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Mountains, glaciers, geysers, rainforests, swamps, deserts,

arches, canyons, volcanoes and more:

the US National Parks showcase nature’s awe-inspiring majesty.

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US National Parks Packing Lists

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Visiting Utah National Parks in the Summer

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Summer

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Summer is a popular time for most people. As you're looking for Utah vacation ideas, definitely add a national park to your summer vacation list.  We will warn you about the summer heat you'll experience at all of the Utah...

9 Vacation Ideas at US National Parks in August

9 Vacation Ideas at US National Parks in August

We’ve put together a list of fantastic vacation ideas at US National Parks in August. August is a popular month for families to travel for summer vacation. There are national parks in the US when August is the best time to visit due to weather and specific...

10 Vacation Ideas at US National Parks in July

10 Vacation Ideas at US National Parks in July

We’ve put together a list of fantastic vacation ideas at US National Parks in July. July is a popular month for families to travel for summer vacation. There are national parks in the US when July is the best time to visit due to weather and specific attractions....

Fantastic US National Parks to Visit in the Fall

Fantastic US National Parks to Visit in the Fall

Our favorite time to travel is during the fall months. Why? Crowds dwindle, temperatures become more moderate, fall foliage bursts with color, and wildlife is more active. Autumn is an excellent time to plan a US National Park vacation. Our Number One Tip for...

Plan a Spring Break Trip to US National Parks in May

Plan a Spring Break Trip to US National Parks in May

If you are looking for a travel destination where you can enjoy outdoor adventure, check out these national park vacation ideas.  But, there are a few reasons we recommend you plan a vacation to the US National Parks in May. First, spring break is over...

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Spring

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Spring

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Spring is one of the best times of the year to go. The temperatures are starting to be warmer throughout the day and the nighttime temperatures are not so cold.  As you add Utah vacation ideas to your bucket list, visiting the...

Visit a US National Park in the Summer

Visit a US National Park in the Summer

Summer is when most people plan their vacations. Take a look at these US National Park vacation ideas to get you started on where to go for your next summer trip.  When you visit a US National Park in the summer, it’s important to plan ahead...

US National Park List: 25 Bucket List Ideas

US National Park List: 25 Bucket List Ideas

National Park vacations offer a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, camping and stargazing. Which is the best National Park to visit? The answer to that question depends on so many factors that it’s difficult to give a definitive answer....

Visiting US National Parks in April

Visiting US National Parks in April

Spring is one of the best times of the year to plan a US National Park vacation. In April, exploring the national parks is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with more moderate weather and temperatures at most parks. If you enjoy hiking, biking and taking...

15 Fun US National Parks to Visit With Kids

15 Fun US National Parks to Visit With Kids

Some of our favorite memories are from visiting national parks – both growing up, and with our own kids. Every National Park in the US has something unique for kids to see, do and learn. If you're looking for a list of US National Parks to visit with kids, you've come...

Fantastic Vacation Ideas at US National Parks in June

Fantastic Vacation Ideas at US National Parks in June

We've put together a list of fantastic vacation ideas at US National Parks in June. In June, the weather is usually ideal to enjoy outdoor activities during the day, without being 'too' hot. We asked fellow travelers to share their tips for visiting various national...

Utah National Parks Vacation Ideas

Utah National Parks Vacation Ideas

Looking for Utah National Parks vacation ideas? You've come to the right place! → Do you need tips for planning your vacation to visit all 5 parks? Check! → Do you want a list of things to do at each national park? Check! → Do you wonder when it's the best time to...

Visit US National Parks in the Spring

Visit US National Parks in the Spring

If you want a spring break destination filled with outdoor adventure, we recommend you plan a US national park vacation. When you visit US national parks in the spring, you may find pleasant temperatures, few crowds and colorful floral displays. Spring is a...

Visiting US National Parks in March

Visiting US National Parks in March

Spring is one of our favorite times to plan a US National Park vacation. In March, you'll find pleasant temperatures to enjoy the outdoors, and it's early enough you avoid the spring break crowds! Spring is a terrific time to explore hiking trails,...

Visiting US National Parks in February

Visiting US National Parks in February

Visiting US National Parks in February is really a special treat. You should definitely consider planning a US National Park winter vacation. For most of the parks it will be no surprise to find cold temperatures while visiting, but with the right prep work and gear,...

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Winter

Visiting Utah National Parks in the Winter

Visiting Utah National Parks in the winter is always a good idea. As you add Utah vacation ideas to your bucket list, visiting the national parks is a must! The best thing about winter at Utah National Parks is the solitude and serenity you'll experience as you...

Visiting US National Parks in January

Visiting US National Parks in January

Visiting National Parks in January is one of our favorite things to do. Yes, for many of the parks it might require a little more prep work and warmer clothes, but to escape the crowds means we get to enjoy an unforgettable experience. There are so many fun things to...

Visiting US National Parks in December

Visiting US National Parks in December

Believe it or not, December is a great time to plan a US National Park trip. During December the crowds are fewer, you can enjoy activities with or without snow, and the scenery is breathtaking. When you visit a US National Park in the winter, you'll find many offer...

Visiting Utah National Parks in December

Visiting Utah National Parks in December

Visiting Utah National Parks in December is a truly unique and magical experience. As you add Utah vacation ideas to your bucket list, visiting the national parks is a must! At many US National Parks in the winter, it's the off season so you can enjoy your vacation...

Best US National Parks to Visit in November

Best US National Parks to Visit in November

Did you know that November is one of the best times to visit some of our favorite National Parks? It’s true. The weather is cooler, the crowds are usually gone and you can capture some truly epic National Park photographs. So what are the best National Parks to visit...

Refreshing Adventures at US National Parks in the Winter

Refreshing Adventures at US National Parks in the Winter

We are going to share our biggest travel secret with you. Visit US national parks in the winter. If you want to avoid the crowds, we recommend a US national park vacation during the offseason. Many park locationss that are hard to visit in the summer due to...

Fun Facts about US National Parks

Fun Facts about US National Parks

Do you love visiting US National Parks? We enjoy exploring the parks, taking photos, and even serving as guides for our Facebook group meet-ups. There are some fun facts about US National Parks that may surprise you. We put together this quiz about US National Parks...

Visiting US National Parks in October

Visiting US National Parks in October

October is one of the best months to visit National Parks. The air is cooler the crowds are fewer and there is so much beauty to see all around you. But how do you decide which National Parks to visit in the fall? Here's a list of the best National Parks to visit in...

US National Park Vacation Ideas

US National Park Vacation Ideas

Looking for National Park vacation ideas? We've got you covered! → Do you need a good list of parks in the US to add to your bucket list? Check! → Do you want a list of national parks by state? Check! → Do you wonder it's the best time to visit each park? Check! → Do...

List of US National Parks by State

List of US National Parks by State

There is no better vacation than exploring National Parks in the USA.  To make it easy, we’ve created this list of National Parks by state. Check out our national park vacation ideas with tips and resources to help you plan your trip.  Get the free download...

Must-Visit US National Parks in September

Must-Visit US National Parks in September

It’s no secret that our favorite time to travel is in the fall. There are fewer crowds, the weather is cooler and the changing colors are breathtaking. We are sharing our list of must-visit US national parks in September that you are not going to want to miss! ...

Plan a US National Park Vacation

There are a variety of accommodation options in or near the US National Parks that include campgrounds, hotels, motels, B&Bs and rentals of all types and in all price ranges.

If you like to use Airbnb or VRBO, be sure to see if it’s legal for the city you’re visiting.

US National Park Travel Tips & Resources

US National Park Coloring Pages

US National Park Coloring Pages

Enjoy the beauty of US National Parks any time with coloring printables! The national park coloring pages feature the landscape and wildlife you'll see in each park. Print on watercolor, cardstock or other art paper to create a special piece of artwork. The national...

Spring Packing List for National Parks

Spring Packing List for National Parks

US National Parks in the spring is our favorite time to plan our vacations! National Parks provide destinations with unique landscapes. wildlife, and a variety of outdoor activities year-round. When it’s time to start packing for your trip, use our Spring...

Hiking Gear for Kids and Tips for a Day Hike

Hiking Gear for Kids and Tips for a Day Hike

We absolutely love taking our kids on hikes. From a young age, we’ve always gone on day hikes with the kids. Obviously, hiking with kids is not without its challenges. Being avid hikers, we’re confident we’ve figured out almost everything there is to hiking with kids...

Buy a US National Parks Pass: Yes, It’s a Good Deal

Buy a US National Parks Pass: Yes, It’s a Good Deal

The US National Parks list includes 59 areas around the United States that are protected and called National Parks. They feature landscapes from deserts and glaciers to caves and coral reefs. National Parks are one of the biggest attractions in the...

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

A family road trip is easy, right? Simply load up the car, fill the tank, and drive to your destination to see relatives, explore exciting new places, or revisit old favorites. Well, it's not quite that simple A successful road trip with kids takes planning and...

List of Easy & Portable Healthy Road Trip Snacks

List of Easy & Portable Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Does this ever happen to you? Without fail, about an hour into any road trip, I get hungry. I can hear the snacks and drinks from the gas stations calling my name as I drive past. The trick to fighting off these snack attacks is PLANNING! Healthy road trip...

Winter Clothing Guide for Outdoor Travel and Photography

Winter Clothing Guide for Outdoor Travel and Photography

We enjoy traveling during the winter when it’s the off season at many locations. But winter exploration and photography can be a love-hate struggle. Winter provides unique opportunities to see landscapes and scenes with glistening snow, festive lights, and rosy...

US National Park Packing List for Summer and Winter

US National Park Packing List for Summer and Winter

Do you have a list of US National Parks you want to visit like we do?  When it’s time to start packing for your trip, use our US National Park Packing List for summer and winter. The list is fairly comprehensive, and you may not need every item depending on...

National Park Ornaments Are Festive Vacation Keepsakes

National Park Ornaments Are Festive Vacation Keepsakes

Do you enjoy visiting National Parks in the US? If so, you may want to consider collecting National Park ornaments to relive the memories of your national park adventures. Decorating a tree with travel Christmas ornaments from the national parks is a fun way to...

10 Awesome Compact Travel Cameras

10 Awesome Compact Travel Cameras

We often get asked this question about our travel photography gear: "What is the best compact travel camera?" To answer this question, we decided that the criteria for a 'travel camera' for this article means: the camera must produce quality photos without sacrificing...

Enjoy Nature – Be A Responsible Visitor

Enjoy Nature – Be A Responsible Visitor

Are you familiar with the phrases “Leave No Trace” or "Tread Lightly”? If you spend any time in the great outdoors, you should know these phrases and what they mean. They provide guidelines we should follow to enjoy and protect our natural spaces. We love exploring...

National Park Themed Gift Guide

National Park Themed Gift Guide

Do you know someone who enjoys camping, biking and hiking? And they REALLY enjoy doing these activities at US National Parks? There are so many practical and fun gift ideas that feature US National Parks. BUT our National Park themed gift guide helps you find that...

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