US National Parks List

Ultimate US National Parks List for 2022 (+ Printable Checklist)

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The US national parks are one of this country’s best ideas…land set aside for the preservation of the natural world and the enjoyment of the people. Every few years, another park gets added and the US national parks list grows a little longer. Over the past 150 years, 63 national parks have been created in the United States. In this …

Jungfraujoch and Eiger Trail Itinerary

One Day in the Jungfrau Region: Jungfraujoch & the Eiger Trail

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Combining Jungfraujoch and the Eiger Trail is one of the best ways to spend one day in the Jungrau region of Switzerland. If you move fast, you can also add on the Panorama Trail, which runs between Kleine Scheidegg and Männlichen. We did this same itinerary and it was our favorite day of our 3 week trip to Switzerland. That’s …

Death Valley Itinerary

Las Vegas to San Diego 10 Day Road Trip Itinerary

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If you are planning a road trip from Las Vegas to San Diego, there are several different ways to do it. Go on a national park road trip, visiting both Death Valley National Park and Joshua Tree National Park on the drive. Or, you can spend some time in the Mojave National Preserve, which is home to a surprisingly wide …

2 Days in Paris Itinerary

2 Days in Paris Itinerary: Best Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

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If you are planning your first visit to Paris, this Paris itinerary is perfect for you. With 2 days in Paris, you have just enough time to visit the highlights of this extraordinary city. Visit the Louvre, enjoy the views from the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, stroll along the Champs-Élysées, and explore the charming neighborhoods of Paris. In …

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

One Perfect Day in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a gem of a state park. With desert landscapes, slot canyons and dirt roads to explore, and hidden oases, this is a great place to add to your itinerary, if you will be visiting southern California. In this guide, we cover how to spend one day in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Interesting Facts about Anza-Borrego …

Maui Itinerary

Ultimate Maui Itinerary: How to Plan Your Perfect Trip to Maui

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If you are planning your Maui itinerary, there is an overwhelming amount of information to process…both on the internet and in guidebooks. We want to simplify that for you. In this guide, we share with you Maui’s top experiences, how to organize them day-by-day, and then how to put this all together to create your perfect Maui itinerary, whether you …

Indiana Dunes National Park

Top 10 Things to Do in Indiana Dunes National & State Parks

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Indiana Dunes is one of the newest national parks in the USA. This has been a popular beach destination for decades, but it is also one of the most biodiverse national parks in the USA. Exploring the sand dunes and relaxing on the beach are two of the best things to do in Indiana Dunes National Park, but hiking and …

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Paul H. Douglas Trail: One of the Best Hikes in Indiana Dunes National Park

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Indiana Dunes National Park preserves one of the most diverse ecosystems in the US national parks. The Paul H. Douglas Trail (also called the Miller Woods Trail) gives you the opportunity to hike through several of these ecosystems and visit the Lake Michigan shoreline. It’s one of the most beautiful hikes in the park, especially during the spring when the …

3 Dune Challenge

How to Hike the 3 Dune Challenge | Indiana Dunes State Park

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In Indiana Dunes State Park, the 3 Dune Challenge is a trail that summits three of the tallest dunes in the park: Mt. Jackson, Mt. Holden, and Mt. Tom. Ordinarily, hiking up not one but three sand dunes is not what most people would call fun. But call it a “challenge” and it instantly becomes a popular hike. How Hard …

Mojave National Preserve

Top 10 Things to Do in Mojave National Preserve

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With enormous sand dunes, cinder cones, lava beds, and the densest population of Joshua Trees in the world, Mojave National Preserve is home to a wide variety of landscapes. This is a fun place to explore and makes a great addition to a southern California road trip. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in Mojave National …

Canyonlands National Park

Best Way to Spend One Day in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

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Canyonlands and Arches are two national parks that sit side-by-side near Moab, Utah. Since these parks are neighbors, it is possible to visit both of them in one very busy day. In this guide, we cover the best way to spend one day in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. We are frequent visitors to this area and have visited these …

Texas New Mexico Itinerary

10 Day Texas New Mexico National Parks Road Trip Itinerary

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On this 10-day Texas New Mexico road trip itinerary, you will visit four national parks plus make a quick detour to a gem of a state park that just might be one of the big highlights of the trip. Go hiking in Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains, explore the underground wonderland of Carlsbad Caverns, and sled on dunes as white …

Artechouse NYC

20 Wonderful Things to Do in Chelsea & Hudson Yards, New York City

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Chelsea is a neighborhood that is located on the west side of Manhattan. This trendy area is home to art galleries, rooftop bars, many great shops and restaurants, and a few underrated museums. Hudson Yards is located on the north end of Chelsea. This ultra-modern area is home to glass skyscrapers, a performing arts theater, and one of the newest …

Death Valley in December

10 Best National Parks to Visit in December (USA)

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Which are the best national parks to visit in December? In this guide, we list 10 beautiful national parks in the USA. Whether you are planning a family getaway during winter break or a vacation before the holiday season rolls around, we have lots of great ideas for you. Go hiking in Utah, gaze across the Grand Canyon, or go …

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12 Best National Parks to Visit in November (USA)

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Planning a trip to the US national parks in November and don’t know which ones to visit? The cooler weather in November makes this one of the best times of the year to visit the parks across the southern part of the USA. Road trip through Utah’s Mighty 5, go sledding on sand as white as the snow, and explore …

National Parks in October

13 Best National Parks to Visit in October (USA)

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In October, fall colors sweep across much of the United States. The majority of the parks that you will see on this list are parks that are ablaze in fall colors. Some of these are obvious picks, such as Acadia and Shenandoah, but a few may surprise you. In this guide, we list 13 beautiful national parks to visit in …

Grand Teton in September

12 Best National Parks to Visit in September (USA)

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September is one of the best months of the year to visit the national parks. The weather is fantastic across much of the USA, the busy summer season is coming to an end, and, in some parks, you can see the first of the fall colors. In this guide, we list 12 of the best national parks to visit in …

Yellowstone National Park

15 Best National Parks to Visit in August (USA)

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Planning a trip to the US national parks in August and don’t know which ones to visit? August is a busy time to visit the national parks, but crowd levels aren’t quite at their peak (that typically happens in July for many parks). In this guide, we list some popular summertime parks to visit plus a few quieter parks where …

Best US National Parks July

15 Best National Parks to Visit in July (USA)

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Which are the best national parks to visit in July? In this guide, we list 15 great parks to visit in the USA. Go hiking in Mount Rainier and Glacier National Parks, go whale watching in the Channel Islands, and venture into Alaska for some amazing adventures. About this National Park Series This article is part of a series about …

Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

15 Best National Parks to Visit in June (USA)

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The list of US national parks to visit in June is wonderfully long and diverse. Visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, go hiking in the Rocky Mountains, spend some time in the tranquil forests in Olympic and Sequoia National Parks, and explore one of the most underrated US national parks, Wrangell-St. Elias. About this National Park Series This …