Where Are the Best National Parks in America?
The United States has some of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the world. We recommend taking a trip to some of the favorite National Parks in America this summer. Whether you travel on an escorted tour of America’s parks and hot spots with one of our preferred tour companies who have access to centralized hotels and attractions, or travel independently and work with a travel agent specializing in U.S. Vacations to plan out your itinerary, we are confident you will ensure all that this great country has to offer.
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is without question among the most famous of all national parks. Known for being a must-see tourist attraction in Arizona, the Grand Canyon’s size and dramatic landscape make for an unforgettable experience. The diversity of the Grand Canyon’s landscape is sure to amaze you. The easily-accessible South Rim section offers breathtaking views and attractions, while a hike to the desolate North Rim makes for a more secluded and quiet experience.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado displays dramatic American landscape, with its alpine lakes and vast forests, set among towering mount peaks. This area is also best known for its diversity of wildlife. Boasting lush meadows, sheer cliffs and over 355 miles of hiking trails, Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect location for thrill-seekers and nature-lovers alike.
Despite its remote location in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, millions of tourists travel to Yellowstone Park to take in the beauty of its majestic peaks, wilderness and abundant wildlife. But the park’s main attractions are definitely its hot springs and geysers, including the world-famous Old Faithful. Fishing, hiking or exploring nature trails are all ideal ways to spend your time in Yellowstone Park.
Set alongside Florida’s southern coastline, Everglades National Park is full of biodiversity and considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. It is the largest subtropical wilderness in the world. Within these vast wetlands are interdependent ecosystems including cypress swamps and mangrove forests. Some more colorful inhabitants include crocodiles, panthers, manatees, as well as over 700 varieties of plants and 300 types of birds.
Death Valley National Park in California and Nevada is the hottest, driest dessert in the country, with the most expansive national park in the continental United States. Within this landscape are natural attractions, including giant sand dunes, widespread salt flats and a variety of geological wonders. For those who can stand the heat, a trip to Death Valley can be a truly rewarding experience.
Yosemite has been attracting tourists from around the globe with its scenery and countless waterfalls. Several well-known rock formations are scattered throughout Yosemite.
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park runs along over 60 miles of Pacific Coastline beach. It’s terrain is made up of coastline, snow-capped mountains and undisturbed rainforests.
Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee is the most visited national park in the U.S. You’ll find hundreds of miles of scenic trails and wildlife throughout the park. Over 9 million tourists flock to the mountains annually to marvel at the park’s coves, waterfalls and trails, all set against the largest U.S. mountain range east of the Rockies.
Located at the tip of Maine, Acadia is set along the Atlantic Ocean and a rare natural treasure of the East Coast. A must visit.