Cumberland Gap National Historical Park preserves one of the most significant routes for westward expansion in the U.S., anchored by a pass that served as the primary route for early settlers into Kentucky from Virginia and Tennessee.
Welcome to the Southeast
Whether you want to learn more about the largest cave system on Earth or the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist, the Southeast Region is for you. National parks in places like Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Puerto Rico cover a wide range of terrains and topics, from jazzy bayous and sunken pirate ships to the most visited national park in America—Great Smoky Mountains.
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
The variety you will find in the Southeast is tremendous. From tropical paradise in the Virgin Islands to the oldest city in country to the gentle mountains of the Appalachians, there’s a lot to see and explore.