17 Experience Gifts That'll Make You Never Want A Regular Gift Again

If you’re feeling uninspired by gift offerings this holiday season, why not give away experiences instead of stuff? We’ve found 17 absolutely incredible experiences across the country that your friends and family will love. From space camp in Huntsville, Alabama, to hot air balloon rides over the Rocky Mountains, these experiences are utterly unforgettable. Check out each gift idea by state below. 1 New Jersey Getty Images Race a Ferrari at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ or at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ. $388 for three laps at Cloud 9 Living 2 Georgia Lady-Photo via Getty Images Take a helicopter tour for two over Stone Mountain and downtown Atlanta, Georgia. $477 at Cloud 9 Living 3 California Wine Train Book passage on the Wine Train in Napa Valley, California. One of their journeys includes murder mystery dinner theater. $192+ per person at Wine Train 4 Texas Craig Moore via Getty Images Take a zipline canopy tour in Spicewood, Texas over Texas Hill Country. $81 per person at Cloud 9 Living 5 Colorado John Kieffer via Getty Images Take a hot air balloon ride over the Rocky Mountains. Guests can meet in Breckenridge, Colorado to be transported an hour south to the launch site. $284+ at Cloud 9 Living 6 Tennessee Erik Isakson via Getty Images Take a whitewater rafting adventure down the Ocoee River in Tennessee. Prices run upwards of $40 per person at Ocoee Rafting 7 Illinois Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images Take an architectural kayak tour down the Chicago River. You’ll see buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. $76+ at Cloud 9 Living 8 Rhode Island wordplanet via Getty Images Take a two-hour cruise aboard an America’s Cup 12-meter yacht around Narragansett Bay. $85+ at Cloud 9 Living 9 Louisiana Mark Segal via Getty Images Take a food tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter. This tour stops at up to six local restaurants and shops for tastings. $56 per person at Cloud 9 Living 10 Massachusetts Medioimages/Photodisc via Getty Images Take a tour of Boston by land and by sea on a duck boat — a WWII-style amphibious vehicle. $39.50 per adult at Boston Duck Tours 11 Virginia Raghu_Ramaswamy via Getty Images Take a tour of Shenandoah Caverns in Quicksburg, Virginia — less than two hours from Washington, D.C. Tours are one mile long. $22 per adult at Shenandoah Caverns 12 New York LeeYiuTung via Getty Images Have a close up encounter with an African penguin at Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, NY. $50 per person at Long Island Aquarium 13 Florida Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Ride along in a NASCAR stock car as a professional speeds around the Daytona International Speedway track. $144+ at Cloud 9 Living 14 Alabama Richard Nowitz Photography via Getty Images Head to space camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Adult Space Academy costs $549/person. Kids Space Camp costs $899+ 15 Oregon Gary Weathers/Tetra Images via Getty Images Explore Columbia Gorge and sample local wines on this Columbia Gorge & Vineyard Tour in Portland, Oregon. $140 per person at Cloud 9 Living 16 Pennsylvania Michel Setboun via Getty Images Take a Prohibition Cocktail Tour through Philadelphia, stopping at three establishments to sample Prohibition-era cocktails. $63+ at Cloud 9 Living 17 Arizona Fuse via Getty Images Get a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon on this aerial tour. $397+ at Cloud 9 Living The Huffington Post may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.

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