The swimsuit-clad guests at Skyventure New Hampshire's Surf's Up attraction may not be going anywhere, but they're having lots of fun along the way. Designed to be the largest indoor wave park of its kind, the new venue from simulated-extreme-sports specialists sets surfers atop a standing wave that can?depending on the settings of its modular SurfStream machine?reach heights of 6 feet. Surfers with experience can use it to stay conditioned and improve their balance on barrel waves year round, while beginners can more easily learn to mount their boards in a 100% jellyfish-free setting. As reported on the Discovery Channel, the machine can release a rush of 750,000 liters of water per minute. And because the water temperature is kept at a mild 83 degrees, no wetsuits are necessary.
At 32 feet wide?making it the largest in North America, the owners say?the surf pool is a star attraction. But it's not the only one. There's also the FishPipe, a wildly spinning water-filled sphere that replicates the thrill of an ultra-steep water slide, a 24-foot Nicros art rock wall with an auto-belay system, and SkyVenture itself. The last provides the surreal thrill of falling slowly through the air with no need for a parachute?it's an indoor, vertical wind tunnel, of a kind used not only by everyday thrill-seekers but also by pro skydivers.
Right beside the rolling waters and powerful winds is the Oasis Cafe Restaurant, which completes the beachy experience with a thatched roof and tabletop shakers of sand. Even approaching the wave park puts surfers in a tropical mood?its exterior is bedecked with towering palm trees and other tiki trimmings.
Located in Nashua, Crowne Plaza Nashua is in the business district and close to Holman Stadium and Florence Hyde Speare Memorial Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of Merrimack Premium Outlets and Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
Make yourself at home in one of the 230 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and cotton sheets. 32-inch high-definition televisions with digital programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, an Internet point, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times. Parking is also conveniently located nearby.
Chunky's Cinema Pub has been mixing the polished glimmer of modern technology with the gauzy glow of yesteryear for almost two decades. Eight screens mingle first-run blockbusters with themed throwback classics catering to children of the ’50s or ’80s. There, in the glow of the previews, is another testament to the melding of time—a contemporary dinner-and-a-movie setup brings with it the nostalgia of old-school drive-ins. Instead of traditional cinema chairs, individual cushy Lincoln Continental surround communal dinner tables, and the seats roll and recline to let guests maximize their comfort and customize their sightlines as they catch the onscreen action and pretend to be backseat drivers. At their tables, American pub snacks and entrées from the extensive menu spread out, combining movies with burgers, quesadillas, and steak tips.
While the theater blends old with new, Chunky's Bio Truck zooms into the future with a gas tank full of the 100% trans-fat-free canola oil used for cooking in the kitchen. The bio-fuel reduces the truck's greenhouse emissions and helps to decrease its carbon footprint, spreading an eco-conscious message to the community.
Situated on the verdant, castle-like grounds of the Radisson hotel, Synthesis Spa cultivates a tranquil haven for its all-encompassing roster of skincare and aesthetic treatments. Aestheticians recruit customized microdermabrasion, facials, and powerful Comfort Zone skincare products to help combat signs of aging and overly indented dimples. They can also outline simple, at-home skincare techniques to keep freshly refurbished façades glowing as brightly as a lava lamp inside a supernova. While therapists' hands glide over tense muscles with organic, 100% jojoba oil during soothing massages, spa staffers further gussy up epidermises with thorough mani-pedis, makeup applications, and hair-removal services that employ Bombshell strip wax and Azulene hard wax. To bolster relaxation, Synthesis Spa grants guests access to the Radisson's Atlantis Sports Club, a full-service facility brimming with calming accoutrements. Patrons can singe calories with cardio equipment or a dry sauna before diving into heated pools that, like the best-trained houseplants, reside both indoors and outdoors.
At Skydive Pepperell, USPA– and state-licensed and certified instructors acquaint adventurers with the thrill of riding gravity back to the earth's crust. Skydive Pepperell's private, skydiving-only airport claims more than 60 acres for soaring steel birds at heights of 10,500–13,500 feet above ground. Neophyte fliers, harnessed to professionals for tandem jumps, leap from the belly of a DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter and indulge in trendy cloud diets on their way down to the safe, grassy landing area. Daredevils who thrive on the thrum of adrenaline can enroll in accelerated free-fall training, which drills students in the skills necessary for a solo dive. Jumpers can also purchase a DVD and digital stills that show them soaring through the sky while demonstrating ways to repurpose a parachute into a giant stuffed animal. Meanwhile, spectators watch jumps from the open landing area, confident in Skydive Pepperell's impeccable safety record.
Sheer white curtains line My Perfect Salon & Spa Inc.'s beauty haven, where swirled glass pendant lights illuminate individual guests as they indulge in skin and nail treatments. Aestheticians brighten and soften complexions with chemical peels formulated for a variety of skin types in the tranquility of a private treatment room.
Back on the salon floor, skilled technicians sheathe nails in traditional polishes, acrylic tips, and gelish and Shellac lacquers, which use a UV-curing process to resist cracks, chips, or smudges for up to two weeks. Pedicure thrones, regularly sanitized with hospital-grade disinfectant, boast a pipeless water system that uses clean water for each service rather than recirculating impurities and sock-themed knock-knock jokes left over from previous pedicures. At the end of each service, nail techs individually wrap and sanitize all reusable tools in a medical-grade autoclave system and ensure that all files, buffers, and pedicure slippers are used only once.