Take a family vacation to celebrate the Dad during Fathers Day.
The third Thursday of June is a time for honoring the paternal bond between a father and his children. Father's Day is a way to show the dads in your lives that you appreciate their contribution to future generations by providing support, care and love to their kin. In 2014, the holiday lands on June 15. Celebrate with one of these Father's Day vacations:
Tour the Breweries of Grand Rapids
In the heart of the Midwest is Grand Rapids, Michigan, a city renowned for craft beer and home to a stunning concentration of breweries. Start your tour with a stop at Founder's Brewing Company, which distributes its delicious ales across the country, then head to Brewery Vivant, Harmony, The Mitten or one of the other dozen taprooms in the metropolis. Be sure to spend some time at Hopcat, a brew pub that serves up beers from producers across the city and around the globe.
Golf in Myrtle Beach
There are plenty of great golfing spots in the U.S., but Myrtle Beach is home to more than 100 greens (and nearly 50 mini golf courses). Here, you'll find some of the nation's most challenging courses, some designed by famous names in the sport such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Those who plan in advance may be able to reserve an afternoon at the renowned Tournament Players Club, which is laid out like the greens of the PGA Tour.
Test Your Luck in Vegas
Start shopping now for hotels near McCarran International Airport and prepare for a trip to Sin City. Let Dad hit the roulette or poker table after treating him to a champagne brunch, then enjoy some live entertainment at one of the many hotel lounges. You can even pamper your guest with an afternoon at one of the many spas, such as Spa Bellagio or Aquae.
Visit the Great Smoky Mountains
The outdoorsy father will enjoy a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, which is nestled between Tennessee and North Carolina. June is a particularly beautiful time of year here – springtime rains mean the greenery is at its most lush and the colorful flowers are in full bloom. Hike the trails with Dad to explore the wildlife as you make your way to the lofty cliffs of an ancient mountain to take in the breathtaking Appalachian views.
Fish in the Florida Keys
Book a room at a Miami International Airport hotel and treat your dad to a stay in the Sunshine State. A short trip to the Keys will place you among a fisherman's utopia. The shore is ideal for a variety of fishing types, including angling, deep-sea and light tackle. The Gulf waters are brimming with everything from blue marlin to yellow tail, not to mention snapper and tuna. One of the best spots to fish is near the Overseas Highway from one of the old bridges, or you can charter a boat for the excursion.