15 Best Adventure Vacations in America

You don’t have to leave the country to satisfy your thirst for adventure


What is your idea of an adventure vacation? Do you want to hike an active volcano, rappel down a dangerous rapid or jump off a helicopter followed by skiing down steep hills? Whatever your idea of thrill is you can find a venue to make it come true in the U.S.[slideshow:102208]

Adventure travel is goring in popularity; it has become the norm even for people who describe themselves as “non-adventurous.” You can find opportunities in your own backyard; no need to pay for expensive flights to the other side of the world.

America is full of a variety of iconic landmarks and natural wonders to explore. Sightseeing is definitely worth the trip, but how about participating in active adventures? Each state has an abundance of outdoorsy quests to choose from.

Whatever your interests are, the best vacation is likely a road trip, an adventure in itself, away. Get out there and travel. Visit one-of-a-kind attractions, hike incredible landscapes, and explore iconic parks whether by foot, boat, car, or a plane.

Click here for 15 of the best adventure trips in the country

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