There is something of an adventurous spirit about the United States itself. After all, it’s a country that was formed by brave individuals ready to embark on new journeys and live out daring lives. So it should come as no surprise that there are countless destinations across all 50 states that beckon thrill-seekers to come explore. If you are one such adventurous type, you will be pleased to discover some of the many incredible places that can perfectly fulfill your desire for exciting experiences. In this post, we will share these places with you. Here are four places in the United States that you should visit if you consider yourself a bona fide adventure junkie.
When people think of Hawaii, the first thing their mind usually goes to is a lazy day on the beach with a Mai Tai in hand. However, Hawaii has plenty of opportunities for the adventurous types as well, making it the perfect vacation destination for all personalities. The island boasts a variety of land and sea activities including zip lining, surfing, kayaking, sailing, outrigger canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, and mountain biking. And you can’t forget the opportunities to explore Haleakala, the island’s shield volcano that makes up more than three-quarters of the island of Maui. If you’re looking for some slightly more low-key but equally exciting and adventurous activities around the island, treat yourself to a Polynesian dance show complete with fire dancing and knife twirling and sample some exotic new dishes like poke and Kahlua.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole is a Midwestern paradise surrounded by majestic mountains and roaming plains, thus making it an appealing spot for the outdoor adventurers. Avid mountain bikers will get a kick out of the rugged terrain and stunning scenery on Jimmy’s Mom Trail. Other thrill-seekers will love white water rafting through Snake River Canyon. And anyone looking to work up a sweat and commune in nature will feel physically and spiritually energized by the hiking opportunities around the beautiful Crystal Butte area. If you’re visiting Jackson Hole during the snowy season, prepare yourself for a wealth of winter sports just waiting for you to take advantage of them. From cross-country skiing to snowboarding and snowmobiling, there’s no end to the adrenaline-inducing fun to be had — even during the coldest months of the year. Anyone who visits Jackson Hole during the spring, summer, or fall will find plenty of outdoor activities to participate in, including horseback riding, camping, mountain biking, paragliding, and rock climbing. And if you pay a visit to Grand Teton National Park, there will also be plenty of wildlife to meet, such as wolves and elks and grizzly bears, oh my!
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park is lauded for its world-class rock climbing routes and is even considered the most popular and well-known climbing destination in the world. But rock climbing and bouldering aren’t the only activities this destination has to offer; Yosemite National Park welcomes all outdoor enthusiasts and provides a myriad of adventurous activities including BASE jumping, trekking, camping, biking, and boating. If you want to tone things down or unwind after a strenuous day of hiking through the woods, you can take an outdoor yoga class in the woods or at a neighboring spa center just outside the park. Additionally, you can take a refreshing dip in Tenaya Lake or Mirror Lake and take in the beautiful views of Horsetail Fall, Happy Isles, and North Dome.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is not an adventurous destination it the outdoorsy, adrenaline-inducing, extreme sports kind of way. But as the place known as “sin city,” there’s bound to be plenty of alternative adventure to be had … whether it’s a shotgun wedding at the chapel or a night hitting it big at the casino. For those reasons and more, Las Vegas is indeed a prime vacation spot for thrill-seekers. Some of the best casinos in the city include Caesars Palace (for sports betting), ARIA (for slots), Bellagio (for poker), MGM Grand (for gambling newbies), and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (for people who care less about gambling and more about the food).
If you are looking for some non-gambling related thrills, climb up the Stratosphere Observation Deck (the tallest observation tower in the United States), drive a Lamborghini at 130 mph with Exotics Racing, or go indoor skydiving at Vegas Indoor Skydiving.
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