Though children are taught to reach for the sky, in time it becomes apparent that jumping out of the sky is more practical. Pull off the finer of two feats with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a parasailing trip for two from Island Water Charters in Avalon (a $130 value).
Daily parasailing trips at Island Water Charters bestow the gift of flight to wingless humans, who float over Catalina Island at heights of 600 feet. Groups of parasailers climb aboard a 31-foot Ocean Pro boat and set sail for an adventure through sea and sky. After the crew secures visitors in their life vest and harness, a massive parachute lifts them skyward. Jaws drop at spectacular views and the opportunity to take a bite of fresh cloud meat, and people can request to be lowered to dip feet in the water while trolling along behind the boat. After their hang time comes to an end, fliers are safely returned to the boat to watch their friends soar through the great blue yonder.