Turning 30 is a wonderful experience that I am fortunate enough to experience in the upcoming week.  It offers me a time to reflect on the past, while celebrating the hopes of tomorrow.  But the most exciting thing about turning 30 is actually celebrating it!  Here are some great tips on what you can do to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Take a tropical vacation.  Especially if you've never done so and have planned on it in the past, your 30th birthday is a great time to catch some rays on a beautiful tropical beach and take that tropical vacation you've always wanted.  Not only is this a great relaxing way to spend your time, but it allows you to start working toward your bucket list, which you should start thinking about now!

Plan a blow out celebration.  Oh yes!  Rent a hall, get a decadent cake, and invite a bunch of your closest friends.  This doesn't have to be an expensive occasion; even simple drinks in a big hall with a friend as a DJ would be perfect.  You've made it to 30, it's time to celebrate your life!

Full spa treatment.  If you're not one for partying, plan a relaxing day at the spa with a full treatment to pamper yourself.  Indulge in the relaxing environment and take advantage of the great atmosphere.  Let someone else do the work for a change!

Skydive.  For those of us who are extreme, your 30th birthday is a perfect time to go skydiving.  It costs a few hundred bucks to do, but is an experience of a lifetime, and this birthday is a great time to do something so grand.

Visit your parents.  This seems quite boring, but hey, it's a celebration for them too.  They'll reflect on how amazing it is that you've made it to 30, and how great it will be for you in the future.

Get exceptionally good tickets to a sports game, theatre, or some other entertainment event.  A friend of mine got court side seats to a basketball game for his 30th birthday, and enjoyed every minute of it.

Eat at a fancy restaurant.  Have you ever taken the opportunity to eat at a very expensive restaurant?  If not, your 30th birthday is a great time to do this.  Upscale restaurants offer excellent, intimate dining experiences, so this is especially fantastic if you're coupled up.

Whatever you do, enjoy the day and seize the moment.  You only turn 30 once.  Make the most of it!