Off The Beaten Path Spring Break Adventure Destinations
Located in the Gallatin Valley surrounded by the mighty Rockies, Bozeman is a lively university town with a diverse choice of attractions, restaurants, and outdoor activities. With more than 300 sunny days a year, Bozeman, Montana, is a four-season tourist destination for visitors of all ages. Yellowstone Park and Big Sky Mountain Resort are just a short drive away, as well as, miles of hiking and biking trails through the Gallatin National Forest.
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Whistler was made for powder hounds and outdoor enthusiasts. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy Whistler Blackcomb, one of the greatest ski resorts in the world and home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Whistler is also a popular summertime spot, with plenty of water sports activities at Lost Lake Park and hiking opportunities at locales like Whistler Train Wreck and Brandywine Falls Provincial Park.
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
The southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica feels like another world compared to the hustle and bustle of the tourist hubs in Costa Rica. It’s known for the rolling green hills and lush surroundings due to the abundance of rivers and underground water streams. If you are a surfer or someone who wants to take up surfing, you’ll find no shortage of things to do in Santa Teresa! This region is known for different breaks and a constant swell all year round.
Atacama Desert, Chile
The Atacama Desert is one of Chile’s best-known locations. The driest place in the world offers a variety of otherworldly landscapes and attractions. Here you will find cone-shaped volcanoes, hot springs, steep valleys, and lakes where you can float effortlessly. You won’t want to miss Los Flamencos National Reserve, Sunset at the Valley of the Moon, and climbing the volcano Cerro Toco.
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. It’s dominated by Mt. Teide, a dormant volcano that is Spain’s tallest peak. Some of the highlights include Pico del Teide: a volcano in the sky, hiking the foggy Anaga Forest, standup paddle along Los Gigantes, trekking down the hills of the Masca Valley, and cycling the Mount Teide, Masca, and Teno Lighthouse loop.
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Joshua Tree National Park has 792,000 acres of land and is any backpacker’s dream. The climate in the winter is mild, making the park a perfect adventure destination. You can also go on an 18-mile Geology Motor Tour along a dirt road. Joshua Tree is a hub for rock climbing fans of all levels.
Outside Fairbanks is well-known for their photographs of the Aurora Borealis, however, there is much more than that! You can go dogsledding, take curling lessons, soak in the geothermal waters of Chena Hot Springs, walk among reindeer at the Running Reindeer Ranch, and observe intricate works at the Ice Sculpture Museum.
Sedona is one the most underrated cities in the U.S. The desert town draws in artists, healers and wanderers, while the surrounding landscape brings active people who love the outdoors. Adventurers are also drawn by its beautiful red rock formations and the energy vortices rumored to exist there. Take to Submarine Rock on a mountain bike, head off the beaten path with ATVs, or hike Red Rock State Park.
Wanaka, New Zealand
Towering peaks dip into lush valleys as alpine lakes, rivers and glaciers dot the landscape. This is the Wanaka region of New Zealand, Queenstown’s lesser-known counterpart, a must-visit adventure area for those looking to escape some of the more touristy areas of New Zealand. Explore the stunning Mt. Aspiring National Park, take in the views by skydiving or paragliding, or take in the town that hasn’t yet been overrun by tourism.
Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Remote adventure awaits in the high peaks of the unspoiled Atlas Mountains. The impressive North African range is a haven for trekkers looking for a challenge and a truly unique experience. The Berber villages that dot the mountains are home to trekking guides and ancient traditions like carpet weaving.