If you're sold on making the ultimate leap of faith this summer, here are five of the most picturesque mainland destinations for your consideration:
Santa Barbara, California
Skydive Santa Barbara makes its home about 40 minutes north in the small town of Lompoc, providing jumpers with a combination of ocean, mountain, rural, and wine country views. Another benefit of the latter: You have somewhere to pass the time if you have to sit through a wind delay.
For all the criticism the desert takes for its climate, it sure as hell doesn't get enough credit for its unbelievable scenery. The red rock landscape contains some of the most unique natural formations found in our country, and a bird's eye view is sure to hammer that home. Take the leap of faith from Cottonwood, 19 miles southwest of Sedona.
Finger Lakes, New York
The rolling hills of vineyards, large lakes, pockets of forests, and rural farmland are what stick out in Upstate New York. With the possibility of seeing multiple lakes in the distance, it seems like the perfect way for those in New York City to shake up city life.
Zion National Park, Utah
You've got to spend a few days hiking around Zion, but to really appreciate how large it is (229-square miles) and the size of the canyons, jump out of a plane and look down upon it as you fall. Sounds reasonable enough, right?
Just under 100 miles southeast of Orlando sits Sebastian, one of the country's most appealing skydiving locations for those seeking a coastal jump. Notice the different shades of blue, the drama of the Intracoastal Waterway, the beaches, and all the small bays and inlets. Picture perfect.
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