Give the Gift of Travel with these Father's Day Ideas.
Fathers can be tricky to shop for, especially if they already have everything they could possibly want. This year, scrap those passe tie and sock combos and give your Dad something to get excited about - a trip to Asheville!
Fly fishing: If the peace and quiet found only in nature is what your dad needs the most, then consider gifting a day of fly fishing in one of Asheville's many mountain streams. There are a plethora of great fishing holes for trout and bass fishing and an outfitter can get Dad geared up and in the right spot. Check out Altamont Anglers Fly Fishing Guides, Asheville Drifters, or Curtis Wright Outfitters for more information. Hiking: Take your father out to Chimney Rock State Park for a day of scenic hiking. This Father's Day weekend (Saturday or Sunday, June 15-16, 2013) Buy one regularly-priced adult ticket and dad's ticket is free! If dad is adventurous, put that savings toward a session of guided rock climbing. You'll need to take this special coupon to redeem the deal. The Fun Father Festival: For the second year running, Highland Brewing Company will host AVL Father Fest, an interactive experience that celebrates relationships between father and kids. The event will feature live music, food, games and even a man cave. Dad can enjoy a nice brew as well. Comedy on Wheels: Get on Asheville's comedic LaZoom bus for a tour of Asheville that is unlike any other tour in town. Learn about the area's history through laughter with daily shows - plus you can BYOB. Passengers must be at least 13 to ride.
The History Buff
Carl Sandburg Home: Pay a visit to the historic home of Carl Sandburg, one of America's prolific poets during the twentieth century. This national park is open seven days a week and includes guided tours of the house, a goat farm and miles of hiking trails. The Couch Potato Moving Sidewalk Tour: Some dad's just want to take it easy. Book him a segway tour through downtown Asheville and he'll get a chance to take in the sights without having to exert himself. If he can be bothered to stand on his feet, then he can segway! Stargazing: Take a drive out to the mountain's more remote areas for a sky free from light pollution and instead filled with thousands upon thousands of stars. You can find your own stargazing adventure or book a Star Watch Night Vision Tour that utilizes military-grade equipment for the most spectacular view of the night sky. What dad wouldn't think that's cool?
May 29, 2013