Why Visiting Our National Parks Makes a Great Vacation
There is nothing wrong with taking your vacation in theme parks, water parks, on cruises or visiting a tropical island…but for a vacation that will leave you in awe of some of the natural wonders found in our great country, you really should visit some of our National Parks.
We are so fortunate in this country to have about 84.6 millions acres of National Parks that span 27 states…there is no limit to the beauty, variety, adventure, and opportunity for exploration for you to enjoy. National Park Week in 2018 is from April 21-29, and on April 21st, Admission is free.
National Parks Are Awesome Because…
- They are affordable: Although the parks do have entrance fees, they are very reasonable, they can vary from $15 to $30 per vehicle, additionally you can buy season passes that even make it more economical. (Try to do that at Disneyland)
- They are family friendly: They are great opportunities to get your kids away from their electronics and out into the fresh air, where you can explore and see sites you’ve never seen before. It is great family time!
- They are educational: Both you and your children will learn about nature, history, conserving our natural resources and so much more, and the best part is…is won’t feel the same as learning in school.
- They are beautiful: Our National Parks are a photographer’s dream, there is so much to see and photograph.
- There is a variety of things to do: Each park offers unique activities to do: hiking, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, skiing, and more.
- They are healthy: You’ll actually be moving around and breathing fresh air.
- They are relaxing: You can enjoy beautiful sunsets, refreshing waterfalls, sit in soothing hot springs, and best of all, get away from the chaos of the city.
National Parks you don’t want to miss…
- Yellowstone National Park – Our country’s first National Park, located in Wyoming, where you’ll find all kinds of wildlife, the Old Faithful geyser, sulphur mud pots, fishing, and places to spend the night.
- The Black Hills of North Dakota – Home of Mount Rushmore…can you name the Presidents carved into the mountain side?
- Zion National Park – Located in the south western part of Utah, it is the state’s first National Park. Here you will find camping facilities and walk where pioneers and ancient native American Indians walked.
- Crater Lake National Park – This is an amazing park, located in Oregon, where you can see and learn all about geology, and you can experience one of the bluest and deepest lakes in the United States.
- Mesa Verde National Park – An archeological paradise, located high in the mountains of Colorado, which features ancient cliff dwellings, and a scavenger hunt that will delight kids of all ages.
There are so many more to choose from, in fact there are 388 National Parks for you to consider.
There’s no better time than right now to begin planning your vacation to one of these amazing locations.
Can’t decide which one you want to see first? I can help…I have been to most of them!
***FYI – Book your lodging accommodations as ASAP, for many of the lodges, you must book at least 9 – 12 months out in order to stay inside the parks…these are the best places to stay.
Contact me or give me a call at 206-367-7657, I can help guide you to the park that will be exactly right for you and your family, book your flights and reservations, and give you some great travel tips.