There is no better way to connect as a family than by spending time together in the great outdoors. A vacation that centers around the outdoors will encourage kids to disconnect from their devices and have fun with their families. Here are three of the best outdoorsy places to take your kids on vacation if you are looking to get up close and personal with Mother Nature.
According to Avis, Durango, CO, is a historic, outdoorsy town where you can enjoy lakes, national parks, and mountain biking, as well as skiing and camping. Kids who love an adrenaline rush will appreciate the adventure of a whitewater rafting expedition. There are over 300 miles of hiking and biking trails located within 30 miles of Durango, making it the perfect jumping-off point for outdoor fun. Or, consider a day spent with Soaring Tree Top Adventures, the longest zipline course in the country. For a little downtime, be sure to explore the historic downtown Durango area and its charming streets lined with art galleries, restaurants, pubs and iconic hotels.
Park City, UT
Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains about 30 miles outside of Salt Lake City, and according to Stay Park City, Park City offers the ultimate in family outdoor adventure. The Utah Olympic Park provides a bevy of entertainment options for adventurous families. Watch the aerial freestyle skiers soar through the air or try your hand at the zipline, the alpine slide, bobsled, skeleton or the climbing wall. A ropes course offers many levels of difficulty so that everyone in the family can participate. The Alpine Coaster at Park City Mountain base area takes you zig-zagging down the slopes.
Lake Tahoe, NV
According to Crazy Family Adventure, this stunning lake-resort area offers endless fun for families any time of the year. If spending time skiing and snowboarding is your idea of a good time, be sure to check out Tahoe in the winter. In the summer months, the sparkling lake is the perfect place to soak up the sun with moderate temperatures. The changing fall foliage of the autumn months and blooming of colors in the spring make Tahoe a gorgeous place to hike and bike during the shoulder seasons.
Whether you want to catch some air on the slopes or enjoy a water adventure, all three of these cities boast an abundance of family-friendly outdoor activities. You will make memories to last a lifetime at any of these exciting vacation destinations.
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