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National & State Parks

Experience All 59 National Parks!Best National Parks

When it comes to driving the nation, some of the best sights to behold are our national parks. From the epic Grand Canyon to Acadia in Maine, the national parks each have something special to offer. The guides on our blog to the national parks offer suggestions for the best hikes, scenic drives, and activities at the parks, along with information on where to stay nearby. As the 100th anniversary of the national park system approaches, there’s no better time to discover the wonders the parks hold.

Lands End Lookout, San Francisco
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Lands End Lookout, San Francisco

Situated on Point Lobos at the main entrance to the California Coastal Trail, Lands End Lookout is one of the newer attractions in San Francisco; so, if you are an old hand at the points to see, it may not be on your radar.  It ought to be. Land’s End Lookout was created in 2012, on the ruins of the historic Sutro Baths, and it is part of the expansive Golden Gate National Park. In addition, Lands End Lookout offers wildlife viewing, picnicking, strolling, history, and other recreation activities.

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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Buckhannon, West Virginia

Located in the upper center of the state alongside the Buckhannon River is the historic city of Buckhannon, West Virginia. Here, this quaint county seat is surrounded by rich scenery, historic buildings, and many unique offerings for a memorable trip. One of the best traits is that there is a fair amount of historical and modern attractions to enjoy. Ranging from exciting community events to outdoor recreational opportunities.

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Summer of Sightseeing – Parks
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Summer of Sightseeing – Parks

If you have a passion for national and state parks, then you probably take road trips to specifically see ones on your bucket list. We’re here to tell you that you can experience some of the most breathtaking parks in the U.S. Whether you enjoy challenging rock climbing, kayaking viewing wildlife or peaceful views, there are plenty within the U.S. you will enjoy.

As part of our Drive the Nation Summer of Sightseeing, today we are highlighting our favorite parks in the United States. Participate in the fun by sharing a photo of your favorite park and enter for a chance to win the Drive The Nation Summer of Sightseeing contest using #DTNSoS. You can view the official rules here.

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Niagara Falls State Park
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Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls is a natural wonder so impressive and awe-inspiring that you have to see it in its entirety. This means viewing it from both the American and the Canadian sides. In addition, from the river looking up at its power and grandeur.

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Little Talbot Island State Park
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Little Talbot Island State Park

Up and down the Atlantic Coastline are barrier islands which remind us of the wonders of that place where the sea meets the shore. Many of these barrier islands have become seaside vacation destinations, some of them so popular that not much remains of the native habitat. Not so much with Little Talbot Island State Park. Set aside to be preserved as it was in 1951, Florida’s Little Talbot Island is renowned as one of America’s undeveloped barrier islands.Therefore, you can visit and explore at your leisure the wonders that have existed there from time immemorial.

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Lewis and Clark National Historic Park in Oregon
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Lewis and Clark National Historic Park in Oregon

Located on the Northern coast of Oregon is one of the most historic and beautiful parks in the country. It’s one that is visited by millions of travelers each year and gets the visitors to keep coming back for more. They simply can’t get enough of the picturesque Lewis and Clark National Historic Park.

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail
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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Imagine walking almost 2,200 miles through 14 states. Sounds pretty incredible, right? Well, people from all over America and the world do it every single year on the Appalachian Trail. 

The trail is the longest ‘hiking only’ trail in the world and runs from Georgia to Maine. Each year, thousands of people set off on the trail to do everything from a short day hike to walk the entire trail.

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Oleta River State Park
1 month ago

Oleta River State Park

The Oleta River runs through the northern reaches of the metropolitan Miami area. While Miami is famous for its glitz and glamor, over the top shopping, and clubs, as well as its showy Atlantic Ocean beaches, those from farther away may miss out on this, the largest of all Florida’s urban state parks. Locally it is thought of as the Central Park of the Sunshine State. It is an incredible natural escape from the glittery city that surrounds it.

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Best National Parks

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National Parks Blog

The Drive The Nation blog places a special emphasis on America’s national parks, because no other natural attractions in the U.S. match their beauty and splendor. Outdoor adventurers, wildlife lovers and other travelers alike love to explore these amazing places. National parks make perfect road trip destinations because they are cost-effective (an annual pass to 300+ parks for the whole carload costs about $80), educational, and simply stunning. Begin your journey to the national parks with our helpful blog articles.