Stumped about what to get dad for Father’s Day? Why not treat him to one of these sports- or food-themed getaways.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
If your dad is the family chef, opt for the John Besh Package at this recently reopened hotel within walking distance of the French Quarter. The deal includes nightly accommodations; an autographed copy of Besh’s new cookbook, "My Family Table;" a $50 gift card for Borgne, Besh’s coastal Louisiana seafood restaurant at the hotel; and breakfast buffet for two at 8 Block Kitchen & Bar. Doubles from $189.
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Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia
Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, this 550-room resort has a Robert Trent Jones II–designed golf course. Its Audubon Certification allows wildlife to roam freely, so you may have the chance to snap a photo of a deer or a bear. The Unlimited Golf Package includes unlimited golf play with each night’s stay. Doubles from $223.
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The Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers a par 72, 18-hole course on the slopes of the Coast Mountain range in British Columbia.
Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Las Vegas
Only 30 minutes (via free shuttle) from the Strip, this lakeside resort is offering guests up to 30 percent off over Father’s Day weekend. As a bonus, dads can try paddleboarding for free on that Saturday and Sunday through the resort’s Paddle to the Core classes. Doubles from $139.
Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios
Get your fourth night free at this classic Caribbean resort that has been around since the 1950s and was thoroughly spruced up in 2007. The deal also comes with a food and beverage credit (that dad can use for breakfast in bed each morning), a welcome punch on arrival, and complimentary water sports such as kayaking and snorkeling. Doubles from $230.
Gild Hall, a Thompson Hotel, NYC
Book the NYC Downtown Package at this 126-room financial district hotel and get 10 percent off the regular rate and complimentary tickets for the NY Water Taxi to see sites including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. Doubles from $235
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First published June 6 2012, 7:33 AM