#8. Burning Man - Black Rock Desert, Nevada
Words cannot describe it and photos hardly do it justice. This eight-day community event in late August is more than neon lights, themed temples, and pulsing beats. Thousands gather in the desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary municipality complete with a post office, shower stations, and a helipad. Dedicated to radical self-reliance, self-expression, and art ends with the burning of a 50-foot effigy. Come here with no inhibitions and live with freedom.
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