The Best Trips
to Take with Dad

Looking for Fun Places to Go With Dad?

Maybe you'd like to book a trip for just the two of you? It can be something meaningful, a new destination, a place to sit, relax, unwind, or even explore history together. Add in some adventures (and maybe a pint of beer or a wee dram of whiskey), and you've got yourself an adventure.

You can find something you both enjoy like cooking, exploring, golfing, new cities, or a bit of history and then just have fun. When you let us handle all of the details, dad will never even have to stop and ask for directions; all he has to do is pack. 

Whether he’s a bona fide nature lover, history buff, or takes pleasure in life’s finer things, we've got you covered with these fantastic places to go and trips to take with dad. 

Best Places to Visit With Dad if He's Outdoorsy

Man taking picture in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

USA National Parks

From the giant sequoia trees of Yosemite to Yellowstone's hot springs and alpine forests to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, the national park system is one of America's greatest treasures. Celebrate the great outdoors, incredible natural wonders, local cultures, and fascinating history while exploring with dad. Wake up right in the park without booking your lodging months in advance, renting an RV, or figuring out the whole car camping game. Plus, instead of focusing on navigating, driving, and finding the next gas station, you both get to sit back and enjoy the view, totally stress-free.

Scotland St Andrews Golf Course Golfers

Scotland

Cross the Firth of Forth into Fife and journey to St. Andrews, home of golf since its creation in the 15th century. Famous for the celebrity visitors who are lured here for its world-famous golf, this university town’s West Sands Beach was also where the famous Chariots of Fire race scene was filmed. Stroll the shores of Loch Ness together, keeping your eyes peeled for the legendary monster!

Or, follow the rugged coast north to the fishing port of Wick. The Wick Society is committed to preserving and promoting Wick's proud heritage to inspire future generations. They collect, collate, and display the many artifacts that tell the history of Wick, and their community ethos is one of welcome and sharing.

Croatia Plitvice National Park Expert

Croatia

Take your dad to Plitvice National Park! One of Europe’s great natural wonders, the 114-square-mile park is absolutely worth the visit. Travelers from across the world come to stroll through the park on wooden boardwalks that offer views of cascading waterfalls, bright green ponds, and the 16 interconnecting lakes.

Best Destinations to Visit With Dad if He's a History Buff

France Normandy Omaha Beach Memorial Structures D Day Landing Expert

France

If dad is a history buff, you're going to want to visit Normandy. Located in the region is Dunkirk, where the British army was pushed to the brink in 1940, and the D-Day landing beaches, where Allied troops began the campaign that would liberate Europe. You can also visit Mont-Saint-Michel, said to date back to as early as the 8th century. If you're feeling brave, take a walk 65 feet below the streets of Paris through the labyrinth of bones in the Catacombs of Paris.

Portugal Tomar Aqueduto Dos Pegões Aquaduct

Portugal

Take dad to Tomar! Once the seat of the Order of the Knights Templar, it is a must for history buffs (or fans of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code). While in Tomar, it's hard to miss the epic Aqueduto dos Pegões. The Convent of the Order of Christ needed a water supply, and the answer was to construct a magnificent 3+ mile aqueduct to conduct water from the four springs at Pegões.

 

Karnak Temple complex, Luxor, Egypt

Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza, the Nile, ancient temples, iconic antiquities, and the Sphinx - if your dad is a history buff, there are so many reasons to visit Egypt. You'll get to come face-to-face with some of the most famous sites and artifacts world-round. Plus, the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is now the most significant archaeological museum in the world.

Best Destinations to Visit With Dad if He's a Foodie

Vineyard in San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

Italy

Italy does pasta and pizza like nowhere else. With hundreds of different styles paired with an array of sauces, finding your favorite combination can be quite an adventure. Soak up Italy’s striking scenery, delicious cuisine, and wines in the beautiful rolling countryside of Tuscany, past olive groves, old farmhouses, medieval towns, and rows of vineyards. Sipping your way through the Chianti, Prosecco, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Montepulciano, you'll understand why Italian produce many of the world’s best wines. 

Spain Seville Tapas Menu In Seville

Spain

Spain is notorious for its cuisine. Of course, you'll want to try paella, chorizo, cheeses, olive oil, and Jamon Serrano. Also, in every city, stop in as many tapas bars as possible to try various ingredients that vary depending on where you are. To get a true taste of all of it, visit Salamanca's famous food hall, one of the best in Spain.

More Places to Travel With Dad

Britain & Ireland

Explore grand cities, heritage attractions, and idyllic landscapes

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Changing of the guard in London, England

USA & Canada

Explore the Southwest, the Rockies, Cape Cod, and countless other natural wonders

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Monument Valley, Utah

Africa

Get ready for adventure, stunning natural beauty, and amazing wildlife

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Europe's Christmas Markets

Explore medieval squares decked for the holidays

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Christmas Market at night, Germany

Greece

Cruise the cerulean waters, explore ancient cities, and savor fresh cuisine

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Oia village at sunset, Santorini Island, Greece