Do you dream of white sand and sunshine? Gulf Islands National Seashore has you covered with recreation and relaxation opportunities for the whole family. Spanning the coast of Florida and Mississippi, millions of visitors are drawn to the islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico for the white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters. Whether you visit for a day or a week, there is plenty to do and see at Gulf Islands National Seashore.
If it’s diverse scenery and idyllic recreational opportunities in the Northwest that you seek, then we have identified just the place for you. Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, one of the jewels of the Refuge System, is nestled near the foot of Mount Adams in Washington’s Cascades Range. While the scenery and abundant wildlife are what draw people at first glance, visitors soon discover more. Conboy Lake NWR offers hidden gems that will keep them returning for years!
More than tropical temperatures and colorful flowers, the Pacific Islands are where battles raged, and cultures continue to flourish. Today, visitors have the opportunity to hear personal accounts of war survival. Also, witness artistry of indigenous peoples, or even feel the cold rush of rain (or lava!)
Decorated in white sand, verdant jungles, and colorful coral reefs, the national parks of the Pacific Islands are all ripe for exploration this time of year. Read on to learn our editors’ picks for the Best National Parks of the Pacific:
Are you seeking to explore a new sandy seashore this summer? Fire Island National Seashore, located just sixty minutes east of New York City, has been a habitat for plants, animals, and people for centuries. All forms of life, from white-tailed deer to whales, can be found within Fire Island’s diverse marine and terrestrial habitats.
One hidden gem among U.S. national monuments is a treasure like no other. At the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, visitors take a deeper look into spectacular chapters of our nation’s history through the natural resources that make it what it is today.
Should you find yourself meandering through the Midwest, then you certainly must make a stop to see the vast, wild landscape of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Offering visitors an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural world, the extraordinary site of Bighorn Canyon spans more than 120,000 acres in Montana and Wyoming and is comprised of a diversified landscape of forest, mountains, upland prairie, deep canyons, broad valleys, high desert, lake, and wetlands.
If you’ve never before had an opportunity to travel to Tampa, then you are in for quite a treat. Whether you plan to explore underwater wonders at the Florida Aquarium, ride roller coasters at Busch Gardens, or soak up some rays in the Florida Sunshine, a trip to Tampa is sure to provide fun for the whole family.
So, what’s on your agenda while you are there? With so many options from which to choose, you may not know where to begin. Our DriveTheNation.com team has compiled our “Quick Guide to Tampa” so that you won’t have to miss any of the action.
You’ve already taken the kids for pictures with Santa and you’ve decked the halls with lights. Now, it’s time to check out (or make) a holiday favorite tradition—gingerbread houses.
A resort getaway off the coast of Los Angeles, Catalina Island is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland just 22 miles away. The air is refreshing, the water is clear and the community is casual. Our favorite part? There’s not one traffic light on the whole island. Our team at DriveTheNation.com has compiled the following Quick Guide to Catalina Island:
More than 250,000 people visit Salem, Massachusetts annually to explore all the city has to offer during Halloween. October is one of the best times to visit Salem, Massachusetts, the “witch town” known for its sinister past and spooky aura.
Read on to learn more about the haunted happenings taking place throughout the entire month of October in Salem, Massachusetts: