There are many unique ideas for a Father’s Day trip, but nothing is more important than a getaway that Dad will actually enjoy. A Father’s Day vacation is the perfect opportunity to spend time together as a family while doing something Dad loves.
How to plan a Father’s Day trip
Father’s Day in the United States is on Sunday, June 19, 2022. This makes it perfectly timed for your first weekend getaway of the Summer.
We love the idea of gathering families together for a Father’s Day weekend trip. Start planning your Father’s day trip on Troupe where you can invite friends to vote on their favorite destinations and accommodations.
This gives Dad (and mom and the kids) the chance to spend time with both friends and family. Another great idea is to take a vacation with grandparents and extended family. This gives you a chance to celebrate all the dads while enjoying some time away as a family.
Whether you choose to take a week off and head to Mexico or simply take a drive to the mountains nearest you, these Father’s Day trips make it easy to enjoy the summer weather while celebrating Dad.
Top Father’s Day trip ideas
Take a camping trip in the mountains (Lake Tahoe)
Your family doesn’t have to be avid hikers or wilderness backpackers to set out on a camping trip for Father’s Day. There are plenty of campsites across the U.S. with great backpacking for beginners. Or you can choose a campsite with luxury facilities that you can drive to, pitch a tent, and relax.
Enjoy family hikes, mountain biking, and s’mores around the bonfire on an epic Father’s day camping trip in the mountains.
Trip suggestion: Lakeside living in Lake Tahoe
One of our favorite places to spend a weekend camping is in Lake Tahoe. 2-3 days in Lake Tahoe is the perfect amount of time to let Dad kick back and enjoy the Sierra Nevada mountains and crystal blue waters. There are plenty of options here for tent camping, glamping, and cabin rentals, depending on your preference. Enjoy paddle boarding on the lake in the mornings and kid-friendly trails for hiking in the afternoons.
Head to the beach (Florida)
Whether this means heading to your local lakeshore or taking a drive to the coast, spending a weekend at the beach is a great idea for a Father’s Day trip. Rent a boat, grab some fishing poles, and pack a cooler of beer for a Father’s Day on the lake. Or wake up by the beach and spend the day swimming in the ocean with a few beach bar margaritas.
Trip suggestion: A week on Florida’s beaches
Florida is the best beach destination in the United States for families because you have your pick of so many great destinations. If the grandparents are tagging along and willing to babysit, Tampa has plenty of things to do for couples that you can enjoy with or without the kids.
Marco Island is a wonderful family destination where you can go shelling on the beaches or take an airboat ride through the nearby Everglades. If Dad is big into outdoor adventures, check out more of the best places to visit in Florida for nature lovers.
Learn what to pack for a vacation to Florida so you can get the ball rolling on a great Father’s Day trip.
Enjoy good food (BBQ in Austin, Texas)
What dad doesn’t love good food? Whether you head to New York City for a weekend full of bucket list restaurants or make a point to eat at all his favorite local eateries, you can’t go wrong treating Dad to good eats.
Trip suggestion: A barbecue tour of Austin
Not only can dad eat his heart out on all the Texas bbq he can handle, but Austin is also an incredible city to visit with kids of all ages. Enjoy whimsical mini golf that’s fun for the whole family. You can also take the kids to the zoo, aquarium, or The Thinkery. The Thinkery is a fun, science-focused extension of the Austin Children’s Museum that Dad will love, too.
In addition, Austin has batting cages, go-karts, and drive-in movie theaters.
Not sold on any of the Father’s day trip ideas above? Here’s some more inspiration:
- A family-friendly getaway to the Napa Valley.
- Head to one of the best all-inclusive water park resorts.
- Plan a trip to one of the best Caribbean islands for families.