Father’s Day has passed, but it’s not too late to plan a summer trip with Dad. You still have all of July and August– the summer is young! We all know that our dads would love to spend some extra time with us, so why not consider treating him to one of these special vacations?
#1: MLB Road Trip
Spend anywhere from a weekend to several weeks visiting ballparks around the USA and Canada. For a shorter trip, consider the baseball-rich East Coast. Start with the Boston Red Sox and travel south, hitting the New York Yankees in the Bronx, the New York Mets in Queens, and the Philadelphia Phillies. Or, if you’re up for a bit more driving, you could head to America’s heartland to see the St. Louis Cardinals, the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, and the Cincinnati Reds. Wherever you go, Dad is sure to love relaxing at the ballpark with you!
#2: Rocky Mountain White Water Rafting
If you and Dad love adventure, you can’t beat a white water rafting trip. Adventure companies in Colorado offer a wide variety of rafting trips, ranging from those lasting a few hours to some lasting several days. And while you’re in the Rockies, why not do some hiking, too?
#3: King Salmon Fishing
Take Dad on the ultimate fishing excursion. If you're looking for an adventure and to beat the heat, there's nothing better than a king salmon fishing trip in Alaska. In addition to the delicious fish you'll get to take home, you'll also get to see some of the most beautiful scenery in North America. We're positive that Dad will enjoy himself. How could he not?
#4: Bourbon Road Trip
If Dad likes his bourbon, you can’t miss Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail. You’ll get to visit numerous distilleries, learn about the distillation process, and sample top-notch bourbon. You’ll also get to see some important US landmarks, such as the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln.
#5: Hike the Appalachian Trail
Ok, so you might not have time to hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail, but you can certainly cover some of its 2,190 miles. You’ll get to spend quality time with Dad and see some truly beautiful vistas along the way. Just be sure that you’re both in good shape before taking on a strenuous hike!
Wherever you decide to travel, make it a priority to spend extra time with Dad this summer. We know that he'll appreciate it and that you won't regret it!