Father’s Day: Travel deals for dad

Family vacations made cheap and easy for Father’s Day 

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WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 — It’s hard to imagine a better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a family vacation.  No matter your dad’s interest from fly fishing out West to ziplining in the Caribbean, we’ve got you covered.

San Diego: Baseball The Omni San Diego’s “Beer, Brats & Baseball” package is ideal for Father’s Day.  It includes overnight accommodations for two, two tickets to a San Diego Padres game, beer and brats for two at Terrace Bar & Grille, peanuts & cracker jacks, along with complimentary valet parking.  If a Padres player hits a grand slam while the guest is in attendance, the Omni San Diego Hotel is offering a $99 rate for a return visit to the hotel. For any baseball packages booked on June 15, 16, or 17, to celebrate Father’s Day, The Omni San Diego will be offering a complimentary “Batter’s Up” pancake or waffle breakfast.  Rates are $289 night ($299 for field box seats) until September 2013.

Napa Valley: Wine For wine loving dads, you can’t do better than a trip to wine country. Solage Calistoga, Napa Valley’s eco-friendly property with a Michelin-starred restaurant, invites guests to “Linger Longer” available through July 31, 2013. The package, which is valid Sundays through Thursday includes a complimentary fourth night when a guest books three nights.

Santa Fe: Art, Spa, Massage This Father’s Day, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa is offering the creative “Mom Needs a Massage, Dad Needs a Drink” package. Located in the heart of historic Santa Fe, La Posada is the ideal escape for parents looking to take an artful break.  This special package includes two nights in a classic king guest room, two 50-minute spa treatments, a daily breakfast credit of $40, and two cocktails in Stab House Bar.  Rates start at $359 per night with a two night-minimum stay.

Miami: Family Play Time Turnberry Isle Miami, a South Florida resort, is currently offering the Family Fun Package that’s friendly on the wallet. Accommodations include a king bed and pullout sofa bed, a  $50 daily resort credit, unlimited movies, an onsite pottery experience that includes two ceramic items and paint time for two people, daily breakfast buffet for two adults and kids’ 12 and under eat all meals free. Available from June 1-September 30, 2013.  Rates starts at $249 per night.

Honduras :Adventure Get dad out of the country and into the heart of adventure. On the tropical Caribbean island of Roatán, Las Verandas Hotel and Villas has two infinity edge pools, 1,000 feet of private beach and six villas. Until July 31, 2013, a family of four can book three nights in a luxury two bedroom villa with a private pool and get a zip line excursion, one round of golf for two, airport transfers and breakfast lunch and dinner. The rate is $3,595.00 for a family of four.

Yosemite: Ranch Hunwell Ranch near Yosemite National Park is the oldest working cattle ranch in California.  Horseback riding, cattle drives and fly fishing make this an outdoor family adventure waiting to happen. The ranch is offering 25% off regular rates, which start at $1,762 for those who mention they are booking for Father’s Day.

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