With origins dating back to the Middle Ages, the Spanish and Portuguese introduced Father’s Day to the Americas during their early explorations. The U.S., however, did not officially observe the occasion until the early 20th century. Today, the nation, along with 77 other countries, celebrates the love and dedication of the important men in their lives on the third Sunday in June. This year, skip the ties and cologne and treat Dad to a special getaway in a chartered flight that he’ll never forget.
Trip Ideas for Father’s Day
For Baseball Fans
Hit a home run this year by surprising Dad with the Hotel Commonwealth’s Ultimate “Bucket List” – Red Socks Game Package. Be sure to book the iconic accommodation’s Fenway Park Suite, which overlooks the namesake baseball field and has original ballpark seats on a walk-out terrace. The package includes two premier front-row game tickets in Dugout Section 49, pre-game VIP tour, visit atop the Green Monster, personalized message on the Red Sox scoreboard during a game, baseball-inspired welcome basket, valet parking and a gift card to the Red Sox Team Store.
To give your father the experience of a lifetime, book the “25 Grand Slam” – Toss Out the Ceremonial First Pitch package. Dad will receive six premium tickets behind home plate, pre-game VIP tour, an inning inside the Green Monster, personalized message on the scoreboard, daily breakfast, and all-inclusive dinner at Island Creek Oyster Bar, and the opportunity to throw the first pitch at a Red Sox game.
For Avid Hikers and History Buffs
Travel back in time on a tour that will take Dad to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu, Cusco, in Peru’s Sacred Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the Americas, the “Lost Incan City” is an engineering marvel that you can reach by hiking along the Inca Trail, rated as one of the top five treks in the world. The trail largely consists of original Incan construction and takes hikers through high mountain passes in the Andes with a variety of climates, including alpine tundra and cloud forests. The longer routes take hikers more than 13,800 feet above sea level, providing one of the ultimate tests of endurance. Late June is one the best times to travel to the area because it is the region’s dry season. If Dad isn’t up for hiking, the luxury Bistadome and Hiram Bingham luxury railway will take him to the ancient city in style.
Make the most out of the trip with a high-end tour by Jacada Travel, which offers a variety of itineraries based on your needs and interests.
Whether Dad is a city slicker or a seasoned rancher, he’ll relish a stay at the 30,000-acre, five-star Bush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming. Nestles in the heart of the Platte River Valley, Bush Creek allows guests to experience the adventure and grandeur of the American West in first-class settings. Book the Father’s Day Wyoming Wilderness Getaway package, where Dad will enjoy luxury accommodations, countless activities, gourmet meals and superb service. In 2017, the package also includes two tickets to see the Oak Ridge Boys in concert, Father/Son Five Stand Shoot-Out Contest, Creekside Dinner Camp Cookout with a cigar and whiskey bar, an hour-long signature massage at the on-site spa, trick shooting demonstrations, open wine cellar access, and an ATV adventure or round of golf. You can also include a variety of other activities into the itinerary, such as fly fishing, challenge pursuits, archery, guided ranger tours and horseback riding.