Earlier, when people went on vacations, people simply wanted to leave behind their work and spend a few days sipping piña colada, soaking up the sun. Right now, people simply want to sweat out the city toxins by engaging in action sports, adventure activities and thrill rides. A new generation of sports locations has evolved across the world that serves a diverse platter of adrenaline boosting activities to the enthused travelers.
Hardsports vs. soft sports tourism in the USA
The USA has been home to leading sportsmen from the world sports scene. As a result, there are several hard and soft sports tourism destinations all across the 50 states in the USA. Hard sports tourism usually involves events like the Grand Prix, FIFA, and NASCAR that attract people for being the audience. Soft sports tourism includes recreational activities that everyone can enjoy hiking, rock climbing, horse riding, and skiing.
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles is not the name a person thinks of when someone asks for the best sports destinations. However, with over 10 active teams, tours and stadiums, Los Angeles is indeed one of the best sport tourism destinations for the inspired traveler. The must-visit destinations include the Dodger Stadium Tours, Grand Prix Long Beach, AAA Auto Club Speedway and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The sessions of Kentucky Derby on TVG have made the Del Mar grounds a must-visit for all equestrian sports lovers.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole, Wyoming does not jump into anyone's radar when people mention about sports holidays or adventure vacations. However, this place has become a haven for ski holiday lovers and winter sports enthusiasts like Harrison Ford and Dick Cheney.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Home to the NFL New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans, this city has been the best sports travel and tourism destination within the USA back in 2013. This also one of the largest port cities in the USA that offers travelers a sporting experience, complete with a dose of culture, music and amazing food!
Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia National Park is the place to be if you love nature and sports equally. Biking, hiking, rock climbing and horse riding – you can taste all the classic flavors of the outback right here. Over the years, the 47,000 acres of unspoiled topography has attracted thousands to Maine. It is the detox you need to go back to work with full gusto.
Yosemite national park, California
Yosemite is one destination that pops up on the must-visit list of several travel enthusiasts, camping lovers, nature lovers and sports addicts. The unique combination of valleys and mountains, greenery and ruggedness is unique to this national park. This national park offers a diverse topography for camping, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and rafting. It has all the kinds of stimulation for all kinds of sports lovers.
Sports travel and tourism offer interesting, adrenaline thrusting and life-boosting ways to shrug off the monotony. This new generation of tourism gives the travelers a new reason to fall in love with their lives and work once again.