Even though the year 2000 left the world bereft of jetpack-tuxedos, the staff of World Class Driving still believes in a merger of high class and high speeds. They have amassed a collection of 20 supercars—all owned, none rented—through which they share their enthusiasm for velocity with America. Patrons sign up for drives on open roads and racetracks, piloting recent models from Ferrari, Bentley, Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Lamborghini. Surrounded by the scarlet shell of a Ferrari 458 Italia, for example, they can propel themselves to 60 miles per hour in a scorching 3.4 seconds.
Although swiftness remains a key element of its creed, the company doesn't shirk on style: steering a Bentley Continental GT, according to the website, is "like driving a very powerful, very deluxe English drawing room." Each car also has an immersive aural component, from the "basso profundo" of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren's side pipes to the adorable mewing of the Jaguar XKR-S as it repeatedly drives over a ball of yarn.
The US Tour XL permits participants to zoom down 120 miles of public road in five of these exotic vehicles by setting up checkpoints along the route. In Las Vegas, customers drive four types of cars during a scenic trip to the Hoover Dam or take out a trio around Red Rock Canyon. The 360 Track Experience, on the other hand, indulges adrenaline cravings with a day of Ferrari Challenge racing at various professional tracks.
The Sing With Me curriculum stretches back to the late 19th century, when a duo of sisters and early-education researchers composed the tune that would eventually become "Happy Birthday to You." Donating the popular song's royalties to a foundation, the song eventually financed the research of Ken Guilmartin, who was pursuing the role of music in early cognitive development. Teaming up with fellow researcher Lili Levinowitz, Guilmartin founded Music Together LLC, a system of musical learning that allowed kids from birth to age 7 and their parents to access the joys of music together in a fun, supportive environment. Although not every child is destined for a career as a concert pianist, Sing With Me’s teachers start from the philosophy that all children have some innate musical sense and can be taught to sing in tune, move rhythmically, and distinguish a recorder from a Charleston Chew.
In addition to teaching youths and adults to punch and kick properly, Rockaway Fight Center imparts self-discipline, self-confidence, and self-respect. Instructors specialize in Israeli combat tactics including knife fighting, ground survival, and HaganaH, a full-contact form of self-defense that incorporates krav maga and hisardut. The center also offers combat fitness classes, which condition bodies using HaganaH fighting techniques, as well as Zumba classes, which eschew combat in favor of pure calorie burning. For an East Asian approach, the center’s Brazilian jiu jitsu lessons teach students to overpower a larger attacker or a declawed grizzle bear using chokes and holds, while taekwondo classes focus primarily on striking and thrusting with kicks and punches.
While you might have to worry about what lurks behind every corner at Haunted Scarehouse, there is one thing you won't have to worry about: an umbrella. That's because all of the gobblins, ghosts, and ghouls in the House of Nightmares and The Attic live indoors. So no matter what the weather, thrill-seekers can stay dry and warm as they carefully make their way past dark corners and ghostly visages spread across two fright-filled floors. The house is known for its especially terrifying denizens, so staff recommend it for children ages 8 and older or those who are descended from ghosts.
With a 39-stall driving range, a miniature-golf circuit, and a nine-hole par 3 course, Mt. Freedom Golf helps golfers fine-tune every aspect of their game. That par 3 layout features several holes that span at least 100 yards from the tee to the bentgrass greens, showcasing a verdant expanse for players to work their short irons. Players bogey-proof swings at the driving range, where natural-grass hitting areas cater to those who favor a natural feel and provoke artificial mats to crow about how photosynthesis is overrated.
After grappling the yips at the safari-themed mini-golf course, players can seek out putter advice from one three ace instructors. Mt. Freedom Golf also offers a nine-hole Frisbee-golf course that favors those with disc-hurling prowess or enough money to hire a pizza chef as a caddy.
Corks pop and spirits flow at Eastcoast School of Bartending, where students learn the tricks of the trade in a realistic environment. When not busy in the classroom, students man an actual a 35-foot U-shaped bar stocked with more than 250 bottles, bar utensils, and more than 200 glasses of varying types ready to aid on the journey to bartending mastery. Eastcoast’s instructors cover all areas of the craft, including drink recipes, customer service, alcohol awareness, and how to memorize every regular’s favorite cartoon character. After completing the course, students receive a graduation license approved by the New Jersey Department of Education and recognized in all 50 states. Eastcoast also offers graduates free job-placement services and refresher training for life.