Everyone loves getting outside in the fresh air and exploring, uncovering new places and things, having an adventure. No matter the type of traveler you have to at some point change it up from the city life, and gravitate towards the rural landmarks. Helping you on your outdoor excursion, here are five getaways that are sure-fire hits throughout America.
1. Hueco Tanks State Park
Located just outside of El Paso, TX this famous park allows tourists to rock climb, hike and interact with nature. However, it’s truly known for having ancient pictographs that lures the tourists each year to make the visit. Usually, when your outdoors you try and break away from technology, but for those who can’t put the screen down the park does offer Wi-Fi in certain parts.
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2. Yosemite National Park
If you’re in search for an adventure, look no further than California’s very own Yosemite National Park. The park has it all: waterfalls, sequoia trees, cliffs and gorgeous rock formations just waiting to be photographed. The park attracts close to four million visitors a year, but it’s vast reaches can find every outdoorsman their sought after seclusion. Additionally, the park’s most iconic landmark is El Capitan, the largest granite monolith in the world, makes for a great photo.
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3. Yellowstone National Park
Another iconic park is Yellowstone National. One thing that makes the park unique, in addition to hiking through, are the beautiful views designed to wow all driving through. Some fun facts are it’s larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined, it’s the world’s first national park and has over 2,000 possible campsites. The park’s most known landmark is the Old Faithful geyser, attracting waves of people every year. For those who can’t get enough, you can live stream the park at anytime online.
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4. Grand Canyon
Another excellent option for a memorable outdoor adventure is exploring the wonders of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Over 270 miles long and 18 miles wide, chock full of extraordinary features is highlighted by the roaring Colorado River carving through. The canyon became a Forest Reserve in 1893 and was later upgraded to National Park status in 1919. Visitors are encouraged to hit the South Rim open all year to any tourist looking to hike, camp and much more.
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5. Maui, Hawaii
Out of all of these adventure destinations, Maui is on par with them all. The topography, from the island’s volcanic past, in many eyes is the epitome of beauty. Travelers looking for a serene location should trek to Violet Lake. Capping a beautiful hike, a real experience in Hawaii, with a dip in a pristine lake seems as close to perfection as you can get. The lush forestation that lines each trail grandiosely encapsulates hikers walking through.
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