One of the joys of travelling through America is that the country has a huge variety in activities and experiences to discover. City slickers will find more than enough to amuse them in iconic destinations such as New York, Las Vegas and Miami, whilst country lovers can explore the beautiful outdoor areas of Maine or Sonoma County. And for adrenalin lovers there are more than enough opportunities to include some action packed fun into any trip away.
With a huge range of outdoor pursuits from horse back riding to caving you’ll be able to discover some fantastic experiences that will keep you thrilled and give you lasting memories to share. And with the beautiful holiday snaps that you’ll come home with, you’ll easily be able to impress friends and family.
For stunning scenery and the chance to also take in an iconic landscape, spending time in America’s south west will give you the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon. Whilst this is an incredible sight in itself you can even see it in style by taking a helicopter ride, giving you the perfect bird’s eye view. Cliff-top walking is ideal for this area, and with Arizona and Utah providing a wealth of national parks, including the Arches National Park which is home to the Slickrock mountain bike trail, outdoor activities are endless. Meanwhile, Zion National Park provides the opportunity to visit Angel’s Landing, whilst taking a trip to Monument Valley will allow you the perfect excuse to camp out under the stars.
On the opposite end of the climate scale Alaska also provides some adrenalin and exhilarating experiences, and the stunning scenery of Kanai Fjords, Denali and Wrangell-St Elias National Parks are not to be missed. You can experience ice wall climbing on Root Glacier, or go wildlife spotting in Denali National Park where you can expect to see bears, foxes, moose and caribous. And if you stop off at Kanai National Wildlife Refuge you have the chance to get even closer to nature with a canoe trip across the stunning lakes.
Other fantastic trips include visiting Niagara Falls from New York, enjoying Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains from San Francisco, or enjoying a trip from Seattle to Canada. This latter excursion will offer you the opportunity to not only zip-line through trees and explore underground cave systems, but also to go whale watching and see some of the planet’s largest creatures.
A fantastic way to get around America when you’re travelling is by using rental cars. With the freedom to go where you choose your adrenaline filled holiday will truly be exactly what you make it. Rather than having to carry around equipment such as walking sticks and camping gear you can easily stow it in your boot, taking it with you wherever you go. Meanwhile, taking a road trip can be an adrenalin filled ride in itself. And if you intend to experience some of America’s finest outdoors activities, then you’ll have memories which last forever.