1198 North Imperial Highway, Ocotillo, CA 92259
Thrill your inner badass with a dune-buggy ride through the desert. Helmets are optional when you rent one at Dezert Adventures in Ocotillo, but the wheels will kick up a ton of sand, so you’ll want to wear the provided goggles. For $275, you can have your buggy for any four hours of daylight; $450 gets you eight hours. Adam, the outfit’s owner, will negotiate a per-person price to provide lunch, if you like. Otherwise, coolers are available for stashing whatever you bring yourself. Adam has handmade, color-copied maps of landmarks to keep you oriented. If your inner badass gets you into trouble, good cell-phone service means he can come and rescue you, so be sure to bring his number with you.