You and your friends have your usual haunts. The bar down the street with your favorite happy hour. The music hall where you see your favorite bands when they’re in town. The pizzeria where you kick off your weekend every Friday night with a pie and a pitcher. But there’s something to be said for going someplace new. When you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone, gather your friends and step into Polson Pier, a massive, multifaceted entertainment venue in the Port Lands area. Check your cynicism at the door, because this is a place for wholesome enjoyment, a waterside wonderland beckoning you and your pals to run wild–elementary school style. Race each other around the go kart track, with twists and turns that mimic Formula 1 courses. Challenge your outdoorsy friend to the most difficult climbing route on the rock wall. Dig into the sand for a high-stakes beach volleyball showdown. In other words, take the time to get in touch with your inner child. But don’t worry: it’s not all just for the kids. After you’ve had your youthful fun, you can catch a grown-up show at Sound Academy, which hosts a mix of big names and up-and-coming artists. And when summertime rolls around, you can kick back with some tropical cocktails–miniature umbrellas included–in the ultra-chic Cabana Poolbar, a four-foot deep lagoon complete with a full bar and poolside menu. Sometimes trying new things pays off, doesn’t it?
Polson Pier: Waterside Fun for All