Father's Day is a great excuse to take your dad away for a little R&R. Here are a few ideas for every type of dad from the outdoor enthusiast to the cocktail connoisseur to the global nomad and the gift to give him to bring along.
For the Angler - Trout fishing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming or salmon fishing in Patagonia, Chile.
it's not always convenient for your dad to bring his fly rod with him—but the Orvis Clearwater Frequent Flyer 906-4 Fly Rod is built in seven pieces so it's easy to tote from Wisconsin to Wyoming. This extremely versatile travel fly rod is built to handle large dries, heavy streamers and weighted nymphs on a variety of rivers, lakes, or streams.
To buy: www.orvis.com
The Outdoor Adventure Lover - An adventure trip to Iceland where packing in layers is de rigueur.
Pairing a stretch-woven exterior for extra mobility with an ultra-soft knit interior to keep you warm and comfortable, this totally waterproof rain jacket doesn’t feel or sound like an average rain shell. This new, ultra-soft, impossibly dry jacket engineered with Gore-Tex® offers the ultimate versatility in unpredictable conditions.
To buy: www.thenorthface.com
Urban Explorer - Day trips exploring the colorful neighborhoods of New York City, or meandering along the cobblestone streets of Lisbon.
If your dad is more of a city explorer than a mountain adventurer give him a bag to tote around the perfect city essentials – the Tumi Alpha Bravo bag.
To buy: www.abt.com
Cocktail lover? If whiskey's his thing, plan a road trip on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail (with a side trip to Tennessee) and explore America's Whiskey Scene. Rum more his thing? Try Island hopping in the Caribbean to sample rum at the best distilleries. Or maybe his tastes lean more toward undiscovered grape varietals? Go grape stomping during harvest season in Portugal's Douro Valley.
To buy: www.buffalotracedistillery.com
Sports Fan - Check off a bucket list trip to the Super Bowl, the World Cup, the Kentucky Derby, or any of the once-in-a-lifetime sporting events that may be on his wish list. We can tell you how.
Give your favorite sports fan the Yeti Hopper Portable Cooler - 100% leakproof, built for the long haul, and can keep ice for days. Easy to carry and designed for those on the go. It’s well-suited for a weekend tailgate or a day with friends watching the game outside.
To buy: www.yeti.com
The Golfer - Take Dad on a Golf Weekend at the new Cottages at the Ocean Club at Kiawah Resort in South Carolina
Let your dad take his golf game on the road with this travel golf bag. Awarded Golf Digest Editors’ Choice for Travel Bags for 2016 and 2017, the Meridian minimizes the hassle of traveling with his golf gear. Dense foam padding through the top of the bag protects his clubs; the leg mechanism supports the weight of the bag; and the pivoting wheels make the bag highly maneuverable.
The World Traveler - Anywhere welcoming vaccinated travelers now
Give the gift of this durable weekend bag. The Rugged Twill Medium Duffle from Filson offers a rain-resistant exterior, a dry finish Tin Cloth interior, and a storm-flap closure for added protection from the weather.
The Baseball Fanatic - Road Trip!
If your dad is a baseball fanatic – take him on a road trip to catch baseball games at several MLB stadiums (and maybe a couple minor league stadiums, too) along the way. Start in Boston at iconic Fenway, drive to New York to catch the Yankees in their newly built stadium, continue on to Philadelphia, then on to Baltimore before ending in Pittsburgh. Besides being known for their baseball teams, these cities have amazing restaurants (Boston lobster, New York pizza, Maryland blue crab, anyone?), extensive craft breweries and distilleries, and comfortable accommodations.