5 Bucket-List Adventures for Adrenaline Junkies

Adrenaline junkies are always looking for their next adventure, and unfortunately finding ways to accelerate your heart rate can lead to redundant activities if you don’t know where to look. It’s time to put away the bungie cord and the parachute, because bungie jumping and sky-diving are so last year. They have already been done by just about everyone, including a 92-year-old former US president.

If you love adventure and a spike in adrenaline, here are 5 better ways to get your next fix.

Flying in a Doors-Off Helicopter

Sit in the “adventure” seat if you are brave enough and you can hang your legs out of a chopper!

Sit in the “adventure” seat if you are brave enough and you can hang your legs out of a chopper!

Flying in a normal helicopter over your favorite city is never going to feel adventerous again, once you try it with no doors! FlyNyon offers the experience of a lifetime as the wind whips through your hair over your favorite city.

They even have something called the “adventure seat”, for the real daredevils. The adventure seat requires riders to unbuckle from the middle seat and sit on the ledge of the chopper with their feet hanging out over the skyline. Talk about a rush!

Flying in an Open Air Trike

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It may take some epic turbulence to get your heart rate up when flying commercial, but flying in an open-air trike will get your adrenaline pumping from the moment the wheels lift of the tarmac.

Take the controls as you fly over some of Southern California’s most iconic sites with Pacific Blue Air. With the wind in your hair, and the sky as the limit, this certainly is like no flight you have ever experienced!

Learning to Race Cars on a Speedway

If racing formula 1 cars around an iconic racetrack isn’t enough to get your blood pumping, try doing it one-handed!

If racing formula 1 cars around an iconic racetrack isn’t enough to get your blood pumping, try doing it one-handed!

Nothing will scare the you-know-what out of you as easily as racing a car over 100mph on the famed Laguna Seca Raceway. Lucas Oil School of Racing has teamed up with Cooper Tires, to make you feel like a badass on the raceway, as well as have a better understanding for how to operate your own vehicle at home. Test different tire brands (I though Cooper tires had the best grip), and gain more confidence to drive faster and better around the track!

After graduating race school, you will have the opportunity to race your fellow classmates on the track. Channel your inner Ricky Bobby as you whip around the racetrack, because if you're not first, you're last.

Zip-Lines and Tree-Tops in Tahoe

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Heavenly Mountain is named for it’s scenic views of Lake Tahoe, but did you know their adrenaline inducing summer adventures keep this mountain open year-round? Epic Discovery at Heavenly is going to guarantee some Epic Adventures.

Climb, repel and zip-line from tree-top to tree-top with zip-line speeds hitting 40mph on the zip-line tours. Blue Streak the largest zip line at Heavenly, will give you panoramic views of the sapphire colored Lake Tahoe, as you zip by at 50mph!

Canyoneering in Zion

If repelling down into the canyon isn’t adventurous enough for you, there are some portions without ropes or harness. Credit: Gary Williams

If repelling down into the canyon isn’t adventurous enough for you, there are some portions without ropes or harness.

Credit: Gary Williams

If repelling down into the canyon isn’t adventurous enough for you, there are some portions without ropes or harness.

Canyoneering through Zion National Park is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping, especially if heights make your heart race! Although you could just relax and enjoy the scenic views the new SpringHill Suites, if you love adventure time is best spent repelling and climbing with SAW Zion.

The most exciting part of this experience is that a portion of it is done with no ropes or harness! Talk about an adrenaline rush!

What are your favorite ways to get an adrenaline rush?

 

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