If you love outdoor sports, then maybe you have tried, or thought about trying stand up paddle boarding. Stand up paddle boarding is quickly rising in popularity among outdoor enthusiasts. There’s a combination of the thrill of being on the water, the excitement of being completely in control of what you’re going, and the fact that this activity is not only fun, easy, in popular, but it is also extremely healthy for you and a really good way to get fit.

Of the great things about stand up paddle boarding is that it can be enjoyed anywhere that there is a large body of water. It is great for those who have a strong sense of adventure and the will to explore the world. If you’re thinking about doing a trip around the United States to see t he best paddle boarding spots, then this is a great read for you.

One concern of those trying to do a paddle board trip is that it can be very expensive to travel with your paddle boarding all the equipment. However, one of the great things about the rising popularity of standing up paddle boarding is that businesses are starting to rent paddle boards out near these popular paddle board locations. So, if you’re looking to do a paddle board vacation, you don’t necessarily have to bring all your equipment with you.

The first location on our list is located on the border of Nevada and California. Lake Tahoe’s Crystal Bay is perfect for people who love the mountains, and love a beautiful, scenic place to go paddle boarding. This is the ideal mountain location for anybody interested in stand up paddle boarding. A benefit of this is that the Tahoe adventure company, which opens for the summer in May, only charges $25 per hour to rent a standup paddle board. So, if you’re looking for a place near California or Nevada, then the mountainous region of Lake Tahoe’s Crystal Bay is perfect for you.

Lake Tahoe's Crystal Bay

Lake Tahoe’s Crystal Bay

Of the best locations for standup paddle boarding is going to be Lake Superior. Any of the Great Lakes are great choice any outside water activities, but Lake superior is the ideal body of water to go paddle boarding on. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world, but it is also one of the cleanest. A great spot to go paddle boarding on Lake Superior is in Marquette, Michigan. Marquette is a beautiful little city in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that has the perfect combination of the woods, hills of the midwest, and the beautiful water.

Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Our last place for beautiful standup paddle boarding locations in the United States is going to be in Juneau, Alaska. If you’re brave enough to face the cold weather, then heading up to Juneau Alaska to see the Mendenhall glacier is definitely worth it. You can see its gorgeous views of gigantic waterfalls, paddle near huge icebergs, and get to see the historical and beautiful Mendenhall glacier. Luckily, there is also a paddle board rental shack nearby that only cost $30 dollars per day.

Don’t know which type of paddle board to rent? Check out these paddle boards reviews.