We’ve Got Birthdays Covered: 4 Wild and Exciting Experiences to Gift Loved Ones in 2022


When it comes to celebrating that special person in your life, finding the perfect gift can be difficult, especially for big occasions, such as significant birthdays, anniversaries, or life milestones.

Cliché choices like jewelry or clothing can make great presents, but one of the greatest gifts you can give a loved one is an amazing memory that they’ll cherish forever.

That’s why you should consider gifting your loved one with an experience this year. Not only will they be able to return to their positive memory time and time again, but it’ll also be something that the two of you can share and look back on together.

Ready to see what kinds of cloud 9 experiences you could have this year? Let’s dive into four great options in different regions of the U.S. that you and your loved one will never forget.

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1. Fly a Cessna 172 Over Central California

Has your loved one always wanted to learn to fly but never had the opportunity to do so? Now, you can learn to fly the world-famous Cessna 172 aircraft with FAA-certified instructors that have more than 50 years of training experience.

Not only will your loved one earn an exciting new skill, but they’ll also be able to take in the stunning views of the Big Sur, California coastline from a bird’s-eye view.

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2. Enjoy Brunch on a Scenic Cruise Liner in San Francisco

Everyone loves a good brunch on the weekend, but if you’re celebrating a big birthday, holiday, or special event, it’s time to take it up a notch with bottomless brunch on a cruise ship.

As soon as you board, you’ll be served unlimited mimosas and champagne while you take in the beautiful waterfront views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge followed by a full buffet spread of breakfast, lunch, and dessert delicacies.

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3. Become a NASCAR Driver for a Day in Texas

Whether your loved one is a NASCAR fan or has simply always dreamed of driving their own race car, you can make their dreams a reality at the Texas Motor Speedway.

With this experience, you’ll have the chance to get behind the wheel of a full-size stock car. The ride lasts anywhere from 8 to 23 minutes, but it feels much longer than you might think at more than 150 MPH!

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4. Build Your Perfect Date Night in NYC

In a city with as much personality as NYC, the possibilities are endless when it comes to building the ideal date night. Enjoy a horse and buggy tour through Central Park, grab some dessert in Hell’s Kitchen, or take a scenic bike tour along the Brooklyn Bridge.