Sometimes it is easy to forget how much natural beauty exists in the US. Where are the best places to admire this beauty, you ask? Our National Parks are a great place to start. We’ve put together a list of seven must see US National Parks. Get out there and explore our country’s landscape, wildlife and nature at its best.
And here’s the kicker: we offer discounts on flights to all of them. So check out the list below and start planning your next adventure!
Yosemite National Park – California
Best known for its waterfalls, Yosemite also boasts a vast wilderness area, rolling meadows, sequoias and deep valleys. Between the impressive granite and towering glaciers at this park, there’s no shortage of breathtaking sights.
If you’re one for adventure, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you. Our 10-day Yosemite Active Adventure trip allows you to camp in the middle of the park itself and raft the rapids of the Colorado River. If camping isn’t really your thing, but you still want to split your time between wine tastings and appreciating nature, check out the Yosemite Park & Napa Valley trip. On this trip, you’ll find yourself exploring Yosemite’s famous waterfalls and sipping your fair share of reds and whites in wine country.
Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming, Montana & Idaho
Home to Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers, it’s no wonder Yellowstone is one of the most visited US National Parks. It was established in 1872 as the country’s first national park and has continued to be a destination for nature enthusiasts ever since. It boasts one of the last natural ecosystems on the planet and is a wildland home to grizzly bears, bison, wolves and more.
If you’re looking to be inspired by the wilderness at its most pure level, you should check out the Chicago to San Francisco Road Trip.
Death Valley National Park – California & Nevada
Situated between the Great Basin and the Mojave desert, this below-sea-level basin is sure to leave you in awe. The drought-stricken area also surprisingly offers snow-capped mountains, vast fields of wildflowers and oases which support wildlife. If you’re interested in experiencing this US National Park and mixing in the glitz of Las Vegas and San Francisco along the way, our National Parks of the American West is perfect for you.
Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona
Its immense size alone is enough to make the Grand Canyon one of the most impressive US National Parks. After visiting the site, President Theodore Roosevelt said that it’s, “the one great sight which every American should see,” and we would certainly have to agree. Check out the National Parks and Bright Lights trip which will lead you through Los Angeles, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and beyond.
Arches National Park – Utah
Dubbed a “red rock wonderland”, this national park offers a landscape full of contrasting colors and textures unlike anything you’ve seen before. Find yourself surrounded by over 2,000 natural stone arches and giant balanced rocks. As someone seeking adventure, hiking and natural beauty, what more could you ask for?
Denali National Park – Alaska
Despite being known for hosting North America’s highest peak, Mount McKinley, this national park has so much more to offer. It is home to 37 different species of mammals and 130 different bird species, so you’re destined to see a vast array of wildlife during your visit.
Sign up for our Highlights of Alaska trip and immerse yourself in the park. This trip will be one to remember, allowing you to devour seafood in Anchorage, hike through Denali National Park, hear glaciers groat at Wrangell-St. Elias, marvel at the views of the Kenai Peninsula and more.
Shenandoah National Park – Virginia
A mere 75 miles outside of Washington D.C., this national park is a perfect escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The park boasts over 500 miles of trails which will lead you anywhere from waterfalls, viewpoints, the wilderness and beyond. If you’re looking for a trip that encompasses both city life and a touch of nature, check out our Music, Mountains & Monuments trip.
Want to see all the best US National Parks without having to do all the planning? Be sure to check out all the tours we offer!