Blue Mountain Vineyards owners, Joe and Vickie, are pinot pioneers. Beginning with a 5-acre experiment in 1986, they discovered that the soil of the Lehigh Valley does a fine impression of French terrain, making it suitable for growing the grapes of cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and other European varietals. Since then, they've expanded to a 50-acre plot, where they now produce wines that have won awards from the Fingerlake International Wine Competition and Appellation America.
Panoramic views of the Blue Mountains overlook scenic terraces at the vineyards, where grapes spring from soil that soldiers roamed during the Revolutionary War. Tastings, concerts, and other events fill the winery's glass-flanked deck, spilling onto an outdoor patio surrounded by ponds as tranquil as a silent lullaby. Visitors admire the vines during tours, and they can also adopt their favorites to preserve the vines' flavorful histories.
Skydive trips allows both beginner and seasoned divers a comprehensive and safe way to engage in free falls. Tandem dives allow first-timers to experience the thrill of a jump without special training or prior knowledge of species of stomach butterflies, and training programs ready aficionados for solo falls. A staff with decades of combined experience ensures a safe diving experience with bona fide instruction and equipment. The facilities include both indoor and outdoor observation areas for friends and family, as well as a picnic area jumpers often put to use after they've completed their adventure.
Looking to put a new spin on a classic family activity, the minds behind Glowgolf decided to give the game a phosphorescent update. Incandescent courses place friends and family amid a tropical-fantasy golf world of neon orange, green, and violet surroundings. Players putt luminous orbs through vibrant treasure chests and glimmering windmills while negotiating tricky obstacles near walls portraying black-light-lit aquatic scenes. With more than 20 locations spread over 10 states, Glowgolf's fluorescent labyrinths challenge human players and traveling gnomes.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Jungle gym and bounce house
Recommended Age Group: Kids
Pro Tip: Bring socks.
What special training do you or your staff have?
The staff receive thorough training on creating a fun, clean, and safe environment for all our guests.
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Parents need to watch their children at all times. Make sure to bring socks and prepare to have lots of fun.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
Visitors are always commenting on how clean our facilities are. Our staff makes sure to keep all the equipment as clean as humanly possible.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Besides the jungle gym and bounce house we offer a wide range of activities parents can do with their children (i.e., puzzles, puppet shows, reading, arts and crafts, and more). Our little café offers a variety of food and beverages that are kid-friendly.
At Fitness That Fits, a team of certified trainers versed in fitness regimens such as P90X, TRX, and kettle bells are adept at coaxing—and motivating—clients down the path to wellness. One striking thing about the gym is non-intimidating family atmosphere. The room is outfitted with gear including a fleet of indoor cycles. Small group classes give participants another way to burn calories with more than 20 fitness classes each week that include P90X, TRX, kettle bells, cardio kick boxing, varied workouts of HIIT classes, and 20/20/20, which combines indoor cycling with strength training and core exercises. Certified personal trainers are also available for customized training, and a certified health coach is on staff to help clients improve their over-all help through nutritional counseling.
One gym can hardly contain Master Solomon Brenner's martial-arts expertise, which is why his school—Action Karate—has expanded to 13 different locations. Brenner believes that the martial arts are a lifelong pursuit, so he takes on students aged 3–93.
His classes for kids blend fitness with self-discipline, whereas his classes for adults focus on toning exercises and self-defense. Not all of his classes involve combat; some dedicate entire hours to pure strength training or cool-pose striking. He and his staff also host birthday parties for kids, which include fun martial-arts instruction, games, and a ceremonial slicing of birthday cake with a samurai sword.