Go-karts allow people to experience the thrill of driving without having to hear radio ads for pungent soaps or look at four empty seats that remind them of the time someone stole their family of mannequins. Keep thrills pure with today's Groupon: for $30, you get three arrive-and-drive kart races at Allsports Grand Prix in Dulles (a $61.50 value).
Inspired by the Monaco Grand Prix racetrack, Allsports Grand Prix's thrilling indoor complex launches drivers around a challenging course filled with technical and four-wheel-drift turns. Drivers race in high-speed Sodi Karts equipped with 6.5-horsepower engines, which run on gasoline and the tears of defeated opponents. Each arrive-and-drive race lasts eight minutes and pits road warriors against the precise timing system and up to nine other drivers. After each race, drivers receive a results sheet detailing their best time, average time, and the point at which they transferred to supersonic speed.
Go-karting is perfect for a group of speed-lusting friends, a fast-paced birthday party, or the celebration of a successful bottle-rocket launch. All racers must present a valid driver's license and children must complete a two-day racing school before participating.