The national parks in the United States are vacation treasures that you just don’t want to miss. There are more than 50 national parks throughout the USA and they’re all worth seeing, but getting the time to actually visit all these parks isn’t practical for most people therefore, we’ve listed the top 10 places for national park vacations and a little bit about each. You will enjoy each one as we have been in them all and all are incredible sights.
Here are the top 10:
Acadia National Park
Visit the rocky coast of Maine and see the first place in the United States that receives sun every morning. Acadia is located right near Bar Harbor 1 hour east of Bangor.
Crater Lake is located in a rather remote area of Oregon, but it is well worth seeing. The sheer cliffs and deep blue of Crater Lake are mesmerizing.
Seeing a 250 mile long 5,000 foot deep gash in the earth is enough to take your breath away. It is a sight that can hardly be explained, a must see.
Come visit the national park just south of Yellowstone and see the twin peaks of Teton rise out of the plains of the Wyoming countryside.
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Located on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, come and enjoy the misty mountains and more than 850 miles of hiking trials.
Known as one of the snowiest places on Earth, Mt Rainer National Park receives an average of 52 feet of snow every year. Yes, that is 52 feet, not inches, of snow every year. Make sure you visit in summer so you can see more of the park that’s open.
Want to see a tree that is solid rock? You can see plenty of them when you visit the Petrified Forest. One of the only places in the world where you can see this phenomenon.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Come experience the Rocky Mountain High John Denver sang about. If you haven’t had the chance to see the Rockies, this is the place to go.
One of the most famous National Parks in the country, Yellowstone is know for Old Faithful, bison, elk, boiling mud pots, some famous waterfalls and more. This is where the Yogi Bear character came from.
Yosemite National Park
You may have seen black and white photographs of Yellowstone and not even have known it. One of the most photographed parks in the US. Ansel Adams brought Yosemite to prominence back in the early part of the 1900′s. Yellowstone is also famous for giant sequoias, the largest trees on Earth.
That’s the top 10 parks in the country. Start planning your vacation today.
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