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Best Active Vacation Spots for a Healthy Getaway

by Descygna Webb

Going on vacation for many people means relaxing and leaving behind the routine of everyday life. For those that want to stay in shape and be active during their vacation, there are some destinations that might be better than others. Spring Break is quickly approaching and the high traffic summer months follow quickly after that. Finding the perfect vacation spot can be difficult to do on your own. We’ve compiled a list of the best vacation spots for those that want to stay active during their time away from home. These places offer a chance to have fun and play while doing activities you may not have access to in your home town. Whether you’re staying stateside or vacationing abroad, these destinations have a lot to offer.

Below are just a few ideas that offer plenty of fun activities so you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest:

New York’s Fingerlake Region: This area of New York is great because there are 11 freshwater lakes in the area. This makes for an ideal vacation for water sports like swimming, waterskiing and wakeboarding. There are also plenty of state parks in this area. Several of the parks offer white water rafting adventures. Watkins Glen State Park offers breathtaking waterfalls while Letchworth State Park has been called the grand canyon of the east. There are various lodging options including some with spa packages and wellness benefits.

BikeHike Adventures: These trips can be catered to meet your needs for adventure and are even available at the last minute. The multi-sport adventures are great for single travelers as well as couples or friends traveling together. The trips are available in South and Central America, Canada, Europe, Oceania, Asia and Africa. You can do everything from kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting to horseback riding and rock climbing. You only need two people to start booking your customized adventure trip.

GObeachfest Volleyball Vacation: Vacations through GObeachfest offer a dynamic sport and social event vacation. Trips like these are perfect for singles or couples that want to have a vacation infused with nutritional seminars, plenty of fun fitness activities and a rotating location each year. GObeachfest is part of the Club Med family and offers activities like beach volleyball, beach tennis, dance lessons, dodgeball, kayaking, martial arts, sailing, yoga, Zumba and so much more. Some of the top celebrity athletes and personal trainers in the world have been partnered with to create the vacation programs available through GObeachfest. The costs listed on the web site are all inclusive for amenities and lodging, but flight cost is not included.

The Westin Riverfront Resort at Beaver Creek Mountain: This resort located in Avon, Colorado and offers several activities for to occupy the active traveler. There are over 30 group exercise classes each week along with weekly guided snowshoe excursions. In the winter months, guests can enjoy guided runs, and hikes in the spring, summer and fall months. The Westin Riverfront also offers a 25 lap pool outdoors, skiing services, yoga, Pilates and cycling classes. This is a great place for singles, couples or groups to travel. Activities will vary depending on what time of year you visit, but there is plenty to do.

Grand Canyon Whitewater Tours: Tours of whitewater rafting through the Grand Canyon offer a unique view of one of the most popular natural wonders of the world. You can book trips to raft through the upper, lower and full length of the Grand Canyon. The tours cover multiple days and include guides as you navigate the Colorado River. The trips range from four to 13 days depending on what your needs include.

As you plan your vacation, the above locations and options will offer you some destinations and activities to consider. Vacation is a time that should be fun, and incorporating some activities is a great way to make it memorable.

Also Read:

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The Best Weight Loss Vacations

March 3rd, 2011

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