The Best National Parks to Visit
The summer months are winding down but if you ask us, there’s still time on the clock to knock off some bucket list items!
So before you head back into the hustle and bustle of the busy year, why not take a stop at some of the best national parks the United States has to offer?
U.S. National Parks are always a breathtaking sight and great way to reconnect with nature and tap into the silence. And if you’re a follower of the slow living movement, going to these parks are also a great way to enjoy the slow peace tranquility of hiking and taking in the scenery with those you love.
But with over 63 national parks that draw over a million visitors every year, we know you won’t be able to visit every one. Which is why in this blog, we’re going to share with you some of the best national parks to visit as you bring your summer adventures to a close.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This park is located in: North Carolina or Tennessee
This national park encompasses 500,000-plus acres and is home to many wildlife animals! Spend a day here and you’ll be able to catch these animals out in their habitat, discover over 1500+ types of plants and flowers or go hiking on the famous Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Chimney Tops trail.
Yosemite National Park
This park is located in: California
Yosemite is on the top of the list for many - especially if you’re visiting the California area! Yosemite is not only known for it’s breathtaking waterfalls, Vernal Fall and Bridalveil Fall, and Tunnel View Outlook but also for the Half Dome and El Capitan granite rock formations. People come to Yosemite for it’s scenery, hiking and even camping!
Zion National Park
This park is located in: Utah
If you’re someone who likes the rush of adrenaline, then Zion National Park might be a favorite for you! Zion National Park is home to Hike Angels, a 1500-foot natural stair case as well as a 10-mile hike along the thinnest area of Zion Canyon known as The Narrows. The views from the science paths are beautiful of course, but make sure to take a pic from above if you’re adventurous!
Yellowstone National Park
This park is located in: Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
If you need a reminder of just how big and grand this world is, Yellowstone National Park will do it for you! This is a 2.2 million-acre park that has some truly stunning natural attractions that’s sure to put you in-tune with mother nature. With lakes, geysers, hot springs and mountains, your phone will definitely get a fill on pictures. Maybe clear some space before you head out!
Grand Canyon National Park
This park is located in: Arizona
An oldie but goodie, of course we’ve saved one of the best-best for last! The Grand Canyon National Park goes on for over 1900 miles and offers a site that’s sure to leave you stunned. But you don’t have to just look! Visit the website to plan a day of hiking! Whether you’re a newbie or experienced hiker, there are trails that will fit your level of comfort.
No matter where you choose to go as you ease out of the summer sun, make sure to enjoy every moment of it. At the end of the day, the moments with the ones you love are all that matters!