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SEATTLE: Ever try heli-biking? How about paragliding?
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Surrounded by outdoor options that'll satisfy both Democrats and the G.O.P.
NEW YORK CITY: Rock climb! Paddle whitewater! Witness real life!
BOSTON: Classic scenery and shockingly modern thrills.
LOS ANGELES: Like NoCal, 'cept the water's warmer and days are sunnier.
CHICAGO: Heaven's due north. It's called Wisconsin.
MINNEAPOLIS: It's the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Water sports, anyone?
DENVER: Packed with mountains high, rivers deep, and bliss nearby.
SAN FRANCISCO: Lucky bastardsyou have the Pacific, Tahoe, and everything in between.
HOUSTON: This hot town has plenty of stay-cool escapes.