Three summer adventures on the to-do list

Fish a rising tide in Charleston, SC

Known for its quaint streets, parks, live oaks and world-class culinary scene, Charleston is the perfect getaway any time of the year. Add high tide fishing and beautiful beaches and you have the perfect base camp for getting out on the water this season.

Where to stay

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Ryder hotel room

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Ryder Hotel surf-themed decor

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Just 20 miles from the airport and located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the Ryder Hotel’s location is heart-pounding. With a stunning pool and breezy cocktail bar, serving up vibrant cocktails and seasonally-sourced dishes, The Ryder has everything you need to beat the heat and unwind.

What to do

Charleston has a lot to offer when it comes to saltwater inshore fishing experience. The best place to catch rockfish is in the coastal estuaries that surround Charleston. If you are new to fishing, there are plenty of charters that can show you the ropes. Fishing takes place all year round, but the most ideal months are the summer months, so go for it.

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Olympic National Hiking and Kayaking Park

Olympic National Park encompasses more than 70 miles of rugged Washington State coastline. With a diverse landscape, it’s the perfect place for boating, hiking, camping, swimming, and general exploration, especially for those looking to beat the heat.

Where to stay

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lake quinault lodge at night

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lodge du lac quinault historic room

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Lake Quinault Lodge is a historic hotel located on the southeast shore of Lake Quinault in the Olympic National Forest. The hotel was designed by Seattle architect Robert Reamer and built in 1926. Space at the lodge is reserved well in advance, so start planning.

What to do

Olympic National Park on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is known for its alpine sights, glacier-carved valleys, and temperate rainforests, which offer endless opportunities for exploration and adventure. Head to Lake Quinault for fishing and kayaking, then hit the Quinault Loop trail for an afternoon hike.

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Royal Gorge, CO

Royal Gorge is home to America’s tallest suspension bridge, the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. You can walk the 1,257 wooden planks suspended 956 feet above the Arkansas River across the bridge or if you prefer, you can take the zip line.

Where to stay

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Airstream dining room

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air current bed

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aerial view

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Just an hour from Colorado Springs, Royal Gorge Vacation Rentals offers a stylish Airstream for your glamping pleasure. The Airstream is equipped with a shower, patio and other amenities and seems like the perfect place to relax after an adrenaline-filled float on the Arkansas River.

What to do

An unforgettable white-water rafting trip down the Arkansas River through Royal Gorge and its massive 1,200-foot walls. Whitewater rafting at Royal Gorge is hard to beat. With half-day and full-day adventures at all levels, it’s suitable for beginners and experts alike.

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