Perhaps now may be a good time to visit our National Parks. You might want to consider one or a few of these top 10 National Parks.
The National Parks are the best natural recreation areas in the United States, and we can personally attest to that. The National Parks provide a mix of awe-inspiring beauty, archaeological sites, and incredible wildlife all in one place. They also offer a plethora of activities for everyone from nature lovers to thrill seekers. We picked our 10 favorites, but they’re in no particular order because each one is a favorite in its own right.
Spending your vacation in the great outdoors is a much better alternative than staying cooped up in a hotel room or visiting touristy theme parks.
A National Park vacation is an impressive way to treat yourself and your family to the beauty of these creations. There is so much to do and there is something for everyone. Hiking, boating swimming weather permitting. All the fun of the outdoors.
You will never run out of things to do on your National Park vacation.
So here is your list.
Acadia National Park
Located on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park encompasses over 47,000 acres of granite-domed mountains, woodlands, lakes and ponds, and ocean shoreline.
Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake is located in Oregon and is well-known for the intense blue color of its waters and for its spectacular views. There are steep 1,500′ to 2,000′ drop-offs all around the lake…simply beautiful.
Grand Canyon National Park
The beauty of the Grand Canyon is beyond compare. When you first lay eyes on its magnificence, it will take your breath away. You are completely humbled by its immense beauty and size, and there is truly no place like it on earth.
Grand Teton National Park
Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park is home to stunning mountain scenery and a diverse array of wildlife.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Ridge upon ridge of endless forest straddle the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the largest National Park areas in the Eastern United States. It is also the most visited National Park.
Mount Rainier National Park
Mt Rainier National Park was established in 1899 and covers 235,625 acres (97% is designated Wilderness). Includes Mount Rainier (14,410′), an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice. The park contains outstanding examples of old-growth forests and sub alpine meadows.
Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park is a surprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science. The park features one of the world’s largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood and the multi-hued badlands known as the Painted Desert.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Established on January 26, 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park is a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains and my favorite National Park vacation site.
Yellowstone National Park
In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a law declaring that Yellowstone would forever be “dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasuring ground for and enjoyment of the people.” Maybe one of the most famous National Parks and the home of Old Faithful.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park embraces a spectacular tract of mountain-and-valley scenery in the Sierra Nevada, which was set aside as a national park in 1890. Yosemite was made famous by Ansel Adams spectacular black and white photography.
Spending your next vacation in one or many of these National Parks will be a treasure, and the memories will certainly last a lifetime.