Ever since couples have had the luxury of deciding where to take their honeymoon or romantic vacation, the beach vs. mountains debate has raged.
By comparing the qualities and differences between a trip to the beach and one to the mountains against your personal preferences using the table below, you will find it easier to make a decision.
Does your destination have to be an either/or decision? Of course not: You can split your time away between the beach and the mountains — or choose a place where the mountains and the beach are relatively close.
Scroll down to see the beach vs mountains comparison chart directly below...
Beach vs. Mountains
|May be crowded||May be secluded|
|Many lodging options||Fewer lodging options|
|Humid Air||Fresh, dry air|
|Water Views||Long Views|
|Sound of waves||Sound of wind|
|Sunning, swimming, windsurfing, parasailing, boating||Hiking, nature photography, mountain biking|
|Water skis||Snow skis|
|Flippers||Hiking boots, snowshoes|
|Bathing suits a necessity||Extra layers a necessity|
|May encounter wild parties||May encounter wild animals|