Are you a tech savvy individual that thrives outdoors? While there are countless summer activities to do outside, there aren’t many that speak to the technologically advanced masses… Until now.
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity of hunting for hidden treasures by using a GPS, mobile device, or mobile app. Your preferred global positioning method will direct you to a cache of your choice anywhere in the world. You can chose a cache by your location, difficulty, terrain, and number of favorites. A cache is typically a waterproof container containing a logbook and miscellaneous items placed by previous geocachers. Most caches recommend that you trade an item left in the container with an item of your own. Using the Geocaching app you can see tips from fellow geocachers as well as a virtual log for each hidden cache that will help you on your feat.
The beauty of geocaching is wandering in unknown land in your own neighborhood or even at a travel destination. You can find hidden geocaches literally anywhere.
In NYC, you can discover national landmarks, such as the Empire State Building. There are plenty of caches, so the possibility of adventure is endless.
There aren’t as many caches in LA as there are in NYC, but none the less, there are still a handful that will allow you to discover LA via urban adventure.
In Dallas, you can geocache in the concrete jungle of the city or venture out to trails and lakes. There is even a geocaching trail – meaning there are multiple stops – that guides you to historical locations surrounding the assassinations of John F. Kennedy. Get a history lesson and a workout at the same time!
You can make a weekend out of geocaching in Chicago; there are so many! Most of them will take you to tourist attractions, hidden places with amazing views, and all sorts of hidden spots throughout the city’s streets.
If you’ve been to Seattle before and think you have seen all that there is to see, geocaching will take you to hidden gems you likely haven’t been to yet, like a Waterfall Park hidden right in the middle of the city.
Turn geocaching into a themed party and separate into teams, or go solo. Either way, you’ll have a blast, and experience the great outdoors.