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Eight outdoor activities you must experience post-COVID


You can enjoy all the activities on this list in groups as well as alone. Most of them, however, are best enjoyed when you are with your friends.

As vaccines are being rolled out, COVID-19 is slowly but surely getting tamed. Soon enough, we will all be able to enjoy the things we once used to. One of these things is going on outdoor adventures and activities.

Most of you are probably waiting for the day when COVID restrictions are finally lifted. And you are probably wondering what you can do to enjoy when that day comes. Well, to help you out, here is a list of some of the activities you must try post-COVID.

#1 Glamping
Glamping is, you could say, the luxurious form of camping. You get to spend time surrounded by nature and yet enjoy all the amenities and conveniences of your home. You still get a tent or cabin, a fireplace, and everything else that you can find at a regular campsite. The living conditions in glamping, however, are a bit more luxurious.

Glamping also offers more unique activities in comparison to regular camping. The Montana Glamping Resort at Paws Up, for instance, has over ten different adventures and activities for you to enjoy. So by visiting this one location, you can take part in multiple outdoor activities. 

#2 Skiing
Skiing is a very cool activity; literally. It is something you will enjoy if you are not bothered by the cold.

Skiing does require a lot of practice before you can fully get used to it. So opt for this activity only if you can manage the time to get plenty of practice. Otherwise, it is better to spend that time on something else.

#3 Hiking
Hiking is a very exciting outdoor activity. Although it may not offer the thrill of bungee jumping or the aesthetics of stargazing, it still one of the most enjoyable activities. Plus, you can come across some amazing views along the hiking trail if you pick the right locations.

Compared to the other activities mentioned in this list, hiking requires fewer preparations. It is also inexpensive and does not require too much planning.

#4 Ziplining
Ziplining is available at different basecamps and tourist spots. It is fun, safe, and thrilling as well. As long as you are not afraid of heights, zip lining you can get quite a kick out of ziplining. 

#5 Bungee jumping
Bungee jumping is the perfect outdoor activity for any thrill seeker if they are not afraid of heights. It is the perfect blend of thrill and excitement packaged into a single activity (or jump, to be precise). 

However, before you sign up for bungee jumping, make sure you are okay with heights and are not afraid of it. Also, avoid bungee jumping if you have a heart condition or any other medical condition that forbids you to do so. 

#6 River rafting
River rafting will put you through some of the strongest river currents you have ever faced. Hence, along with necessary safety precautions, make sure you know how to swim. Plus, avoid taking young children with you on this particular activity.

#7 Go-karting
Are you a fan of Formula 1 or street racing? Do you enjoy playing racing games? Go-karting is the best outdoor activity you can sign up for if you are into motorsports. It is fast, thrilling, and can give you a taste of what it is like to be behind the steering wheel of an actual race car.

Go-karting is available at most theme parks. Get a few go-karting lessons first before hitting the main tracks if you are completely new to this sport. 

#8 Stargazing
Despite being such a simple outdoor activity, stargazing is a very popular way to enjoy the great open skies. It is fun and easy to organize. Most importantly, it is an activity that will cost you nothing.

Visit your nearest park or hilltop on a cloudless night if you want to go stargazing. Some of the most popular places in the US for stargazing include the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, the Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania, and the Glacier National Park in Montana. You can also pick a random open field to go stargazing if you are not willing to visit one of the aforementioned sites.

You can enjoy all the activities on this list in groups as well as alone. Most of them, however, are best enjoyed when you are with your friends. So before planning the trip or the activity, do consider asking your friends to tag along.

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