6 Travel Adventures to Wow Dad this Father’s Day
Another tie? How original. Sunday brunch? He’s just wants to sleep. Gift card? Gosh, don’t work too hard! This Father’s Day give Dad ingenuity, style and surprise with one (or all!) six experiences that will leave pops popping on his favorite occasion. From a London art-cation to golfing in the Caribbean, food-and-wine journey through Italy, royal tour of Scotland, Saba-sensational scuba diving and hiking, or a fiesta in Mexico, D&D PR’s annual “Holla’ for the Father” gift suggestions fill the wish lists of the most discerning and deserving dads on their one true holiday.
Put a glint in Dad’s eye with MINT’s “Golf & Culture” Experience. Set against the lush, tropical backdrop of the Dominican Republic MINT Hotels & Residences five boutique properties spread across the island in some of its most breath-taking locales will have you rethinking what you know about the DR. During his seven-night stay, Dad will enjoy two nights in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo exploring the island’s history and culture, sight-seeing, indulging in a four-course dinner with wine, before jetting off to the luxurious Los Altos Condo residences in the chic Casa De Campo Resort. Here Dad can play a few rounds on three of the Caribbean’s consistently top-rated golf courses, including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, and The Links. This golfer dream getaway also includes accommodations in a private luxury apartment and concierge services.
You can take it to the bank he’ll enjoy an artsy stay at Bankside – a new design-forward hotel off the Thames in SE1 – along with one their highly-curated walking tours custom designed by Museum of London’s alumnae Antony Robbins. Both trails – “Bankside Darkside” and “Chaos” celebrate the cool, quirky and unexpected in the exciting and evolving district, revealing a secret city only accessible through the eyes of a local. Both tours are exclusive to Bankside guests, a 161-room boutique a stone’s throw from the Tate Modern, British Film Institute and Borough Market. One of London’s newest hotels, Bankside dazzles art aficionados with its impeccably decorated interiors, buzzy lounge and restaurant and a “Maker in Residence” program, offering immersive programming and partnerships.
FOOD & WINE LOVER DAD
Discover Your Italy’s celebrated food and wine tours are made-to-order by the Italian husband and wife team of Matteo Della Grazia and Daniela Mencarelli. This season, take Dad and go-off-the-menu with two incredible experiences he will savor with all his senses (and fingertips!) The “Hidden Flavors of Northern Italy” bursts with the most ambrosial ingredients, including a walking tour in Padua, a wine tour of Franciacorta, full day explorations of the cities of Milan and Cremona and a delectable cheese factory and wine tour. Or, take dad through the less beaten paths of Northern Italy with the “Food & Wine Discovery Journey of Veneto & Friuli Venezia Giulia,” filled with the most savory and indigenous food and wine surrounded by green hills and marvelous landscapes. Based in Perugia, Discover Your Italy was born from a passion for travel and a genuine love of country. This dynamic husband and wife team offer once-in-a-lifetime food, wine and cultural journeys through their homeland.
Cox & Kings, the world’s most enduring luxury-travel brand, will treat Dad like a King with its new “Royal Scotland” tour, offering a lush lochs, verdant mountains, surreal seascapes and charming villages dot the landscape of this not-so-modest Scottish adventure. See ancient ruins, palaces and castles while indulging in whiskey tastings, local pub crawls, tunes from a vintage bagpipe and the storied “Nessie” of Loch Ness. The journey also includes an 84-mile trip aboard a Jacobite steam train, described as on one the world’s great railway journeys. Pricing for this 8 Day/7 Night Luxury Small Group Journey from $6,295 for dates starting June 21, 2019.
While the island of Saba may be the tiniest slice of paradise in the Dutch Caribbean Islands, Dad will feel like the Superman as he scales the heights of Mount Scenery or goes diving in one of the best scuba spots on earth. This five-square mile haven, resplendent with a 3,000 ft. tall tropical forest, is the perfect adventure for any outdoor-loving-dad. Three distinct eco-systems – woodlands, rainforest, and cloud forest – grace the lands, providing a multitude of trails, tales and scales. Whether hiking, diving, fishing or snorkeling, Saba is perfect for Papa.
Sometimes even dads need a break. Treat him to a relaxing getaway at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, whose 40,000 square-foot Gem Spa combines the unique healing energies of gems from around the world with the tranquil invigoration of hydrotherapy. Start by booking him the Mayan Prince Body Treatment, a gentle body exfoliation along with an invigoration massage using a Chaya based mud, known for its soothing and repairing properties. Dad will leave feeling refreshed and recharged, right in time for a complimentary tequila tasting at the resorts La Joya restaurant.