Vegas Off Road Experience's wilderness-worthy Roughrider trucks harness the rage of a six-cylinder Ford engine and encase drivers and passengers in stable cockpit conditions cradled by 24-inch tuned suspension. On-staff instructors provide handling instruction and a warning against feeding the engine Mountain Dew after dinner, so that participants can harness the vehicle's maximum potential during short-track and desert-challenge excursions. Visitors maneuver the resilient metal monsters across natural desert jumps and mountain passes, or take to the professional-grade closed course to launch off of 40-foot tabletop jumps and around sharp turns. The on-staff instructors have competed in the Mint 400 race and pass on their speedy prowess through a racing-training program. Whether exploring their truck's off-road capabilities or hunting down tumbleweeds that cut them off during a desert romp, drivers are always equipped with safety gear, GPS, and radio communication.
Owned and operated by the Gripentog family since 1957, Las Vegas Boat Harbor sparks aquatic adventures on the waves of Lake Mead with boat and jet-ski rentals. Up to two joyriders enjoy a couple of hours on the ripple-skating back of a WaveRunner, and six may pile into a speedboat for four hours of wakeboarding and white-whale chasing. Pontoon boats can transport up to 10 passengers to nearby locales such as Hoover Dam and Cathedral Rock or simply explore the man-made lake’s multitudinous inlets and coves, surrounded by 550 miles of breathtaking Mojave Desert shoreline. Guests who drop anchor during their watery sojourn can spend the afternoon supping on lunches packed at home, picked up at the Harbor House Café, or stolen from passing schools of fish, and the marina store supplies any last-minute boating and fishing supplies.
Within each noncompetitive Curves facility, female fitness seekers are invited to move through a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that are designed to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Shunning cumbersome weight stacks, the hydraulic gadgets adapt to each exerciser's body weight and fitness level to complement her individual abilities, subsequently decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. And because traditional lift-and-lower motions tend to create bulky muscles, the machines promote push-and-pull movements to sculpt toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing unsuspecting grapefruit. Experienced trainers are always nearby to help clients manage their machine maneuvering, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues to let women know when it's time to move on to the next station or break for an air viola solo.
Vroom across the earth's gold- and diamond-filled acne with today’s off-road Groupon: $55 for a four-hour H1 Hummer tour through two Arizona mountain ranges and desert with Stellar Adventures (a $135 value). Stellar Adventures’ exciting and information-packed Four Peaks Trail Hummer expedition takes intrepid explorers on a picturesque trail through Tonto National Forest, known, like the surface of Mars or a new pair of socks, for its rugged beauty.