Pacific Northwest Vs Southwest USA – Which Is Better For An Adventure Holiday?

Trying to decide the best place to head off to on your next adventure holiday? The Pacific Northwest and Southwest USA are both renowned for their fantastic range of adrenaline-pumping activities. The question is, which is better?

Below you’ll discover more about the various adventure opportunities provided in each destination.

Pacific Northwest Vs Southwest USA – Which is Better for an Adventure Holiday? | UK Lifestyle Blog

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Pacific Northwest

In terms of rugged, untouched natural beauty, you can’t beat the Pacific Northwest. Boasting spectacular, breath-taking mountains, miles of beautiful coastline and a lush green interior, it’s no wonder so many tourists return here year after year. Its rugged landscape makes it particularly ideal for hiking, kayaking, biking and climbing.

The rainforests in the Olympic Peninsula are especially well-suited to those wanting to experience untouched nature. For hiking, you’ll want to head to Mount St Helens or Mount Rainer.  

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Southwest USA

Often referred to as the land of Adventure, the Southwest USA attracts thousands of annual visitors desperate to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. There’s something to suit all abilities and you’ll also discover plenty of family-friendly adventure activities too.

For the ultimate adventure, why not hike the Grand Canyon in Arizona? Or experience unforgettable Lower 48 skiing in Colorado, accessible only via helicopter. There’s also a brand new biking trail in Utah known as the “Moab King Trail” offering superb views and challenging terrain.

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Which destination is right for you?

For most adventurers, Southwest USA tends to win the vote due to the sheer amount of different activities on offer. Each and every day feels like the start of a new adventure. However, it all depends upon what you’re hoping to experience.

The Southwest USA offers a more cultural experience, while the Northwest Pacific offers a more rugged, untouched feel. It’s also worth taking into account the weather too. If you want a cooler holiday, the Northwest Pacific is going to be a better option. However, really when it comes down to it, both offer a truly unforgettable experience and have their own award-winning adventure activities to be enjoyed.

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As you can see, both destinations have plenty going for them when it comes to adventure. Whichever you choose, you’ll find excellent deals to both areas via operators such as Grand American Adventures. Why not treat yourself and visit both? That way, you can compare the two yourself, heading to the Northwest Pacific one year and Southwest USA the next.


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Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze 🍓 Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute 🍕🐰 She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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