By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog
So you've got the world's #1 dad and this year you want to give him something a little more special than a portable power generator from Sharper Image, eh? Not to worry; we've got you covered. Whether your papa is an American history fanatic or lives his life on the links, one of these vacations is likely to be tailor-made just for him.
So dad likes to tinker with things. If he's the kind of guy who practically built your home with own bare hands and every Saturday you find him buried behind the hood of that old Ford Mustang, we know exactly what he'll love. Get a couple tickets for you and pop to Seattle, Washington and make the short trip to suburban Mulkiteo for the Boeing Factory Tour. His jaw will be on the floor as the two of you not only learn the history and future of aviation but stumble upon the assembly line and watch the piecemeal process for how jets are made. So cool.
The Golfer Dad
Golf Digest calls it the hardest golf course in the United States, CNN ranks it the toughest on earth. You may know it from the film The Legend of Bagger Vance. But what everyone seems to agree upon is that the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina is also among the most beautiful. It literally hugs the Atlantic ocean which makes for a breathtaking day on the green and also a challenging one due to those gusty breezes. We love the course because of its proximity to the city of Charleston and all its irresistible Southern charms. Bring mom along for this one.
History Buff Dad
So dad likes to wake at the crack of dawn, put his rods and reels in order and hit the open water in hopes of pulling some lip, does he? We've got just the vacation for him. You know that giant body of water outside of Detroit? No, we're not talking about either Lakes Eerie or Huron, but rather Lake St. Clair which sits just east of the city between the U.S. and Canadian border. It's known as being a haven for muskie, walleye, crappie, perch and smallmouth bass which is impressive considering the lake has an average depth of just 11 feet. Best of all, you're just a stone's throw from the many charms and attractions of Motor City, a cool place (despite what you may have heard).
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