Backed by a landscape of rolling green hills, paintballers navigate a maze of trenches, only peering above ground with their be-goggled eyes for a careful survey. With 14 battlefields to choose from, paintballing combatants test their mettle while fostering team-building and strategization skills. Players fire off rounds from Tippmann or Kingman air guns while ducking behind rusted, paint-splattered oil drums, stacks of large tires, or the big yellow dump truck left behind by Godzilla's toddler. Each battleground presents a different challenge—the turf airball course is populated by inflatable obstacles, and the woodsball field forces teams to traverse forested grounds made hazardous by wetlands and overgrowth. After a grueling match, players can take refuge in the shaded picnic areas to rest, refuel, or brush up on Sun Tzu's lesser-known text, The War of Art.
A nonprofit charity dedicated to rejuvenating and rehabilitating at-risk and abused horses, Dude's Ranch Equine Rescue Center gives wayward stallions a second chance to prance. Amid the panoramic Western backdrops and tumbleweed quartet harmonies of the Acton ranch, the center reintroduces horses that have been abandoned or injured. Riders grab the reins during a two-hour trail ride, which begins with a supervised bonding experience as aspiring stable hands prepare their steeds for departure with grooming, tacking, and a complete oil change.
While traversing more than 30 obstacles and sprinting along hilly trails can be done when donning clean gym clothes, it's often more fun when those clothes are covered in mud. That's the idea behind the Hot An Dirty Mud Run?the themed 5K races blend running and obstacle scaling with mud pits and mud crawls. As participants challenge their endurance and mettle, they also get down and dirty, splashing down water slides and getting muddier than a mermaid's ant farm. At the end of the race, they can clean off in onsite showers to rejoin society's standards of cleanliness at the after-party, which boasts drinks, beer, food, and music. Portions of proceeds go toward Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that emotionally and financially assists soldiers wounded in combat.
Bonnie Formia has always been active—whether competing in gymnastics as a youth or taking physical education and nutrition classes in college. Bonnie’s love of fitness and health still continues today as the personal trainer and group instructor—with multiple certifications—helps teens, adults, and seniors with her personal formula of strength training, conditioning workouts, and metabolic-based eating. Bonnie's credentials include two certified fitness trainer certifications along with pre- and post-natal and other specialty certifications.
Located in Palmdale, Residence Inn by Marriott Palmdale is convenient to Antelope Valley Country Club and Palmdale Regional Medical Center. This hotel is within close proximity of Palmdale Playhouse and Blackbird Airpark.
Make yourself at home in one of the 90 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces. Kitchens are outfitted with refrigerators and microwaves. Pay movies and VCRs are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as complimentary weekday newspapers and coffee/tea makers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an indoor pool and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include a concierge desk, a hair salon, and a picnic area.
While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free parking is available onsite.
Mulligan Family Fun Center's three locations surround parents and kids with sprawling smorgasbords of kinetic entertainment. Outside, each park's sunny grounds encourage healthy activity with putt-testing miniature-golf courses and the hairpin turns of go-kart tracks. In the batting cages, aspiring sluggers test their swing while recognized major-league sluggers test their disguise against the park's do-not-admit posters. Back inside, climbers scale the rock wall?s vertical challenges and friends battle friends in laser tag?s intense light-based combat.
Each location also has its own signature activities. The Torrance location's rookie go-karts, for example, enable younger drivers to take a turn down the track, whereas the Palmdale location boasts a longer, 1,500-foot track for children and adults alike.