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15 Best Adventure Vacations in the United States

2- The Grand Canyon, AZ

The Grand Canyon, AZ
The Grand Canyon, AZ

The Grand Canyon is the perfect vacation destination for anyone who wants to feel like a tiny speck while they gawp in awe at the power of Mother Nature. Basically, anyone who likes big stuff.

You can visit the North or South Rim via a hike or a mule ride. While the South Rim is more sought after by those looking for more luxurious amenities, the North Rim is less touristy and more suitable for campers. Enjoy everything from half day tours to overnight rides that allow visitors to get to the canyon bottom at Phantom Ranch.

1- Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona
Sedona, Arizona

You’ll need to pack a sturdy pair of shoes for your trip to Sedona. The town’s striking red rocks are best seen on foot from one of the 100-plus hiking paths. Not sure where to start? Kick off your trip at The Hike House, where staff can help you pick a trail that suits your skill level.

Lake havasu, Las Vegas, AZ

Lake havasu, Las Vegas
Lake havasu, Las Vegas

Havasu City, was formed in 1938 after the Parker Dam was built. It is perhaps most famous for the London Bridge that looms above it. Yes, the actual London Bridge, bought by the area’s founding father, Robert McCullough, for $2,460,000, after the city of London put it up for auction in 1968. Today, Lake Havasu City is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Arizona and offers a range of recreational activities for families, couples and single travelers. Golf on championship courses, soak up the sun on the shores of Lake Havasu’s beaches or explore nearby parks by foot and bicycle. Houseboats dot the lake and are available for rent along with paddle boats, kayaks, jet skis and other types of water sports equipment. Like most resort towns Lake Havasu is chock-full of hotels, restaurants, shops and non-stop action.