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 …

Kenai Fjords National Park photo

Northwestern Fjord Cruise in Kenai Fjords: Photos, Map & Is It Worth It?

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The Northwestern Fjord Cruise is one of the best ways to experience Kenai Fjords National Park. You will venture further into Kenai Fjords National Park than any other cruise. By doing so you will maximize your chances of seeing a variety of marine and other wildlife, witness the allure and power of glaciers, and observe the natural surrounding beauty that …

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 …

Permian Reef Trail

How to Hike the Permian Reef Trail | Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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The Permian Reef Trail is an awesome hike in the McKittrick Canyon section of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Leave the crowds behind as you ascend to the top of a Wilderness Ridge with spectacular views into McKittrick Canyon and the surrounding area. While everyone else is hiking the other two trails in this area, the McKittrick Canyon Trail and the McKittrick …

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 …

Bryce Canyon winter

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 …

Yosemite National Park

15 Best National Parks to Visit in May (USA)

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Planning a trip to the US national parks in May and don’t know which ones to visit? May is a beautiful time to visit the national parks, now that the snow has melted across much of the country and roads are beginning to reopen. The list of national parks to visit in May is a lot longer than winter and …

Badlands National Park

14 Best National Parks to Visit in April (USA)

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Which are the best national parks to visit in April? In this guide, we list 14 wonderful parks in the USA. On this list are a few of the most popular parks in the USA, several great spring break destinations, and a few remote, quieter parks to visit. About this National Park Series This article is part of a series …