The 8 top adventure vacations in the USA for sights and thrills

Yellowstone National Park

Discover 11,000 years of Native American history in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Visit Mammoth Hot Springs and the Grand Canyon by kayak, bike, horseback, or trek.

Grand Canyon National Park

Discover Arizona's Grand Canyon with adrenaline-pumping activities like hiking the challenging North Kaibab Trail and whitewater rafting on the Colorado River.

Yosemite National Park

San Francisco is kilometers from Yosemite's majestic mountains, sequoias, and waterfalls. Ski, rock climb, birdwatch, and stargaze. On Half Dome, experienced hikers face spectacular scenery.

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, offers Grand Teton National Park kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, winter skiing, snowshoeing, and tubing.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, between California and Nevada, offers world-class skiing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, disc golf, and parasailing. Visit nearby Reno for exhilarating casinos.


Tubing, zip-lining, and surfing at Poipu and the North Shore are options to explore Kaua'i's misty woods, leaping waterfalls, and stunning cliffs.


Maui's diverse activities include sea kayaking, helicopter tours, and volcano hikes, with the northeast coast offering roaring waterfalls, blowholes, and rugged peaks.

Hawaii - The Big Island

Explore Hawaii's largest island with jungle treks, visits to active volcanoes like Mauna Loa and Kilauea in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, and snorkeling at Honaunau Bay.

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