Naturism is the culture and acceptance of public nudity. It is practised by thousands of people in the United States and, according to The Naturist Society, its members "come from all walks of life. Single people, families, retirees, teachers, construction workers, clerks, computer programmers, globe-trotters and homebodies." Naturist hotels allow guests to enjoy their accommodations in a clothing optional environment.
Desert Sun, California
In the Movie District of Palm Springs, California, the Desert Sun Resort is, according to its website, "Home of the world's first Nude Bridge (some call it the "Naked Bridge in Palm Springs"). The 140-foot and 25-ton pedestrian crossing traverses Indian Canyon Drive, one of the busiest streets in Palm Springs. Oprah Winfrey had to see it for herself."
The Mediterranean-style resort has three pools, whirlpool spas, a tennis court, basketball hoop and barbecue pits. A spa offers wide-ranging therapeutic and beauty treatments.Room rates start at around £83 per night, as of 2010, and families with children are welcome.
Desert Sun Resort
1533 N. Chaparral Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
The 101-acre Caliente adult-only resort is just north of Tampa at Land O' Lakes, Florida. It is a self-contained, Spanish-style village featuring seven swimming pools. Sporting and leisure activities include a fitness centre, tennis, volleyball, shuffleboard and basketball courts, two restaurants, a bar and a nightclub. Nudity is permitted throughout the resort day and is obligatory in the pool areas. Room only and all-inclusive options are available. Room rates start from around £68 per night as at 2010.
Caliente Club & Resorts
21240 Gran Via Boulevard
Land O' Lakes, Florida 34637
Paradise Valley, Georgia
Located north of Atlanta in Dawsonville, Georgia, the Paradise Valley Resort and Club sprawls over 110 acres and includes a lake, swimming pool and hot tubs which are spread throughout the resort. Families with children are welcome. The resort says it has some of the nicest nature trails in the North Georgia Mountains, which guests can hike nude.
The club specialises in providing weekend entertainment events from the Jimmy Buffet weekend to attempting a skinny dipping world record. Rooms, condos, camping and RV hookups are available and room rates start at £18 per night.
Paradise Valley Resort & Club
49 Valley Drive
Dawsonville GA 30534