Love Water Sports? Here Are 3 of America’s Best Cities To Ride the Waves

Whether you love low-key boogie boarding or extreme kite boarding, the U.S. has plenty of dream water sports destinations. Here are 3 of America’s best cities to ride the waves!


In 2016, over 87 million U.S. adults participated in recreational boating, using boats for sports activities (like fishing and water skiing) and/or traveling. Now that summer is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to grab your gear and head to a city that’s just as enthusiastic about water sports as you are. Even if you’re simply an adrenaline junkie, these cities are perfect for your next adventure.

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Don’t know which city to choose? There are plenty, but it depends on what sport you love most. Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the right destination for your water sports vacation this summer. To the water!


Miami, Florida

Approximately 43.3 million foreign-born people live in the United States, but as one of America’s most popular destinations for all types of tourist attractions, it’s no surprise that Miami has earned a spot on this list. Not only does Miami feature the largest oceanic coastline in the states, but its year-round temperatures provide perfect weather for water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, paddle boarding, and more. However, experts say you should try to plan your visit between December and August in order to avoid the two-month hurricane season.

South Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe is known for being the largest alpine lake within the United States. It’s a unique area that truly offers every bit of beauty Mother Nature has to offer. If you’re a fan of winter sports too, then a winter or early spring visit will allow you to hit the slopes. Wait until late spring to early fall and you’ll get nothing but calm, crystal clear waters. You can also enjoy temperatures perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, and more. The summer season also provides a number of competitive boating options like sailboat races, and there are plenty of guided cruises available as well. Lake Tahoe truly has it all!

O’ahu, Hawaii

This list wouldn’t be complete without a city in the Aloha state. From scuba diving and snorkeling to parasailing and windsurfing, Hawaii is true paradise for anyone who’s a fan of international water sports as well, like surfing, which is popular in Ireland — Europe’s third biggest island. O’ahu, however, features pristine shores and ‘breathtaking scenery.’

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“A trek across the Pacific ocean is worth the secluded islands of Hawaii… Start with snorkeling and scuba diving among the beautiful coral reefs filled with water creatures like sea turtles. Parasailing, kayaking, and windsurfing are all popular sports on the island. We cannot forget about the favorite Hawaiian past time –- surfing. Hawaii has some of the best surf schools in the world, gnarly waves, and plenty of people to hang loose with. Make a splash this summer at the Aloha state!” says Moving Insider.


Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which water sports you’re most passionate about. From there, pick a time and get ready to hit the open waters. When all is said and done, any option on this list will provide you with an unforgettable water sports getaway!



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