San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) March 07, 2016
Spring break season is here, with many heading to beautiful beaches and tropical islands for some fun in the sun. But there’s more to spring break than flip flops and sand! Viator, a TripAdvisor company and the leading resource for tours and activities worldwide, selected five hot spring break destinations in the Americas for those craving an adrenaline-pumping adventure, including Hawaii, The Bahamas, British Columbia’s Whistler, Colorado, Utah and Patagonia.
Hawaii – Hawaii conjures images of sugary beaches and tranquil waters, but those seeking more thrilling escapes will be hard pressed to find a better outdoor playground, with waterfalls, lush jungles, volcanic craters and more. Test your metal and see the ocean’s top predators up close on the Oahu Shark Dive. Head back to land, zipline through the Ka’a’wa Valley rainforest on the Kualoa Ranch ZIpline Tour, ride a bike through Volcano National Park to Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii’s active volcano, or take a hike through the East Maui rainforest to secret waterfalls.
The Bahamas – The Bahamas lures plenty of sun-seekers year after year, but even those who aren’t avid sunbathers will enjoy the destination, with plenty of adventures to satiate the biggest thrill seekers. Explore Lucayan National Park on Grand Bahama including one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world, ride through Grand Bahamas’ thick jungle and picturesque beaches on a five-hour ATV tour, charter a 35-foot boat for some deep sea fishing on the ocean’s edge, take in the sights of Nassau during a workout session on the beach, or enjoy a private snorkeling tour in the in the sea gardens off Nassau.
Whistler – Spring break is a great time to take advantage of Canada’s weak dollar relative to U.S. currency and head north for deep snow, and in British Columbia the presence of a glacier on Blackcomb Mountain means skiers and boarders can keep going until June! Get up close and personal with the glacier on the Blackcomb Glacier Safari, carve your way through Whistler’s remote backcountry of the Callaghan Valley on a three-hour snowmobile tour, enjoy mountain vistas on a full day guided horseback trip, or take in breathtaking bird’s-eye views of the Whistler forest on a zipline adventure. For a true Canadian experience, go on an ice fishing adventure or take a snowshoe tour around Lost Lake.
Colorado & Utah – Travelers to Colorado can get in some late-season skiing with spring in the air at Colorado’s beautiful Vail resorts (Vail, Breckenridge or Keystone) or at Copper / Winterpark. Travelers who’d like to climb the mountains as opssed to ski them, take a ride to Colorado's beautiful Front Range, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, for an adrenaline-filled rock climb with an expert guide. As host to some of the most beautiful natural playgrounds anywhere, Utah’s “Hell’s Revenge” Trail near central Moab hosts off-roading 4x4 and other fun adventures while the state’s national parks including Zion and Bryce Canyon and Arches and Canyonlands are well-explored from Salt Lake City.
Patagonia – A trip to Patagonia is an adventure-travel rite of passage featuring some of the biggest vistas on the planet. Marvel at the Paine Towers, the iconic granite rock centerpiece of Torres del Paine National Park, on a full-day trek, take a whale watching tour from Punta Arenas, spend the day kayaking, or enjoy a day in Perez Rosales National Park complete with a climb up the Osorno Volcano.
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Viator, a TripAdvisor company, is the leading global tours and activities provider for travelers, delivering online and mobile access to thousands of curated trip activities including tours, attractions, shore excursions and private guides, in more than 1,500 destinations worldwide. In-house travel experts work with trusted local operators to ensure the quality and value of every experience, all backed by Viator’s 24/7 customer service and global low-price guarantee. With more than 800,000 verified reviews plus exclusive videos and insider travel tips, Viator has everything a traveler needs to find and book the best things to do worldwide. In addition to the flagship site – Viator.com – travelers can book in advance or in-destination via the Viator Tours and Activities App, as well as local-language sites for European, Latin American and Asian travelers. Viator also provides tours and activities to more than 3,000 affiliate partners including some of the world’s top airlines, hotels and online travel agencies. Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Viator – travel with an insider.
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