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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.

Tour the Dakotas: From the Badlands to the Corn Palace
3 years ago

Tour the Dakotas: From the Badlands to the Corn Palace

Often forgotten, the Dakotas are some of the most beautiful parts of America with incredibly natural scenery and wonderful attractions. The area is absolutely not to be missed and here’s why!
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5 Best Places to Hike this Spring
3 years ago

5 Best Places to Hike this Spring

Hiking is an activity that can technically be enjoyed any time of the year. However, many of us may be ready for the winter weather to end and the spring …
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Historic Sites in the Southwest
3 years ago

Historic Sites in the Southwest

 

The Southwest is an incredible area of the country, and not just because the region falls into a distinguished category of year-round destinations. It is also the unique blend …
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5 Least Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations
3 years ago

5 Least Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations

by: Dana Damato & Anne Sandoval

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, or a special someone who holds the key to your …
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See Florida Manatees at Blue Spring State Park
3 years ago

See Florida Manatees at Blue Spring State Park

West Indian Manatees are an endangered species native to Florida and parts of the Caribbean. These gentle giants can weigh up to 3,000 pounds and live in …
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Road Trip: Experience Arizona (4 Nights)
3 years ago

Road Trip: Experience Arizona (4 Nights)

 

1. Phoenix, Arizona (1 Day/Night)

Start your Arizona Road Trip at Desert Botanical Gardens on the eastern side of Phoenix. Here you can walk nine unique trails and exhibits, …
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3 Must-See National Parks In The Winter
3 years ago

3 Must-See National Parks In The Winter

Every year, millions of people take a road trip to see at least one of the incredible national parks that are sprinkled across the country. Checking out at least a …
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Explore Valley of Fire State Park
4 years ago

Explore Valley of Fire State Park

While the Grand Canyon might be the most common road trip for some nature viewing while on vacation to Las Vegas, there is actually an amazing state park just about an hour away from The Strip. Many people don’t even know about it, but this state park consistently gets five star reviews on travel sites, so it is certainly worth the trip.
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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.