It’s almost June and that means Father’s Day is just around the corner! I don’t know about y’all but it’s so difficult coming up with an original gift idea each year–especially for my Dad who really seems to have everything. That’s why this year I’ve been thinking that maybe experiences are the way to go. So this Father’s Day if you want to give your Dad a gift more relaxing, exciting or memorable than cufflinks or a tie check out this roundup of luxurious, one-of-a-kind experiences you can gift your Dad for his special day. They’re just a few from some of my favorite spots!
And a very happy early Father’s Day to my own dad! He’s the absolute best! To the guy who took me to the Rolling Stones concert the night before the first day of school and put my sisters and I first every step of the way! Love you so much!
For the Dad Looking to Relax
Aqualina Spa Treatment
Acqualina Spa by ESPA at Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida has devised a royal spa retreat for the modern man to ensure your father feels like a king. A 50-minute deep tissue massage targeted to release deep muscle tension is accompanied by our gentlemen’s facial designed to hydrate, purify, balance, and revitalize the skin so dad can put his best face forward. This offer is available June 1 through June 30 for $325 inclusive (service charge included) and is not combinable with other offers or discounts. Visit http://www.acqualinaresort.com/luxury-miami-spa/ to learn more.
Brew and Renew Spa Treatments
I love the idea of beer spa treatments! That may be the only way many of us could convince our dads to get to a spa! The JW Marriott Grand Rapids and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel now offering beer-infused “Brew and Renew” spa specials for guests to pamper themselves and experience the beer culture of the city. Treatments include tastings of local craft beers and the use of local hops and barley to exfoliate the skin. Continue your “Beercation” with the Beer City USA package, including overnight accommodations, local beers served to your room upon arrival, a Beer City Passport with brewery map, a Beer City T-Shirt (upon completion of the passport), two breakfast vouchers for six.one.six restaurant, 20% off at The Spa and JW Marketplace and complimentary valet or self-parking.www.ilovethejw.com www.amwaygrand.com
For the Dad Who Loves Steak
For those looking to show Dad a truly rare wine or spirit, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak Houses around the country offer one-of-a-kind experiences.The one in New York is seriously one of my favorite spots. It’s just such a grand space–seriously you’ve never seen bigger ceilings. Check out a few of their offerings:
Del Frisco’s New York: Rare 2 oz. of Remy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask (there are only two bottles available in NYC) for a cool $2,790.
Del Frisco’s DC: Several unique types of Japanese Whisky including Yamazaki 18 year old, Nikki Coffee Grain and Hibiki 12 year old.
Del Frisco’s Boston: Exquisite Boston Harbor views paired with the Macallan Millenium. This is the most special aged Macallan whisky ever bottled, priced at $500 a pour.
Del Frisco’s Chicago: Showcases some of the rarest vintages available through the “Stairway to Heaven,” presented in the restaurant’s signature private four story wine tower. Offered at $1,000 per person, Dad will also enjoy a customized four-course menu prepared specially by Del Frisco’s chefs.
For Dads Who Love Beer
Finger Lakes “Beercation”
Beer-enthused dads can enjoy a brew-focused, two-night getaway at Rogues Harbor Inn and Brewery, for $550 inclusive of breakfast, one activity day with hop farm tour, locally-sourced lunch with beer pairing, brewery tour and home brewing demo. A National Historic Landmark and highlight of the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, for more information on Rogues Harbor Inn and Brewery, guests can visitwww.RoguesHarbor.com or call (607) 533-3535.
For Dads Who Love the Open Sea
Windridge Yachts Brunch Cruise
Create a special memory and celebrate Father’s Day in style on the sea, leaving from Fort Lauderdale, FL. The luxurious and sophisticated Lady Windridge provides the perfect setting to treat Dad to a sweet and savory brunch buffet (including items like a carving station, scrambled egg station, croissant French toast and chocolate fondue with fruit) aboard a yacht for Father’s Day. Enjoy onboard DJ entertainment, mimosas/bloody marys, goodie bags for children, and stunning views as you cruise the Intracoastal Waterway from Fort Lauderdale. Pricing starts at $59.90 per adult and $39.94 per child age 3-12, not including taxes and fees. Use Promotion Code DAD20 to Save 20% on this cruise** (Must book your reservation by June 7th to take advantage of this offer.) Visit www.windridgeyachts.com to book.
Bateaux New York
New York’s only all-glass dining vessel Bateaux New York is offering brunch and dinner cruises on Father’s Day, offering an experience filled with life entertainment, delectable plated cuisine and views of the Manhattan skyline. Those who book a dinner cruise by June 6 using code DAD20 will save 20%. Learn more here.
- Brunch starts at $69.90 per adult and $41.95 per child and includes menu items like Salad Du Jour, Moroccan Chicken and New York Style Cheesecake.
- Dinner starts at $132.90 per person and includes items like Crispy Zucchini Cakes, Stuffed Pork Roulade, Miso Glazed Cod and many more.
Spirit of New York and Spirit of New Jersey
Spirit of New York and Spirit of New Jersey are offering endless Father’s Day options for brunch and dinner, providing a high-energy experience filled with dancing, great food and entertainment. The climate-controlled interior decks have panoramic windows for breathtaking views of Manhattan, spacious dance floors and full service bars. Those who book before June 6 can use the code DAD20 to save 20%. Learn more here.
- Brunch cruises start at $61.90 per adult and $37.95 per child and include a contemporary buffet with items like Breakfast Pastries, Fruit Salad, Roasted Vegetable and Three Cheese Strata and more.
- Dinner cruises start at $92.90 per person and include items like Organic Spinach and Kale Salad, Roast Salmon and Tilapia, Twice Cooked Beef Short Ribs and more.
For Dads Who Love Baseball
If your Dad is a huge baseball fan, then maybe you should head to Cooperstown. If you’re looking for the top accommodations check out Otesaga, along Lake Otsego shore. Otesaga is hosting a Double Play” package, which includes tickets to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, breakfast, and a baseball bat. The package starts at $405/night. And it’s dangerously close to the Ommegang Brewery if you’re dad is in the mood for a beer tasting!