4 Outdoor Vacation Ideas for this Next Year

It’s still summer, but it’s hard not thinking about potential travel plans for fall and winter at the tail end of this year.  There are so many awesome trips to embark on, but little time to go on them.

When contemplating new vacation ideas, it’s always a good idea to focus on outdoor involved activities for your holidays.  Whether you spend time at the beach, camping, or snowboarding, the outdoors is a key element of your vacations.

So when talking about travel plans for the next couple months, it’s hard to ignore these great ideas for your next vacation.  These outdoor related vacations will surely spice up your life and keep you excited for your next trip.

  1. Go Camping at the Beach

It’s one thing to rent a beach house for a long weekend or whole week in a shore town, but it’s a whole different experience falling asleep every night to the sounds of crashing waves.  Why lay out on the beach all day and head back to your exclusive resort or room when you can rough it up by camping on the beach?

This is truly an amazing experience! Certain beaches actually allow you to set up your tents. You can lay out and stare up at the stars on a clear night.  Listen to the monotonous and soothing sounds of the ocean as you fall asleep.  Start a campfire in the cool sand to roast hot dogs and make s’mores.

It resembles a typical camping experience, except palm trees or dunes replace grass and pine trees. You won’t have to worry about bears or other wild animals invading your campsite, but look out for bold seagulls.

  1. Take Up Rock Climbing

Maybe it’s time to overcome your fear of heights.  Spend a long weekend vacation learning how to rock climb. It’s an extraordinary experience that will get your blood pumping. If you’re bored at work, this outdoor activity and vacation idea certainly spices things up a bit.

The investment in a good pair of rock climbing shoes, helmets, harnesses, and carabiners will definitely be worth the money after you experience the thrill of scaling a cliff.  You’ll already start planning your next rock climbing trip once you return to work. Be sure to check out the best Black Diamond rock climbing gear on Backcountry.com for your trip.

  1. Scuba Diving

Are your favorite movies Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid? If yes, then maybe a scuba diving trip is the next vacation for you. It’s an eye opening experience seeing the aquatic life that lives in the ocean.

The countless types of fish, coral, and other marine life will truly be a treasure in itself when you encounter them while scuba diving.  Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to go on a scuba adventure to see sharks!

  1. Learn to Ski or Snowboard

Winter is still a good ways off, but it’s never too early to plan a ski and snowboarding trip to Vermont, Colorado, Vancouver, or any other awesome destinations.  If you have never hit the slopes before, then invest in a few lessons.

When you plan a winter ski trip far enough in advance, it’s easier to find better deals for lodging and lift tickets that save you lots of cash.  You can use the extra saved money on ski lessons for your adventures on the bunny slopes.

Skiing and snowboarding is a great outdoor activity that keeps you active during those cold winter months.  Why sit inside eating and watching movies during the cold dark winter days? Don’t plan a trip to the Bahamas either. Take a different vacation route this winter where you’ll stay active on a few snow covered mountains.

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Author Abby Evans is a mother and freelance journalist currently reviewing health options for her family. 

10 thoughts on “4 Outdoor Vacation Ideas for this Next Year

  1. I probably not be able to do all those things, but would love to try rock climbing it’s been ages since the last time i tried.

  2. I want to try skiing and snowboarding, as for rock climbing, i am not sure if i can pull myself up! i don’t have the strength to do so.

  3. i’d have to find a beach here in Fl that allows camping most of the ones we go to don’t allow people to sleep on the beach

  4. I could definitely get into camping out at a beach for one night–I generally do not like camping–as for rock climbing-I have absolutely no balance so I think I will skip that one (I am not afraid of heights)-I tried skiing–uh lets just say no to that one as well-but I could get into staying at a skiing lodge and sitting by the fire!

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