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4 Best Vacations for Outdoor Lovers

Best Outdoor Vacations For Adventurers

With so much beauty there is to see in this world, it’s no surprise that many outdoor enthusiasts are looking for vacation opportunities in places where they can spend time in the great outdoors. With so many places to choose from, where should you visit? Carefree Destinations has you covered with a few options for the best vacations for outdoor lovers!

For Hiking: Kauai


Kauai is a favorite Hawaiian island because of its vast and beautiful mountain ranges, making it an ideal place for hiking, mountain biking, and more. Between the beautiful sights and incredible year-round weather, this island will never disappoint.

Some of the most beloved hiking trail options include Hanakapiai Beach which follows the Napali coastline, Canyon Trail for an incredible inland look at Waimea Canyon, Waipo’o Falls Trail which leads you to the breathtaking Waipo’o Falls where you can swim, and Kaepa Ridge for what is considered one of the most exciting cliff trails on the island.

For the Desert: Arizona

If hot and dry weather, red rocks, and incredible views are what you’re looking for in your next vacation, the deserts in Arizona are the place for you. Not only can you experience amazing lookout points, but the outdoor adventures are endless like hiking, Jeep tours, mountain biking, ATV tours, canyoneering, Segway tours, and even hot air balloon rides.

Both Phoenix and Scottsdale have access to the Sonoran Desert which is home to the South Mountain Park and Preserve, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the Desert Botanical Garden, and so much more. Additionally, Sedona is in the heart of the Arizona desert where you’ll find Gates Pass, Saguaro Nationa Park, Old Tuscon, and many beautiful hiking trails.

For Beaches: Riviera Maya

Have you always dreamed of a Caribbean Sea-front vacation? If so, Riviera Maya is calling your name. The Riveria Maya is a district that follows miles of Mexico’s eastern coastline and includes many popular destinations like Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Akumal. There are dozens of amazing beaches to visit for water sports, swimming, snorkeling, and all of your other favorite beach activities.

Though the beaches are endless in this area of Mexico, some fan favorites include Akumal Beach, Playa Paraiso, Tulum Beach, Half Moon Bay, and Xpu-ha Beach. There is truly a beach for every type of vacationer here, so find what fits your needs best and enjoy your days in the sun and surf!

For Whitewater Rafting: Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is located in the stunning Smoky Mountains and is home to a variety of outdoor activities, one of its most unique and adventurous being whitewater rafting. Under the supervision of a guide, you can explore the many rivers within a short drive of Gatlinburg with your loved ones and experience the nature that surrounds you.

Depending on which local tour service you use and the routes they offer, there are some rafting tours that are great for people of nearly all ages (2 years old and up) as well as more intense options that include class III and IV rapids! No matter your vacation group, you’ll find a great tour to make a lifetime of memories.

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