With Fathers Day just around the corner, resist the urge to buy that “Super Dad” mug and surprise him with the getaway he secretly dreams of but would never spring for himself.
Whether he prefers tap into his adrenaline by learning to drive a NASCAR race car or unwinding with a craft beer facial performed al fresco in the Costa Rican rainforest, these getaways are a great way to celebrate pops on his special day.
For Daring Dads | Daytona Beach, Florida
The DAYTONA is a brand new Marriott Autograph Collection property located directly across from the Daytona International Speedway. When dad has just a few days to spare, there’s no better place to experience a classic all-American vacation. The property features a design inspired by the area’s iconic racing history and features that include vintage show cars on display, a full-service restaurant and bar, moonshine distillery partnership, and an outdoor pool area with a fire pit and private cabanas. Plus a prime location steps away from the famous raceway with access to more than 50 restaurants and retail outlets and experiences that include learning to drive a race car. For the ultimate Father’s Day weekend, book the NASCAR Rookie Experience package, which includes overnight accommodations, a NASCAR driving tutorial with 8 minutes of track time to practice your skills, and a bottle of Champagne afterwards back on property. Package rates from $629/night.
A Craft Beer Facial in the Rainforest | Arenal, Costa Rica
This Father's Day, treat dad to an off-the-grid escape at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa. Spread across 900 acres of lush rainforest near the base of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano, the resort features hot springs and cascading waterfalls naturally heated by the volcano’s magma and an outdoor spa where treatments are rendered to the sounds of rushing streams and local wildlife. In response to the growing craft beer scene in Costa Rica, the property recently partnered with a local brewery (5inco Amigos Cerveceria) to create two proprietary craft beers unique to the resort. And just in time for Father’s Day, they’ve rolled out a spa treatment using their 'Kapi Kapi’ signature brew - an 80-minute, heavenly body wrap made from the Double Indian Pale Ale, followed by an express facial to clean, exfoliate and hydrate the skin….making you feel Pura Vida - or in Maleku (the region’s indigenous language) - Kapi Kapi. Father’s Day weekend rates from $310/night.
Treat Dad to a Piña Colada in its Original Birthplace | San Juan, Puerto Rico
If you’ve gifted your dad one tie too many, what about surprising him with a fun family getaway to el Isla del Encanto? Pack your bags and head to the beautiful Caribe Hilton. Located on a stretch of gorgeous beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the iconic resort, which was Hilton’s first hotel when it opened in 1949, reopens on May 15th to unveil a $100M renovation. In 1954, a bartender named ‘Monchito’ created the signature Piña Colada recipe that’s used around the globe today. This Father’s Day, visit a hotel that makes history - with guests like Liz Taylor, Sophia Loren, and Barack Obama - and toast to dad with ice-cold piña coladas straight from the spot where they were invented. Rates with breakfast from $310/night.
Take Dad on a Road Trip Across the Sunshine State | Select Cities in Florida
A chic beach resort located on one of the best surf breaks in Mexico’s coveted Riviera Nayarit, W Punta de Mita pays homage to the area’s local surf culture with decor touches like beds with headboards made of surfboards and amenities that include an incredible on-site surfing program. Dads who want to practice their paddle can visit the resort’s beachside WAVE Surf Shop, which offers private and group surf lessons complete with souvenir GoPro photos. After a day on the water, take dad to browse local boutiques in Sayulita, enjoy treatments at the resort’s AWAY Spa, or feast on fresh made-to-order ceviche served from a vintage 1950’s Chevy truck turned beachside bar.