Your old man is hard to shop for. And trust us when we say he doesn’t need another tie.
Show your appreciation for pops this year by packing up the car for a weekend getaway or a day trip to one of these stellar Washington locations. And if your car happens to be one of Honda’s fuel-efficient vehicles, you’ll be able to make it with one tank of gas (meaning you save money, help the environment, and don’t have to spend hours in the car listening to dad jokes—win-win-win!).
Consider one of these destinations for a fun Father’s Day outing.
It doesn’t matter if dad is a wine connoisseur, a beer junkie, or a spirited fellow—Willows Lodge is perfect for any beverage lover. There are more than 100 wineries nearby the award-winning Chateau Ste. Michelle, which is less than a mile away. And the wineries are just the tip of the beverage-making iceberg. The area is also home to several breweries, many distilleries, and a couple of cideries too.
So you can enjoy your adult beverages responsibly, book a night in one of the rustic suites at Willows Lodge, walk to your watering hole of choice, and throw a few back with dad (you don’t want to get back behind the wheel after drinking!). Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a decadent meal at the Barking Frog—an innovative restaurant in the Lodge.
Olympic National Park
Just across the Puget Sound lies an array of natural wonders, all conveniently located in the beautiful, yet compact Olympic Peninsula. This excursion is great for the outdoorsy dad that loves to boat, fish, and hike. Wander over to Olympic National Park, which spans nearly a million acres and provides three different ecosystems—glaciated mountains, rugged Pacific coastline, and lush temperate rainforests. Over 95 percent of the park is designated wilderness, giving city-dwellers the opportunity to experience remoteness and silence.
Want to stay for more than a day? We don’t blame you. Check out the Kalaloch Lodge, a classic oceanside retreat where you have access to miles of driftwood-lined beaches (great for whale watching).
Salish Lodge & Spa
Only 30 minutes from Seattle, Salish Lodge provides a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. Sure, the views are fantastic (it’s close to one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions, Snoqualmie Falls). But have you heard about the pancakes?
The famous four-course Country Breakfast is drizzled in honey from Salish’s own apiary, and it’s what keeps some guests coming back year after year. You can find sweet treats created with unique artisan honey around every corner, such as Pike Hive Five Hopped Honey Ale, Honey Flavored Vodka, and Salish Honey Truffles. The Spa even offers honey-based treatments!
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
Experience the “future of flight” at one of Seattle’s favorite aviation attractions. This event is perfect for the whole family—especially large groups with young kids. At the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, you’ll be able to design your own airplane and practice take-offs in the kid-sized airport.
Want more planes and aviation? Take flight to Paine Field for more propulsion-filled action. Explore The Museum of Flight—a 23,000 square foot site where volunteers spend thousands of hours renovating and restoring aircraft to exhibition quality.
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