Enjoy The Mountain wants others to explore the beautiful terrain surrounding Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake?and provides the equipment to help them do so. The company organizes Jeep, mountain-bike, ATV, and Quad rentals and tours, and always includes extras such as transportation to and from desired trails, fuel, and comprehensive safety training. Every rental also comes with a map of the area and suggested routes to ensure guests get the most out of their adventure.
The staff at Adventure Balloon Rides does more than merely steer giant balloons through the sky. As 38-year veterans of the industry and aerostatic technology experts, they also consult for NASA, certify future pilots in their training school, and even make movies and commercials with the help of their in-house special-effects team. For example, they contributed their skills to episodes of Portlandia.
They built their business around sharing their love for flying, though, which is something they still do every day if the weather permits. Their signature flight includes an opportunity to help set up and inflate a balloon before soaring over stunning Californian vistas. After the journey, a champagne toast concludes the trip before they take their guests to the Bomb Shelter Cafe for a full breakfast.
In order to pursue his passion for flying, Anaheim Helicopters founder Mark Skinner left his home in England and began the journey to his current West Coast home. Now, in stable, modern, and air-conditioned helicopters, Mark stirs the air above Los Angeles and Orange County to provide passengers with views of rugged mountains and iconic buildings. During tours, Mark points out landmarks such as the Sunset Strip, the Capitol Records Building, and Dodger Stadium before soaring between skyscrapers, over famous homes, and in V-formation with migrating geese. In addition to piloting helicopters, Mark joins with a team of FAA–certified flight instructors to lead aviation lessons for aspiring pilots.
Lux Travel Group's early-morning ground service chariots riders to Las Vegas in style, boasting luxurious service and perks similar to a first-class flight. Commence road trips with a champagne toast before sipping on two additional complimentary cocktails from the extensive drink menu. A continental breakfast or a lunch package consisting of a half sandwich, fresh fruit or salad, and a freshly baked cookie fuels passengers up for Olympic-level Internet surfing on the free WiFi (available on most routes, but subject to location and satellite interference from clouds and bandwidth-stealing UFOs). After reveling in the bus-centric festivities, wind down during a movie screening with a chocolate-mint-drizzled cake pop. Finally, a warm scented towel allows guests to freshen up for their triumphant arrival in Vegas.
Chances are that, right now, a shipment of crushed grapes is en route to The Wine Tailor, ready to be made into one of the winery's 30 plus signature wines. The Wine Tailor has been forging partnerships with premium vineyards from around the world and the giant cork tree at its center. These relationships have been quite fruitful, producing red, white, and fruit-infused wines.
To help patrons select from all of these choices, The Wine Tailor hosts tastings within its Rancho Cucamonga store. The winery doesn't limit customers to one wine list, though?it also welcomes them to craft their own custom wines using the Tailor's formidable stock of grapes.
For more than half a century, internationally renowned woodworker Sam Maloof remained a leader in his field by crafting furniture that included rocking chairs for four US presidents. While some of his pieces now grace permanent collections at acclaimed sites such as New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, more than 100 pieces are exhibited at the Maloof Foundation museum.
Housed in Sam's hand-built 16-room residence, the museum showcases rotating exhibits in gallery spaces such as the Pyramid Room and the Jacobs Gallery. Before becoming a museum, the residence was relocated from its original lemon grove to a 6-acre site, where it's now nestled amid lemon trees and a 4-acre Maloof Discovery Garden that features sculptures and native California plants. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the residence opens for docent-led tours twice a week and doubles as a gathering place for programs such as crafts workshops.