For the erstwhile adventurer, that indefatigable sense of wanderlust will draw you away from home time and time again. No matter how far you’ve travelled or how many countries you’ve been to, you’ll always want to see and experience more, so what better place to go to than America?
A land where everything is super-sized, it offers not only increased portion sizes, but plenty of exceptional thrills and spills for you to enjoy. From the frozen wastes of Alaska to the awe-inspiring sight of The Grand Canyon, it promises not to disappoint.
If you’re planning on taking a trip and want to make certain that you get an adrenaline fix to beat all the rest, here are just a few of the places that we suggest you pay a visit to…
#1: Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park is a name recognised around the world, and for adventure lovers, it makes the ultimate playground. Not only a fantastic place to hike and see the country’s wildlife up close, it is also regarded as the single best rock climbing area in existence. Should you fancy seeing its stunning vistas from on high, then take your gear and give it a go. From the slippery, glacier-polished granite of Half Dome to the Nose and other big walls, many measuring in excess of 3,000 feet, there’s a very good reason that it draws climbers from all across the globe. Why not experience all that it has to offer for yourself?
#2: The Appalachian Trail, Georgia
Everyone has heard of the Appalachian Mountains, and this famed trail will help you to see them in all of their glory. A true wonderland for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts alike, it stretches across 2,180 miles, encompassing thick woodland, dramatic ridges, softly sloping valleys, and stunning countryside. One of Georgia’s biggest draws, it’s a place to create picture-perfect memories that you will never forget.
#3: Houghton Skatepark, Long Beach, California
Now for something a little different. If you’re sat there wondering how a skatepark made it onto this list, it’s because you haven’t seen this one. Covering an area of 25,000 square feet, it is the favourite playground of skaters and BMXers from around the world. With fantastic street and bowl sections for you to have a go at, you can ride around it your heart’s content and experience its exceptional adrenaline rushes over and over again. The weather’s not bad either!
#4: Glacier Bay, Alaska
Alaska is famed for its frozen wastelands, and the ethereal beauty of glacier bay does not disappoint. Nor does its kayaking. Giving you the once in a lifetime opportunity to take to the water alongside orcas and humpback whales, you can see them up close and personal with only a tiny craft to separate you from some of nature’s most magnificent and awe-inspiring giants. Imagine telling that to your friends!
Be brave and book your own American adventure today with a company like TrekAmerica. Where will you choose to visit?