Best Adventure Vacation and Getaway Spots

Best Places for an Adventure Vacation

August is American Adventures Month, and the perfect time to celebrate this exciting holiday is right before the kids head back to school. Due to the massive size of the United States, there are plenty of things to see, do and explore.  From the Everglades and Rocky Mountains, to Times Square and Navy Pier, if you’re planning an end of summer vacation, the hardest part is figuring out where you should go! Check out this list of great destinations for an American adventure vacation from The Parking Spot: Urban Adventures The United States has several unique, large cities that you can spend a long weekend exploring and still only feel like you’ve only scratched the surface. New York City is perfect for an end of summer adventure if you’ve never been.  Attractions like Ellis Island, Central Park, the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, and Times Square are all unique sites that offer different cultural experiences.  You can also check out a summer ball game at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field, and explore Broadway for some extra fun. More centrally located, Chicago has plenty to discover if you’re looking for an adventure.  The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and Art Institute of Chicago are all among the best in the country.  If you’re in the Windy City, you also need to try a classic slice of deep-dish pizza and an Italian beef sandwich. Further west, Los Angeles offers beautiful weather and the flair of Hollywood.  Places to see include Hollywood Boulevard, the Capitol Records Building, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dolby Theatre and much more.  Outdoor Adventures If you are considering outdoor adventures in the United States, you must look no further than our incredible national parks.  If you’re looking to go somewhere east of the Mississippi, there are actually more options than you might realize.  Mammoth Cave National Park is in central Kentucky and consists of the longest cave system in the world.  In Tennessee, Shenandoah National Park is found in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is an excellent spot for camping and hiking.  The park’s highest peak is Hawksbill Mountain at 4,051 feet.  Other options on the eastern part of the United States include the Everglades, Cape Cod and Acadia National Parks. It should come as no surprise that west of the Mississippi, your choice of national parks is almost endless.  On the southern edge, there’s Joshua Tree, Big Bend, Grand Canyon and many more incredible locations to choose from.  A bit further north you can find Yosemite, Rocky Mountain, Canyon Lands, Sequoia, Tallgrass Prairie and many other great destinations as well.  Closer to our country’s northern border, you can explore Glacier, Voyageurs, Isle Royale, Yellowstone and many other great parks. Whether you’re looking to explore the outdoors or a city that you’ve never been to, the United States has plenty of options to choose from.  Start planning your summer adventure today with The Parking Spot.
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