Travel Nude: Five Places to Take it All Off in the U.S.

While there are a multitude of nude cruises, nude resorts and naturist beaches where you can let it all hang out, these five unusual locations and festivals are a fun way to fly your naked flag or watch someone else do it while you stay safely bundled up.

Bay to Breakers, San Francisco
Bay To Breakers 2011
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The annual Bay to Breakers footrace in San Francisco is the longest consecutively run footrace in the world. It's run from downtown near The Embarcadero to the breaking waves of Ocean Beach. Race goers have been known to don crazy costumes, body paint, or nothing at all. Anyone can enter the race which takes place at the beginning of May.

Haulover Beach, Miami
Miami Beach, FloridaGetty Images

The land of sunshine also has one of the most popular clothing-optional beaches in North America. Haulover Beach in Miami-Dade County has less than half a mile of white sand and surf, but it can attract as many as 7,000 people in one day. Many of them are just taking a peak.

Burning Man, Gerlach
The R-Evolution art installation in the desert during the annual Burning Man festival September 1, 2015 in Black Rock City, NevaBLM Photo/Alamy

If you pull your eyes away from Burning Man's Steampunk dragons, Thunderdome fights, and two-story burning effigies, you might see a little nudity at this desert celebration in the Black Rock Desert of Northern Nevada. Various styles of undress and erotic costumes can also be see if you are lucky enough to get a ticket.


Ten Thousand Waves, Santa Fe
Main buildings, Ten Thousand Waves, Santa Fe, New Mexico.Dan Leeth/Alamy‚Äč

Santa Fe, New Mexico, is known for its celebration of the natural world, and the family-friendly Ten Thousand Waves spa in the mountains above the city does it with style. The private tubs and women's communal tub are clothing optional, but the main bath requires swimsuits. After bathing you can stay in their Japanese-inspired rooms.

Bold and Naked Yoga, New York
Yoga pose demonstrated by beautiful woman. Nude woman sitting on exercise mat performing yoga over white background.Ammentorp Photography/Alamy

Sometimes you just want to sweat the city out of you, and this nude yoga studio in Manhattan can do that in spades. Classes are offered for co-ed groups, men, and clothed yogis. Private lessons are also offered for those who are more shy.

Christina Nellemann is a writer living in Reno-Tahoe and has spend a fair amount of time being a little nude at Burning Man.

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