When Father’s Day falls during a time of global crisis and change, and we find ourselves sometimes wishing we could travel back in time, the Utah Office of Tourism felt that as we celebrate fathers and father figures – past, present and future – that it is only appropriate we honour Father Time, himself.
Time for Travel
When the Canada-U.S. border is closed to non-essential travel until (at least) June, 21, 2020 – Father’s Day – Canadian families looking to take that epic summer road trip to Utah’s Mighty 5® national parks, and what lies between, will have to wait a little longer. Psst! We’ll let you in on a little secret though. Winter is actually the best time to visit Southern Utah as there are fewer faces and bigger spaces. Dad can start planning now for future travel with our Road to Mighty itinerary suggestions here.
Time for Nature
We can’t let Father Time have all the fun so for dads who love to spend time outdoors, Mother Nature has them covered in Utah. After so much time in isolation, families looking to re-connect with each other and with nature, can find mindful experiences that bridge adventure and healing. Until it is safe for Dad to visit in person, he can experience some of Utah’s parks in 360 with VR and enjoy stargazing virtually at one of Utah’s nearly 20 internationally accredited dark sky parks and communities (more than any destination in the world!).
Time for Sports
Has your dad finished binge watching Netflix’s latest hit, The Last Dance, which tells the story of the epic NBA seasons dominated by the Chicago Bulls? Did you know that Utah’s premier professional sports team, the Utah Jazz, met the Bulls in the NBA finals, not once, but twice during those years? Until the NBA resumes, basketball fans can purchase Utah Jazz swag here, including the Utah Jazz Quarantine Cookbook tee with all proceeds going to a local food bank. We hear it makes a great Father’s Day gift!
Time for Legacy
Is your dad a fan of classic Westerns? Utah sits at the Crossroads of the American West and was the backdrop to countless films (Butch Cassidy was from Utah, after all). Utahns are working to keep their connection to the Wild West alive. Master Saddler Glen Thompson is passing his craft of making custom leather horse saddles, including one displayed at the Smithsonian, on to his sons and daughter. And visitors to Utah can experience life on a Dude Ranch. Book now for a future stay, once it is safe to do so.
Time to Indulge
Time to Raise a Glass
Time for Reading
Time for Memories
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