Planning to do more traveling this year? Consider taking a trip to one (or all!) of these cities. They are filled with hundreds, if not thousands of geocaches! Keep reading to learn about seven cities around the world that are great for visiting and geocaching.
We gathered this list by looking at the total number of active, enabled, non-Event caches in areas with at least one geocache per square kilometer and a population of at least 100,000. Check them out!
1. Reutlingen, Germany
Located in southwestern Germany, Reutlingen is a medium-sized historic city. Aside from offering hiking nearby and being home to the narrowest street in the world (Spreuerhofstraße), Reutlingen also is host to dozens of caches with over 100 Favorite points, plus an assortment of cache types and sizes so you can explore all geocaching has to offer while exploring this charming city!
2. Canberra, Australia
The capital of Australia, Canberra is located southeast of Sydney. Known for its friendly residents, bustling food scene, and modern architecture, we feel the need to add “great access to geocaches” to this list. Whether you are into urban caching or prefer to hit the trail, Canberra has caches for everyone.
3. Macau, Macao
Find Macau on the south coast of China, with a subtropical climate and an average temperature of 20°C (72°F). Macau is a unique blend of cultures, languages, and geocaches! From Virtual Caches to Earth Caches, let geocaching take you on a tour of this picturesque city.
4. Reno, Nevada
Known as the “Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno is an oasis near the desert, Sierra Nevadas, and Lake Tahoe. Whether you’re into urban caching or big nature hikes, plenty of geocaches are waiting to be found.
5. Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Located on the eastern coast of South Africa, Port Elizabeth is a revitalized industrial city with sandy beaches, public art, and a thriving music scene. Nicknamed “the friendly city,” Port Elizabeth is a great option for geocachers looking to balance their caching with a bit of relaxation on their holiday.
6. São Paulo, Brazil
From gourmet restaurants to experimental theaters and expansive parks, no matter what you look for when traveling, you’ll find it in São Paulo. You can spend many enjoyable hours geocaching at Ibirapuera, one of the most visited parks in South America. If you’re looking for more adventure, São Paulo is also your gateway to complete the A.P.E. Cache, Mission 4: Southern Bowl.
7. Seattle, Washington (2020 celebration)
Seattle is home to Geocaching HQ, the HQ GeoTour, several grandfathered cache types, and (we’re really excited about this one), the Geocaching 20th Anniversary Celebration (GC896PK)! We look forward to welcoming geocachers from all over the world with fun exhibits, vendor booths, speakers, and much more to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Log your Will Attend today! If you are up for a road trip you can even visit where the first geocache ever was placed just a few hours away in Beavercreek, Oregon!
What is your favorite city to geocache in? Which cities should we add to the list? Share in the comments below!