Ah, the great outdoors. All across America there are a slew of National Parks, all of which are unique, beautiful and worth visiting. There are a total of 58 national parks strewn across the country, the first official park being Yellowstone National Park in 1872. It may be the first national park, but not the most popular. The winner of that prize is Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located in North Carolina and Tennessee. But don’t forget about these other national parks, they are sure to inspire you to book a trip:
Located in southern California, Joshua Tree National Park is a little larger than the state of Rhode Island. It’s a popular destination for stargazing, as the hustle and bustle and lights of cities do not obstruct the clear night sky. Its desert landscape is beautiful for hiking and admiring the namesake Joshua Trees that fill the landscape.
There are 9 camping locations across the Park, making it a perfect (and popular) destination for hikers and tourists alike.
One of the more famous national parks in America, Yosemite National Park, is also located in California. This more luscious and forested national park is an even more popular destination for tourists and nature enthusiasts. You can rent bikes, go rafting, take rock-climbing classes or go horseback riding in Yosemite. There are also beautiful waterfalls, clear rivers and streams and giant sequoia trees that you will want to admire all day long.
Speaking of Sequoia trees, they have their own national park, where there’s one main attraction—giant trees. Truly, they are giant. In fact, the General Sherman Sequoia Tree is the largest tree in the world. It’s 275 feet tall and 25 feet wide, and can make anyone look small when they’re standing in front of it. People flock from all over the world to catch a glimpse at these giant trees in one of the most interesting national parks in the country.
So book a trip, become one with nature and check out all the national parks that America has to offer—all 58 of them!