The passionate wildlife guides at Tours in the Glades usher nature-starved sightseers into the lush wetlands and past the stunning marine wildlife of the Everglades. Captivating facts about the Everglades’ ecological and cultural significance abound, as do anecdotes about some of the birds and reptiles that call the wetlands home. All tours include the proper gear for watery odysseys and transportation into the park, thereby obviating the need to hitch rides on the backs of water-walking lizards.
Massage World Spa is dedicated to providing spa services that care for the body and calm the mind. Rejuvenate a disheveled dermis with the 60-minute deluxe facial, which includes a complete skin analysis, an exfoliation treatment, extractions, a pore-cleansing mask and moisturizer, and a soothing shoulder and neck massage. Customers without faces can opt to experience one of three massages—the hot-stone treatment, which eases tension with cold or heated river stones thoroughly slathered with oil; the deep-tissue massage, which frees lower-level muscles and tissues with stress-releasing squeezes; or the Swedish massage, a classic procedure that uses five trademark stroke styles and a smidgen of snow from the Secret Alps. Round out your facial or massage with a 15-minute session in the spa's six-person Jacuzzi tub.
Hailing from Kingston and backed by 25 years of culinary experience, chef Derrick Anderson infuses each of Top Taste’s fresh Jamaican dishes with zesty herbs and authentic spices. Nosh on a whole turkey drenched in flavorful jerk sauce ($6.95/pound) or temper your fowl with fillings with the jerk-chicken salad ($4.29). The calaloo and salt fish mixes terrestrial greens with seafood ($7) to great biosphere-melding effect. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays the restaurant serves up border-bending Jamaican-style Chinese plates including chicken fried rice ($8.25 large) and butterfly shrimp ($10.50). Seating in the eatery is limited, so guests can pick up orders and enjoy them at home or in the camouflaged confines of an overgrown shrubbery.
In 1937, something hot, delicious, and glazed rolled through the sleepy town of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Seventy-five years later, Vernon Rudolph's secret doughnut recipe lives on within the hundreds of Krispy Kreme locations scattered across the globe as well as within the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, where Krispy Kreme is heralded as a 20th-century American icon.
The entire doughnut-making process, which customers can view up close and personal at many of Krispy Kreme?s outposts, begins with fresh ingredients and ends with the click of a fluorescent sign bearing the words, "hot doughnuts now." From the original, mold-breaking glazed doughnut to newer doughnut varieties, such as chocolate ice Kreme, glazed raspberry, and glazed chocolate cake, each round dainty pairs with piping-hot coffee for a compact snack easily tucked into a pocket or clown shoe.
The technicolor interior of Wonder Games is filled wall-to-wall with arcade games, trampolines, educational activities, and even a candy bar. Toddlers can crawl through a soft, indoor playground complete with miniature castle, while parents watch nearby from clusters of tables and chairs. Bigger kids can jump on trampolines, which are surrounded by protective nets, or head to the arcade to rack up game tickets that can be used to redeem prizes. The candy bar's bins are filled with bulk candies, which are weighed by the ounce, and include sour gummy worms and a rainbow of gumball flavors.
Understanding that rock stars aren’t made overnight, Music Depot shepherds along aspiring golden gods with brand-name gear and detailed training. Their sprawling space boasts shiny electronic and acoustic axes from Fender and Ibanez as well as name-brand speakers, gear, and music software. Private lessons teach basic musicianship, and the Depot’s ensemble programs let performers develop essential professional skills such as timing, collaboration, and who gets stuck playing the thimble in Monopoly.