The party-loving minds behind Yacht Party Cruises wanted a creative way for locals and tourists to explore a city's late-night atmosphere. Eventually they launched a fleet of luxury yachts into the waters of eight of North America's most lively urban waterfronts. On each vessel, festivities abound as DJs spin everything from hip-hop to Sinatra, inviting passengers to shake a leg in between trips to the full bar or buffet lined with hot appetizers. All yachts boast extravagant details such as wraparound decks, fireplaces, or a glass atrium that hangs above the dance floor offering dancers a direct view of the man in the moon's game of solitaire. Guests can also step onto the decks for fresh air or panoramic views of city's skyline.
Within their walls, the instructors at Tiger's Den Martial Arts & Fitness preach lessons that transcend physical stamina and hard work. This is because, regardless of ability level, students also receive mental and spiritual strength from the facility's positive learning environment, which is replete with respect, common courtesy, and recognition. Boasting experienced instructors and a reputable martial-arts system with more than 5 million worldwide followers, the facility offers an array of endurance-building programs. In addition to karate, the programs include kickboxing, after-school, and pre-K classes.
The National Basketball Academy's instructors host clinics, training sessions, and tournaments for various age groups. Their coaching helps participants improve all aspects of their performance on the court, from shooting to defense, and their youth programs nurture sports skills in children as young as kindergarten. They also set up teams and leagues that allow players to compete in a supportive, friendly environment.
You'll board at pier 9 of the South Shore Harbour Resort on the eponymous FantaSea, a 117-foot glitz-class glamcruiser equipped with two decks, two bars, custom brasswork, 42-inch televisions, Doppler 5,000 sequin-sensing radar, and a massive, startlingly nude pink-unicorn figurehead. Also, the FantaSea has never killed a merman. See here for cruise dates and times.
At each of its 31 area locations, the YMCA of Greater Houston pursues a mission to bring health, wellness, and personal growth to communities. Kids leap into activities ranging from swim lessons and youth sports to a teen Youth & Government program that stirs up confidence and leadership abilities in students, preparing them for mudslinging student-council campaigns.
Zumba, ballroom dance, and Les Mills group exercise classes shake up adult workout routines, as complimentary childcare frees up parents to pursue fitness goals. Meanwhile, adult sport leagues such as basketball and racquetball result in friendly competition and hyper-literate team names inspired by obscure philosophers.
A self-described tropical gaming convention, ArcadiaCon brings gamers together to socialize, learn, and compete under the warm Texas sun. Also, they're on an island. For two days, the festival fills the halls of the Galveston Island Convention Center with a range of gaming-centric events and attractions. A Minecraft PvP contest bestows grand prizes on the winners, while industry panels cover topics such as developing a video game, composing a soundtrack, and a semiotic deconstruction of Toad-as-savior-figure in Super Mario Bros.
And, while visitors can enjoy unlimited free-play at banks of computers and arcade cabinets, an exhibitor hall and dinner buffet with comedy show present entirely new ways to engage with gaming culture. The resort where the convention is held is also near outdoor attractions such as a water park and a pier brimming with rides, restaurants, and Endermen enjoying a day off.