It’s about time that Dad got a little get-away and these father-friendly spots are sure to put him over the moon. Whether you’re planning to give the ol’ man a new set of clubs or some weird shaving kit thing you saw online, nothing can top the awesome memories you’ll make in one of these premiere locations. Go ahead and treat your pa to something special: take a Father’s Day vacation.

1. Golfing in Mesquite, Nevada

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The dry heat and frictionless air in Nevada alongside the stunning desert views make courses here highly desirable and absolutely one of a kind. There are literally tons of gold courses to choose from, but the ones in the Mesquite area are known for their beauty, challenging terrain and uniqueness. Try the Canyons Course at Oasis Golf Club to really wow Dad!

2. Fishing in Mammoth Lakes, California

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Mammoth Lakes, located about 30 miles south of Yosemite, is a coveted world renowned fishing destination. You and your dad can enjoy fly-fishing, drop line or fishing of a small boat in over 100 lakes in the Mammoth Lakes region. The majority of fish are trout which make for good catching!

3. Discover real BBQ in Austin, Texas

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Talk to any Texan and they’ll describe barbecue food like it’s a religious experience. Why not go on a spiritual journey through Austin, Texas, one of the capitals of true BBQ with Dad? (Don’t worry, calories don’t count if they’re feeding your soul.) Must try spots include: Franklin BarbecueJohn Mueller Meat Co., La Barbecue, Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew.

4. Hunting in The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont

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Even if you’re not a big hunter, simply going for a hike or camping in Vermont is breathtaking and will be sure to please dad! However, hunting is very popular and amazing in the NEK. They have over 200,000 acres of untouched forests filled with all the game you could imagine. Check out their map to get started.

Where would your dad like to go this Father’s Day?


Gabbi Ewing is a rising junior studying Journalism as well as Film & Television at NYU. She is a New Jersey native who enjoys traveling, writing, skiing, and swimming. She hopes to travel the world, but her next adventure is taking her to Sydney, Australia to study with NYU. She aspires to work for National Geographic or Discovery Channel and to use her film, photography and writing skills to help people experience new cultures and places that they don't have the opportunity to travel to themselves.

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