River Parasail's expert navigators unite guests with panoramic views and invigorating experiences on the Colorado River obtainable only by parasailers and waterfowl. Up to six passengers can board the custom-built human-aircraft carrier, which features an extended deck and an on-board winch to provide parasailers with a dry takeoff and landing. The captain will send human kites to a desired height between 50 and 500 feet, allowing them to catch aerial views of the Colorado River before coming closer to snuggling with low-lying clouds.
Scubafy Dive Center's veteran dive instructor, cofounder Charlie Franks, an instructor, regional training director for IDEA, and evaluator, draws on thousands dives’ worth of experience while teaching scuba courses. Charlie and his instructors guide small-group classes of budding divers aged 12 and older through open-water certification courses, which impart the skills needed to explore the liquid depths of nearby Lake Mead, international waters, or Zeus's hot tub. The shelves and racks of Scubafy's well-stocked dive shop are laden with new and pre-owned gear for divers of all skill levels. Rental equipment is available by the day or week, and air-tank refills, repair services, and all-inclusive introductory packages equip those who are getting their feet wet for the first time.
The friendly technicians at Green Valley Shoe Repair have been fixing footwear for a decade, using their knowledge to repair everything from Cole Haan and Johnston & Murphy to the fashion-forward heels of Jimmy Choo , Christian Louboutin, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, and Manolo Blahnik among others. Among tidy shelves lined with sole inserts, shoe-care products, footwear, and purses, the staff performs a huge variety of shoe and luggage repair services. They can even apply a classic shoeshine after they carefully stretch out a pair of too-tight loafers, or fix a heel that snapped during the last leg of an Iron Man competition.
Vapor Max specializes in e-cigarettes, and the shop's decor is as futuristic as its signature product. Neon purple lights illuminate the purple walls, decorated with huge photos of nighttime cityscapes. The display case at the center of the store glows brightest of all, illuminating the selection of electronic, cigarette-shaped vaporizers and accessories. Nicotine-infused e-liquids, for example, come in flavors ranging from acai berry to mocha coffee to classic tobacco, which evokes a traditional flavor more tastily than a special-edition Declaration of Independence flavor.
For more than 30 years, Lee's Discount Liquor has stocked its shelves with myriad spirits, beers, and wine, earning a readers' pick as the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Best Liquor or Wine Store of 2012. Prospective imbibers get lost in a fluorescent catwalk of domestic and international tequilas, rums, cabernets, and microbrews, which deck out beverage collections with enough flavors to match any type of cuisine or postage stamp desired. Lee's Discount Liquor also hosts in-store tastings and an annual spirit-sampling event, which merges its myriad sips with entertainment from live bands.
With more than 30 years of experience fixing footwear and suitcases, master mender Mike Missakian can repair almost any kind of zippered, laced, or buckled accessory. Customers visiting the tidy shop can patch up a torn leather sole ($25–$35), repair a structurally unsound spiked heel ($7.50), or replace a bag zipper ($35) that’s snagged one too many scarves. When leaving shoes or bags to Mike’s precise ministration, customers can take advantage of free parking or take a quick jaunt to the nearby Las Vegas strip.