If enjoying the outdoors, wildlife, and seeing all that Mother Nature has provided us with, there are three states that you’ll want to either visit or consider moving to! There’s really no better way to spend a gorgeous day than getting outside and doing something active.
The Rocky Mountains of Colorado provide us with an incredible amount of outdoor activities to take part in! No matter what season it is, there’s something fun to do. In the winter, drive up to a ski resort and spend the day riding down the mountainside on skis or a snowboard, trek through on snowshoes, or get your blood pumping on a snowmobile. Colorado has about 300 days of sunshine on average, so even with snow on the ground the weather is still beautiful. Once spring and summer roll around, exploring the mountains on foot or climbing to the top of a 14’er is definitely on the to-do list! Don’t forget to bring a tent and camp out in the wilderness, try out a horseback ride to immerse yourself in nature, mountain bike down the many trails, and kayak or canoe in a gorgeous lake or river!
Down in the Southeast part of the country, the adventure never ends either. The warm weather allows you to enjoy the outdoors all year long, and the activity list is not small. Not only are the coastlines beautiful with some of the best beaches in the world to enjoy, but the water activities are abundant! Explore the colorful coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean or go fishing offshore to catch your own dinner. Stay on top of the surface in a kayak or paddleboard through the mangroves and enjoy the abundant wildlife in the Everglades! The variety of outdoor activities in this tropical state will always keep you busy.
If you don’t want to have to choose between the ocean and the mountains, Hawaii is the state for you! The beautiful Hawaiian Islands are known for their rugged, mountainous landscapes, active and inactive volcanoes, lush vegetation and waterfalls, and of course beaches on every side. Hawaii has some of the best surfing and snorkeling there is to offer, and trekking to the top of the “Stairway To Heaven” or many other hiking trails available are views you don’t want to miss. There’s truly not much you can’t do here. Make it your next vacation to island hop and experience what adventures each one has to offer, or just fully embrace the island life and make Hawaii your home so the adventures never have to stop!