With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to plan the ultimate Father’s Day vacation for a twist on traditional family travel. If your dad is a fan of brews and golf, Minnesota is the place to go.
Minnesota boasts about 500 golf courses, so golf lovers should pack their clubs and spend the day (or many days) out on the links. Deacon’s Lodge at Breezy Point is one of Arnold Palmer’s best designs. The par-72 championship course offers 18 holes flowing through 500 acres of lakes, wetlands and mixed forests. This should be on everyone’s must-play list.
The leader in Minnesota golf resorts, The Classics at Madden’s offers 63 holes of golf, designed to accommodate all levels of players. The course is both challenging and stunningly beautiful.
Father-son duos should check out Minnesota’s most-awarded resort, Grand View Lodge. The resort offers two different courses, The Preserve and The Pines. The Preserve is set against both the forest and wetlands, inviting golfers to experience golf and nature together. The Pines, nestled among rich forest, offers 27 holes designed as three 9-hole landscapes at this championship par-72 course.
For families with kids over 21, grab a cold brew with Dad on a warm summer day in Minnesota. At Roundhouse Brewery in downtown Nisswa, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery’s taproom to catch a glimpse of the brewing process. During the tour, guests can sample some of the beers they learn about.
Head to Big Axe Brewing for a delicious pint of beer and time connecting with the history of the railroad town. Guests can partake in nightly games, open jam sessions and food trucks.
At Cuyuna Brewing Co. enjoy a beer steeped in Cuyuna’s industrial roots while learning about the world-renowned red dirt trails and crystal-clear mine lakes.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
As ecotourism and responsible travel become more popular, destinations look for ways to promote their rural and natural areas and preserve local ways of life. Agritourism — staying in farms or rural houses — is perfect for family travel, offering a chance for children to meet and interact with local people. It is not only a highly sustainable form of tourism, but also a more relaxing vacation compared to trips trudging through cities with children in tow.
Australian adventure travel company Aurora Expeditions announced its partnership with Australian-based education platform UpSchool on an Arctic education program, perfect for family travelers. The 10-week course explores the importance of the Arctic region. The program encourages children to create a plan for how their community can contribute to positive environmental change.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
For many, a Hawai’ian vacation is the family trip of a lifetime, one that will make memories the entire family will cherish. If the island of Oahu is on your itinerary, be sure to check out these top three activities the family is sure to love.