Top 10 Best Places to Go Skydiving in the USA

6: Hurricane, Utah

Hurricane, Utah

For an unforgettable experience, see Zion National Park from an altitude of between 10,000 and 14,000 feet. Landing in Zion NP is prohibited, but you will be able to see the entire park at 120 mph! Desert-red cliffs contrast with the green of the valley floor, filling your senses with the peace of the desert and the adrenalin rush of falling from the sky. Enjoy the warm, dry air of southern Utah as you drift earthward over the spectacular Utah desert and canyon country. The weather in southern Utah is suitable for skydiving year-round.

Address: 1 Airport Rd, Hurricane, UT 84737

7: Sebastian, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Located less than 100 miles southeast of Orlando and 157 miles north of Miami, Sebastian is on the east coast of Florida. Experience the amazing beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, Sebastian Inlet, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, and the Indian River. This area affords the most scenic skydiving experience in all of Florida. Balmy temperatures, sunshine, beautiful scenery, and the Florida Treasure Coast all combine to make this an unforgettable dive location. When you finally come back down to earth, maybe you'll want to do some beachcombing, and keep your eyes open for lost treasure from the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet shipwreck.

Address: 400 Airport Dr W, Sebastian, FL 32958

8: Wailua, Hawaii

Wailua, Hawaii

To get the same view of Pearl Harbor that the Japanese pilots had on that fateful December day, try skydiving at Wailua, Hawaii. The entire island of Oahu will be seen from 13,000 feet, along with the North Shore, northwest to Kaena Point, to the southeast is Pearl Harbor, and even all the way down to Diamond Head. Closer at hand is Kamokila Hawaiian Village, Opaeka'a Falls, and Fern Grotto, all wonderful places to explore after you land. Blue skies, tropical air, the Pacific Ocean, and all the beauties that Hawaii is famous for will make this skydive one that you will want to repeat over and over again.

Address: 68-760 Farrington Hwy, Waialua, HI, United

9: Longmont, Colorado

Longmont, Colorado

A mere 15 1/2 miles south of Loveland and about 35 miles northwest of Denver, Longmont is another top choice place to skydive. From the majesty of the Rocky Mountains, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Long's Peak, to the green farmlands that surround Longmont, the skydiver will not lack for beautiful views to feast his/her eyes on while descending gently to earth via parachute. On the east side of the Rocky Mountains, the plains of the Midwest open up to the skydiver's view, giving a study in contrasts. This is probably a location to choose in the summertime, unless you really like cold weather. The air at 12,000+ feet can be chilly anytime, but in winter in Colorado, it can be downright cold.

Address: 8700 St Vrain Rd, Longmont, CO 80503

10: Monterey, California

Monterey, California
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If the ocean is your "sweet spot," then try Monterey Bay, California, for an incredible thrill in skydiving. On the way up in the aircraft, views of Monterey Bay, the Salinas Valley, Santa Cruz, and of course, the Pacific Ocean will be your eye candy. Touted as the greatest meeting of sky, sea, and land, the Monterey Peninsula provides spectacular views both as you ride up and as you float down. Watch for Carmel-By-The-Sea and other coastal towns, the coastal hills, and the patchwork farmlands as you cruise through the mild California air.

Address: 721 Neeson Rd #1, Marina, CA 93933

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