How was this oasis of a park established? When research began to create a monument dedicated to the 26th U.S. President, there were several locations in play.
By and large, a vast majority of these annual visitors make the trip in the summer and fall, and rightfully so, but the latter season is easily the optimal time to experience the one-and-only Acadia National Park.
Winter seems to be everyone’s least favorite time of year, but with summer coming to close and a pandemic raging our world, nature can always serve as an escape from our everyday woes, even in the frigid cold.
If you’re looking for some trip inspiration for a “squeeze-it-in-this-summer” day trip or weekend vacation, we recommend trying out one of these Midwest national park destinations.
Many people visit Alaska with the hope of traveling everywhere. However, they quickly realize how truly difficult it is to travel within Alaska due to very few roads. They also discover that Denali National Park is easily the most accessible of all the national parks in Alaska. Many times, visitors have only one day in the park.
Vibrant orange, rust, and pinks paint the national parks in the Southwest. These colors pop when the light glints off deep river-carved canyons and smooth sandstone walls. The land also seems to defy gravity with otherworldly spires stretching upwards and arches that seem like they should just crumble into dust, yet they persist against the elements.
Most folks would beeline their way to Muir Woods or Golden Gate Bridge for a day trip, but there’s more to the Bay Area beyond these iconic sites.
If you’re looking to explore the South Florida national parks, we’ll just about always suggest a winter visit. That is especially true for Everglades National Park. The summer heat and humidity are almost unbearable, but almost more important than the astronomical seasons is the rainy season vs. the dry season. In the Everglades, the rainy season runs from mid-May through November, and the dry season is December through April. While no one likes a rainy vacation, the Everglades is all about water. Thus, you want to make sure you are visiting when… Read More
So, you like cultivated water-loving plants? Well, there’s a national park site for that! In fact, the only one dedicated to such a topic through the National Park Service is located in Washington D.C. Welcome to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.
You know a city has deep roots when the city itself is literally a national park site. It’s the rare place where simply wandering around downtown is an immersive journey through centuries of patriotic pastimes. Boston National Historical Park serves to remind everyone that the city is the “Cradle of Liberty,” and the site of the first major battle in the American Revolution, paving the way for freedom and independence.