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Are you considering taking your family on a well-deserved healthy vacation, but not sure where to go? Take them to an exciting nature-rich location! There are countless places across the United States where you and your family can enjoy a relaxing, but adventurous vacation while experiencing all that nature has to offer. Here are some of the most rewarding and healthy travel locations to check out!
Experiencing Nature in New York
One of the best ways to engage in healthy fun with your family is to camp in the wilderness and experience the beauty of nature. Camping can include varying levels of comfort, an array of physical activity options, as well as quality time spent away from electronics. If you are not sure where to go, camping in New York State parks can be a great option. You can use a tent, camper, RV, or even rent a cabin in the wilderness, depending on how much of nature you’d like to experience. Parks in New York State have plenty to do with the family, including hiking, swimming, biking, kayaking, and even visiting farmer’s markets.
There are also more adventurous activities available. These include white water rafting, horseback riding through the wilderness, and ziplining through the beautiful Adirondacks! Depending on where you are visiting in New York, you can even visit the ocean. There are around 8,500 campsites across New York State parks, so there is plenty of room for everyone!
Yellowstone National Park
In the United States, there are thousands of natural places to visit that attract tourists every year. Hitting some of these locations for your next family vacation can be a rewarding experience and will allow your family to breathe in some relaxing fresh air. Yellowstone, for example, is a beautiful well-known national park in Wyoming with some of the best views in the country. Whether you want to take a light walk through some of the easier trails or go on a longer, more physically demanding adventure, there are plenty of trails throughout the park to accommodate your goals. This park is packed with so many exciting things to do. Visit the beautiful hot springs at West Thumb Geyser Basin or Mammoth Hot Springs, discover exciting wildlife by exploring the Lewis River Channel, the Dogshead Loop, or even the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. There are also some extraordinarily beautiful waterfalls as you explore the many trails of Yellowstone.
This lake is known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. It is a great healthy travel location. Lake Tahoe stretches 70 miles long and features tons of trails for you and the family to explore while burning some extra calories. There are also numerous beaches along the lake where you can swim, kayak, and engage in other water sports. In addition to hiking and swimming, Lake Tahoe has some of the best views you can find. Its waters are crystal-clear, the mountains tower over the land in a mesmerizing way, and the air is as fresh as it gets. There are ample places to explore, including the Emerald Bay State Park, Squaw Valley, the Emigrant Trail Museum, Alpine Meadows, and D.L Bliss State Park.
To wind down from a day of hiking and swimming, you can also see the magnificent views from an exciting hot air balloon ride. If you enjoy skiing, the Heavenly Ski Resort & Gondola is situated right near Lake Tahoe and has incredible views, with ski runs available for all difficulty levels. They also provide daycare services for any members of the family who do not ski.
Conclusion for Healthy Travel Ideas
It can be daunting to choose where to take your family on vacation that will allow for enough relaxation time while still getting some exercise in as well. Visiting these parks, trails, and beaches opens up so many opportunities for your family to keep that blood pumping while experiencing some amazing views, wildlife, and all that nature has to offer. Visiting one or more of these locations also provides your family with the opportunity to see other parts of the country that they have never experienced before.
There are thousands of marvels of the world right in the United States that are completely natural and so beautiful. Start exploring these natural beauties for your next family vacation!