5 Father's Day Gifts That Aren't Ties

5 Father's Day Gifts That Aren't Ties
Or Socks... Packages & Deals for Dad

Father's Day at The Omni Grove Park Inn
Reminder: Father's Day is June 15. And if Dad's closet has become a jungle of gifts from Father's Days past, this might be the perfect year to mix things up. Here are some fresh ideas that Dad--and the rest of the family--is sure to love.

1. To a Tee
The Omni Grove Park Inn is honoring fathers this year with a weekend of celebration, including live music throughout the resort and a free round of golf for Dad with purchase of a second round. Or book the Donald Ross Package, which includes 18 holes on the legendary course and the breakfast buffet at the Blue Ridge. Two words: Donut. Wall.

2. Take a Hike
The traditional Father's Day is so much more enjoyable after a good day of hiking, and Chimney Rock State Park is inviting dads for free (with the purchase of one regularly priced ticket) all weekend long. Climb your way to the top of the 315-foot monolith the park is named for, or check out a guided hike that will feature the park's unusual rock formations--scheduled for Saturday, June 14.

Hike with a Hawk: For a truly unforgettable experience, book the Falconry Package at the Sourwood Inn. Dad will get accommodations at this beautifully woodsy B&B, plus a 90-minute hike with Rocket Girl, a trained red-tailed hawk!

3. Pack Your Kilt
Highland Brewing hosts a bit of Scotland on Father's Day weekend with the WNC Highlands Celtic Festival. The celebration features two full days of live Celtic music and dance, food, Highland beers, border collie herding demos and all kinda of Celtic vendors. Pull out the plaid and come out for a packed line-up!

4. Go Big (or Go) Home!
Bring Dad to Biltmore this year with free admission (with one paid admission). Check out the impressive man caves (the Billiards Room and Smoking Room) in America's Largest Home, take him out for Father's Day brunch at the Deerpark restaurant, and check out one of the many outdoor activities available at the Outdoor Adventure Center: fishing, rafting, segway tours and the Land Rover Experience.

5. Raise a Glass
Celebrate your father with a toast (or roast!) at a local brewery, or toast all day long with one of Asheville's brewery tours. Walking and van tours visit multiple craft breweries and provide great info about our local brewers and their beers.

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