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4 Adventure Clubs In The U.S. You’ll Want To Join

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Join Your Local Adventure Club

For those of us who live the daily grind of city life, there’s often only one choice to get in our outdoor thrills. City adventure clubs have cropped up across the United States and work based off positive group mentality, participating in epic trips, and building an outdoor community within metropolitan life.

Many of these outdoor adventure groups had humble beginnings, with dreams only to unite the few adventurers spread throughout the city. Luckily, with time and dedication, they’ve grown to offer members access to one-of-a-kind events, discounts, and the ultimate prize: a network of peers who also value the outdoors as much as you do.

Do you live in any of these cities and belong to your local adventure group? Did we miss your city’s best organization? If so, let us know in the comments!

Adventure Club San Diego

San Diego is already a haven for outdoor adventurers with it’s access to open waters, mountainous landscapes, and national forests. Whether you’re a surfer or trail runner, there’s always something for you to do in this southern California sunshine-filled city. The Adventure Club San Diego, created by a few like-minded individuals who were ready to break out of their fast-paced lifestyle, is by the people and for the people. Members have exclusive rights to create, plan, and join events ranging from weekend bonfires and skydiving to camping trips and mountain bike rides. They even create sports teams to join in on recreational leagues across the city. And the best part? If you’re single, Adventure Club San Diego hosts frequent events to meet other eligible adventurers. Scoring an outdoorsy significant other? That’s a win!

Kansas City Adventure Club

The Kansas City Adventure Club has more than 3,000 active members who enjoy such activities as bike and wine rides, local hikes, coordinated runs, and domestic and international trips. For example, members are exploring Havasu Falls over Labor Day Weekend and hiking in Patagonia in December. If you’re interested in rock climbing, backpacking, recreational sports, paddling, or biking, this is the club for you. Join quick, because a Colorado camping trip is in works for Memorial Day weekend! Members benefit from discounts with Muncharoo (now called CrowdSavings) and access to hundreds of events per year.

Team Green Adventures, Nashville, TN

As the premier adventure group of Tennessee, Team Green Adventures is Nashville’s number one organization for outdoor events, volunteering, and social gathering. It began in 1996 when the local independent radio station (Lightning 100) created a club to raise awareness for environmental concerns. It’s grown into a fully fledged organization that hosts more than 250 events each year, ranging from leisurely hikes to extreme adventures, and partners with some of Nashville’s best outdoor businesses (such as Cumberland Transit and Nashville B-cycles.) Membership gives you discounts at all sorts of great places around town, as well as invitations to events, workshops, and trips.

Adventure Club San Antonio

For adventure seekers in Texas, Adventure Club San Antonio is the ultimate organization to join. The outdoor-oriented social club hosts monthly events that range from meet n’ greets and hiking trips to happy hours and Cards Against Humanity nights. Members can even enjoy swing dance lessons and wine tastings! Membership discounts are available for couples, students, and the military, and they have payment plans that suit any type of adventurer. With upcoming camping trips to North Padre Island and Yellowstone National Park, Adventure Club San Antonio has it’s eyes on a happy, adventurous future.

Mandy Burkholder is a travel, adventure, and outdoor writer who honed her craft in the foothills of the La Plata Mountains of Southwest Colorado. After a stint in the Swiss Alps, she now resides in Tennessee. Follow her on twitter — @mandyburkhold3r