Stress levels are at an all time high, and time to relax and partake in outdoor activities for ourselves is at an all time low. Maybe take an extra day or two off so you have a 3-4 days to relax, decompress, and let go of stress and anxiety. If you enjoy extreme activities, you might want to check this list.
There’s no need to leave the country to get your thrills. Hell, some urban adrenaline junkies don’t even leave their city. Whether your idea of excitement is paragliding off a volcano, rappelling down a waterfall or just flattening a house with a tank, many of these extreme outdoor adventures can be tackled in a weekend getaway.
Fly an aerobatic plane in Las Vegas
You might want to save the buffet for later. Getting an eagle’s-eye view of Vegas is thrilling in itself, but pulling Gs in an aerobatic plane takes a sightseeing flight to heart-racing new heights. For the full Top Gun experience, Sky Combat Ace lets you take over the controls. Your pilot demonstrates each maneuver, such as a barrel roll, loop and hammerhead, before letting you test your own skills. Think of it as driver’s ed without the risk of hitting anything.
Go overnight caving in McMinnville, Tennessee
Want to get in touch with your inner caveman? Not only can you explore Cumberland Caverns, which has more than 32 miles of underground passageways complete with cool rock formations, waterfalls and pools, but you can sleep over, too. Excursions include the All Around the Mountain tour, featuring ladder climbs, cave crawling and camping out in an underground cave, followed by breakfast in the Volcano Room, a large space that is also used sometimes for concerts.