Some people like to spend their vacations lounging around, but if you’re like me, you can’t stand the thought of sitting still. So instead of booking a stay at the resort, why not consider adventure vacations? An adventure vacation involves exploring the land around you.
Interested in learning more? Read on to find out the best adventure vacations you can take in the United States!
1. Yellowstone National Park
Frequently ranked as one of the country’s best national parks, Yellowstone offers everything. And how could it not? It spans three states (Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho) and covers over 2 million acres.
Choose from a ton of different hiking trails, bike paths, or climbing cliffs. It’s home to mountains, canyons, waterfalls, and geysers. You’ll likely encounter some diverse wildlife (maybe even a grizzly).
Don’t forget geothermic wonders like the Mammoth Hot Springs and the ever-popular Old Faithful. Together, these add up to one can’t-miss travel destination.
If you’re a fan of snow and wilderness, you can’t miss out on an adventure vacation to Alaska. Of course, where you visit in the state matters on what options you have available. But most of the popular destinations like Juneau and Anchorage offer glaciers and mountains.
Alaska has virtually everything. You can go hiking or rock climbing in the mountains. You can cruise among the glaciers or take your chances in the whitewater rapids.
You may even find a chance to go dog sledding or pan for gold. Regardless, there’s nowhere else in the states quite like it.
3. The Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes are a collection of 11 lakes in Central New York. It offers a variety of fun, adventurous activities year-round.
If you want to take it easy, you can go fishing or take a scenic drive through the wine country. If you’re looking for more adventure, consider snowshoeing, skiing, or snowmobiling in the winter. Or you can try kayaking or water sports in the summer.
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4. The Ozarks
The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri offers a variety of fun adventure options. But perhaps the most unique thing you can do is visit the caves — there are over 300 in the area. So if you’ve ever wanted to try spelunking, now’s the perfect chance!
Otherwise, the area is home to a ton of different water activities. So if you love whitewater rafting, boating, or fishing, you’ll also have a great time.
5. North Carolina
It might surprise you to learn that North Carolina is a popular location for adventure vacations. But this mountainous area has several cities that have plenty to offer.
In Murphy, you’ll find great streams for fly fishing. Or you can rent a pontoon boat and try to wakeboard on the nearby lake.
In Banner Elk, you’ll find a variety of hiking options and scenic outlooks. Or the nearby Watauga River has great whitewater rafting. Maggie Valley is a ski resort town, but it’s just as great for horseback riding in the summer.
Finally, Blowing Rock is named for a 4,000-foot high cliff and has some of the state’s best hiking trails. No matter where you choose to go, you’re sure to find beautiful, unparalleled sites.
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