Many people enjoy spending their leisure time engaged in various hobbies. Their idea of a perfect vacation may be having extra time to spend doing something related to one of their favorite activities.
There are numerous ways for people who enjoy the outdoors to spend their vacations. Millions of Americans go camping every year, according to Statista. Those who have camping gear can camp in well-known campsites in places such as Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming or Big Sur in California. State parks all over the United States have campgrounds.
People who think they never have enough time in or on the water can spend their vacation participating in water sports. They can surf in California or Hawaii. There are places to water ski at Lake Powell in Arizona and near Winter Haven in Florida. Everglades National Park in Florida and the Louisiana bayous are great places for a canoe trip. Places for deep sea fishing include Montauk Point State Park in New York and Cape Hatteras in North Carolina.
Winter might be too short for those who enjoy winter sports. They can spend several days skiing in Aspen or spend a few days at a winter festival. Skiing, skating and ice climbing are some of the things to do at the SnowDays winter festival at Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
Art, Music and Reading
Art lovers will have plenty of choices if they want to spend their vacation admiring works by famous artists. Those who are spending their vacation in the United States can visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles or the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. People who are taking a European vacation can wander through the Louvre in Paris, the British Museum in London or the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
Music lovers will find plenty of places to hear music during their vacation. They can attend concerts performed by symphony orchestras in Chicago, Seattle or St. Louis. New York visitors can see musicals on Broadway. European travelers can visit theaters in London’s West End to see musicals.
Readers will probably enjoy a vacation anywhere as long as they have plenty of books. If they want to spend part of their vacation looking at books, they can visit the Huntington Library near Los Angeles or the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. They will be able to spend hours reading on a flight across the Atlantic to visit the British Library in London.
Fashion and Food
Shoppers will be thrilled to spend several days shopping during their vacation. The Mall of America near Minneapolis has hundreds of stores. Fifth Avenue in New York and Michigan Avenue in Chicago are lined with stores.
Cooks can spend their vacation taking cooking lessons in Europe. Classes that last for one day or a week are available in Paris. Some cooking schools in Italy and Spain offer weeklong classes.