Outdoorsy Summer Travel: The 7 Best Destinations in the U.S. (PHOTOS)

Summer is the time to get outdoors and get active.
06/03/2013 04:49 pm ET Updated Aug 03, 2013

Summer is the time to get outdoors and get active. And even though it can get your blood pumpin', there is nothing more relaxing than some quality time with Mother Nature, whether you're hiking, fishing, or whitewater rafting -- or simply kicking back and taking in the views after a day filled with activity. Our seven favorite spots in the U.S. for an outdoorsy getaway this summer were chosen for their combination of natural beauty and breadth of outdoor activities. To make planning easier, we've also recommended a cabin, lodge, or ranch in each place that brings you closer to the outdoors with great views or settings.

-- Kelsey Blodget, Oyster.com

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Outdoorsy Summer Travel: The 7 Best Destinations in the U.S. (PHOTOS)