Our fathers are unsung heroes, usually coming in second place to our beautiful mothers and feeling quite ok about it, but we at Sedona.Org feel that Father’s Day should be something special. Don’t be happy with giving him a wildly colored tie and a coffee mug stating he is the world’s best father, especially after all he has sacrificed over the last couple of years. This year, a wonderful vacation to Oak Creek, located just outside Sedona, and a stay in one of our Sedona.Org vacation escapes is exactly what he deserves! Watch the changes come over his face, almost as if by magic, as he sinks into leather recliners with remote in hand, much like he would at home, only this time he can enjoy views of the red rocks during commercial breaks of the NBA Finals, the last game of which is scheduled to air on Father’s Day in Arizona in 2022! This guide to all the love you can show your stalwart hero will give him a Father’s Day he will never forget.
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Oak Creek Country Club
Of course, the first thing on his bucket list of Father’s Day activities is going to be a round of golf at the stunning Oak Creek Country Club! Located at 690 Bell Rock Boulevard in Sedona, the idyllic Sedona red rocks serve as a breathtaking backdrop to the verdant greens, mature trees, and clear and gorgeous water hazards that may take your ball but are still beautiful to look at! Designed by Trent Jones, the par 72 championship course is guaranteed to haunt his dreams as dear old dad begins to plan many more trips back to the Sedona region, just for more chances to play!
The Catch of the Day
Another popular hobby for many of our dads is the one that involves a pole, a lure, and a quiet and peaceful spot to sit, “drown worms,” and contemplate all of life’s problems! Rising early before the sun hits full heat, finding his spot on upper Oak Creek (the lower areas are more geared towards water recreation, but the upper Oak Creek offers a variety of trout destined to be that night’s dinner. The Verde River offers another popular fishing location, especially at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood. This colorfully named watering hole is stocked with trout, chub, catfish, and so many more species of fish that dad may never want to leave!
The Blazin M Ranch
Give dad a taste of the Old West with a visit to the Blazin M Ranch Western Frontier Town, where the meats are charred perfectly, and the shows are guaranteed to bring a guffaw of laughter. Offering the opportunity for mechanical bull riding and axe throwing, this special spot located in nearby Cottonwood will give dad a unique experience he won’t find anywhere else in town. Also featuring a shooting gallery and biscuits that fly through the air over dinner, every minute at the Blazin M will be his favorite!
Dinner Without a Show
Not all Dad’s will appreciate the finer points of a gun show and flying axes, especially when all they want is a spicy burrito and an icy cold beer! For those that like to live out of the spotlight, Oaxaca has been a tradition in Sedona for over 45 years, featuring a menu filled with traditional South of the Border favorites and an extra spicy habanero salsa only those with mouths of steel will be able to taste! (They also offer a less heated version for dads who haven’t quite managed to ascend the Scoville scale of fire!) Located at 321 N State Route 89A and offering a special Father’s Day menu, you will soon find out all there is to make you fall in love with this local restaurant.
All the Comforts of Home
At the heart of it all, however, dad is a man of habit. He wants to sleep late on comfortable beds (except for mornings when a fishing expedition or a round of golf is scheduled) and he wants to drink cold beer while watching his favorite team beat the losers! He can’t help but find himself wanting to man the shiny new grill on our decks that look out over the red rocks, and he won’t be able to avoid telling everyone the same old dad jokes he has told time and time again. He’s not much for flowers or fancy words, but when he punches you lightly on the arm and calls you a big goofball, he is telling you in his own way that he loves you, he is proud of you, and he is having the best time of his life sharing these moments with those he loves most! Reserve your favorite vacation rentals in Oak Creek today and start planning for a Father’s Day in Arizona he will never forget!