Are you the type of traveler who enjoys both the coast and the mountains? Well, you’re in luck, because you don’t have to choose between the two! There are plenty of places on this Big Blue Marble of ours where you can easily have beach (or at least oceanside) time and crisp mountain air or misty mountain jungles within easy driving distance of each other. Check out just a few possibilities below!
Whether you stay “stateside” in Washington or Oregon or head over the border into Canada, the Pacific Northwest provides lots of opportunities for a combo coastal and mountain vacation. You can take advantage of all that the cities of Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver have to offer, including proximity to the ocean. And in each of these cities, you’re not far at all from breathtaking mountains perfect for hiking, cable car rides, skiing, and more.
Ayuh…you CAN get theah from heah! Enjoy the Downeast area of Maine, including charming coastal towns such as Bar Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, and Camden (and have a lobster roll for me while you’re there!). Then make your way into the Appalachians in Acadia National Park for some amazing views and hiking.
Looking for a unique way to start or end a safari trip? Head to South Africa, where the most famous beach-and-mountain combo can be found in Cape Town. Table Mountain overlooks this vibrant city as well as its beach, which is also surrounded by various recreational and gastronomic options, including the Cape Winelands.
Tropical Options – Costa Rica & Hawaii
Enjoy the tropical beach vibes in each of these locations, and then challenge yourself to a volcano hike for dramatic jungle views and unforgettable experiences!
For the True Adventurers – Patagonia & New Zealand
Want to truly get away to the other side of the world? Choose an adventure tour to either the southern reaches of Chile, or spend some quality time with the Kiwis. Each of these areas provides a multitude of both coastal and mountain excursions and activities, along with wildlife viewing that you won’t find anywhere else in the world!
Where will you go first?? Let’s talk to see if your crew – family, friends, or affinity group – can pick just one of these adventures to pursue together! Comment on this post, shoot us an email, or schedule a consultation call today!
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