• Picture of a woman standup paddle boarding near Taos, New Mexico

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Where to Live and Play!

We've built the ultimate, state-by-state guide to top outdoor hubs across the country. These 100 adventure towns offer something for everyone, whether you love hiking, skiing, biking, kayaking, climbing, snowboarding, or a little bit of everything. Stay for a long weekend or the rest of your life.


Use our click-and-go map to select a weekend escape. Or browse our state-by-state list. On each town profile, you'll find recommended places to play, stay, and eat. Then decorate your desktop with free wallpaper. Make this your first stop when planning your next out-the-backdoor escape.

Adventure Photos

  • Picture of a man biking in Snodgrass Mountain Trail, Colorado

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