For $69, today's side deal gets you a four-hour outdoor adventure on the ropes course (a $150 value) at Positive Adventures. You may take your course at one of three locations: Santa Fe Avenue in Vista, Roselle Street in San Diego, or at UCSD. The facility consists of a ropes course, a giant pendulum swing, zip lines, and the challenge tower. Positive Adventures incorporates trust exercises and challenging off-the-ground activities to teach outdoor education in a thrilling environment. Group sessions are offered eight days a month for the next four months: two Sundays, one Tuesday, one Wednesday, one Friday, and three Saturdays per month. Call ahead to schedule a session.
How the ropes course is enjoyed is entirely up to each person—participants can push themselves to the limit or just spend an afternoon on the oversized playground built for joy and laughs. Choose to start the adventure on the ground or the low-ropes course, or tight walk straight across to the high-ropes challenge. The ropes course can go from two to 35 feet in the air, but no matter how high you go, safety is ensured through harnesses, helmets, ropes, and other precautions. Once tight-rope walking is successfully mastered, fly down to the ground on the zip lines, practice conquering inclines on the challenge climbing tower, or make clockwork out of the massive pendulum swing. There must be a minimum of four people per session, so if you can’t convince your scared sisters and nervous nephews to join, you'll be paired up with new, random friends.