Boyfriend is 52, definitely a risk-taker. Doesn’t need any stuff. We are in Seattle, if you e got specific ideas, but I’m also willing to go away for a weekend for something within a short drive or flight. Budget is flexible, especially if it’s something I would do with him.
Hot air balloon (Napa) White water rafting (Tahoe and I'm sure elsewhere closer to you) Canyoning (Zion's national park) Kayaking in the bay (I did this and took the kayak to the cove by the Giants stadium)
Post by maudefindlay on Jul 23, 2021 12:44:59 GMT -5
Ditto hot air balloon ride. DH and I did that over our alma mater college town years after we both graduated (we didn't meet till years after college) and it was so beautiful. We did the fall and the leaves were changing and it wasn't hot or humid.
Post by ellipses84 on Jul 23, 2021 13:04:20 GMT -5
I’d consider these adventurous but not thrill seeking. I’m a fan of weekend away experiences. There’s lots of tree houses, cabins, yurts or glamping experiences in WA or OR that might be cool if he’s never done them. Go somewhere on the water or near a waterfall with hiking. Pick somewhere on his bucket list. I did Crater Lake for the first time last year and I’ve never done Mt. St. Helens or Lake Chelan even though I’ve spent tons of time in both states. Leavenworth and the hot springs at the Olympic Forest are each unique experiences.
There’s a lot to do on the water so maybe there’s something he’s not done, like rent a speed boat, kayak, paddleboard, etc. There are some river floats which aren’t as common as they are in other states. If you don’t want to skydive yet you could do iFly. A lot of concert ventures are opening up so there may be tickets to a band he likes or an iconic venue.
Have you done the Ape caves on the south side of Mt St Helen’s? We did the shorter of the two as a family, as it was just a walk, and the long one requires lots more climbing and having a headlamp versus a flashlight. Maybe you could make a full weekend out of it by visiting/staying in the area.
My husband gifted me a oyster shucking class and we had a great time! They basically did a cocktail hour with booze and nibbles, then the class, then back for more cocktails. It was at a popular seafood restaurant in town.
If you're comfortable crossing the border, Squamish or Whistler. I love them in the fall especially. Tons of hiking and outdoor stuff. Lots of adventure things if you google, not my cup-o-tea so I have no recs Tons of great breweries from Vancouver on up the coast, too.
Post by InBetweenDays on Jul 26, 2021 17:27:44 GMT -5
Go to Whistler and go mountain biking. While you're there do the Sasquatch zipline (which I believe is the longest zipline in Canada and the US). SO many other fun things to do in Whistler in the summer or fall.
Tandem paraglide flight from Poo Poo point plus a night at Salish Lodge
Post by InBetweenDays on Jul 26, 2021 17:31:21 GMT -5
If you want something active (and adventurous) you could through-hike the Enchantments. Although you would likely want to do it soon so you had more daylight hours to complete it. Stay at the Sleeping Lady Lodge outside of Leavenworth before and after the hike.