I love going to national parks! Camping or staying in a National Park is a fantastic experience because you are close to all of the attractions and do not need to drive an hour or more to see the attractions in the park. Recently, my family and I stayed at the Wukasachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park.
As most of my readers know, we love traveling during the shoulder season. Fewer crowds, cheaper car rentals, and more choices in hotels are just a few reasons why we love visiting famous tourist destinations. This past fall, we visited Yellowstone National Park and stayed at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins.
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.