In 1983, while constructing a portion of the All-American Canal, a group of workers discovered a treasure amid the shadows of Lions Head Peak—a seemingly limitless supply of hot mineral water. In later years, Glamis North Hot Springs Resort sprung up around this natural oasis, constructing multiple pools and small tubs in which their guests could relax and swim in the mineral-fortified water. Today, palm trees and the Chocolate Mountain's towering peaks surround these piping-hot pools.
Like a teapot housing a genie looking for something new, the area offers visitors far more than just hot water. ATV rentals speedily ferry guests across 64 square miles of desert dunes and toward nearby destinations. The vehicles can explore canyons, old cabins, and bat caves that were created by the San Andreas Fault. Upon return, drivers can decompress at the Sassy’s Outback Café, where master chef Josue Camarena pours country gravy over meatloaf and cooks country-fried steak. As the sun sets over the desert, the resort's guests retire to RV sites, wooden cabins, or covered wagons that can also serve as extra bedrooms.
Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (up to a $4.39 value).
For proof that there is no limit to the number of fitness certifications a person can receive, you need only peek at personal trainer Roger’s résumé. To date, he has received certifications from the AFAA, NASM, NCIM, ISSA, NCPT, and even the ABCDEFGHIJKLMN. At Incinerate Elite Personal Training, he applies his expertise to private and semiprivate personal-training sessions. The workouts are tailored to your specific goals and expectations.
With 55 years of combined riding experience in the area, Academy Rentals has the goods and knowledge to equip riders for adventures such as zooming across the desert on the back of an ATV or gliding across placid waves atop a wakeboard or jet ski. Half- and full-day tours sweep across dunes in California and Mexico, outfitting guests in safety equipment and giving them their pick of dirt bike, ATV, or dune buggy from makers such as Yamaha and Honda. Before guided or self-directed trips, riders of all experience level can learn or reacquaint themselves with driving basics at the hands of knowledgeable instructors who’ve mastered high-speed transportation by sleeping on the underside of a bullet train.