Do you want a great way to get closer with your significant other, and have a blast in the process? Go on an epic American vacation together! Some couples are content to lounge by the pool at a fancy resort while others might enjoy visiting sites where important events in history happened. But for more active couples, an adventure vacation is absolutely the way to go.
The United States is a damn big country, with lots of great adventure vacation spots. Whatever your interests, from skiing to scuba diving, the USA is sure to deliver some great opportunities for an unforgettable adventure with your significant other. So if you're ready to hit the road (or hop on a plane) for an American adventure vacation with your sweetheart, here are a few of the coolest destinations!
Horseback Riding in the Great Smoky Mountains - The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are among the most beautiful parts of the US, and there's probably no better way to enjoy these mountains than on horseback. There are many horseback riding trails around the town of Gatlinburg, all of which will take you to drop-dead gorgeous vistas where you and that special someone can "ooh" and "aah" together. To keep from chafing while you spend all day on horseback, slap on a pair of your comfiest boxer briefs. If you take your adventure vacation in the fall, you might want to wear a cozy hoodie on the trail, too.
Scuba Diving in Maui - Hawaii in general is one of the most adventure-friendly destinations in the US and if you're a fan of scuba diving, the island of Maui is a must-visit. The crystal-clear blue waters of the Pacific offer a great opportunity for couples to dive together and discover the untouched beauty of the natural world beneath the waves. You're sure to see coral reefs, sea turtles, all manner of fish and maybe a few sharks… just keep your distance! If you and your lover want to take a truly once-in-a-lifetime dive off Maui, be sure to take a special trip to the spectacular submerged volcanic crater of Molokini.
Skiing in Aspen - Found high in the Rocky Mountains, Aspen, Colorado, is widely regarded as the premier skiing destination in the United States. If you and your significant other love nothing more than hitting the slopes, then a couple's adventure vacation to Aspen needs to be on your bucket list. There are four mountains in town: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. Together, they offer great skiing trails for skiers of all experience levels. If you're planning to spend all day out on the mountain, just make sure to wear your warmest long johns to keep your nuts from shriveling up!
Whitewater Rafting the Grand Canyon - When the average person thinks of vacationing to the Grand Canyon, they think of hiking and sightseeing. But if you're up for a more adventurous couple's vacation, try whitewater rafting down the Colorado River! In our humble opinion, guiding your raft through treacherous rapids, in one of the most famously beautiful landmarks in the USA, is a great way to bond as a couple. But you won't want to spend the rest of the day soaked, so wear a fast-drying T-shirt and a pair of performance boxers on your whitewater adventure.