Bromance Getaways: 8 Testosterone-Fueled Trips Slideshow
Who said spa days were just for women? At the Grand Wailea, some Spa Grande’s spa treatments are made especially by men for men. The 50,000-square-foot spa features a Hydrotherapy Terme Circuit, which includes a Roman tub, saunas, cascading waterfalls, Swiss jet showers, a Japanese Furo, and five baths. Use of the facilities is included with each treatment.
The Tune-Up package features several spa treatments, like Good Scrubbing, a salt scrub to deep-clean the skin's surface, followed by a Scotch Hose, which rinses the salt with hot and cold water to stimulate the skin, and the Sports & Shiatsu, a combination of sports massage and shiatsu.
Price: $168 for 50 minutes.
In the home of the original location of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and at a stopping off point on the Sip on Syracuse part of the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, men can indulge in a brew- and barbecue-infused Bromance getaway with the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que packageat the East Syracuse Embassy Suites. The package includes shuttle service to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's Saddlebag of Sauces, and a $5 Dinosaur Bar-B-Que gift card.
Price: Starts at $159; available until Oct 15, 2012.
Finger Lakes Travel New York
Men channeling their inner sea captains can set sail on the Island-Hopping Scavenger Hunt at The Westin St. John Resort & Villas. Men board powerboats and cruise along the lush island U.S. and British Virgin Islands while dining on gourmet meals.
Price: Rate varies on number of participants and travel dates; available until Dec. 31, 2012.
The Westin St. John Resort & Villas
Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport offers the Surfboard & Brew package to adventurous guys who want to learn to surf. The package includes a 90-minute surf lesson for two by CampSurf on Manhattan Beach, Calif. Post-surfing, guys can savor pints of craft beer at Brewster’s Bar and Grill, which offers a menu of 100 beers, most of which are craft or microbrews.
Price: $199 per night, two-night minimum stay; mention code SURFBREW.
Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
For men who like meat and potatoes, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel serves up the Bed, Beef, and a Bottlepackage, which includes a classic guest room, $100 credit at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and a bottle of house wine.
Price: Room rates start at $259.
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Men who enjoy the great outdoors can sign up for The Manly Man Adventure at the Washington School House hotel. The package includes a one-day fly fishing trip for two, a choice of an ATV tour, half-day kayak tour, or guided mountain bike tour, bottle of locally distilled High West whiskey or vodka, breakfast for two, and afternoon cocktail hour.
Price: $765 per night, two-night minimum stay; available until Sept. 17, 2012.
Washington School House
Men can play hard ball with the US GRANT’s Diamond Club Package, which includes three suites, six VIP table seat tickets to a San Diego Padres game at PETCO Park with access to the Omni Club, and parking.
Aspiring cowboys can head west for the ultimate John Wayne experience at the Tanque Verde Ranch. The Santa Fe-style ranch, the largest in the U.S., is an all-inclusive property. Men can take horseback riding lessons, try cattle herding or roping, go on trail rides, and go mountain biking or fishing. Dinners are hearty Southwestern fare served in the dining hall or as part of the weekly outdoor BBQ cookouts. The guys can end the day at The Dog House for a Cowboy Cocktail nightcap.
Price: Starts at $175 per person, per night.
Tanque Verde Ranch
Located amid the white sands of Palm Beach, The Westin Resort & Casino offers a new Hog Island Special package. The adrenaline-fueled package includes the chance to explore the 19.6-mile island on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, discounts on Harley-Davidson apparel and memorabilia, and a hotel food and beverage resort credit.
Price: Room rates start at $199 per night; available May 1 through Dec. 16.
The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba