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.
Welcome to the Pacific West
The deepest lake in the US. The largest (and tallest, and oldest) trees on Earth. The planet’s most massive shield volcano. Oh and let’s not forget Death Valley, one of the hottest and driest places in the world. The Pacific West Region is one of awe-inspiring extremes, representing parks in places like California, Hawaii, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, American Samoa, and Guam.
Spanning six states and two U.S. territories, the Pacific West region houses some of the most beautiful National Park Service sites in this country. Totaling 63 NPS sites from all NPS designations, including more than a quarter of the major national parks, the region has so many parks, and so many places to add to your bucket list!