If you prefer spending your free time outside, have we got a list for you. This is our list of the 10 best cities for travel therapists that love the outdoors. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, spending time in or near the water, this is a list for you. We hope you enjoy our list of the 10 best cities for travel therapists that love the outdoors.
Do You Love The Mountains?
Salt Lake City, Utah. We start off our list with a very popular city. Salt Lake City is a paradise for those that love the winter outdoors. There are some world class resorts to ski and Millcreek Canyon is a favorite of mine that offers a handful of short or long snowshoeing hikes.
Boulder, Colorado. This fun college town is right at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. In addition to the skiing and snowboarding, Boulder offers a lot of great sledding locations. If you are brave enough, Boulder also offers the Polar Plunge during their Winter Events.
South Carolina Anyone?
Hilton Head, South Carolina. Hilton Head Island is a beautiful vacation destination in South Carolina, complete with sandy beaches, great golf courses and a diverse choice of activities. Enjoy trail running through live oak forests, kayaking next to dolphins, or going for sunset bike rides on the beach.
Asheville, North Carolina. Most of Asheville’s treasures are found in the great outdoors. Travelers can start their Asheville adventure by hitting the open road on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From there, most people love hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail or, during the summer, go for a dip in a swimming hole in Pisgah National Forest.
The Golden State
Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara is blessed with some of the best year-round climate. The Santa Ynez Mountains, Cold Spring Trail, and Gaviota State Park offer endless opportunities to hike and bike your way to amazing scenic vistas. Right by the Pacific Ocean, you can find a plethora of activities on the water, including kayaking, surfing, and SUP.
San Luis Obispo, California. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy while checking out San Luis Obispo. Hike up the Prefumo Canyon, then explore Shell Beach Ridge Trail and end hiking up Bishop Peak for amazing views. This city also offers one of the largest farmers’ markets in the western U.S.
San Diego, California. America’s Finest City is going to make any outdoor list. And while you might think San Diego is a beach city, there is an outdoor activity for everyone. For those looking to enjoy the sun and the surf, check out Del Mar beach or La Jolla Shores. If you are looking for activities away from the city, take a short drive to Julian and enjoy hiking and world-famous apple pie.
Washington D.C. Start your outdoor activities in our nation’s capital by walking or running through all the monuments. From there, you can enjoy water activities on the Potomac River or hiking at nearby Great Falls.
Seattle, Washington. Seattle is a great city for any travel therapist that loves the outdoors. The city is surrounded by forests, mountains and the sea. You can go over to Bainbridge Island, Olympic National Park and the Cascades.
San Francisco, California. The City by the Bay is one of the most popular locations for travel therapists. Not only does it have great places to work, it also has great outdoor activities. San Francisco is considered one of the most walkable cities in the U.S. when you walk through the 1,000-acre Golden Gate Park filled with smaller parks, a zoo, a botanical garden, and even a golf course.
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