The need to feel the wind in your hair is best fulfilled by parasailing, though it can also be fulfilled by riding in a convertible, swinging on a tire swing, or getting sneezed on by a jumbo jet. Tangle your golden locks with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a parasailing trip for two from Island Water Charters in Avalon on Catalina Island (a $130 value).
Island Water Charters takes parasailing passengers to heights of 600 feet while they fly above scenic Catalina Island, located 22 miles off the California coast. Groups of up to 15 board the Ocean Pro vessel as it ventures out into the Pacific. Once crew members secure each passenger's life vest and harnesses, they unfurl a massive parachute that gently lifts riders into the sky without the help of the wind's no-gravity cheat codes. Fliers slowly rise to take in breathtaking views of rolling waves and island cliffs. After getting their fill, riders return to the boat to watch their friends take their turns.