Remember family cookouts growing up, with dad flipping burgers at the grill? Maybe you’d hold the platter—a very important job as dad’s helper—and eagerly wait for the finished patties that smelled oh-so-good to come off the barbecue. Even better than the aroma, though, is that quality time. For many, outdoor grilling with dad or a father figure is a time-honored tradition, and one that’s loaded with nostalgia, so why not recreate those moments on a trip this Father’s Day?
The best part? No need to pack up your grill and bring it with you. Whether you’re planning a Father’s Day weekend getaway or reuniting with extended family for a summer vacation (after all, family reunions are the #1 group event prompting travel this summer), we’ve rounded up eight Vacasa vacation rentals with “un-grill-ievable” outdoor kitchens. See, we even have dad jokes.
At this upscale ranch in the heart of Texas, you can hop off your horse and head straight to happy hour at this home’s scenic outdoor kitchen.
This home’s extensive backyard is fully equipped with an outdoor pool and everything you need for a fun-filled summer retreat. While dinner’s on the grill, challenge the family to a quick round of putt putt!
The swim-up bar at this Palm Desert retreat is the perfect way for Dad to deliver freshly prepared snacks to the still-swimming kids.
Have your Food Network moment in this aesthetically pleasing kitchen fit for a camera crew. Just remember the cardinal rule: no photos while eating!
This home’s outdoor kitchen is perched over a beautiful brook and features a natural stone fireplace, offering a dinner experience straight out of the wilderness.
Stellar ocean views and classic Floridian style—what could be better? Enjoy your stay grilling seafood in Hollywood.
Maximize your lake days and never miss a sunset at this Oregon escape—the outdoor kitchen is only a few feet from the water.
Warning: the breathtaking views at this home’s complete outdoor kitchen may become a distraction while cooking, so keep your eyes on the grill and out of the clouds.