Nudist Vacations in the USA

Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco 2017
Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco 17 September 2017, an annual leather and clothing optional event. All photos by Leif Heilberg. read more
George Davis Body Freedom Speech at SF City Hall 2017-02-01
Neither the San Francisco Police or the Sheriff's Department physically prevented George Davis from speaking. read more
San Francisco Body Painting Day 2016-10-23
On Sunday October 23rd, a group of talented artists painted 25 nude models outside Ferry Building. Bodypainting Day is organized and founded by NYC artist Andy Golub who has been painting bodies in the public streets of NYC since 2007. read more
Nude Summer of Love Parade, San Francisco 2016-08-07
Around 11:30 am the crew arrived, i.e. Gypsy Taub and her family, plus a couple of helpers. As usual they set up posters and got folding chairs in a line so the nudes could stand up on them and better be seen. read more

The original European settlers of America were the Puritans who were staunch advocates of non-pleasure and were afraid of nudity, even to the extent of not bathing themselves.

Later a free and independent United States of America developed and "radical thinkers" like Benjamin Franklin and Henry David Thoreau, publicity lauded the benefits in daily naked walks, or "air baths." Other nudists included President John Quincy Adams, who regularly bathed nude in the Potomac. Influxes of immigrants from Germany and other northern European countries also brought with them a more relaxed attitude to the body and in the 20th century nudist clubs started to be formed.

America is still split between two sections of the community - those who have strong religious objections to nudity and those who are more open minded.

Today nudism (or naturism) is a booming and is the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, nudist clubs can be found in most states. Browse through our pages to find the ones closest to you.

See Also

American Association for Nude Recreation The American Association for Nude Recreation
The Naturist Society TNS can put you in touch with naturist opportunities across town and around the world.
Naturist Action Committee The Naturist Action Committee is the non-profit political adjunct to The Naturist Society (TNS)
Nude Beaches Yes Nude Beaches Yes campaign
Beach Front USA BeachFront USA strives to maintain the American tradition of nude recreation and life style