Islamorada, known as the fishing capital of the world, is the perfect place to reconnect with dad this Father's Day. You'll find dozens of stocked marinas and fishing charters ready to take you out and help you make that big catch. Remember your camera, so you can capture the moment.
If your dad's a baseball fan, he'll love catching a game at one of the nation's most historic ballparks, Fenway Park. Each Father's Day, Fenway opens the gates for families to tour the warning track and see the bullpen up close, so be sure to swing by for the free tour before the game.
Dads from all walks of life will find something fun to do in Las Vegas. Practice your poker faces at the casinos, play a round of golf at Rio Secco Golf Course, go for a hike in Red Rocks Canyon, catch a show, jump off the Stratosphere or treat him to a luxury car experience at Exotics Racing School.
Taking the train is one of the best ways to enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of British Columbia. On VIA Rail, take either the two-day journey from Jasper and Prince Rupert on The Skeena or the four-day trip from Vancouver to Toronto on The Canadian, passing through Kamloops and Jasper along the way.
There are plenty of ways for you and dad to spend quality time together in beautiful Cabo San Lucas. Charter a boat for some offshore fishing (marlin, swordfish, wahoo, snapper and dorado make frequent appearances), go sea kayaking, play a round of golf or simply relax on the beach with a couple of cold Coronas.
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Get Historical in Washington D.C.
For history-buff dads, take a trip to Washington, DC, where you can spend days on end exploring the collections of the Smithsonian Institute, touring presidential homes, snapping photos at some of the nation's most iconic monuments and having drinks at the historical and atmospheric Old Ebbitt Grill.
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Drive Along the Pacific Coast Highway
For a fun and inexpensive Father's Day, jump behind the wheel for a road trip down the winding, cliff-hugging Pacific Coastal Highway, considered one of the most scenic stretches of road in the United States. Start in Monterey and head south, passing through artsy Carmel, Big Sur and Cambria.
For a Father's Day-worthy dinner, head to Dallas for a Texas-sized steak. You'll have dozens of choices, from the upscale Nick & Sam's to the more casual Pappas Bros. (they have their own cigar room). Call around, as many area steakhouses offer special menus in honor of dad's special day.
Cool morning temperatures – even in the summer – make Albuquerque the perfect place for a Father's Day golf getaway. Golfing in the high desert means there's very little chance for rain to ruin your day. After you've played a few rounds, head to a local restaurant for some red and green chile.
Take advantage of Charleston's warm Southern hospitality this Father's Day by taking a historic walking tour together. Depending on your interests, you can opt for a strictly historical tour, or a ghost, Civil War or pirate-themed tour instead. On Sunday morning, sample some of the city's famous lowcountry cuisine for brunch.