8. Cool off in a swimming hole
Sliding Rock, Pisgah National Forest, NC
Nothing cures a hangover like a cold dip in a mountain creek. One Appalacian classic: Sliding Rock, a smooth, 60ft rockslide where 11,000 gallons a minute stream towards a 6ft-deep pool. Sliding Rock is lifeguarded, and gets crowded during hot, sunny days; if you’re looking for something a little more secluded, hunt down Skinny Dip Falls, a dipping site just off the Parkway.