North America has absolutely anything and every kind of adventure travel experience you could hope to find from the steamy jungles of the south to the Arctic regions of the north.
There’s a lot of ground to cover and many indigenous cultures to experience from the southern Mexican state of Chiapas through the USA and up through the northern regions of Canada.
You’ll also find every sought after hard and soft (and in-between) adventure travel experience there is including white water rafting, kayaking, hiking and trekking, eco tours, wilderness tours… I could go on and on.
For detailed information regarding adventures in North America simply click on one of the destinations below. Each has been reviewed and rated according to the most important criteria adventure travelers look for when choosing an experience.
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Each place listed below has been rated on a scale of 1 to 5 stars with five being the best rating possible.
Canada – Rating: 4 stars
There aren’t many countries that can offer as many adventure travel experiences as you’ll find in Canada. Those looking for overseas adventure travel come to Canada in droves all year long for the pristine wilderness experiences, water-related adventures, cultural enlightenment and so much more. Read the full adventure travel review for Canada.
Mexico – Rating: 5 stars
Mexico is one of the top destinations in the world according to the World Trade Organization, and adventure travel is a big reason why. Visitors flock to the beach resorts along the 6,000 miles of coastline for scuba diving, snorkeling and deep sea fishing, and more make their way to the jungles in the south and Baja California in the north. Read the full adventure travel review for Mexico.
The United States (individual listings by state)
Alaska – Rating: 4+ stars
Alaska is one of the top adventure travel destinations in the USA. The adventures span from the Inside Passage to the other regions of the Interior, the Far North and beyond. You’ll find beautiful untamed wilderness for as far as the eye can see including rugged snow-capped mountains, ancient forests and wildlife at every turn. Read the full adventure travel review for Alaska.
Arizona – Rating: 4 stars
Arizona isn’t all about adventures in the desert. Youll find a variety of winter sports in the highlands, but yes, there are an awful lot of desert related adventures as well. Do you like the old west? Then visit some of the mysterious ghost towns, explore the history of the American settlers and discover ancient Native American cultures. Read the full adventure travel review for Arizona.
California – Rating: 5 stars
From the oceans and beaches to the deserts and then up through wine country and onto the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains, California provides some of the very best adventure travel experiences in the world. And because there are so many good weather days, these superb experiences can be enjoyed all year round. Read the full adventure travel review for California.
Colorado – Rating: 4 stars
Colorado is certainly well known for the skiing and other snow-related activities. However, there’s much more to explore throughout the rest of the year including the impressive national parks, the cultural treasures, the spectacular landscapes and the high-adrenaline adventures from the mountains, to the rivers and lakes. Read the full adventure travel review for Colorado.
Florida – Rating: 4 stars
Theres an exotic quality to Florida. Spanish explorers and pirates added intrigue to the storied past, and modern migrations from the Caribbean help form an interesting and vivacious modern culture. Blend in some incredible adrenaline-filled activities, and you’ve got a recipe for adventure thats hard to beat. Read the full adventure travel review for Florida.
Hawaii – Rating: 4 stars
Welcome to one of the most popular tropical adventure travel destinations on earth. This chain of emerald islands set in a deep blue ocean is one of the most picturesque tropical places on earth. The beaches and mountains are stunning, the rainforests are pristine and the exotic cultural heritage that will transport you into another world. Read the full adventure travel review for Hawaii.
New Mexico – Rating: 4 stars
New Mexico vacations are filled with wonder and enchantment. This magical place has been inhabited for more than a thousand years by peoples who felt a strong connection to the earth and the wild creatures that live here. It can be hard to discern the line between the old and the new, but the blending of the two results is a truly unique experience. Read the full adventure travel review for New Mexico.
New York State – Rating: 5 stars
From the urban confines of the Big Apple to the picturesque plains and on to the unsurpassed beauty of the Adirondacks and the Catskills, New York is truly a heaven on earth experience for those looking for the best in overseas adventure travel. Read the full adventure travel review for New York.
Utah – Rating: 4 stars
If I were to describe Utah adventure travel experiences for those who are obsessed with getting out and playing in Mother Natures realm I would have a hard time limiting the superlatives. Yes, there are many places in the world that can rightly claim to be an outdoor adventure paradise, but Utah is right at the top of the list. I guess thats why Utah tourism is so popular. Read the full adventure travel review for Utah.
West Virginia – Rating: 3+ stars
If youre looking for the best in outdoor adventures, then a West Virginia vacation should be at the top of your list. They call this place The Mountain State and within this part of the Appalachians youll find some of the best white water rafting in the USA, and thats just the beginning. Read the full adventure travel review for West Virginia.