Father’s Day is coming up fast and you might be on the hunt for the perfect present to give dad. Gifts are great but what he really wants…memories. That’s right, there is no better gift in the world for the father (or father figure) in your life than an experience of a lifetime. From fishing on the fly to stadium sleepovers to looking a lion square in the eye, I found some truly amazing ways to make lifelong memories for all types of fun-loving dads. Click on the gallery to discover 5 Father’s Day experiences he’ll never forget.
For the Fisherman Dad
Celebrate Dad with the ultimate sport-fishing adventure he will never forget at Waterfall Resort during Dads & Grads Days, June 21-24, 2015 in Ketchikan, Alaska. Family members will spend quality time together during daily fishing excursions to historic fishing spots were they have the opportunity to catch trophy-sized king salmon, halibut and silver salmon, explore spectacular coastlines, and view Alaska’s stunning wildlife – including whales, bald eagles, black bears and more. The fish is then professionally cleaned, filleted, vacuum packed and flash frozen so guests can enjoy their fish at home.
For the Thrill-Seeking Dad
Ready for a road trip to ‘The Roller Coaster Capital of the World’? Head to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. The amusement park is home to Rougarou and you may need to double-dog-dare Dad to climb in. Named after a terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore, Rougarou [roo-guh-roo] feeds on screams and lurks in and around the swampy lagoon at the center of the park, shared with other coasters like Iron Dragon and Top Thrill Dragster. Rougarou’s floorless trains will take riders on an epic journey at speeds reaching 60 mph as their feet dangle just inches above the track and the murky waters below.
For the Aquatic Dad
Treat Dad to an experience that will take him to the depths of Atlantis Paradise Island’s Dolphin Cay. An underwater adventure he’ll never forget: The Deep Water Swim will allow dad to glide alongside a dolphin with a mask and snorkel as he experiences their underwater world. A thrilling moment is their signature “foot push,” where he’ll be propelled across the lagoon by a dolphin for a rush unlike anything he has ever experienced. This unforgettable interaction begins with an orientation and includes 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins.
For the Baseball-Loving Dad
This year make Dad’s childhood dreams come true and take him to the ultimate sports lover’s overnight event. Wake up on Father’s Day on Citi Field with Bedgear and the Mets. The highly anticipated annual event invites Mets fans to spend the night at the famed Citi Field outfield or have the option to sleep in tents set up on the warning track. During the event, Bedgear will host custom pillow fittings for attendees to receive a recommendation for the best performance pillow suited for their unique needs. This is the same custom pillow fitting process provided to the New York Mets players during spring training camp to help them maximize their nighttime rest and recovery.
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For the Adventurous Dad
Do you think Dad would ever expect to be whisked away on a Vegas safari? Yes, it can happen! Make Father’s Day a family affair at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. What better way can a Dad enjoy his day with his kids than watching the playful lion cubs, mesmerizing tigers and graceful leopards throughout the garden? If he loves animals, this experience is like hitting the jackpot. Come face-to-face with some of nature’s most exotic and majestic creatures.