If you’re looking for a holiday that you’ll never forget, look no further than the U.S. of A. Get your adrenaline flowing with some extreme sports in the air, in the water and on dry land. Or, simply revel in the awe-inspiring natural ruggedness of America.
Here’s a pick of the best the US has to offer for all you thrill-seekers and adventure lovers.
If you want to try out extreme sports while on holiday, you should definitely make sure you’re covered on your travel insurance. Many companies, like Trek America, offer comprehensive travel packages that make it easy for you to get insured. Here is a list of activities you can get covered for on your holiday:
- Rock climbing
- Off-piste skiing
- Bungee jumping
If you’re looking for adventure but not for the extreme, you’ll have a wealth of opportunities available for you. Fishing and hiking are vastly popular tourist activities as well as canoeing and sailing. You can tour the US in a car and still see stunning, vast and varied environments.
For a true taste of adventure, try out the weird and wonderful landscapes of the desert: visit Moab in Utah. The quintessential Wild West landscape can look otherworldly in real life. The huge and strange rock formations are the stuff of Hollywood masterpieces. You can take a hot air balloon ride over the valleys, try out a boat tour and see ancient rock art, as well as have a go at zip lining, climbing and off road motor tours.
At many spots on the coast of the vast U.S. you can dive with the most fearsome of predators. – the Great White shark. Definitely one to tick off your bucket list if you’re brave enough. Off the coast of San Francisco on the Farallon Islands is a great spot to try this out. The islands are also a great place to watch whales if you’d rather not get up close and personal to a Great White. If you do try shark diving out, it isn’t for the faint of heart – seek a reputable company and do your research on the health and safety aspects.
Yellowstone National Park
See some of the largest and most impressive forests in the world at Yellowstone National Park where the petrified forests are around 500 years old. The park is a whopping 2,219,789 acres in size and offers much to discover about the natural history of planet Earth. Take a trip back to the Jurassic period with a visit to the park’s sites of geothermal activity such as one of the world’s largest caldera volcanoes, or witness the huge geysers spraying around 100 feet of water into the air.
The Grand Canyon
You wouldn’t quite be making the most of your visit without a trip to The Grand Canyon in Arizona, described by many as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Try a sunset tour or a walk in the clouds above the vast expanse of the canyon and the Colorado River below. You can visit the Hoover Dam and even kayak on a tour of the river. Get your fix of world-famous American pop culture with a road trip on Route 66. Prepare yourself for breath-taking views.
Of course, after all that adventure you might want to relax and unwind. There are a great many spas and relaxation resorts that can offer you some different ways to catch a breather from your exciting daily activities. Try out a yoga class to stretch out your muscles and give you a wonderful sense of wellbeing and inner calm on a journey of self-discovery.
For exhilarating experiences and good times, explore the wilderness that is North America. The Great Outdoors are waiting for you.