Is your inner thrillseeker fighting with your nature loving heart over vacation destinations? Don't panic. Busch Gardens, with two US locations, will appease your dual personality. The parks have enough hair-raising roller coasters to keep you entertained, yet emphasise nature everywhere you look. In the Williamsburg Park, the nature reserve puts you up close and personal with wolves, snakes, parrots and other wild creatures. The rest of the park is filled with swirling, plummeting roller coasters. Don't miss the Apollo's Chariot, with nine drops and 210 foot plunges. For a more exotic nature experience, head to the Tampa park, complete with a mock Serengeti and African safari theme. More than 2,700 roaming rhinos, elephants, zebras and cheetahs make Busch Gardens Tampa the largest zoo in Florida. See the animals by Land Rover at the Rhino Rally, or on the Serengeti Express Railway, and don't miss the rides. The Kumba features one of the world's largest vertical loops, and drops so fast you'll feel momentarily weightless.