Camping. It’s one of the best ways to experience nature as a whole. And we don’t mean sleeping in a cabin, we mean the real deal camping. Pitching a tent and sleeping there for at least one night. America is filled with natural beauty all around the country, and when it comes to finding some of the best National Parks for tent camping, we know a few of the favorites!
When the summer comes, thousands of people all across the United States hop in their RVs. Many of these travelers head out to tour the National Parks. It’s a time honored tradition, and for many, RVing is the best way to be able to get up close and personal with the parks for an extended period of time.
Now, it’s important to remember that not all parks are great for bringing the RV along. Sometimes it can be a matter of a lack of space for RVs, remoteness or lack of facilities. In some parks RVs aren’t even allowed at all (so be sure to check!).
Are you ready for an adventure? Bike riding is one sport that is well suited for beginners and experts alike. Regardless of your level of expertise, a bike ride through a national park offers both a great workout and a plethora of panoramic views. Hop on your bikes and meet us at one of the following Best National Parks for Biking!
With long travel days and back-to-back meetings, business trips can be exhausting. While it might be tempting to kick back and relax, business travelers might miss a valuable opportunity to explore a new city and all it has to offer!
One of the real joys of our National Parks is that many of them can be seen up close and personal by car. This convenience cannot be overstated, since some people have mobility challenges and others like to keep very close tabs on small children when in the wilds. The fact that you can see the best of the United States from the comfort of your own vehicle is enhanced in some of our National Parks by the design of the roadways through them, which create a loop pattern, allowing you to begin and end your visit from the same spot. Here are five of the National Parks Scenic Loops that we think are extra special.
We all love the National Parks, right? What’s not to love?
But, as amazing and beautiful as so many of those parks are not all of them are exactly accessible, in fact, many can be downright difficult to navigate if you suffer from mobility issues.
Now, if you don’t have the urge for some back country trekking, don’t worry there are actually quite a few National Parks that are way more accessible than you ever imagined.
In fact, you might be surprised there are a number of parks that take accessibility very seriously. The NPS currently has a plan in place to improve parks making them more accessible to all visitors by 2020.
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular National Parks in the entire system. It’s pretty easy to see why. Straddling the Continental Divide and located a few hours north of Denver, Colorado by car, the pristine and unique beauty it offers is something to behold.
At over 250,000 acres to explore, you’d have to keep coming back year after year to be able to take it all in. Since the acreage runs over the Continental Divide, the line that separates the watersheds of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, it features a very different landscape from one side of the park to the next.
On the East side, the park is drier with more glaciers, and on the west side it is heavily forested and lush. It’s almost like having the ability to see two parks at once!
There are a number of attractions at Rocky Mountain National Park that keeps almost 3.5 million visitors a year entertained. Let’s take a look at what the park has to offer.