The Mancation: Top Getaway Ideas

Mancation Getaway Ideas

A vacation with the boys, more popularly known as a “Mancation”, is an important step in the mandatory de-stressing that men must undergo on occasion. In the true spirit of friendship, these little bromance breakaways can be quite a blessing!

Whitewater Rafting

Are you ready to laugh, scream, get soaking wet and have the time of your life? Nothing instills a healthy dose of camaraderie like having to navigate tumultuous waters as a team.

Smoky Mountains, TN
Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at Smoky Mountain Outdoors(SMO) with one of their many white water rafting adventures. There are different trips available for all skill levels.

Las Vegas, NV
Give yourself a break from the glitz and the neon and tackle 300 miles of some of the most powerful white water on the planet. Experience the splendor and grandeur of this magical place from the mighty Colorado River!


If you’re a golfer, there’s nothing better than rounding up a group of friends and hitting the road in search of a destination rife with challenging courses. And the blissful feeling you get amidst the fairway and miles of green is irreplaceable.

golfingSt. Augustine, FL
At the Grande Villas at World Golf Village® resort alone, you can enjoy access to two championship 18-hole courses. The King & Bear was co-designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, while the Slammer & Squire bears the nicknames of two legends who served as design consultants—Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen.

Myrtle Beach, SC
Nicknamed “The Grand Strand,” Myrtle Beach boasts more than 100 top-notch courses. During your vacation to this golfing paradise, you’ll find courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Davis Love and other great golf minds.

Las Vegas, NV
You may have Las Vegas on your list of places to travel because of its nightlife, but you’ll soon discover there are plenty of excellent courses just a short drive from the Strip—from par-3s for casual golfers to long courses for big hitters.


Whether you prefer waders on the river or chartering a deep sea fishing boat, a guys-only fishing trip is bound to be an unforgettable experience. The lighthearted retort, thrill of a challenge and excitement from reeling in a 30-pound striper are just a few reasons why fishing is a passionate pastime for many vacationers.

FishingGordonsville, VI
Enjoy a laid-back day with your friends on Lake Izac, a setting for endless outdoor adventure. The 60-acre reservoir is the perfect place to cast your line and fish the day away.

Marathon (The Keys), FL
Getting out into the open water of the Atlantic ocean to do battle with unseeable, unknowable, undersea behemoths is one amazing, action-packed way to spend a day with your buddies.

Ridgedale, MO
Before you get on the water, make a quick stop at Bass Pro Shops®—the perfect place for last minute supplies. Then start your getaway off with a two-day fly-fishing course at Table Rock Lake or enjoy the most diverse fishing in the country at Lake Taneycomo.

Eat, Drink & Relax

A getaway with the boys doesn’t always have to be filled with outdoor adventure and adrenaline. Sometimes a relaxing trip is just as enjoyable—bumming it on the beach, having a few beers at a local bar, or chilling poolside with your buddies. In fact, social travel is ripe for massive growth and we have just the places for the ultimate relaxing getaway.

Oranjestad, Aruba
Enjoy the vibrant island life with some scuba diving, snorkeling or simply relax in the solitude of the sun and soft sand. Aruba has it all!

Nassau, Bahamas
Marathon, FLSituated where the crystal-white sands meet the island’s pool-blue surf, this tropical destination serves as the perfect place to relax in the sun or swim in the warm Bahamian waters.

Marathon, FL
Whether at the tiki bar, by the pool, or on your balcony, it’s hard not to relax—especially when you are surrounded by a perpetually warm island breeze and swaying beach palms.

Whatever you decide to do, wherever you decide to go, just remember to relax, have fun and allow yourself to disconnect from your typical routine so that you can fully embrace your vacation experiences and create truly wonderful memories with your friends.

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