By Saveria Farino
Spring break is the week long taste of summer that gets students through the final quarter of the school year. Instead of wasting away this gift of freedom on the couch or behind the computer screen, tackle spring break for a vacation full of fun and adventure.
Locals are offered endless options of fun in the sun at Lake Las Vegas and Lake Mead. Both lakes offer paddle boarding and boating. Lake Las Vegas also includes flyboarding and a water jetpack experience. Starting at $99.00, this includes a 15-minute flying experience. This spring break is the time to fly out of the comfort zone and try something new.
Nothing compares to the thrill and excitement of rides and attractions at amusement parks. Whether it’s electrifying roller coasters or challenging arcade games, there are many possibilities and activities at the Primm Valley Resorts. Rides include the Adventure Canyon Log Flume, the Frog Hopper, and the Maxflight Cyber Coaster. The Twilight wristband, including unlimited rides after 5 p.m., is $18.00, and all-day wristbands are $25.00.
Travel back to the late 1950s and enjoy the latest movies at the West Wind Las Vegas Drive-in Theater. Movies are screened daily and begin as early as 7:30 p.m. General admission is $7.50 per person, and on Tuesdays, for family night, there is a $5.25 group rate admission per person. Grab the squad and watch all the newest movies hit the screen under the stars.
Take advantage of the beautiful weather that spring brings and go on a nature walk or hike. Living in a vast valley provides the opportunity to visit these mountains and trails. Easy hikes at Red Rock include the Arnight Trail, Las Vegas Overlook, and Fern Canyon. Each hike has its own uniqueness from city views to seasonal waterfalls. If looking for more of a challenge, visit Icebox Canyon. Reaching temperatures 20 degrees below outside temperatures, it is filled with scenic outlooks and beautiful waterfalls great for those thermostat breaking heat waves.
View Vegas from a bird’s eye and enjoy the thrill of the VooDoo Zipline at the Rio hotel or the SlotZilla Zipline on Fremont Street. Soar the 500-foot-tall VooDoo zipline for 360-degree views of the Strip. This attraction can get to 33 miles per hour. The SlotZilla offers two different ziplines: the lower zipline, 77 feet high, and the upper Zoomline, 144 feet. Flyers can travel down the zoomline sitting up or “superhero-style” for unique views of downtown. Both ziplines travel at 44 miles per hour.
Explore fun at new heights at FLIPnOUT Xtreme in Summerlin. Go with friends and experience the unique activities offered including it all from extreme dodgeball and lazer tag to obstacle courses and rock walls. Get that adrenaline up and enjoy the 15,000 square foot trampoline arena. Unlimited Full Access Passes are $18.00 for an hour and $28.00 for two hours.
There are only so many spring breaks before they are filled with college internships and big term papers. Spring provides a fresh start for students as they work hard in the final stretch, rather than vegetating on the couch, enjoy the 70-degree weather and luxuriate in sweet freedom.