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How much would you spend to take a break from your family? We bet quite a bit, so you might as well make it money well spent. For $3,750, you can blast off into weightlessness, courtesy of Fort Lauderdale-based Zero Gravity Corp. Zero Gravity is the only business in the country that offers zero-gravity flights, which briefly create the same weightless state that astronauts experience.
Sexy Beach Zero
The latest sign that nightlife is migrating to the Miami mainland from the beach super-club Metropolis, which opened downtown in September. Sprawling across 35,000 square feet, a night at this venue is a five-for-one deal as each room is a distinct club.
Since my wife is an art historian and museum curator, our typical holiday, even if we decide to spend it relaxing on the beach, invariably entails a series of hectic drives to some remote monastery or an esoteric art museum.
It was back to the beach for me this week. As my extended French exile (sorry, holiday) rolled on inexorably, I was forced to find things to take up my time. Having seen a sign for surfing lessons on the only road that winds its way down towards Cap Ferret, I decided to go for it and gave the number a call, with mixed results.
Anyone who has grown up playing Monopoly knows that Boardwalk is the ultimate destination. Borrow one of the Chelsea Hotel's bicycles (free for guests; see info below) or use your own two feet to navigate the four-mile walkway that is home to seven casinos, including the Tropicana (2831 Boardwalk; 609-340-4000,tropicana.net). The Trop's decor conjures Old Havana, but its gaming is state-of-the-art, boasting more than 3,100 slots, a poker room, an Asian gaming pit and 169 table games, including newer species like Boston five-stud and three-card poker. Those who prefer not to lose their shekels as Tony Stark can watch the high-stakes drama from the Rumba Lounge, which offers a full panoramic view of the casino floor. Eastward and seaward, The Pier Shops at Caesars (One Atlantic Ocean, 609-345-3100) give new meaning to high-end shopping, with two stories of specialty stores. Adrenaline junkies can go from zero to 225mph in 1.5 seconds at Steel Pier (1000 Boardwalk; 609-345-4893, steelpier.com) via a trip on slingshot ride the Rocket ($20). Before your weekend ends, haul over to The Pool After Dark (Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd; 609-441-5233), where late-night dancing, drinking and debauchery have seduced the likes of Snoop Dogg, Kim Kardashian and now you. 041b061a72