The professional pilots at Timberview Helicopters ferry passengers high into the clouds aboard a sky-scraping whirlybird during flight tours through Destin, Kansas City, and Key West. Having chartered flights for National Geographic and the Travel Channel, these pilots expertly navigate planes toward sweeping, picturesque views, allowing sightseers to steal glances of Fort Walton Beach, downtown Kansas City, and Key West's ocean views from a perspective normally reserved for birds and astronauts with binoculars. Additionally, their high-definition videos grant guests a lasting commemoration of their in-flight experience. When they're not chartering tours, they teach budding pilots the gravity-defying tricks of their trade through pilot training and lug precious shipments from port to port with their cargo-lifting services.
The fun and friendly staff at the locally owned sports bar serves up hefty portions of an eclectic selection of American fare to hungry sports fans and hopelessly lost Sartre scholars alike. Start with a stack of ultimate nachos, and flirtatiously fight with a dashing date over the last chip topped with queso, olive, jalapeño, guacamole, meat, and chives ($8.29, substitute blackened chicken for $1 extra). Or indulge an indecisive friend with an appetizer combo platter loaded with potato skins, toasted ravioli, cheese wedges, chicken strips, and a Tex-Mex roll ($12.99) before moving on to the main course. Krieger’s eclectic menu, packed with pizzas ($8.49+), salads ($4.29+), pasta ($8.95+), sandwiches ($8.49+), and wraps ($7.99+), offers something for even the most picky eater in your fantasy croquet club. A beefy bacon cheeseburger ($8.49) and St. Louis–style ribs basted in smoky barbecue sauce ($13.99 for a half rack) satisfy humankind's primal desires for handheld meats, and a veggie wrap with lemon-ranch sauce ($7.99) gives herbivores their own excuse to eat with their hands. Krieger's boasts a full bar and room for more than 200 boisterous fans to catch the Little League championships and other games of interest on the 30-plus televisions peppered throughout the eatery.
Good Nature's locally sourced alpaca products swathe bodies in soft fabrics that cry out for gentle cheek rubs. Alpaca socks ($15–$22) enclose feet in their warm embrace. Sweaters, hats, and rugs made of the fine fiber also line the store's aisles. Add aromatic intrigue to séances that channel the spirits of former cars with the many scents of Fred Soll's incense ($5–$16), or adorn selves and surfaces with crystals such as a Celtic cluster crystal ($10.75). Wines such as the fruit-toned 2009 Illahe viognier ($17) infuse bellies with warm oenophilic well-being. Books published by Llewellyn, Hay House, and other spiritually minded page-binders ($8–$65) advise the soul in matters of its consciousness and improvement.
Founders Mika and Jeremy Fue have packed Kidzone's indoor facility with a 20-foot single slide, an 18-foot double slide, and an obstacle course that stretches more than 30 feet long through which youngsters can maneuver under their parents' supervision. Three trampolines and roomy bounce houses accommodate bounding tykes and double as landing zones for confused flying squirrels; an interactive area supplies toddlers aged 2 and younger with age-appropriate games. Parents can drop off their kids every Friday night for three supervised hours of pizza, games, and inflatable play, or host their child's birthday celebration with an open or private party package.: