(Courtesy Porsche North America)
Safety has never been as thrilling as it is at the fast-paced, $100 million Porsche Experience Center in College Park. The main draw on this 27-acre campus are the test tracks designed to showcase each Porsche's grace under fire—with you behind the wheel. A driving coach guides you through the courses, teaching you how to leverage the car's impeccable German engineering on obstacles like randomly spinning wet plates, a low-friction circle with an inward slope made of polished concrete, and an off-road circuit with a 1:1 slope, creek bed, and 45-degree vertical descent. Drive one of 13 models, from the Macan S to the Boxter GTS to the 911 GT3. A fine-dining restaurant, gift shop and Driving Simulator Center are also onsite. Call or visit the website to book your experience.