As some states have lifted travel and business restrictions in their jurisdictions, it’s wiser to know which of these places have safer recreational options. While the wearing of face masks and other mitigation measures have also been withdrawn as mandatory measures, it is safer still to stay away from crowded places and to keep a safe distance from others not part of one’s travel group. To help those making travel plans this coming spring, Rent.com came up with a list of 10 US cities regarded as least crowded as they account for population sizes of only over 50,000.
10 Least Crowded US Cities and What They Offer as Outdoor Recreations
Anchorage, Alaska is not surprisingly, the country’s least crowded city, with only 169 residents per square mile. The city is surrounded with nature, wild animals and provides a spectacular view of glaciers; not to forget to mention that it’s also a haven for fresh seafood.
Buckeye, Arizona with only 212 residents per square mile, this city is known for amazing sunset views. Buckeye also have parks, lots of golf courses, and possibilities for job openings..
Suffolk, Virginia has only 230 residents per square mile. The city is only a few miles driving distance from the East Coast and is near the Great Dismal Swamp. Its rural charm is perfect for those looking for a brief respite from life in the big city.
Carson City, Nevada is the complete opposite of Nevada’s famous tourist destination, Las Vegas. Located next to Lake Tahoe, the city includes a marked walking path and frequently hosts outdoor activities every year.
Goodyear, Arizona only has 453 residents per square mile, while having parks perfect for outdoor recreation The Estrella Mountain Regional Park is great for hiking, while the Goodyear Ballpark holds two spring training grounds for Major League baseball teams.
Casa Grande, Arizona has 535 residents per square mile, which denotes that outdoor enthusiasts can peacefully explore the desert.
Augusta, Georgia only has 654 residents per square mile, enjoying its famous river walks and abundant historical sites.
Norman, Oklahoma having an average of 698 residents and home to the national Weather Center, the city is a favorite destination for adventurous storm chasers.
Port Arthur, Texas– This city has only 54,000 residents while its Sabina Lake offers a great destination for outdoor recreational activities. By the way, its other attractions are the local Cajun restaurants.
North Port, Florida Near Sarasota and Tampa, the city boasts of an 8,000-acre state forest where one can go horseback riding and just go hiking.