By Monica Rodriguez
Enjoy mountain vistas and views of the desert during one-hour and half-day rides from Baldwin Lake Stables in Big Bear City. Private guided rides are available.
At K1 Speed Ontario, drivers will find two indoor asphalt tracks for different experience levels. Also indoors, Pole Position Raceway in Corona is equipped with electric go-karts that run at close to 45 mph.
- K1 Speed Ontario, 5350 Ontario Mills Parkway, Building E, Ontario; k1speed.com/ontario-location.html
- Pole Position Raceway, 1594 E. Bentley Drive, Corona; polepositionraceway.com
Vertical wind tunnels and columns of air provide an experience that’ll give you, at the very least, an idea of what a free fall is like after jumping from a plane. Packages are available for families and groups.
- iFly, 4510 Ontario Mills Parkway, Ontario; iflyworld.com/ontario
- Skydive Perris, 2091 Goetz Road, Perris; skydiveperris.com/indoor
At Skull Canyon Ziplines in Corona, pick a zipline based on the difficulty of the hike required to reach the line’s starting point. Ziplines of different length, speeds and distance from the ground also are available.
13540 Temescal Canyon Road, Corona; skullcanyon.com
At The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, see 12 species of rhinos, take one of three hiking trails or visit the zoo’s hospital and see how the animals are cared for.
47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert; livingdesert.org