Do something new and exciting on your next vacation. Stray from the annual family trip to the beach and make memories that will last forever with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure at a Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts. The Extraordinary Experiences program at Four Seasons located across the globe allows families and travelers alike a chance to do something they’ve never done before. Exercise with Olympic athletes, fly above a national park or ride off into the sunset on your own horse. Here are just six of the many experiences that families can sign up for at the Four Seasons.
Row Like a Pro
At the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, visitors can race down the Charles River in a rowboat besides an Olympic athlete. Enjoy a custom-designed rowing uniform and join in on the Head of the Charles Regatta two-day rowing event. The private, two-hour row experience will easily leave lasting impressions. After working up an appetite, enjoy a private gourmet lunch and bonding session with your Olympic guide.
The Row Like a Pro experience is available Sept. 7, 13, 21 and 28, 2014. Call 617-338-4400 to book.
If you’ve got a budding golfer in the family, or a husband or wife who loves to get on the green, give them a chance to experience the game in a whole new way. The Glacier Tee-Off experience at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler allows guests to tee off from a mountaintop. Enjoy a round on one of three championship courses before joining your own personal PGA pro on a helicopter ride to the 19th hole, located 8,000 feet above the ground. Enjoy snacks and beverages before teeing off and seeing how far you can send the biodegradable golf balls into the incredible environment that surrounds you.
The Glacier Tee-Off experience is available now through Oct. 15, 2014. Call 604-935-3400 to book.
Cowboy for a Day
Slide on your boots, grab your hat and head to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale for a ride into the Wild West. The Cowboy for a Day experience offers guests a chance to learn how to rope, shoe, groom and saddle horses from Country Music Television’s very own Rocco Wachman. Get outfitted in custom gear, including a hat, belt buckle and boots and ride through the Scottsdale and Rio Verde region. At the end of the day, sit by the campfire for dinner and listen to stories of the Old West.
The Cowboy for a Day experience is available by reservation only. Call 480-513-5039 to book.
Train with an Olympic Athlete
Think you have what it takes to be on the Olympic volleyball team? Spend a day with two-time Olympian and gold medalist Todd Rogers at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and test your skills. Face off in a friendly match before enjoying a beach picnic with your new coach, catered by the hotel. Participate alone or with the whole family.
The Train with an Olympic Athlete experience is available upon Todd Rogers schedule. Call 805-565-8291 to schedule and book.
Meet NBA Star Hakeem Olajuwon
Shoot hoops with legendary NBA player Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon. Named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, Olajuwon will teach guests of the Four Seasons Houston the secrets to making a basket every time. Play on the court of the Houston Toyota Center and tour the facilities. Afterwards, sit down for a private lunch before visiting The West Mansion, Olajuwon’s business headquarters for DR34M.
The Meet NBA Star Hakeem Olajuwon experience is available now through Sept. 31, 2014. Call 713-650-1300 to book.
Soar Above the Wild
Experience the great outdoors in a whole new way with the Soar Above the Wild experience at the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole. Board a luxurious Bell 407 helicopter and fly high above Yellowstone National Park. The Resort’s in-house biologist will be your tour guide, describing and pointing out wildlife, hot springs, waterfalls and more below. During the summer, guests can even land and take a tour of the park via SUV.
The Soar Above the Wild experience is available by reservation only. Call 307-732-5000 to book.
For more information on the Extraordinary Experiences at the Four Seasons Hotels, see the chain’s website.
– Hilarey Wojtowicz