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.
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.
The National Parks truly are some of the very best that America has to offer residents and visitors, but the vast majority of people who spend time in the parks do it during the summer. But, in actuality, the National Parks are open all year around!
From the pristine landscape of Acadia National Park in Maine to the exciting wildlife in the Florida Everglades, the Atlantic East Coast offers a little something for everyone. While time constraints may make it impossible to visit every popular tourist destination along the coast, there are a number of attractions that you and your family won’t want to miss. Here are 10 Must-See Places to Visit on the East Coast:
Autumn is the season of sweaters and pumpkin pie, but cooler temperatures and shorter days don’t mean you have to pack away your hiking boots just yet. In fact, Fall is an ideal time to explore some of the country’s most colorful trails.
While there are many locations to soak up the breathtaking sights of autumn, we’ve selected a few phenomenal nature hikes from around the country. On the trails, you’ll be able to spot the vibrant hues of orange, yellow and red bursting from the treetops while you discover cascading waterfalls and trickling streams below.
Ready for your next adventure? Grab your pumpkin spice latte and learn more about our 5 spectacular foliage hikes for fall.
No road trip is ever complete without spending at least a few nights in the great outdoors camping. Not only is it a great way to save some money while on a road trip, it’s a really fun way to see some nature and switch up the scenery a bit.
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.