These 10 winning cities in the category of Best Destination for Outdoor Enthusiasts are hubs for adventure in Mother Nature. Whether you love hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, climbing, camping, snowboarding or a little bit of each, these destinations offer a perfect home base for your adventurous pursuits.
We asked USA TODAY 10Best readers to vote for their favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts out of a pool of 20 expert-selected nominees. After four weeks of voting, the results are in, and Santa Fe, the New Mexican capital, has taken home top honors.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Destination for Outdoor Enthusiasts are as follows:
- Santa Fe
- Durango, Colo.
- Tahoe, Calif./Nev.
- Rapid City, S.D.
- Islamorada, Fla.
- Bozeman, Mont.
- Asheville, N.C.
- Bend, Ore.
- Jackson Hole, Wyo.
- Missoula, Mont.
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Lyn Mettler (10Best Expert), Larry Bleiberg, Jessie Festa (Epicure & Culture and Jessie on a Journey) and Lydia Schrandt (10Best Editor) were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of outdoor adventure travel.
10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners.
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