads in San Diego, CA

Take dad to a ball game with the Beer, Brats and Baseball package at the Omni San Diego Hotel, connected to the San Diego Padres Petco Park by a sky bridge. The baseball package includes accommodations, game tickets for two, beer, brats, peanuts and Cracker Jack (an in-room amenity). Plus, those who book between June 15 and 17 can treat Dad to a Batter’s Up pancake and/or waffle breakfast. From $289/night. Staying at the Omni also puts your family close to numerous San Diego attractions, making this an ideal summer family vacation.

Massages at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, FL

Pamper dad with the Men’s Sport Package, which includes a 50-minute deep tissue massage, a 50- minute Men’s Refinery Facial, a MANicure & Pedicure, plus lunch at Sinclair’s Ocean Grill or The Sandbar. While dad’s enjoying his spa treatments, the rest of the family can soak up sunshine and play in the surf at this gorgeous Palm Beach County resort. An overnight stay is not required for the Men’s Sport Package.



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Thrill-Seeking Dads Soar in Boston, MA

The Adrenaline Overload Package is for the dad who loves adventure. Located in the heart of New England, the congenial Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center welcomes dad with daily breakfast for two, a skydiving adventure for two, and an introductory flight lesson that includes maneuvering and landing a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Package rate starts at $1,099. Nearby adventures for kids include Old Sturbridge Village, an 1830s New England Living History Museum.

Golfing in Sarasota, FL

At The Resort at Longboat Key Club, the Opal Golf Package includes a complimentary cart for a spin across the 410-acre resort’s two championship courses (45 holes total), tee time for two at the on-site driving ranges, cocktails on the beach, and a 15 percent discount at the pro shops. Amenities for kids include a fun-filled program for ages 5 – 12. When booking this deal, enter the special code OPALGLF. Package starts at $439.

Feed the Foodie Dad in New Orleans, LA

No need to wait for Mardi Gras to visit this exciting city known for fried oyster egg benedicts, beignets and other palate pleasers. Located in the heart of New Orleans, the family-friendly Hyatt Regency New Orleans is steps from restaurants and major attractions, including the French Quarter, the Garden District and more. Relax at the hotel’s rooftop pool or work out in the gym. The Eat, Play, Shop in the Big Easy package starts at about $225/night.

Boating at Colony Club, Barbados

The Bait to Plate excursion is ideal for the dad who loves to fish and later eat the fresh catch. The hands-on culinary experience brings up to four guests (the family, perhaps?) out on a private boat with the hotel chef to spot marine life, learn about reef conservation and hook the tastiest fish on the island. Back at the hotel, the chef’s team will fillet and grill the day’s local catch right at the table – served Bajan style with rice, salad and plenty of pepper sauce. The weekly resort excursion is complimentary to all guests.


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In addition, the beautiful resort features complimentary water sports as well as the seasonal Kids Korner program for ages of 3 – 12.

Beer Tasting in Portland, OR

Home to four of the world’s largest breweries, Portland is also a family-friendly city. And while pub hopping may not be practical with kids in tow, there are numerous restaurants where you can enjoy a good brew and a bite to eat. Mix in family fun and visit the Oregon Zoo and Portland Children’s Museum. Treat the family to a stay at the RiverPlace Hotel, situated on the banks of the Willamette River. The hotel’s Three Degrees Waterfront Bar and Grill is a popular restaurant and a convenient place to sample brews while dining with the family.

What’s your family’s plan for Father’s Day?