Father’s Day is just a little more than a week away, and for those still searching for the perfect gift, we’re here to help. Forget a new tie, and instead, whisk Dad away for the holiday in favor a fantastic hotel deal. With something to satisfy almost every interest, from beer and burgers to fishing and zip-lining, make it a weekend he won’t forget.
Martha Washington Hotel
This newly renovated hotel in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan is just a few minutes’ walk to the sights and sounds of the Empire State Building, Bryant Park, and Herald Square. (Fun fact: When it first opened in the early 20th century, it was exclusively for women.) For two weekends, June 19-21 and 26-28, the hotel is offering a two-night Father’s Day package with accommodations, a two-hour Central Park bike tour for two and free use of bikes for the rest of the day (valued from $49), $60 food and beverage credit, and a 20 percent discount on services at nearby Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers (excludes massages; from $30). All this represents at least $115 in extras. Rates for the package are from $420, or $210 per night, for a standard room with a queen bed. Note that advanced booking is required — plan to make reservations by June 16 if you’re staying over actual Father’s Day weekend; the cutoff date for stays June 26-28 is on the 23rd.
Omni Mount Washington Resort
Adventure awaits at this New Hampshire property, where dads can go zip-lining for free on Father’s Day with the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour — an $89-$110 value. Pops who would rather stay on solid ground will have fun exploring the resort’s trails and glades across three terrain parks or tee off on the recently renovated 18-hole golf course. We didn’t find any availability for stays on the Friday and Saturday before Father’s Day, but rates start from $199 for a traditional room with a queen bed June 21-23, if you have to flexibility of extending the celebrations into midweek.
Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa
Just a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles, the resort is located in the San Bernardino National Forest, which is home to seven different ecosystems. Here, the private lakeside retreat gives way to kayaking, fishing, and swimming. On June 21, its rustic BIN 189 Restaurant will treat dads to their choice of a burger or bratwurst and a local beer with the Burgers, Brats, and Beers for Pops special for $17. Father’s Day festivities may also be extended, with room rates from $189 June 21-25 in a room with a king bed.