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Summer Travel: Visit the National Parks!

By Cyd Converse |

A few years ago I visited my first National Park, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine. Talk about breathtaking beauty! Since then, it’s become a personal mission to add all 58 National Parks to my bucket list. Yes, I intend to see and conquer them all. No matter where you’re located in the U.S., there’s likely a park within a day’s drive from you, making it a perfect destination for a family road trip this summer. From rocky coastlines to towering redwood trees to stunning mountains, the parks will inspire a little nature loving for parents and kids alike. Ready to get your adventure on? Here’s my guide for travel essentials when tackling your favorite National Park!

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National Parks Travel

National Geographic National Parks App

I am totally in love with National Geographic's National Parks app. You can pull up maps and guides for each park and even make note of your favorite parks and locations.
Get it from the App Store.

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4 thoughts on “Summer Travel: Visit the National Parks!

  1. CiCi says:

    Don’t forget about the National Park on St John in the US Virgin Islands. There is a current promotion by the Virgin Island Tourism Association that Gives you $350 towards your trip this summer. You have to book through Travelocity or Expedia. Less crowds and calmer water makes it a great time to visit, I know, I live here. Google Tourism Sizzling Summer Promotion and you should find it or go to the travel sites listed above. : )

  2. Beth says:

    My boyfriend and I are doing the same! We’re actually visiting Acadia this summer. You won’t believe how many crazy looks we get when we tell people our goal! They just don’t know what they’re missing. There’s also another really great app for the iPhone that highlights all the national parks in the US, and really helped us when we visited Olympic National Park last year.

  3. Cyd Converse says:

    @Beth – I’m so excited you’re going to Acadia this summer! You’re seriously going to love it…and I agree, most people think visiting all of the parks is an odd goal, but once you’ve been to one you understand completely.

  4. marylweimer says:

    I have always wanted to visit Acadia. We were in Maine last summer but didn’t make it there. My family loves our national (and state!) parks and have been lucky to get to many of them. They’re really an overlooked treasure.

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