The Experience

Remember how much fun it was? Remember lemonade and summer? The sprinkler came on, the hose finished filling the backyard pool, or you pulled up to the ole swimming hole. Off came all your clothes and your worries. Your bare body felt the kiss of the air, the sun and the water. What pure innocent joy!

With membership in the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) you can recapture that feeling again and again as you enjoy life clothes free at over 180 nudist clubs and resorts throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and beyond. Even if you just enjoy nudism at home with friends or family, a membership in AANR will enhance The Nudist Experience and enjoyment of being clothes free and carefree.

Why do so many enjoy it?
At we'll help you explore the many reasons why clothes free  and clothing optional recreation is becoming one of the most popular trends of our time.

Here are some more specific reasons to shed your clothes and your stress with AANR:

It's FUN! As any kid who breaks loose from you at bath time to go romping through the house can tell you, it's just fun to enjoy your birthday suit once in a while. With more and more places to enjoy being naked, plus tips on enhancing your nude experience at home, AANR membership will help you enjoy the wholesome fun of being yourself.

It's MAGIC! If you've ever gone on vacation, or perhaps tried to enjoy your weekend, you'll know about the "just can't relax" phenomenon. The plane lands, you check into your hotel, but...your mind is still back at the office or school. At home, the lawn chair beckons but so do household chores. Often by the time you've put these distractions out of your mind, your vacation break is coming to an end.

Nude recreation helps your body relax faster. When your clothes come off, so do many of the cues holding you to the work-a-day world. This is why so many people say that they get the "condensed" relaxation of a week's worth of vacation in just a weekend at an AANR nudist club. When they spend a week nude it's like getting a month's vacation. They get similar benefits from participating in AANR nonlanded club events.

Of course, you may decide you never want to go back. That's what thousands of our members have opted for, choosing AANR parks as their primary residence, a retirement destination, or a second home retreat for the family.

It's NATURAL! When you're nude you're the way you were meant to be: completely natural. Many who enjoy clothes-free recreation and living refer to themselves as naturists and with good reason.

Being naked, especially in the great outdoors within appropriate settings, draws one inherently closer to nature. Many AANR clubs are located in areas where there's still some "country." Our families enjoy fishing and local wildlife. Even in upscale AANR resorts you'll bask in sun and sky as nature intended.

It's SIMPLE! Traveling to clothes-free destinations means you can pack less and relax more. A towel, your favorite sunblock, and sunglasses are all you're likely to need most days. Stash something in your duffle bag to don if weather turns cool or you need to make a quick trip into town.

For those with tight schedules, events in AANR's nonlanded clubs offer an opportunity to enjoy activities ranging from family swim nights to picnics with fellow club members and friends.

At home you can take a respite just by hanging up your clothes. It's a great "pick me up" that will lift your spirits. As an AANR member, sit down with a copy of our monthly publication, The Bulletin. You'll quickly catch up on news about events in clubs across the continent, plus get the latest on important government issues, human interest stories, and more.

It's an EQUALIZER! When members take off their clothes, they don't know a bank president from a bus driver. While demographic information on AANR's membership shows a strong number of professionals, the fact is you'll find a cross section of society, with people representing all colors, religions, occupations, body types, age groups, and income brackets. You'll be valued for who you are as a person on the inside.

Are you ready to take off with us?
Have you tried going nude in your private backyard or enjoyed a skinny dip in the family pool? Maybe just thought about it? Then you're probably ready for the ultimate getaway experience. With so many AANR clubs and resorts available to choose from, chances are you're just a morning's drive or less away from a chance to enjoy The Experience.