By Jacob Shelton. Rules at nudist colonies are some of the most important mandates in a civilized society. After all, if there are no nudism rules, how can there be any rules? And with no rules, society devolves into a state of chaos. An article on nudist etiquette from The Well Written Woman warns against prospective visitors to nudist colonies wearing anything too sexy or revealing. According to the ethos of the naturalism movement, the point of hanging out naked lies in casting off the chains of societally-dictated sexuality in order to relax.
Although many folks associate nude resorts with exotic islands and foreign tropical localesthere are actually quite a few places to get naked amongst strangers that are accessible without that passport. So head to any one of America's best clothing-optional resorts, and save travel time, airfare, and totally avoid those pesky tan lines. Soak in the hot springs of Colorado, partner swap in Tennessee, or hike in California!
Disrobing stateside has never been easier. And although couples and families, oddly are welcome, single men are not, unless a nudist friend vouches for him or he has prior nudist experience.
How will the family-run resort know? Nudist environments are quite trusting.
Expect honeymooning couples and a stunning view of the San Jacinto mountains. Dawsonville, Georgia While many nude resorts close their doors in September or October, this campground is open year round, plus offers members annual housing rentals and opportunities to buy property on its acres.
Desert Hot Springs, California The climate is practically perfect year-round, and myriad activities -- horseback riding, art galleries, hiking -- are just a quick drive away use your best judgement for when and where to make clothing optional.
Back on site, the lavish pools are open 24 hours a day and evenings are often marked by sex-charged DJ dancing. Ashley Branch is an assistant editor at Thrillist and wants a taco-themed fantasy room. Cypress Cove Nudist Resort.
Orvis Hot Springs. Sunny Rest Resort.
The Terra Cotta Inn. Caliente Tampa. Sea Mountain Resort. Make Fun. Thrillist Serves.
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