Sports Cars and Five Stars in Italy
Vroom vroom! In partnership with Red Travel, the Salviatino Collection offers dads the “Italy Full Throttle” experience this Father’s Day. Guests begin their three-day Italian tour with an overnight stay at Il Salviatino, a hand-restored 15th century villa in the rolling hills of Tuscany, overlooking the lively city of Florence. The next morning, a Red Travel tour director and expert Ferrari driver introduces an  inevitably excited dad to the world of Ferrari, preparing him for the drive of a lifetime on the open roads of the Tuscan countryside and into the Veneto region. The self-drive tour, guided by the tour director via mobile radio system, passes through the Mugello area (world-famous host of the Moto GP Grand Prix of Italy), and medieval villages and landscapes that are a feast for the eyes. Dad will also pass by the Passo della Raticosa for a coffee, and visit balsamic vinegar producer Villa San Donnino for a tasting. Upon arrival to Maranello, he will visit the Ferrari Museum and store, perfect for dad. After an adrenaline-filled ride to the ancient town of Verona, guests check-in to Palazzo Victoria, a centrally located gem that seamlessly blends Italian history with modernity. Treat dad to his dream ride this Father’s Day and he might just give you shotgun!
The package is available for travel through October 31, 2016. Rates start at €5,750 (for a Dome View Deluxe room at Il Salviatino and Junior Suite at Palazzo Victoria). Visit www.salviatino.com or email info@salviatino.com.


Thrill or Chill in Aruba

Whether your dad’s idea of a vacation is adventure and thrill or relaxation and chill, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is a perfect getaway for him this Father’s Day. Through Vela Aruba, the resort can arrange for dads and families to try a thrilling water sport, like kitesurfing and windsurfing, in a beautiful destination below the hurricane belt with incredible trade winds. Dads can also find adventure through another resort partner company, De Palm Tours, on off-roading jeep safaris and natural pool snorkeling on the rugged side of the island. Dads who want to chill can also enjoy the gorgeous beach with palapas, pool and swim-up bar, the largest casino on the island if he’s feeling lucky, or one of the property’s nine restaurant and bar options including Aruba Marriott Resort’s sunset beach pop-up restaurant, Atardi. Whether dad wants to relax on the beach, ride the waves, or explore the island’s lush surroundings, there’s something in Aruba to suit every dad this Father’s Day. Visit www.arubamarriott.com to give your dad the One Happy Island experience he deserves.

Check One Off His Bucket List in Cusco, Peru
Help Dad cross one off his bucket list with JW Marriott El Convento Cusco’s recently launched “Feed Your Wonder-Lust” experience, inviting travelers to visit one of the new Seven Wonders of The World —  Machu Picchu (you know he’s always wanted to), and explore the scenic Sacred Valley of the Inca on horseback. After the two full day excursions, an indulging six-course dinner at the hotel’s Pirqa Restaurant  (rated the #1 restaurant in Cusco among TripAdvisor users) will be the cherry on top of a perfect Father’s Day gift. To book, visit www.jwmarriottcusco.com with promo code ES7. Package starts at $2,725 USD for a three-night stay, and does not include 10% tax or daily resort fee.


For the Adventurous Dad  at  Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Treat dad to a travel adventure this upcoming Father’s Day with Casa Palopo’s “Extreme Atitlan” package. Casa Palopo is a lakeside home turned boutique hotel surrounded by three magnificent volcanoes and 12 charming indigenous Mayan villages. The Extreme in Atitlan package offers dad the vacation of a lifetime with four nights accommodations, welcome cocktails and Guatemalan bites on the property’s main terrace, an exciting hiking excursion to the San Pedro Volcano, a paragliding excursion, and helicopter transfer back to Guatemala City.  Rates start at $663 per night based on double occupancy, with taxes and tips included. Advance reservations required. To book, email reservations@casapalopo.com or call (888) 479-6026. Rates valid through December 31, 2016.

Explore the Twin Cities…on Two Wheels

Located in the heart of the city’s iconic theater district, Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis offers an art-inspired escape for dads who want a dose of culture with their Father’s Day getaway. When they’re not taking advantage of the hotel’s Unlock Art program where room key cards offer complimentary access to the famed Walker Art Center, dads can explore local art galleries, craft breweries, and the city’s many lakes and national parks. In the Most Bikeable City in America, the property offers a one-of-a-kind cycling experience geared towards active dads; bike tours around the stunning greenways and Lake Calhoun led by the hotel’s general manager himself, who bikes up to 100 miles in a day, just for fun — year round! Dads can book the Tour de Minneapolis package, which includes a GM-led bike tour and $60 breakfast credit so they can fuel up before the ride. Rates start at $249/night. For more info, visit www.lemeridienchambers.com.  

Summer Camp for Grown-Ups in St. Kitts

This Father’s Day, forget the tie and treat Dad to an adventure that he will never forget!  St. Kitts Marriott Resort is the perfect place to experience the ultimate island getaway. Dad will enjoy everything the resort has to offer from the 18-hole championship golf course to testing his luck at the blackjack table at The Royal Beach Casino (the largest Vegas-Style casino in the the Caribbean). The beautiful sandy beaches and the calm, blue waters of the Caribbean are ideal for lounging under the sun with a cocktail from Calypso Cafe. The resort’s newest package, Summer Camp for Grown-Ups is perfect for dad and daughter duos or father and son squads looking to revisit their carefree childhood days and make new memories. Explore the island’s exotic landscape together with a hike through the lush rainforest and wind down the day around a bonfire on the beach to roast marshmallows for the perfect s’mores. Give Dad the gift of new adventures and relaxed island luxury!

Tap into Dad’s Inner Kid at Turtle Beach, Barbados
This Father’s Day, let Dad hand over his grown-up responsibilities to Mom so he can  kick back and enjoy 1,500 ft. white sandy beach like his 12-year old self would have. The moment Dad steps foot on the grounds of this open-aired, 161-suite Barbados resort, he’ll instantly feel like he’s in paradise – especially after sipping that refreshing Mount Gay rum punch while in the birthplace of rum. Before heading to the beach for a day of fun in the sun, dad can fuel up on Bajan treats like macaroni pie, oven-baked flying fish and coconut-crusted mahi mahi. With complimentary watersports, let your old man catch a wave boogie boarding or sailing, or enroll him in the resort’s newly launched Aqua School where the pros will teach him how to hang ten. For the sports lovers, beach cricket is the must-try activity on this island, and it’s easy for the whole family to learn! During the south coast adventure, dad can also shake things up and learn how to make a mean rum punch during a mixology demo or head to the St. Lawrence Gap, just a short drive away, for a lively night of dancing under the stars. For more information or to book, visit  www.turtlebeachresortbarbados.com.
Accessible Island Escape to Bimini, The Bahamas

Only 50 nautical miles from Miami on the Bahamian Out Island of North Bimini, the brand new Hilton at Resorts World Bimini (opening June 4th) is practically a stone’s throw from the US, and Dad’s ultimate Caribbean hideaway this Father’s Day. Once he arrives, the most stressful decision he’ll face is choosing whether to float down the lazy river pool from his swim-up suite, or watch the sunset from the rooftop infinity pool and bar. Since Resorts World Bimini is home to the largest marina in The Bahamas, nautical dads can effortlessly slip into this slice of paradise — from speedboats to mega-yachts. Whether your old man wants to hang with the high rollers at the only casino in the world with panoramic water views, channel his inner-Hemingway with a big game fishing excursion, or prep for Shark Week with a shark dive with local hammerheads, one thing is for sure: he’ll be on island time in no time. For more information or to book, please visit www.rwbimini.com.



History Buff Dads Can Explore Panama’s Past

This Father’s Day, families can explore one of Latin America’s most thriving destinations while calling The Westin Playa Bonita home base for the weekend. Located on a mile stretch of private Pacific coastline just minutes from bustling Panama City, the resort features multiple freshwater swimming pools, several international restaurants, a Sensory Spa by Clarins, and guest rooms that offer views of ships waiting to enter the Panama Canal. Local activities such as rainforest excursions, visits to Caribbean beaches, and tours of UNESCO World Heritage Site Casco Viejo and the Panama Canal museum encourage families to travel deeper and explore Panama’s rich history and local culture. This spring, the property launched a brand new Westin Family program that offers destination-focused educational activities such as nature walks, storytelling, Spanish lessons and mini yoga. For more info, visit www.westinplayabonita.com.

Poppa Likes to Golf! At The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Score a hole in one this Father’s Day at The Resort at Longboat Key Club by giving dad what he really wants – R&R and a game of golf. With the Opal Golf Package, he’ll take his complimentary cart for a spin across the 410-acre resort’s two championship courses (45 holes total), tee up at the two on-site ranges while sipping on complimentary cocktails (one per adult), and snag 15% off at the pro shops (new set of clubs, maybe?). The package also comes with a golf amenity before he sets out to play. Visit longboatkeyclub.com and enter special code OPALGLF. Package starts at $389/night for two.