Beautiful weather for outdoor fun, fall colors galore, and festive seasonal activities—what more could you ask for?
Our editors know how to get off the grid. Here are the trips they chose to take this year—from Hawaii to Massachusetts—along with their intel and gear recommendations. Give one of these experiences and you can be sure it’s editor-approved.
The company will cap daily ticket sales at all 37 North American resorts, but season ticket holders will not be impacted
Winter has shown up big time in the Southern Hemisphere as ski resorts reopen to international travelers
The plastic ski surface at Emily Resort in western Ukraine allows skiers to slide downhill even when there’s no snow
In summer or shoulder season, there’s nothing better than a water-view hike or one that ends up at a beach for lounging and swimming. From the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and places in between, these are our favorites.
Plan accordingly, because these mountains all require reservations to hit the slopes in 2022
Outdoors lovers: coastal Georgia is calling your name
You don’t need a reservation to pitch a tent at these free and dispersed camping areas on public land, from empty beaches to lush forests to hot springs. Go, enjoy, and pledge to leave the place in better shape than you found it.
Join us on a life-list Himalayan trek, and do good for others while enjoying one of the world’s dream trips
Feeling entranced by the cosmos? See the heavens in all their glory from one of these incredible trails.
Turns out you can carve fresh snow in August. Put these Southern Hemisphere resorts on your bucket list.
From kimchis in South Korea to falafels in Egypt, our author says these meals refueled him after adventures on the road
Tim Neville has been around the world and back again, and as good travelers do, he’s made sure to try the local cuisine at every stop. So we asked him to write about his favorite meals—and how you can try them, too.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra is the ultimate rig for a day of fishing
From family-friendly hikes to deep-wilderness paddling trips, Maine has it all.
An interactive guide to one of fly-fishing's most storied roads
Three anglers from different walks of life come together in one of the country's most storied fisheries
From family hiking to white-knuckle biking, Maine has it all. Here's where to plan your escape.
Plan the trip of a lifetime or just the weekend with these iconic routes
If you’re on the hunt for unexpected and uncommon gems, Nevada delivers
Inside Indonesia’s Coral Islands exists one of the most biodiverse regions on earth
Summer road trip, anyone?
The second-city travel trend is helping alleviate pressure on the world’s most overtouristed urban centers. Here’s how it could help crowded outdoor escapes, too.
We’re for an official mandate: make this the season of long weekends. To help you out, we found the most fun new summer adventures.
Hike to alpine lakes, sleep under the stars, and visit some of the best parks in the country
Looking for an epic family-friendly road trip? Look no further than the Black to Yellow route.
The 440-mile route goes from the third-deepest lake in the U.S. to the jagged peaks of the North Cascades and the tulip-filled Skagit Valley
Mother Nature’s most bizarre wonders are created by all-real natural effects
These seven destinations are the perfect summer base camps, with plenty of adventure on and off the water
This Central American destination is the adventure traveler’s dream, from its jungle-covered peaks to a coastline dotted with more than 450 islands stretching across the world’s second-largest barrier reef. It’s also delightfully accessible (English is the official language and the dollar a main currency), culturally diverse, and home to historically significant Maya sites, creating a particular dynamism that's unique to the region
The former president once said, “It was here that the romance of my life began”
More than just a beach destination, the Fort Myers area has something for everyone this summer
This cliff-hugging stretch of U.S Highway 550 is dotted with scenic mountain towns filled with hiking trails, brewpubs, and hot springs
Outdoor industry leaders of Asheville, North Carolina, share their secret spots and give you a chance to win their gear
From routes that have been rebuilt after wildfires to newly constructed singletrack, we can’t wait to get trekking on these trails around the country
The best way to catch aurora borealis in all its lit-up beauty: go to the darkest places on earth, at just the right time, and hope for the best
You need more natural silence in your life. Find it in these parks.
It’ll take some miles to reach these eight remote, high-elevation lakes, but what better way to cap off a strenuous trek than diving into cool, crystal-clear water?
Port Aransas is Texas’ greatest coastal paradise. With more than 18 miles of sandy beaches, hundreds of species of birds, and uber-easy access to world-class fishing, it’s the ultimate Gulf escape from city life. Port A, as locals call it, and San José Island—just a short boat ride…
This North Carolina destination is the ultimate in responsible outdoor adventure
This North Carolina city is an outdoor vacation hub you’ll never want to leave
Forget waking up at dawn to save your spot or navigating through crowds on Main Street. These coastal destinations are all about empty stretches of sand, activities for everyone, and ocean-view rooms that don’t break the bank.
From a scenic path that extends the entire length of New York to a new route connecting Yellowstone to Grand Teton, here are the most scenic ways to experience America’s wilderness by bike
National parks get a lot of attention, but there’s so much more to the National Park Service
You’ll be surprised by the places on this list, but maybe it’s time we started redefining what makes a ski town
It’s February, which means you’d better start reserving campsites for August now. We have a few tips for you.
The young rock-climbing phenom, who got her start bouldering in Central Park as a kid, shares her favorite places in her home city for vintage clothes, vegan gelato, and indoor climbing
From affordability to crowd control, we considered a variety of factors to determine the best ski towns to visit or live in
When travel resumed in early 2021, Americans in droves headed south of the border, with most opting for popular tourist meccas. But why follow the masses when you can explore wild corners of the country few others visit? We rounded up 18 ways to do just that—and to support local economies while you’re at it.
Cap off a day on the trail with a soak in a steamy mineral pool. We found the best from Alaska to North Carolina.
Explore America’s favorite winter wonderlands on these scenic routes, which range from beginner to expert terrain
Andrew Jackson reveals his favorite places to ride a bike, fuel up, and play in his home city
A ski trip into these Italian mountains unfolds into a learning experience and a bridge to much needed healing
On this stunning trip in northern Patagonia, you’ll explore towering peaks, a new ten-million-acre national park, and pristine rivers and lakes. And did we mention the delicious barbecue?
Everything you need and nothing you don’t
Stunning and easy-to-access vistas to bookmark for your next road trip
When your crew has differing abilities, choosing a resort with varied terrain is crucial
From Lake Placid to Cordova and some select places in between, here’s our (highly subjective) list of the nation’s best mountain towns. Before telling us where we went wrong, please take a moment to acknowledge the courage and gall it takes to attempt such an impossible feat.
A day out on the slopes doesn’t have to be wildly expensive. You just need to know where and when to go.
From expanded resort acreage to turbocharged lifts, we tracked down all the ways you can make this winter your best ever
Our gear-reviews editor will be joining you on a hike through the most iconic mountains in the French Alps, fueled by spectacular views, gooey cheese, and red wine
From huts with easy approaches to less crowded areas, we’ve got beginner-friendly ways for you to get out of bounds
This short film follows a pod of whales as they play and glide through the waters off the coast of Maui
Europe has always had something America doesn’t: an Alpine ski route connecting a network of full-service, premium lodges. That’s about to change, as San Juan Mountain Guides in Ouray, Colorado, launches the ultimate hut-to-hut tour in a stunning setting. We sent Devon O’Neil to check it out.
On this trip of a lifetime, you'll explore and trek through the stunning Katmai National Park in Alaska with Outside's editor in chief Christopher Keyes
Heading to Mammoth Lakes this winter? Follow our expert’s sage advice.
Take our quiz to find your perfect thrill—or chill
Florida’s Ocala National Forest is the oldest national forest in the eastern United States. This stunning footage will convince you to visit.
Want to have even more fun this winter? Follow these simple rules.
Whether you want to learn a new sport—like skate skiing or ice climbing—or improve your skills, there’s a lesson out there for you
These places may not be ultra fancy or ski-in, ski-out, but the point is: if you’re savvy, you can take a ski trip on a budget
Whether you're after deep powder, dusty singletrack, lively après, or all of the above, the Biggest Little City in the World delivers
Expect full-capacity chairlifts and indoor dining to return to ski resorts this season. But some COVID-era policies, like buying lift tickets online, will remain.
The forest is a sight to behold when the vibrant foliage is on full display
We’ve got your next car-based ski vacation dialed, complete with worthy detours and the best powder stashes
The past year showed us all that having access to the outdoors is essential for our health and well-being. It also magnified the inequities inherent in that access. For 2021’s Best Towns package, we chose 13 of the country’s most diverse places and evaluated them according to the factors that matter today: sustainability, affordability, and outdoor equity. Here are the cities of tomorrow.
Surfing in Baja. Summit-to-sea skiing in Alaska. Hiking in Death Valley. There’s no shortage of epic adventures to be had in winter. We’ve rounded up our favorite trips to make sure you get your fill of thrills.
The stunning, adventure-filled road parallels the eastern Sierra Nevada and has ample stops for hot springs, hikes, and backcountry skiing