The new year is quickly approaching. And so are everyone’s lists of resolutions. You know the ones: Be more active, get in shape, save money, meet people, go on adventures, experience different places, cultures, cuisines, etc.
The great thing about vacationing is you have an opportunity to accomplish all of the above and more in every new place you stop. And you can do it all year long.
In this post, you will find ideas to get you outdoors and started on your “being more active” resolutions.
Leap into the New Year
What better way to leap into the new year- than from an airplane?
Skydiving consistently remains a top bucket list item for many. Show the new year whose boss and tackle it straight away as you sail over lush greenery and alpine lakes in the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Take a Hike
It’s time for new beginnings. So, tell your reservations to take a hike- in the Great Smoky Mountains. You will find over 800 miles of breathtaking beauty where you can clear your thoughts and set goals. There are tons of trails filled with wildlife, wildflowers, and freshwater streams to dip your toes into.
Be sure to stop in the town of Gatlinburg, on your way in or out, of the Smoky’s, as it’s filled with all sorts of things to see and do, including, shows, restaurants, theme parks, aquariums, shops, distilleries and much more.
Cross off a New National Park
If you’ve been to the Smoky’s already, (or even if you haven’t), and you’d like to cross a few more National Parks off your list, consider spreading the love to one of the lesser-known gems like North Cascades National Park in Washington, Great Basin National Park in Nevada, or Congaree National Park in South Carolina.
Run a Race
Lace up those sneakers. And get your heart pumping with a marathon race. Make it a fun one, while you’re at it. There are several throughout the United States.
Pound the pavement to live music along the streets of New Orleans at the Rock’n’Roll Marathon. Get the big Mouse himself to give you an autograph outside of the castle in Walt Disney World. Or keep your eyes peeled for any extraterrestrials during the ET Full Moon Marathon in New Mexico‘s infamous Area 51.
Send your aspirations up, up and away – on a hot air balloon ride with a killer view. Some of the best seats in the house include the Grand Canyon, Arizona, the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Letchworth State Park, New York, Lake Tahoe, Nevada and Sedona, Arizona.
Make a Splash
Make a big splash in the signature turquoise waters of the Florida Keys, where the outdoor activities are endless. Imagine salt in the air, sunshine on your shoulders, and sand in between your toes. There are many outdoor activities to choose: scuba diving, snorkeling, paddling, kayaking, boating, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing. Take your pick.
Camp Under Stars
Nothing recharges your batteries quite like camping under a dark and starry night. If you want to feel small, in a good way, grab your sleeping bag and pillow and head over to Big Bend National Park, Texas for much-needed soul searching and stargazing.
From your friends here at HotelCoupons- we hope you find every kind of good food, adventure, and happiness in the new year.