It’s not every day that the guys are able to leave town and spend quality time with one another. Taking a guy’s-only vacation allows men to bond over shared adventures, and even turn it into an annual event. When planning the perfect guy’s getaway, it’s important to offer activities that the whole group is on board with. Here is an overview of some of the best domestic and international weekend getaways for you and the guys.
Golf at Pebble Beach
There’s nothing like spending a weekend with your closest friends on the golf course. At Pebble Beach, located in Monterey Bay, California, you can experience the golf trip of your dreams. Pebble Beach is the top-rated public golf course and resort in the U.S. The course has hosted 6 of the U.S. Open Championships and is scheduled to host more in the future. It is one of the most stunning golf courses on the California coast; set atop a cliff overlooking the deep blue waters of Monterey Bay. The course is designed with ever-changing wind patterns and steep greens that force you to test your mind and composure.
Pebble Beach is truly a test of your strategic skills paired with stunning views. After hitting 18-holes, you can wind down at a cottage located near Fairway One at The Lodge. Here you can find luxury comfort cottages with a terrace overlooking Pebble Beach Golf Links. It truly is the perfect spot for post-round drinks and cigars with the guys.
The perfect guy’s weekend starts in Munich, Germany with the largest festival in the world: Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest begins in late September and goes into the first weekend of October. It attracts over 7 million people every year. The festivities of Oktoberfest are centered on beer that is strictly served by the liter. You will see almost everyone dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing with girls wearing dirndls, and lederhosen for the guys. Throughout the streets of Oktoberfest, you will find carnival games, rides, and various tents set up all over town. Inside each tent is a new world filled with cultural decorations, traditional music, barrels of beer, and hearty food. Get a taste of authentic German cuisines, such as the sausages and wurst.
When planning a guy’s trip to Oktoberfest, it is very important to book your trip and figure out all the accommodations early, meaning a year in advance. Rooms book fast and rates get higher the longer you wait.
Indulging in European culture, world-class food, and the best brews in the world is an experience of a lifetime, and even better experienced with your closest buddies.
Charter Fish at the Outer Banks
It’s not a mancation without fishing. Gather your closest friends and take a trip to Outer Banks, North Carolina for the ultimate weekend of Offshore Charter Fishing. Due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream, the Outer Banks draws people from all over to try their hand at reeling in the biggest catch. Test your angler skills at Hatteras Island, which is known for its abundance of Blue Marlin and the destination for annual fishing tournaments.
Charter fishing with a guide is the best option, especially if you are new to fishing. They will provide all the tackle and equipment you need and will coach you in the fighting chair to increase your odds of reeling in the biggest catch. The guides will even share with you their secret spots to go for the best catch of Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.
There is a sense of serenity when you cast your line into the deep blue sea and the thrill of the catch that makes the experience all worth it. Gather the guys, food, drinks, sunscreen, and get ready for an experience of a lifetime.
Explore the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is the perfect destination for your next guy’s trip. In this beautiful country, you will find crystal-clear waters and breathtaking beaches that make the perfect scenery for its world-class attractions.
The Dominican Republic ranks as the world’s best travel and golf destinations. Start the weekend hitting the links at any of the 26 golf courses around the country, such as Punta Espada or Teeth of the Dog. You will be surrounded by stunning coastlines, tropical palm trees, and lush green fairways.
You can keep the sports streak going by attending a baseball game, which is the most popular sport in the Dominican Republic. Dominicans have a strong love and pride for baseball. Attend a game at the Santo Domingo Stadium, Santiago, or La Romana Stadium – you will have an unforgettable experience.
At the end of a long weekend, it’s time to wind down and appreciate the culture of the Dominican Republic. The best way is through a fine rum and cigar tour. One of the best tours in the Dominican is the Centro Historico Ron Barcelois Tour. It is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about the rum-making process and visit the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic. Along the tour you can indulge in samples and pair it with Dominican cuisine to fully experience the culture.
The Dominican Republic offers an unforgettable guy’s getaway that gives you relaxation and a little bit of friendly competition.
When hitting the links at Pebble Beach or testing your angler skills in deep sea fishing, the unexpected can happen. Be sure to pack your travel protection to ensure your trip is plain sailing. Talk to your travel advisor, or visit our website to learn more about travel protection for your next guy’s getaway.