Although many people dream of traveling abroad for unforgettable experiences, there are plenty of thrilling, heart-stopping attractions right here in the USA to make your next road trip memorable. These attractions are located all over the country for thrill seekers to find. Regardless of how adventurous you are, there is an outside activity to cater to every preference. Here are seven can’t miss activities if you want to plan a truly exciting road trip you won’t ever forget.
Water enthusiasts will love this activity. Feel the spray of river water as you navigate rapids while rafting in Denver, Colorado or just take in the beautiful scenery as you float along peaceful stretches of the river. Bring along a group of friends for an unforgettable day enjoying the great outdoors!
If you’re into exploring natural wonders and like to explore cool, damp places, caving could be the perfect adventure for you. Visit Tennessee to explore its extensive network of underground caverns. You’ll get to see stunning geological formations and may even have the chance to see an underground waterfall.
For people who love the great outdoors but aren’t fond of heart-pounding outdoor activities, hiking is a great compromise. There are hundreds of trails and parks you can choose with varying levels of difficulty and each one gives you the chance to view incredible scenery and photograph wildlife up close all while getting plenty of exercise. Inexperienced hikers may enjoy local trails while experienced travelers can take on more challenging adventures like the trails in Yellowstone National Park.
This combination of cliff diving and skydiving is not for the faint of heart. You’ll jump off a cliff while wearing a parachute, but because you’ll be jumping from a low altitude, you’ll have to deploy your parachute quickly. Instructors will walk you through the entire process and give you the tools you need to face this adrenaline-producing activity.
The longest zip lining course in the United States is located in southeastern New York over the Catskills Mountains. You’ll glide effortlessly over the beautiful mountain scenery and get incredible views of the surrounding area while you travel along this 600-foot course.
Waterfall rappelling is a sport that is often associated with exotic locations in South America, but you can enjoy the same thrilling adventure from New Hampshire. At Northeast Mountaineering, you’ll climb to the top of a 100-foot waterfall and get to rappel down while the crisp, foamy spray revitalizes you. Tackle this adventure solo or bring along a partner for a truly magical experience.
Hot Air Balloon Riding
There’s nothing quite like floating above the desert while getting a bird’s eye view of the incredible sunset. Hot air balloon rides in Nevada and New Mexico are perfect adventures for couples or small groups of friends and give you the chance to see native wildlife from above while floating peacefully through the sky. Bring a bottle of your favorite champagne along and turn this incredible experience into a unique proposal your significant other won’t ever forget.
You don’t have to travel outside the country to find adventurous, challenging outdoor activities. There are plenty of options to choose from right here in the USA and you won’t need a passport to get there. Whether you are a calm outdoor enthusiast or an adrenaline junkie, you are sure to find a fun activity to enhance your next road trip. You may even want to hit all of these attractions in one trip! Take advantage of everything America has to offer in the form of exciting, outdoor activities and start planning your trip today.