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Nestled against the edge of the Kenai Fjords National Park, Miller's Landing retains much of the natural scenery and charm that surrounded the area when the Miller family first built its homestead on the site in the 1950s. The small community has withstood earthquakes, fires, and the Earth's transition from black and white into color to grow into a premiere camping destination where wilderness seekers can pitch tents or rent quaint cottages. The location surrounds its visitors in panoramic views of Resurrection Bay, Mount Alice, and Fox Island, inviting them to hike across its coastal trails.

Relaxing and adventurous activities complement Miller's scenic landscapes, with local experts leading boat tours and chartering fishing expeditions. Horseback tours trek across secluded terrain, whereas sea-kayak classes float in the shadow of snow and whipped-cream-capped mountains.

13890 Beach Boulevard
Seward,
AK
US

On August 16, a crowd of more than 200,000 is expected to gather in Long Beach for Beach Bash 2014, a multifaceted event built around healthy lifestyles, live entertainment, and general fun in the sun. A Guinness World Record-breaking attempt anchors the day's festivities, with more than 3,000 women set to march down Long Beach Boulevard in an attempt to create the largest bikini parade in history, as well as safely intercept any meteors made of sunscreen that might hurtle toward Earth.

Aside from the parade, many other activities dot the bash's massive layout, including special performances in dance, acrobatics, and magic and concerts by Led Zeppelin, ABBA, and Beatles tribute bands. Mixed in amongst the tunes and other attractions, educational clinics school groups in such subjects as marriage and how to quit smoking, and more than 100 food vendors dole out some of the area's best eats.

1126 queens highway
Long Beach,
CA
US

We offer exciting, adventure filled tours of the American Southwest. Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Bryce and Zion canyons are all places we regularly visit. And if you like food, you'll really enjoy the beautiful scenery with our outdoor culinary creations.

5019 Genevieve Avenue
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Hiking Yoga has appeared in Men's Journal magazine and on CBS News in San Francisco. There are no reviews for Hiking Yoga in Austin, but Yelpers give the San Francisco branch a perfect five stars:

2800 E Observatory Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

BOLDFITNESS owner Jeff Archibald offers functional fitness regimens such as weightlifting, core training and body-weight exercises. Jeff helps clients of all ages and abilities get in shape, reach their full athletic potential, recover from injuries, or train for sporting events. With scenic workouts along the Santa Monica Mountains, Jeff may take clients walking, hiking, running, and mountain or road biking. Shorter workouts may take clients to unconventional locales such as the 4th Street Stairs in Santa Monica, an ideal setting for full-body conditioning. But Jeff doesn't eschew traditional fitness facilities entirely—he regularly works with individuals in homes, at a health club, and at an indoor rock climbing venue. But at some point between reps, he'll likely suggest a trip outdoors for cardio training.

11601 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 105
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Harnessing yourself to a rope and rappelling into a canyon is challenging enough--but what if on the way down, you run into a waterfall? Since 1999, ATS AdventureWorks has prepared students for exactly this type of outdoor challenge, with courses in canyoneering, mountaineering, and rock climbing. Adventurers can also try their hand at these vertical sports on the company's indoor ropes courses, or on guided trips to rock formations and climbable celebrity homes throughout Southern California. The company's veteran team oversees every outing and class, keeping novices safe and sharing tips on gear and safety. And even when they're not working with students, they're navigating rough terrain and setting up specialty TV rigging for shows such The Amazing Race, The Bachelor, and The Biggest Loser.

820 West Cienega Avenue
San Dimas,
CA
US