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5 Best Urban Cities for Outdoor Lovers

Published: 09/15/2016
By Lauren Weiler, Culture CheatSheet — As the leaves are changing and the days are becoming a bit cooler, now is the perfect time to strap on your hiking boots, prep your tents for a camping trip, and head outdoors for your next fabulous adventure. If you only have time for one vacation and you’re stuck between wanting to experience life in the big city and the quiet of the great outdoors, then there’s good news for you — plenty of cities offer a fun, lively urban environment as well as the green scenery. When planning your next getaway, check out these five best urban locations that even outdoorsy types will love.

Salt Lake City
 
There’s a reason this city has “lake” right in the name — the Great Salt Lake is just a short drive away. This city is also well known for its snowy mountainous regions and lively downtown area, but it’s not just a place for winter lovers, either. USA Today explains the Wasatch Mountains are just east of the city, and have excellent camping grounds, hiking trails, and even 18-hole golf courses. The Oquirrh Mountains are to the west city, where you’ll find high peaks and gorgeous scenery on your hikes.

Because Salt Lake City is so diverse in terms of landscape, it’s easy to find an outdoor activity that appeals to everyone. The gardens in the summer are a beautiful break from city life, and in the winter, millions of Christmas lights are strung in the square to make it a snowy wonderland. If you head south of downtown, you can enjoy large parks for a true escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
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