On my most recent trip to Yellowstone National Park, the family decided to do something different, we wanted to pay for a guided animal watching tour. A few days before the trip, we were browsing Viator and came across a company that would take 1-4 people on an 8-hour animal watching tour for $525. Excited by the fact that we didn’t have to drive, we quickly finalized our plans and opted to take the tour.
Visiting a National Park for vacation is one of my favorite ways to explore North America. Last year the National Park Service celebrated its 100th year and National Park attendance went through the roof. My ideal way to visit National Parks is by visiting them in a clump. One trip, the family and I visited Badlands, Wind Cave, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons all on one trip. Another trip we were able to scratch off The Grand Canyon and Petrified National Forest off of our list.
Many Americans take some time off this summer and will spend a long weekend outside eating barbecue, swimming, and enjoying family. Well, how about this year, you skip the backyard celebrations and hit the road to some of America’s greatest National Parks. The top five national parks ranked based on annual visitors I suggest visiting this July are the Petrified Forest, Badlands, Joshua Tree, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon.
Learn about Plaid Shirt Yoga Pants trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. Including seeing Old Faithful, a Black Bear, & Mammoth Hot Springs.
The family woke up bright and early to catch the first glimpse of Old Faithful.
Waking up in Sheridan, Wyoming we started our road trip out to Cody, Wyoming so we can continue our road trip to America’s most famous National park – Yellowstone. Traveling North for about one hour, we came to our next stop – Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Being from the South and not a history buff, I did not know much about the battle between the U.S Army’s 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians.
Being from Louisiana, I never really thought that I would make it out West to see Mount Rushmore – it just seemed like something that people only do in the movies. We first arrived at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which is free for all guests to visit, and paid the $10 fee to the parking garage.