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Over half of Americans want to get out of their comfort zone this summer

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).

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Americans don’t want to stay in the house anymore.Credit: Getty

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.

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:

Camping 47percent
Waterskiing 44percent
Wakeboarding 43percent
Surfing 41percent
Hiking 41percent
Skydiving 36percent
Fishing 35percent
Mountain climbing 34percent
Sunbathing 31percent
Going to a national park/monument 30percent

Camping is still the top summer activity.

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Camping is still the top summer activity.Credit: Getty



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