Short Recreational Weekend Ideas

For families and couples looking to vacation at locations offering adventure and fun, there are plenty of options afforded to travelers in a variety of extraordinary vacationing locations.

Recreation Vacations in the United States

Many recreation activities can be found when you vacation travel to Missouri in the Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Recreation Area. You’ll have a choice of camping, hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, floating, picnicking, floating, bird watching, horseback riding, and mountain biking. You can also play golf, visit Missouri wineries, go canoeing and rafting, or go shopping for antiques and collectibles. There are historic towns and villages to visit. If you want to relax there are float trips in rafts, tubes, or kayaks. Veteran and novice floaters can float down the Black River in the spring and through the fall. The river is clear and moves through dense wooded forests and green meadows. It winds past tall cliff walls dotted with caves and fern greenery. There are many rentals and resorts where you can book your float trip. For more information, visit:


Rainbow Valley Ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colorado is a beautiful place to vacation and enjoy recreation. Located 4 miles south of town, it is a 10 acre ranch that is adjacent to a 400 acre ranch. The setting is peaceful and quiet with wide open views of the San Juan Mountain Range. Recreation includes fishing, skiing, hiking canoeing, snowboarding, rafting, ballooning, golf, and snowmobiling. There is also horseback riding. You can take your own horses at no extra charge. There are 2 barns, two corrals, and one acre of pasture. Private Vacation Cabin Rentals are available when you vacation at the Rainbow Valley Ranch. For more details, visit:http://www.rainbowvr.com/recpage.html

Lake Country California is known for its spectacular beauty, headline concerts, unsurpassed recreation, and fine wines. This is a beautiful place to go if your look for recreation vacations for the whole family. The communities are friendly and the landscapes are stunning. Some of the recreation activities are auto races, boating, water sports, golf, hiking, museums, and bicycling. You can also go birding by land or boat. If you do not own a boat you can rent one. There are State parks and mountains in Lake County where you can hike. Anderson Marsh Historic State Park is filled with wildlife. Clear Lake State Park has several miles of hiking trails and the location offers the vacation traveler adventure and excitement. Most of the terrain is hilly and the three-mile trail is moderately strenuous. You can learn more about Lake Country California at:http://www.lakecountry.com/

Sports Travel

If you are someone that loves sports then a sports travel vacation may be something you would enjoy. Tennessee awards sports fans with championship recreation throughout the state. There is golfing, motorsports, baseball, basketball, hockey, football, baseball, and horseback riding on farms. You can visit the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. For golfers of all levels, there are well-maintained greens, scenic layouts, and high USGA Course ratings. Three major tracts across the state are available for those who prefer motorsports. For more information visit: http://www.tnvacation.com/sports-recreation/

A good vacation choice if you a winter sports lover is in Vail/Aspen, Colorado. Vail has been voted the #1 ski resort in North America by ski magazine almost every year since 1988. There are 33 lifts that service 5289 acres on the front side, the back bowls, and the blue sky basin. There are many skiing and snowboard trails and terrain is everywhere for all abilities. Challenges and adventure are ever-present and there is also a gentle slope at every junction. On your vacation travel, you can find many kinds of adventure in Aspen, Colorado. Ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, Nordic skiing, four wheeling, rafting and kayaking are some choice of recreation to choose from. http://www.aspen.travel/about/aspen-activities.htm

Hawaii and Caribbean Recreation Vacations

Jamaica is a large Caribbean island with over 600 miles of tropical shoreline where you can bask, bath, or boat. There is lush green vegetation, waterfalls and dazzling white beaches. There is plenty of recreation and activities for the whole family in Jamaica. You have your choice of fresh and sea-water fishing, golf on beautiful and challenging golf courses, hike among unspoilt scenery and a variety of flora and fauna. There is also recreation such as cricket, football, tennis, polo, and horse races. You can learn more at:


Kauai, Hawaii is an ideal area for a recreation vacation. If you are looking for adventure then this the vacation spot to go. You can have a spectacular hiking experience on the private Princeville Ranch. You will see beautiful mountain and ocean views. Hike the lowland rainforest, Kalihiwai Valley to the five-tiered Kalihiwai Falls. You have to be five years or older and in excellent physical condition. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Also, wear a swimsuit under your clothing. Bring a towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and plenty of water.

Horseback riding is a wonderful experience because you will cross ranch pasture with breathtaking panoramic views of mountains and oceans. There is also a Backcountry Zipline adventure. You can go down a lush tropical mountain side via a series of seven breathtaking ziplines. Top quality equipment is used and rigorously inspected and maintained. For more information about these recreation activities and more visit: http://www.kauaivacationtours.com/kavai-activities.php?main_cat_id=87

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