You've got a rockin' evening planned for the bachelor party (or the guys' trip), from the dinner reservation to the late night entertainment. But how are you going to keep the rowdy boys entertained before the debauchery begins? Whether you're looking for a thrill or an over the top experience, consider one of these 16 stripper-free activities to gear up the group for the evening festivities.
Freefalling through clouds at 120 mph should more than get the heart pounding and pump the boys up for the night ahead.
2. Go Kart Racing
Get the competitive juices flowing by putting the pedal to the medal. Just be ready for some post race trash talk when your buddies pass you by.
Hop on a dirt bike, dune buggy or an ATV (just not your SUV), and set off for an exciting male-bonding adventure through sand dunes, open desert or mountain ranges.
4. Whitewater Rafting
Make a splash on the bash with a wild whitewater rafting trip. Enjoy the thrills and spills as you paddle together through Class II - V rapids and encounter breathtaking scenery. No experience necessary.
5. Sport Fishing
Go fish! Reel in some QT with the boys with a sport fishing experience of a lifetime. Cast the lines for a Barracuda, or just pop open a nice cold beer and take in the sun and open waters.
If golf is the bachelor's game, then his last bash is the perfect time to play. Make it a special "last round" with a tee time at a premier course. Think Pebble Beach or Pinehurst.
7. Skiing / Snowboarding
Hit the mountains for a great day on the slopes. Snow, beer and ski bunnies - need we say more?
8. Sporting Event
Round up the fellas and catch a game (or a race). Leave the athletic pursuits to the pros while you enjoy a beer. If you can swing it, skip the bleachers and make it a VIP experience.
Paint the bachelor and the bash with some paintball splat-a-tat-tat. Go on the hunt, be on the run and blast your way to lots of fun.
10. Bungee Jumping
Maybe a little peer pressure is what's needed to conquer your fears. Swan dive over the edge of a 10-story bridge and experience gravity like never before. This is one adrenaline rush the boys will be talking for a long time.
It really doesn’t take much more than a deck of cards, beer and steaks for guys to have a blast. Set the buy-in, and start the bluffing.
12. Whiskey tasting
Hold the Jäger shots. Instead, add a touch of class to the last bash drinking experience with a private whiskey tasting at a swanky bar. If whiskey's not your thing, beer, tequila or other fine spirits will do too.
13. Cigar tasting
Break out the stogies for the celebration. Splurge on and sample an assortment of fine cigars from all over the world. You'll soon know your Montecristo from your Macanudo.
Over the Top (If Money Is No Object)
14. Drive a Sprint Cup Stock Car
Fulfill your need for speed - take a Sprint Cup style stock car for a few adrenaline-filled laps around an official NASCAR track at speeds of up to 145 mph. (Also available in Indy or Formula 2000 car.)
15. Air Combat Dogfight
For an experience you’ll never forget, hop on a fighter plane and engage in aerial combat with your buddies. Compete for the title of Top Gun, and have the video to prove it.
16. Bull Riding
Giddy up, city slickers! Test your mettle as a true cowboy and see how long you can ride a bucking bull. Learn to rope, ride and barrel race from the best of them.
If you need some more inspiration after all this, check out Excitations, Cloud9Living and Xperience Days. They have a wide range of activity ideas to make your bachelor party or guys' trip truly special.