Independence day on the fourth of July is a holiday in the U.S. It commemorates the declaration of independence of this great nation during the year 1776. There are various activities being held in this fruitful holiday. People watch fireworks, attend parades, families eat cakes together, and watch a sports game.
For the adventurer at heart, this holiday is also an opportunity to invite the whole family to visit the outdoors, camp out, and maybe even climb to the summit of a preferred mountain. Looking for ideas on where to go? Here’s a list to help you get started.
Freedom to explore the outdoors
In the U.S.
- Ely, Minnesota
Ely has all the superb features of an ideal outdoor vacation. It has small-town diners, wildlife trophies, and log cabins. The summer is also the perfect season to head over to the lake area. Ely is a few blocks away from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior National Forest. Among the activities to try here are canoeing and kayaking. Anglers have also viewed this as a fisher’s paradise, to catch bass, the Northern pike, and walleye. For light outdoor adventurers, it is also here where you can graze sweet wild blueberries.
- The Badlands and the Black Hills, North and South Dakota
The freedom to camp out means that no budget constraints should prevent you from setting foot into these places. One of the budget-friendly outdoor destinations in the U.S. and beautiful is the Badlands and the Black Hills in North Dakota. Around May to October are the months when you can find the lowest prices.
Sparsely populated, this area also has the Black Hills National Forest and various other grasslands. The vicinity is characterized as odd-looking, one that will give you the idea of you being in the twilight zone. You can also access the iconic Mount Rushmore, the Wind Cave National Park, and see bison herds.
- The Ozark and Ouachita Mountains – Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma
Mountain climbers would certainly love to be in here. At the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, there’s so much elevation that you can find world-class trails and rivers to refresh yourself. The beauty of the outdoor scene here is for every enthusiast out there, because, they are also budget-friendly. Aside from the hike trails, you can also head over to the Hot Springs National Park and the Ouachita National Forest.
Around the world
- Cairns, Australia
More freedom to discover the outdoor awaits you. Never miss out the opportunity of the holiday without seeing the grandeur of Cairns in Australia. It is the favorite gateway to the notable Great Barrier Reef, and also where you can hear stories straight from the aboriginal tribes. There are restaurants and dancing performances that you can enjoy alongside beaches, rainforests, and gorges.
- Baja California Sur, Mexico
If you are living in the southern United States, taking a flight to Mexico won’t take too much of your time. Tropical adventure is what Baja California Sur in Mexico will bring you. There are frequent trips from the city of La Paz, so you can manage your time just right. Several water activities are provided for the entire family.
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