Father's Day Trip Ideas

Father’s Day is fast approaching and it can sometimes be hard to find the perfect gift for Dad. Though every guy may like a new tie or movie tickets, why not book a quick and budget-friendly getaway over Father’s Day Weekend for a change? Most travelers do not think to vacation over Father’s Day weekend, which means that accommodations will be cheaper and there will be less crowds other than the usual summer vacationers. Pulling experiences from our own trips with our dads as well as helping plan many father/son and father/daughter trips over the years, we’ve put together a list of our favorite weekend getaways that are perfect for Father’s Day.

New Orleans, Louisiana

From Big Band Bazz to delicious food, New Orleans is one of our favorite long-weekend trips, and for good reason. For the “foodie” dad, New Orleans has a variety of creole, Cajun, and French-inspired cuisine. Grab some yummy crawfish or shrimp at Bevi’s Seafood Co., but be sure to leave room for Cafe du Monde’s famous beignets after dinner. If your dad is more of a music lover, hit up any number of bars or jazz clubs, like BB King’s, for some quality music that can only come from New Orleans.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

History buffs and travelers alike flock to Philadelphia every year for the deep-rooted history the city has to offer. Home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Museum of the American Revolution, Philly has endless opportunities for your dad to gain some knowledge and learn more about U.S. history. During the weekend of Father’s Day, the city also celebrates Art Museum Area Restaurant week, giving you and your father the chance to try some new cuisine after a long day of seeing the sites.

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Atlanta, Georgia

Is your dad a fan of museums? Then Atlanta’s 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park is the perfect destination. In the park area is the Center for Civil and Human Rights as well as the College Football Hall of Fame. There is also the Georgia Aquarium, one of the largest in the world, and the World of Coca-Cola, where you and your dad can sample sodas from across the globe. Several of these museums offer ticket bundles for those wishing to explore more than one, making this trip knowledgeable and budget-friendly.

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San Diego, California

If your dad is a golf lover, look no further than San Diego. The infamous Torrey Pines golf course overlooking the Pacific Ocean would make any golf enthusiast happy. When you’re not teeing off, San Diego is a wonderful city brimming with art, restaurants, and stunning views for you and your dad to explore. SoCal’s sunny weather doesn’t hurt either.

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Miami, Florida

If you can brave the sweltering heat, then surprise your dad with a beach trip to Miami. With prices that won’t break the bank, you and your dad can enjoy the sun and sand while also getting in some nice quality time. If you’re feeling adventurous, book a speed boat tour with Thrilling Miami Speedboat Adventures or rent bicycles and cruise around town. You and your dad can also escape the heat by grabbing a quick bite at Puerto Sagua for some Cuban-influenced comfort food.


From hiking and back-packing, to golfing, brewery tours, and beaches, spending time with your dad is one of the most special things that you can give him. Whether you are looking for a quick weekend getaway for Father’s Day Weekend or you would like to gift your dad with a #BucketList trip, travel is always a good “gift-idea,” and we would LOVE to help!

Katelyn Mitchell