New River Gorge Whitewater Weekend, West Virginia
Charge 28 miles of fresh-snowmelt rapids with local outfitter Adventures on the Gorge on its Lower New River overnight rafting trip. Spend a night camping out on the river bank, grilling steaks, and playing poker by the fire.
Beverage of choice: Six-packs of Devils Backbone Vienna Lager
Be sure to pack: A Gore-Tex shell to wear over the wet suit for the chilly 50-degree spray
Book it: $299 for two days, adventuresonthegorge.com, March through Labor Day