Sunday, June 17 is Father’s Day, and dads do get short-changed compared to the notoriously celebrated Mother’s Day. Well, not this Father’s Day if you hop to it and take a look at these great gift ideas that show your love and appreciation for your favorite dad.
It’s Men's Night Out at the Orange Skye Day and Wellness Spa on Friday, June 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Purchase a gift certificate now or reserve online at Orange Skye. Your dad deserves to be pampered with a spa day too. Dad will enjoy a relaxing evening with an international beer tasting and manly munchies outside on the porch followed by two 30 minute treatments. For $120 per person, you can choose any two of these spa treatments for your dad: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Runner's Foot Ritual, Gentleman's Back Facial or Indian Head Massage for Orange Skye Day & Wellness Spa, Services for the Mind, Body & Soul is located at 254 Highway 35 South, Red Bank. For further information, call 732.530.9003.
Maybe you would like to send your dad to Atlantic City for the night or even the weekend where he can enjoy hotel retreats, golf outings and delicious food all wrapped up in one package.
For those who really want to honor the man that has been there through thick and thin, why not treat him to some real fun on Father's Day? On Sunday, June 17, Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City is offering up the perfect “man-cation.” With exclusive hotel packages, tasty dining options, spa treatments, golf and more, Atlantic City is the ideal place to celebrate this special occasion with the most important man in your life.Gourmet dads will be in foodie heaven with specially designed menus and drink specials at many of the Caesars Entertainment restaurants. At Harrah’s Resort, dads can enjoy Bill’s Bar and Burger with $2 “Cold ass drafts” for dads and $3 mini vanilla and chocolate milkshake for kids. Dos Caminos is offering lobster enchiladas for $28 including complimentary dessert, and The Steakhouse is serving a specially made dad’s menu with shrimp “cigars,” a dry aged tomahawk chop and roasted banana whiskey cake with suggested pairings all for $85.
Atlantic City Country Club (ACCC) will also take part in the action with the perfect golf outing, beginning with an 8 a.m. shotgun. Prizes and brunch will be included in the price of the green fee for a total of $149. Brunch will also be available for the non-golfers to rendezvous from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids ages 5-12, while kids four and under eat for free. For gift certificates, call 609.236.4411 or visitACcountryclub.com.
Caesars is also offering a memorable Father’s Day Golf Getaway hotel package for $270. Dads will receive deluxe overnight accommodations, two rounds of golf, two sleeves of ACCC golf balls, a complimentary round of drinks, and access to the fitness center, all at the historic Atlantic City Country Club.
And for all of those hardworking dads who are just looking to be pampered, Caesars Entertainment has also put together various spa packages. Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars will offer special treatments including the Adonis ($210), a choice of a 50-minute Therapeutic Surrender Massage or Poker Face facial with a paraffin foot treatment, and the Hail Caesar! ($360), a full body exfoliation, heated wrap, full body massage and scalp treatment for complete detoxification and relaxation and more.
For more information regarding the Father’s Day offerings at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s, Showboat and Atlantic City Country Club, visit www.caesarsac.com. All prices quoted for Caesars Entertainment venues are per person and exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Finally, if all you want to do is give Dad a rollicking good time, a riveting performance he won’t forget is at Bally’s with Legends in Concert, the world's greatest live tribute artist show, starring ‘Marilyn Monroe.’ This special Marilyn tribute is guaranteed to be spirited, as the tribute artist will deliver an unforgettable rendition of “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”, just for Father’s Day. Tickets are $32.50 for adults and $16.25 for children. Sunday’s show-time is set for 8 p.m. To order concert tickets, jump here.
At the brand new luxurious Revel Resort, for Father’s Day Iron Chef Jose Garces will treat all dads to a Bourbon and Burger Special at his Village Whiskey with a classic Village Burger paired with a pour of his signature Jose Garces Four Roses Single Barrel bourbon for just $20 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Additional burger toppings and other supplements, such as the restaurant’s popular duck fat fries, will be available a la carte to add to the meal also.
“Father’s Day is about celebrating the great men in our lives, men who are hearty, strong and comforting – just like our burger and bourbon pairing,” says Chef Garces. “I look forward to sharing two of my favorite things with other dads on this special holiday.”
Village Whiskey at Revel is at 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. For reservations, call 855.348.0500 or visit Village Whiskey.
However, if your dad is a couch potato or just likes to chill out at home, maybe you can treat him by firing up the "barbie," give him a gourmet BBQ gift basket from Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company and grill him delicious BBQ ribs or steak seasoned with Carter & Cavero's BBQ rub with Applewood Smoked Sea Salt.
Here's the rub (courtesy of Carter & Cavero):
1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
3 Tbs. Sweet Paprika from Spain
4 Tbs. C&C Applewood Smoked Sea Salt
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried mustard
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Combine ingredients and rub onto ribs, roasts, or steaks before barbecuing. Store in an air tight container.
Carter & Cavero's New Jersey stores are located in Long Branch, Princeton, Red Bank, Summit and, coming soon, Sea Girt. Jump here to order online, for store directions or further information.