Ultimate outdoor activity holiday destinations in the US
If you are planning a trip to the US and you love action-packed holidays with plenty of outdoors activities, you are heading to the right destination. There are many fantastic places to choose from in the US for action-filled fun but here we have selected some of the best ones for you to choose from:
Hiking in the Grand Canyon
An ultimate hiking trip in the US is a trip to the Grand Canyon to explore some of the many trails around the national parks.
Hiking might sound a bit tame for adrenaline junkies but there is plenty of other activities that you can combine with your trip such as taking a helicopter ride into the Grand Canyon, white water rafting, jeep tours, the incredible Sky Walk and much more.
You can also include a trip to Vegas, or take in the Hoover Dam while you are in the area.
Cycle the Big Sur
For cyclists looking for an unforgettable cycle holiday that takes in some of the world’s most iconic sights, the Big Sur and Pacific Highway is the perfect choice.
The Big Sur is a rugged stretch of California’s central coast between Carmel and San Simeon. Surf crashes on the rocks below the highway, which is often carved out of cliffs that climb for thousands of feet right out of the ocean.
This is wild and rugged terrain and so the holiday is better suited to more experienced cyclists. However, it’s worth the effort because it is one of the best trips you could pick in the US.
Island hopping in Hawaii
If you want to squeeze as much fun and adventure into your trip as possible, and you like to see a lot of different places, island hopping is a great way to do that.
Island hopping in Hawaii will present you with all kinds of great outdoors activities to enjoy on your trip, including diving trips, four wheel-drive off-road adventures, kayaking, hiking and a visit to volcanoes.
Yellowstone National Park
There are plenty of exciting activities to choose from in the expansive surroundings of Yellowstone National Park. It is a popular destination for hikers but there is plenty more action to be found here.
You can take a kayak tour of Yellowstone Geyser or go trekking to see wildlife, as well as trying all of the different picturesque trails around the park.
Sandboarding in Colorado
If you like snowboarding but fancy somewhere less snowy and much warmer, sandboarding could be a good adventure holiday for you.
Sandboarding through the dunes of Colorado is becoming increasingly popular and you can also take the kids sand sledding if you are going on a family trip.
Whether you like watersports, cycling, off-road adventures or a combination of as many activities as possible, these destinations have plenty for you to have a go at. Before you plan your trip, it is important that any UK citizens that love outdoors activities apply for ESTA before they fly to the US.
The ESTA visa will give you the relevant permission to enter the US for tourism for up to 90 days in total for your trip. It is very simple to apply for an ESTA as it is just a quick online form that you are required to complete, then if your application is approved, your passport will be electronically linked to show border security that you are authorised to visit the US.