It's hard to beat a good tree house. Unless of course your tree house is in the middle of a jungle, has an open bar, and a private waterfall, and is connected to an entire village of other tree houses via a network of rope bridges.
This charitable event sends 100 inflatables of all shapes (lobster!) and sizes (bouncy castle!) on a 3/5-mile, open-ocean sprint out to a buoy, with the title going to the fastest vessel to make it all the way back to the beach.
Created by a dude who founded Ragnar Relay and Electric Run, RiSE is inspired by the Chinese Lantern Festival and similarly lets thousands of people float paper lanterns into the sky at the same time, except instead of having to go all the way to China, you can do it in the ol' U. S. of America.
As the Declaration of Independence clearly states, all men are enodowed with certain unalienable rights, among which are "life, liberty, and the pursuit of the world's longest zip line over water." And since we're not one to go against THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, we pursued the latter until, bing-bong-bing-bong, we found it.
The Oeschinensee Alpine Slide is exactly like the 8ft playground slide you went down as a kid, if your 8ft playground slide was A) set up on the side of one of the most majestic mountain ranges in the world, B) 2,452 feet longer, and...
For everyone who saw our real-life Mario Kart race down the crookedest street in the world and was like, "guyyyyyys, I totally wanna do this, but, well, I totally don't wanna go find the mini cars, and rent the costumes, and find a track, and basically do anything other than just driving a car in the race"...
Complete with 21 'cuzzis that've all earned your undivided tubbing attention, either because they come with their very own waterfall (wut) or because they're the heart-shaped ones from Dumb and Dumber (wuuuuuuuut).