The United States of America is a world leader in skydiving with over 300 skydiving dropzones across the country with well over 100 of them registered with the USPA (United States Parachute Association). In fact there are more skydiving dropzones throughout the USA than in the continents of South America, Asia, and Africa combined. No matter where you live, you should have no problem finding a dropzone located within a short driving distance. However, not all skydiving dropzones offer equivalent service, jump options, and safety records. The cheapest price is not always the best jump. Locations also vary greatly with weather and climate. When looking for a great place to skydive, particularly for your first time, it’s just safe practice to do it in a city (or state) with an established ‘skydiving culture’ and the safety and reputable drop zones that come with it. Not only that, these places also usually have the best skydiving weather conditions in the region.
The following list details some of the most popular and best regions and cities to skydive in the United States:
Despite the rainy summer season, Florida is a great place to skydive in the south east United States. It is no surprise that Orlando, the theme park capitol of the world, is a hub for both indoor and outdoor skydiving.
‘The Windy City” known as Chicago is hot for skydiving and many other extreme sports and hobbies. You may experience skydiving withdrawal symptoms while waiting out the cold and windy winter months but with world renowned sites like CSC (Chicagoland Skydiving Center), this is the go-to city for the Illonois skydiving scene.
The whole state of Arizona is one of the most awesome places to skydive in the United States and the world! With a perfect skydiving climate and awesome views from the air, you can’t go wrong here as long as you don’t forget to breathe
Riddle: What’s more thrilling than gambling it all in Las Vegas? Skydiving of course!… Okay, a little cheesy but as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’, Las Vegas hosts some of the finest outdoor and indoor skydiving dropzones in the region. There are countless other airborne adventures here as well like helicopter tours, flight lessons, and hot air ballooning over Las Vegas.
California is a hub for skydiving in the United States and with some of the best dropzones in the state, beautiful San Diego is the city to do it in. As one of the top cities in the United States for climate, you can skydive in San Diego year round!
The state of Washington has its share of rainy days but the Seattle region is one of the better skydiving climates in the region. Moreover, with the renowned iFly Seattle indoor skydiving center, you can always have a great time inside on a rainy day.