06/10/2014 12:46 pm ET Updated Aug 10, 2014

Get in the Game: Local Sports to Try (PHOTOS)

As a way of getting guests involved—and moving—hotels are beginning to emphasize the national sports and pastimes of their locations along with yoga, boot camps and other, more traditional fitness pursuits.

Longboard skateboarding in Southern California, polo on Argentina's vast pampas, outrigger canoeing off Hawaii's Big Island and capoeira in Brazil are just a few examples, all allowing guests to experience a destination on a deeper level and to download local heritage. Read on for more destinations that will help you break a sweat in local style. —Adam H. Graham

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Get in the Game: Local Sports to Try (PHOTOS)