Summer is primetime for travel—no snowstorms to interfere with plane schedules, the opportunity for road trips with the windows down and plenty of sun. What more could a traveler want?
If you haven’t had the chance to take, or even plan a trip yet this summer, there’s no need to worry. There are plenty of adventurous travel options—no passport required—and there’s still two months of summer left.
The sheer number of trip options can be daunting, so we’ve compiled a list of a few top adventure travel trips in the U.S. that you should take before summer ends. From Kayaking and camping in Alaska to ziplining in New York, there is still time to go on these adventures before the weather turns. Request vacation time at work, book your flights and plan your adventurous trips before the sunshine fades.
Mountain Bike the Lost Coast in California
Whether it’s the massive Redwood trees that draw you in or the ruggedness of the Lost Coast, there’s no better way to see California than on two wheels. This eight-day single-track mountain bike adventure will challenge you with a tough trail and then reward you with some of the most beautiful and varied views of the West Coast. The next trip is set for Aug. 22-29, get your bike ready and head out to California.
Raft the Grand Canyon
See one of the most impressive natural sites in the world in a way most would never consider, take a rafting trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Make your way past the immense canyon walls and along a portion of the 277 mile-long river. Trips range in length and some incorporate hiking, so take a vacation to the Grand Canyon and enjoy one-of-a-kind views from inside.