5 Best Adventure Vacations in the U.S.


Yellowstone is a national park wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. Yellowstone has beautiful  canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers. You can also hike around and see hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope.


The Grand Canyon is layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. It houses wide views of the canyon and the Colorado River, and is great for hiking, rafting and enjoying the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.


Jackson hole is home to ski areas/resorts. You can traverse the mountains, ski slopes and kayak on the nearby lakes which makes this a great spot for adventure.


Yosemite, housed in the mountains is most known for its ancient sequoia trees and granite cliffs. Here you can hike, camp and simply enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the area.


Sedona is a desert town that is surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. Here you can hike, mountain bike, bird-watch or just sit and enjoy a picnic and the views.