10 Places to Escape the City and Enjoy Nature in the US 

10. Vail - Beaver Creek, CO Famous winter sports hotspots that are just as fun in the summer months

9. Santa Barbara, CA This upmarket town is a hub of outdoor pursuits

8. St. George-Zion National Park, UT A real hikers’ playground in southwestern Utah

7. Lake Tahoe, NV There’s something adventurous in every season up here

6. Atlantic City, NJ Hit the coast for plenty of adventure in the original Sin City

5. Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge, TN Family-friendly forest adventures in the Smoky Mountains

4. Lake Powell - Glen Canyon National Park, AZ A huge reservoir surrounded by a stunning desert landscape

3. Myrtle Beach, SC A popular beach resort packed with outdoor action

2. St. Petersburg, FL Island-hopping off the Gulf all year round

1. Orange County, CA Fun in the sun on the Cali coast