Vacations are all about experiencing new things. Even those that don't end with a night in a Mexican jail.
But why live life on the edge only outside our zip code? It's time to seize the opportunities for three of the most exhilarating sports in DFW.
No passport or suitcase necessary, just a ticket out of your comfort zone.
When it comes to insane ideas, jumping out of a plane is pretty close to the top of the list. Yet it's one of the easiest activities to accomplish, whether you're looking for a one-time jump or a license to thrill whenever you like. Learn to skydive in tandem or completely solo and get the photographic evidence to prove it.
First-jump packages $229-429 per person. 1-800-SKYDIVE (759-3483)
We don't need no stinkin' ocean for underwater exploration. Get scuba certified locally so the next time you're near some killer reefs or underwater sculpture gardens, you can dive right in. What makes this class different is extra time in the indoor heated pool, extra time at the scuba park, and a vitally important buoyancy program.
Introductory classes from $399 per person (limit 6 per class). Equipment extra. (972-422-9400)
Hang ten right here in Dallas. From wake surfing and stand-up paddling (SUP, dude) to big-boat surfing excursions, experience the thrill of the waves with either private or group lessons at Lake Grapevine or White Rock Lake, or at nearly any area lake if you own your own boat.
From $50-1200 per person, depending on class, location and duration. (214-497-7502)
Photo courtesy skydivedallas.com