Looking for some adventurous, destination gifts to purchase for the people on your list this summer? Check out these awesome ideas sure to please the thrill seekers in your life.
Tailwinds Over Frederick. Frederick, Maryland provides a scenic backdrop to take to the skies in a hot air balloon. Riders can enjoy views of the Chesapeake Bay and the Appalachian mountains as they float through the skies for a sunrise or sunset tour. The Tailwinds crew has been piloting adventurers around the Frederick area since 2010 and they are happy to work with clients to design an excursion that will be a perfect fit.
Price Range: $250-$265
Where to stay: The Strawberry Inn Bed and Breakfast
Where to refuel: Vini Culture
Richmond International Raceway. Have the need for speed? Corny jokes aside, for those who enjoy racing and would love the opportunity to see what life on the track is like, a day at the Richmond International Raceway Driving School could be the perfect gift. You can choose to be a passenger on the track or do the driving yourself.
Book Online: www.rir.com/Track-Info/Driving-Schools.aspx
Price Range: $449-$549 (for the Rookie experience)
Where to Stay: Linden Row Inn
Where to Refuel: Heritage
Skydive Philadelphia. It’s been on the bucket list for years, right?! Send your love one on a weekend to Philly so they can jump out of a plane! If your recipient is a first timer, you can book a tandem jump with an experienced jumper. You know, so they survive!
Book Online: www.philadelphiaskydive.com/pricing.htm
Price Range: $165
Where to Stay: The Independent Hotel of Philadelphia
Where to Refuel: Kermit’s Bake Shoppe
North Carolina Fishing. The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers plenty of fishing opportunities for those who love the activity. Give your angler a gift of a day on the sea. If you go in with a couple of friends you can snag a charter at a pretty reasonable price.
Book Online: visitob.com/outer_banks/todo/fishing.htm (great list of charter companies in the area)
Price Range: varies (an all day charter for 6 can be secured for around $1500)
Where to Stay: Sun Realty Outer Banks Vacation Rentals (rent a place for a week and go as a family)
Where to Refuel: Pigman’s Bar-B-Que
Excitations. For those who know an adventure excursion is exactly the gift to give, Excitations is the perfect site to help you find an adventure in your neck of the woods. You can buy a gift certificate to allow the recipient to pick their own poison, or you can buy an adventure you think they might enjoy directly through the site. Fighter piloting looks, um, adventurous!