Best Vacation Spots For Sports Lovers

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When we think vacation, it usually means lounging around a pool or, at the most, bending elbows in a resort hotel bar. But, what if your way to relax is to get out there and actually DO something? You need a sports vacation. And here are some of the best places to have one…
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Mountain Golf

Ridgedale, Missouri: Ever want to tee off a mountain cliff 3,000 feet above the fairway? The Ridgedale golf course is the best place to actually do it. There’s even a water hazard – which is a real waterfall. Bring plenty of extra balls…
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Surfing

Baja California: Where else? When it comes to surfing, saying Baja is like saying Yankee Stadium for baseball. It just IS the place. Just get there before the wall goes up…
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Skiing

Vail, Colorado: Duh. Again, when you say skiing, Vail is the place to go. But, unlike Aspen or Sundance, it’s more because the town hasn’t lost its soul – yet. And real ski bums can still be found there, willing to take a novice from Green trails all the way up to Black…
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Fishing

Lake Placid, New York: So, you thought it was all about skating and the Olympics? Surprise! Lake Placid is a premier destination for all types of outdoor sports. But the big passion taking over is year-round fishing. Just watch out for all the iceholes in winter…
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Scuba Diving

Belize: Known for some of the clearest blue water in the world, Belize also offers a dramatic underwater landscape that’s less than 30 feet below the waves. No way to get the Bends. And even snorkeling is fun…
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Cycling

Austin, Texas: It’s not France, but it’s challenging enough to ride the Texas hill country without going for the Yellow Jacket. Steroids are optional…
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Sandboarding

Cerro Blanco, Peru: That’s right. It’s like snowboarding – only on desert sand dunes. The key is fine grain, powdered sand (like snow) and mountainous dunes that can get you up (or rather down) to speed. Go now, before everybody else finds out and ruins it…
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Safari

Sonoma, California: It’s not just Wine Country. Sonoma is host to Safari West, a simulated African wildlife refuge with many of the animals you’d see in the Dark Continent, including Lions, zebra, giraffe and Elephants. You can’t get too close, so don’t bother to pack a rifle. It’s strictly catch and release…
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And, Finally…

Miami, Florida: Hey, it’s Florida. All year round. That means just about any sport you can think of. And, when you’re done working out, head on over to West South Beach for the night life. You might even get in a late workout. Dodging bullets…
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