Americans are looking to become more adventurous this summer by trying new things for the very first time.
A new survey of 2,000 people found that 59percent want to get out of their comfort zones and enjoy different activities surrounded by nature (62percent).
Two-thirds of respondents said they’ve started a summer bucket list which includes popular outdoor activities such as camping (47percent), waterskiing (44percent), wakeboarding (43percent), and surfing (41percent).
People also said they want to go hiking (41percent), skydiving (36percent), and fishing (35percent), according to the research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of online RV rental platform Outdoorsy.
Others noted they have a desire to visit a new city or state (17percent), while more than a third (39percent) said seeing friends and family is a must-do for them this summer.
Since camping was crowned the top summer activity, two-thirds of respondents said they plan to rent an RV or campervan now than last year.
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Sixty percent have even put together a shopping wish list, citing a need for camping gear (46percent), a tent (37percent), and an RV or campervan (33percent).
Despite COVID-19 restrictions slowly lifting across the country, respondents said they’re still considering the safest travel options to get to their destination.
Of those surveyed, 63percent said they'd rather stay close home while on vacation – such as camping on a beach, instead of staying in a hotel or Airbnb.
TOP TEN SUMMER ACTIVITIES
These are the top ten activities for adventurous Americans this summer:
Mountain climbing 34percent
Going to a national park/monument 30percent