This blog post was updated on June 2, 2022.

Father’s Day is celebrated all over the world. But, although the date usually changes depending on the country, it’s not unusual to treat dad with the same boring gifts all over again, wherever you are. Want to really show your love to pops? Then a cool trip is definitely the way to go! Say “thanks” to your old man in style by picking one of these Father’s Day trips for you and your dad!

Colorado Springs

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains you will find the charming city of Colorado Springs. There is no shortage of activities that dad will enjoy in this beautiful natural setting. Come for a round of golf at the famous Broadmoor resort, take a hike up to the summit of Pikes Peak, or stroll the iconic sandstone rock formations at the Garden of the Gods. Or tour the impressive Bauhaus-grid campus at United States Airforce Academy. Be sure to put a visit to the Natural Museum of World War II Aviation on the itinerary while visiting this corner of Colorado. Colorado Springs is also known for its energetic craft brewery scene. Dad will love touring the more than 20 breweries that call Colorado Springs home!

Yellowstone National Park

There is no doubt that a trip to a national park makes an amazing Father’s Day adventure. As the granddaddy of them all, Yellowstone National Park is a must-see destination when exploring the nation’s vast network of parks. Here you will find a host of wildlife-spotting opportunities and the chance to get up close and personal with some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet. While at Yellowstone National Park, you can take dad hiking, rock climbing, on a kayaking adventure, horseback riding, and much more. All while immersing yourself in the beauty of Mother Nature in this spectacular setting. Be sure to book your trip early for the best choices in lodging!


If you know that your dad will dig a laid-back trip soaking up the sun and the surf, there is no better destination than Maui. This gorgeous Hawaiian island has something for everyone! Regardless of whether pops wants to spend his time deep sea fishing, snorkeling, hiking, or simply relaxing on the beach with a drink in hand, Maui offers all of these options and more. The second largest island in the Hawaii chain, Maui boasts a grand array of dining, golfing, and outdoor recreational options. Play in the water all day before indulging in a fresh seafood meal as you watch the sunset over the ocean. Dad deserves this shameful pampering, after all!

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Alaska is the perfect travel destination for a dad that wants to step out of his comfort zone. Boasting over 6,000 miles of rugged coastline along with towering mountains, the Alaskan frontier is a blast to explore. Alaska is a particularly good destination for a dad who loves to fish. June is the peak of the season for king salmon, making it a perfect Father’s Day trip for that special fisherman in your life. Take a flight over Denali, get up close with glaciers on a sea kayak, sign up for a whale watching cruise out of Glacier Bay, and more in this diverse state that is brimming with new things to discover!

South Africa

Lastly, for something truly special for your Father’s Day trip, consider booking cheap flights in June to South Africa! The cornerstone experience for any trip to South Africa is a safari, allowing you to see some of the world’s most majestic animals in their natural habitat. Dad will also experience an exhilarating thrill while leaping off the famous Bloukrans Bridge Bungy along the Garden Route. Or spend your time enjoying the country’s miles of sandy beaches. Combine all of this outdoor fun with the dramatic yet cosmopolitan city of Cape Town and you can see why so many people choose South Africa for the ultimate family adventure.

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Brian Lees is a Content Writer and Editor with 21 years of experience in the travel industry and a lifetime of personal traveling memories. Originally from Scotland, Brian is a big fan of soccer, family, friends, and food. He's now happily settled on South Shore Long Island with a wife, 2 kids, and a dog to keep him busy! Between trips to Jones Beach, he's happy to keep the CheapOair blog filled with travel insights for you all.