Four action-packed guys trips to take this weekend
With the last days of summer setting on us, now is the time to leave the family at home, grab a weekender bag and meet up with the boys for the last hurrah before it’s back to the grind.
Whether you’re rallying the guys for a quick getaway or packing up the crew for a local adventure, here are our top trip ideas to get the blood pumping for the last days of summer the guys.
Whitewater raft through the Grand Canyon
Nothing gets your blood pumping and your forearms flexed like 300 miles of some of the most powerful whitewater in the world. Plot out a route to take just for the weekend and cross this high-energy experience off your bucket list.
Vital tip: Ditch the blow-up rafts and sign up for the trip on a dory boat ride across the white waters. These rigid boats are the perfect adventure for four guys and holds more gear than your average raft. More room for beer is always a good idea.
Jet out for a Vegas weekend
Lights on the strip, a roll of the dice and an all-nighter in Sin City is a fast and easy way to blow off some steam. Just a one-hour flight away will land you on a weekend to remember.
Vital Tip: If you can’t steal away for the full weekend to Vegas, take advantage of some of Arizona’s best casinos right in your backyard. Table games, slot machines and hotel amenities make it feel like you’ve escaped…even just for an overnight.
Indulge your inner NASCAR driver
Is your inner road rage taking over your life? Take it out on the track. Steal away for an afternoon and get your thrill-meter going as you relive your dream of being a NASCAR driver at Arizona’s Bondurant Racing School.
Vital tip: Take a lap postrace around Chandler’s best brews and BBQ joints. Check out local brewery SanTan Brewing, or fly over the cuckoo’s nest at The Perch Brewery. The last one across the finish line buys dinner at local Chandler BBQ mainstays like Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ, or West Alley BBQ.
Gear up for your toughest trail ride yet
Nothing says freedom like the great outdoors. Only the toughest can commit to trail-riding through miles of mountain road. Good news is, you don’t even have to “rough it.” Take advantage of bike tour planners like Western Spirit and sign up for a three-day ride through Black Mountain Canyon. Tour guides plan your route, meals are included and all you need to do is show up ready to ride.
Vital tip: Don’t sweat it if all your buddies are busy. If you need to ride solo, take advantage of a chance to roll out with a crew of new buds as the guides make it easy to enjoy your alone time or integrate for a chance to seal a new friendship.
Whatever you choose for your final end-of-summer adventure, you’ve got to have the stamina to keep the fun going all weekend long. If you’re finding yourself lagging behind the rest of the guy or heading back to the hotel for a nap instead of another round, it may be time to check up on your testosterone levels. Vital 4 Men is the top resource for free testosterone testing. Check your levels easily and get on track to get your energy back. After all, someone’s got to show those guys what a real winner looks like on the dartboard later tonight.