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Five Father's Day Hotels that Will Make Dad Happy

June 10, 2010 at 4:20 PM | by | ()

Hopefully, it's been a long time since you gifted dad with a homemade card or paper tie for Father's Day. Make up for your colored-outside-of-the-lines DIY gifts and honor your dad with a hotel getaway. Whether he likes fishing, spa-ing or grilling meat, we've rounded up some of the best offerings out there for your pops. Forget the craft project and let someone else do all of the work this year.

Check out our top five picks for dear old dad after the jump.

· Fontainebleau Miami Beach
For fathers who enjoy being pampered, send them to the hotel's Lapis Spa for its Recharge Dad package. He'll get all spiffed up with the Menís Club Facial and relax during the Take a Load Off my Back massage, plus he'll get access to the gym and pooldeck for the day, all for $159. You can also sneak off to Solo pastry shop and pick up a baseball hat cake or tie cupcakes for a sweet touch.

· Terranea Resort
Dad can choose his own gift at this Palos Verdes resort. The package, which starts at $345, includes a $100 credit that can be used to play a round on the par-3 golf course overlooking the ocean, dine on southern California regional fare in Nelson's or hit the water for kayaking, paddle surfing or snorkeling. The deal's good June 17 to 20.

· The Study at Yale
If your daddy-o is a duffer, bring him to this New Haven, Connecticut, hotel for its first Father's Day Outing. The $349 package offers a room for June 19, a cocktail upon arrival, a pre-golf breakfast and entry into the golf outing, including lunch, cart fees and transportation to and from the course. He'll also get a T-shirt to remember his day on the Yale Golf Course.

· The James
Bring your grill-loving guy to this Chicago hotel's meat haven, David Burkeís Primehouse. Dad will get a tasting menu for two, have wine selected by the master sommelier, tour the Himalayan-salt-tiled dry-aging room, meet the chef and receive a cookbook. Of course, he'll spend the night. It'll cost $286 over Father's Day weekend, but is available through June 30.

· Waldorf Astoria Park City
If dad wants to take up fishing, almost mandatory for fathers, send him to here for a weekend-long crash course on fly fishing. He'll take a casting clinic and spend the rest of the time looking for bites along the river. The package, starting at $289 per night, includes a $100 resort credit, permits and equipment. The fly fishing weekend is August 19-21, but we're guessing he'll think it's worth the wait.

[Top photo:Jim, the Photographer; All others courtesy of the hotels on this list]

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