US budget-friendly cities for fall-friendly water sport adventure
Who is looking to travel the great outdoors this fall?? Here is a list of US Budget-friendly cities for your next adventure! Thanks to the travel experts at Hotels.com & Global Travel Industry News!
Fall travelers determined to stay connected with the great outdoors, are encouraged to take to the waves for their next getaway. Travelers can still indulge their inner adrenaline seeker by embarking on water sport adventures such as kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding, which are equally gratifying during the fall. Whether exploring a city’s off-the-beaten path terrain or taking in the stunning fall foliage, the travel experts at Hotels.com have hand-picked five budget-friendly cities, based on its latest Hotel Price Index™ report, that are worth including on adventure travel itineraries this season.
Columbus, GA ($88)*
Georgia’s second largest city boasts the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world. Travelers can enjoy the challenge of navigating the forceful Class II to IV rapids of the Chattahoochee River, which flows through the heart of downtown Columbus. Following the excursion, visitors can explore nearby attractions, including the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, The National Infantry Museum, and Oxbow Meadows.
Charlotte, NC ($114)*
The U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte doubles as a public outdoor recreation facility and Olympic training center for whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing and other outdoor activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking. Rookies can learn the ropes with trained guides and advanced enthusiasts can take part in the Whitewater Race Series, which challenges participants in different sports.
Pittsburg, PA ($145)*
Ranked as one of the best cities for kayaking by National Geographic Traveler, Pittsburgh’s three rivers – the Allegheny River, Monongahela River and Ohio River – are hotspots for kayakers, paddle boarders and other water sport lovers. Its vast waterways, more than 30,000 miles extending into New York and West Virginia, offer a number of scenic trails and opportunities to discover its equally diverse wildlife.
Chattanooga, TN ($106)*
Nicknamed the “Scenic City,” Chattanooga is renowned for its natural beauty, a complementary backdrop for its host of outdoor activities. With many rivers, lakes and creeks to choose from, canoe and kayak paddlers have prime vantage points from which to view the city’s lush landscape. The Tennessee River Blueway, for example, flows through downtown Chattanooga’s entertainment district and as travelers progress along the river trail, they find primitive camping options, and an array of restaurants, museums and other tourist attractions.
Reno, NV ($83)*
Touting year-round outdoor recreation, Reno is home to the Truckee River Whitewater Park, a half-mile long, man-made attraction running through the city’s downtown resort area. The $1.5 million park opened in 2004, and caters to kayakers of all skill levels, especially with its 11 drop pools.
*The actual prices paid per night by travelers during the first half of 2014, according to the Hotel Price Index.