Father's Day vacation ideas

Treat Dad to something special this year: Time – time with family, time to relax, and time to do what he loves. Choose a vacation rental where the whole family can hang out with plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time with Dad.

Time for golf

Hilton Head, South Carolina, is both a golfer's paradise and a family favorite beach destination. The weather in June is just right, and families can enjoy a blend of golfing, beaches, shopping, and dining. In this popular South Carolina destination, there is something for every member of the family.

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Orlando, Florida – If a tranquil weekend spent on the green is your dad’s idea of the perfect getaway, then a visit to Orlando Florida is a hole-in-one, for sure. With nearly 150 golf courses to choose from, this sunshine state’s destination attracts serious golfers from across the world – and shows players that it’s more than just theme parks. A few of the many top courses include: Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club, Grand Cypress Resort and Bay Hill Club and Lodge. Beyond golf and in addition to visiting Disney World, Epcot Center and Universal theme parks, parents and kids can keep busy with activities like stand up paddle boarding, tennis, shopping, Everglades tours, and even helicopter rides.

Time for city culture

Chicago, Illinois – How about a city break instead? After a cold winter, Chicago comes alive in the spring and summer months. This buzzing city is full of fun walking and boat tours, blooming parks, and plenty of sports action. Why not get Dad baseball tickets at one of Chicago's famous ballparks as a Father's Day gift?


Nashville, Tennessee – Music City is the ultimate destination for dads (and families) who are a little bit “country,” but enjoy rocking out to all kinds of music as well. From pop to blues to classical – this town’s many live music venues large and small feature performances nearly every night – even the renowned Nashville Symphony is a popular sell out. Must-sees include the Country Music Hall of Fame, the legendary Ryman Auditorium, and the Johnny Cash museum. And for the dad who strums a six-string, a stop at the world-famous Gruhn Guitar shop is always a guaranteed high note.

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View of downtown Nashville from HomeAway property p633091vb


Austin, Texas – This lively city has plenty in the way of attractions and museums, but the real highlight here is nightlife and live music. Walk across the Congress Avenue bridge at dusk to see Austin's famous urban bats as they fly out on their nightly rounds. Then head into downtown for great food and entertainment.

Time for peace and quiet

Steamboat Springs, Colorado – If your dad is an outdoor enthusiast looking for fresh air and sunshine, plan a trip out west. While Steamboat may be known as Ski Country USA, in June, the best spring and summer mountain activities are in full swing, including hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and white water rafting.


Lake Placid, New York – Some dads are in need of a quiet getaway, and a lakefront vacation in a town named for peace and quiet fits the bill perfectly. Enjoy family time together overly leisurely breakfasts and watching the stars come out at night.


Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania – The best Father's Day celebrations are the ones where you don't have too much planned. Head to the Poconos, you can spend quality time together while fishing or nibbling on a lakeside picnic.


Time for the beach

Sanibel Island, Florida, starts Dad's summer off with a good tan and plenty of beach time. That's exactly what you'll find in Sanibel Island, Florida. Make sure your beach rental has a grill so the family can enjoy some Father's Day barbecuing.


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The walk to the beach from property p363109vb


Gulf Shores, Alabama – You don't have to go all the way to Florida to enjoy some beach time on the Gulf of Mexico. A stretch of beach in Alabama known as Gulf Shores is a great little spot to soak up some sun or head out on a fishing excursion with the whole family.


Rockland, Maine – Beat the summer crowds on Maine's coast before families fill the beaches in July and August. Spend a sunny day kayaking with Dad, and then take him out for a lobster dinner.


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