Every mom relishes “me time,” but dads need a day off, too. From hitting the links to being pampered, here are top day trips for dads.
Trey Burley is a stay-at-home dad who has some great suggestions for a dad’s day out, starting with:
“Tour a brewery. Beer is good.”
Forget the chick flicks
Father’s Day is a great day to leave the kids with mom for a couple of hours. “There are some movies that I want to see, but I know that she would hate,” says Burley. Chances are most dads agree!
Get in the game
It’s baseball season, so take in a game with your buddies. Burley is a fan of minor league games which are cheaper and easier to get tickets to than some of the major league parks.
Skip the day out, and stay in
“For dads that stay at home during the week, the best present could be time alone at home to watch disposable TV. If my wife gave me a couple hours to lay on the sofa and just nap or watch TV that would be great.”
Bill M., dad of two young daughters says, “Sleep. Play guitar. More sleep.”
A stiff drink and some pampering
Who says moms are the only parents who need a spa day? Dads can live in luxury for the day and more and more spas cater to men.
The Spa at Hotel Hershey offers a Gentleman’s Whiskey Package that includes a massage, Gentleman’s Whiskey Facial, Whiskey Body Scrub and lunch in The Oasis, the Spa’s guest-only dining room. The package also includes a shot of whiskey provided with the Gentleman’s Whiskey Facial treatment.
Try something new
Daily deal sites like Groupon offer same-day deals on food and drink, activities, nightlife and more.
Taking advantage of these sites offers an opportunity to stay local and try a new restaurant or even take a tango lesson — and save money on these gifts, too.
Ben M., father of teen and tween sons, says, “I always enjoy a trip to a fine museum, meal out, or a night where someone else has to make up the room.”
He also says what many dads — and moms — think when it comes to planning a day out. “Kid-free, too.”
Hit the links
Whether Dad wants to go to the driving range for an hour or two, or spend the day out playing 18 holes, a golf outing is a perfect day out. Many golf courses and resorts have special packages, and last-minute deals can be found mid-week or by joining his favorite golfing place’s social media sites.