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Want to get naked out in the fresh air but not keen on getting sand in your rear at your local nude beach? Then this list is for you. While nude beaches are becoming increasingly popular, they’re often out of the way, hard to reach and dependent upon good weather. Besides, it’s annoying enough to come home from the beach with sand inside your ears let alone your…nevermind. But if you want to bike, booze and ‘board in the buff—among other activities—the following activities require no clothing, just a ton of nerve.

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World Naked Bike Ride | Flickr CC: bjpcorp

World Naked Bike Ride | Flickr CC: bjpcorp

Go cycling at the World Naked Bike Ride

If you’ve ever had an evening stroll interrupted by an advancing blur of flesh, then you’ve probably already participated in the World Naked Bike Ride—at least as a spectator. While it’s a longtime global event that defends the rights of cyclists and pedestrians while exposing oil dependence, it’s also a great way to get naked while working those calves. Happening annually in June in nearly every major U.S. city and overseas in London, Amsterdam, Paris and Madrid and many others (a Southern Hemisphere version happens every March), this wild ride provides a perfect excuse to strip down (hey, it’s for a cause!) and, importantly, offers safety in numbers. Best of all, you can always ride in your skivvies or in body paint. Trust us, folks get mighty creative.

Jump up and down on a trampoline in Parliament Square

We’regoing to lay bare (get it?!) the fact that we can think of dozens of cities with climates better suited to a naked rooftop bar than London, but if you’re in the swinging British capital during a rare sunny day and dying to show of your Big (or even smallish!) Ben in mixed company, consider checking out the new popup bar that opened in Parliament Square in August to promote the online streaming service Now TV and in addition to drinking, offers naked activities like a designated sunbathing area, trampolines and even swing ball. No word yet whether the bar will return in 2017, but even if it doesn’t there’s always Bunyadi, the naked London restaurant which closed in August, but is aiming to reopen soon as a private membership club.

Garden of Eden | Photo courtesy of @taylorroars

Garden of Eden | Photo courtesy of @taylorroars

Have a cocktail at the Garden of Eden

Given that sunny Key West is the only city in the continental U.S. that never reaches freezing temperatures and that the so-called “Conch Republic” likes to imagine itself as a separate country entirely, it’s not so surprising that brash and noisy Duval Street is home to the city’s only clothing optional rooftop bar. As you can imagine, the reviews are mixed. The bar will inevitably draw its fairshare of gawkers and despite popular opinion, millennials are less likely to strip down than their baby boomer counterparts. Nevertheless, with enough drinks, Garden of Eden really is for everyone and the super shy can opt for onsite body painting which kinda makes it look like you’re wearing clothing, right?

Stretch out in the grass at Tiergarten

The Germans have a long tradition of not just tolerating, but actually celebrating nudity and they even have a wordy German phrase for free body culture and it’s called Freikörper-Kultur. Germany has a ton of nude beaches where you’ll see generations of families hanging out together in the buff, but if you’re looking to avoid getting sand up your bum, then consider stripping down smack in the middle of Berlin. It’s main park is the lovely Tiergarten, a verdant urban park where you’ll find folks cycling, jogging, picnicking and, yes, nude sunbathing. Look for naked sunbathers near the Siegessäule (or Victory Column), but remember that in freewheeling Berlin there are other places to strip down, as well, including the city’s many famous sex clubs.

Folsom Street Fair | Flickr CC: joped

Folsom Street Fair | Flickr CC: joped

Get spanked, see live music at Folsom Street Fair

Nudity is just the tip of the iceberg at this outdoor fetish festival held annually in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco, so if the sight of a nipple or a nice set of cakes makes you blush then you best stay far, far away from this leather festival where thousands lay bare not just their flesh but also their wildest fantasies. Having said that, a more welcoming crowd you’ll probably never meet and with more than 400,000 in attendance there’s nothing subculture about Folsom these days. While you’ll see plenty of folks submitting to their wildest fantasies in full public view, the festival is equally about boozing, schmoozing, shopping the fetish market and checking out live bands. Besides, it’s the parties afterward where things really get naughty.

Naked Yoga LA

Photo courtesy of Naked Yoga LA

Twist yourself into a pretzel at Naked Yoga LA

There are some private parts we’d rather not twist into a Gomukhasana or an Ardha Matsyendrasana, but that’s exactly what folks do at Naked Yoga LA, a coed nude yoga studio based in Venice. Classes are geared toward beginning and intermediate yogis and are clothing optional meaning that while nudity is encouraged, it’s not required. Having said that, serious yogis tend to be of higher mind which means they’ll be focused on the mind and body connection, not checking one another out. Classes happen every Sunday and registration is required, but the folks at Naked Yoga LA also offer one-on-one classes at private residences.

Splash around at Intima Resort Tulum

The word intimate is written right there in the name so we needn’t be shocked to learn this Riviera Maya gem puts its money where its mouth is. Set in the Caribbean jungle just steps from the town of Tulum and also its beautiful beaches, Intima Resort Tulum is completely clothing optional meaning not just poolside, but everywhere in the resort—even the restaurant. Guests are required to carry a towel to sit on (for cleanliness reasons), but are otherwise encouraged to wear as little (or as much, it should be noted) as they wish. We’re guessing this one’s big with European crowds.

Standup paddle boarding in Key West

Standup paddle boarding in Key West

Standup paddle board at Nomadic SUP

Another entry from the Conch Republic is tour company Nomadic SUP, which adds a naked twist on the standup paddle boarding craze. Tour guide Cody White leads all kinds of family-friendly eco and sunset tours through Florida’s wild and wooly mangroves, and then there’s the so-called “Natural Tour,” which allows guests to strip down and enjoy the experience of navigating Florida’s most serene natural wonders in the buff. White’s knowledge of the region is astounding and the mangroves are off-the-beaten path and completely secluded. Both group and private tours can be arranged—but for adults only.

World Bodypainting Festival | Flickr CC: thomaspunktpetter

World Bodypainting Festival | Flickr CC: thomaspunktpetter

Have your body painted at the World Bodypainting Festival

You be the judge of whether or not being covered head to toe in body paint but otherwise wearing nothing else qualifies as nudity. We say yes and we also think the World Bodypainting Festival happens to be one cool fest. Happening every July in the Austrian city of Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, this annual fest turns 20 in 2017 and attracts thousands for a weekend of artistry, including body painting workshops, live music, exhibitions, meet ups and competition. The event attracts 30,000 spectators and artists from more than 45 countries and the level of talent is jaw dropping. The festival is open to all and is considered family friendly.

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Jason Heidemann

Jason Heidemann

Jason is an associate editor at Orbitz, a social media marketing consultant and a freelance cultural reporter for numerous publications. His works has been featured in the Huffington Post, Time Out, Passport, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine and many others.

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