The U.S is a great destination for a vacation: the different culture within each state, huge numbers of bustling and exciting cities, as well as an array of national parks, nature reserves, and beautiful scenery. Plus, if you're looking for a holiday outside of the typical norm, America is sure to cater to it.
What about a clothing-optional getaway? If you're stripping down for the first time, fear not. There's tons of fun, safe, and relaxing options from East to West Coast. New York travel company AllTheRooms has compiled an easy-to-use guide for travelers starting to baring it all.
The AANR is a great tool
Before you head on your nudist vacation it's worth looking at the American Association for Nude Recreation website. They offer help and advice to those who are considering adopting a nudist lifestyle, or who are looking for a nudist vacation stateside. The AANR has articles about nude beach etiquette -- super helpful if you’ve never set foot on a nudist beach -- as well as information on laws and social events.
Pick your destination wisely
With a nudist vacation, you can’t just turn up to any resort or beach and strip down. Not all accommodations are nudist-friendly, so it’s best to research beforehand and find a clothing-optional or nudist specific resort. Luckily, America does have plenty of incredible nudist resorts, ranging from campgrounds, spa hotels, and private apartments, so you'll be spoiled for choice.
That being said, it’s not just the accommodation you need to take into consideration when picking your destination. It's also important to look at the activities in the area you can participate in. Nudist or not, you'll want to be kept entertained during your holiday, so check there are things to do like sports, museums, hikes, and of course, the beach.
You may not need clothing for the majority of your holiday, but if you’re traveling far to your resort or visiting areas that are not nudist-friendly, you'll need to pack some items of clothing. Be sure to bring a towel for use on the beach, as well as plenty of suncream to protect your skin if the weather is hot. Remember insect repellent too, to avoid getting bitten whilst out exploring.
Be aware of the rules
We don’t mean the general rules of being a naturist, but more so the rules about specific places you visit. Nudist beaches, for example, may have particular restrictions to abide by, such as separate clothing-optional beaches. This means you need to ensure you remain dressed until you're in the designated area. Be polite to everyone and most importantly be respectful of anyone in the nudist section of the beaches -- manners go a long way when you're completely in the buff!
Written by Sage Fitzpatrick
Travel blogger currently living in London. She can be found drinking tea, reading and traveling the world. When she’s not traveling she spends her time blogging about her travels over at A Virtual Postcard.