From the colorful rides to an on-site candy store, Lollipop Park lets visitors of all ages escape into a whimsical wonderland. Go-karts let drivers hone their turns on a winding track, while a carousel taps into the imagination of kids and adults, perfectly encapsulating both the gallop of horse and the aimlessness of one's 20s. Other family-friendly activities include a mini-golf course, a hall of fun mirrors, and train rides along the sparkling waters of Lake Arrowhead.
Snake through the track at over 35 mph in order to experience the dynamic dance of punctual breaking and exhilarating acceleration. Turn by turn, drivers will hone in on the flow of the track, developing a rhythm, edging the inside corner, and shaving precious ticks off previous lap times. Likewise, feel free to skillfully drift off any of the 12–14 fellow racers before grabbing your post-race printout after the checkered flag. For results worthy of a family fridge, consult the trackside experts at San Bernardino, who will happily upload tips and tricks to the main server in your head.
On Saturday, May 11, runners will take to the obstacle course at Glen Helen Regional Park. Invincible “The Challenge” will test racers' limits in a spree that involves climbing over walls, crawling under obstacles, and hurdling barricades designed to test strength and endurance. Participants will receive a finishing medal, Challenge wristband, goody bag, and entrance to the food truck and beer garden area after the race.
At the recently opened SkyTown Trampoline Park, kids and adults find plenty of ways to burn off excess energy in a clean, safe environment. Jumpers ricochet off various padded surfaces, including the very walls themselves. A rebound might send them hurtling toward a cushy foam pit or a basketball hoop poised for a perfect slam dunk. Youngsters can also exercise their throwing arms on the dodgeball court, and wee ones who are too small for the main court find their own fun in the tamer Jump-A-Roo area.
Because the trampoline-filled center is a part of Splash Kingdom water park, kids are only a few steps away from go-karts, mini golf, and bumper boats; water slides and other aquatic attractions keep things cool during the summer months. While tots refuel with pizza, adults can head to the Upper Deck Sports Lounge to count their favorite quarterback's pores on one of five massive 15-foot high-definition projection screens.
Tombstone Paintball Park offers outdoor enthusiasts an exciting opportunity to reduce stress and enjoy nature while flinging paint at foes with all-day access to the park ($45, gun and mask included), all-day air ($10), and 100 paint-filled spheroids ($7) that can be customized to leave a splatter pattern that looks exactly like your first name. Twenty acres of terrain gives ample room for a variety of different playing fields with various themes. Storm the Civil War field, which features log revetments and multicolored courage badges, or defend the Siegfried Line—a large network of unmapped trenches, sandbags, and conduits that keep the enemy constantly dizzy, lost, or both.