Our days spent in national parks are some of our family’s very favorites.
Time spent in the parks are a glimpse of another life. A beautiful escape to the wild. An opportunity to explore and learn. What isn’t the love?
With 62 national parks across the United States it’s likely that there are one or two within driving distance of where you live. This year, find out what is close by and plan a day trip, a few overnights, or a whole week there. You won’t regret it!
Best of all, every year there are a number of free entrance days. Some coincide with holidays and long weekends (yay!), so take a peek and mark your calendar! You will never regret getting your family outside exploring one of our country’s amazing parks. In fact, you can take advantage as early as the three day weekend in January!
2020 Free Days
- January 20th — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- April 18th — First day of National Park Week
- August 25th — National Park Service Birthday
- September 26th — National Public Lands Day
- November 11th — Veterans Day
Where will you go first?
Yellowstone is a classic choice; as is Yosemite and Grand Canyon. I have great dreams of Zion, Arches, and Joshua Tree, but most of all I want to visit Mesa Verde in southwest Colorado. The cliff dwellings will be a sight to see!
Last summer our family explored Glacier National Park and it is absolutely breathtaking. I’d go back in a heartbeat and can’t recommend it enough! This year though, we’re adventuring to Olympic National Park for a few days. Aiming for June … I’ll be sure to report back on what we love most there!