Vacation Stories

National Parks

Adventure and beauty collide in spellbinding fashion at U.S. national parks. With a seemingly limitless offering of things to see and do, a national park vacation is a no-brainer for travel lovers. Start planning yours here.

  • 7 National Parks to Celebrate America This July 4th

    Life, liberty, and the pursuit of parks. Make plans to celebrate Independence Day in one of America’s most cherished places. Read More...

  • Self-Driving Tour: Western National Parks

    If you have a week or more to hit the open roads of the American West, visiting Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier national parks is a great way to achieve more memories per getaway. Read More...

  • 6 Must-See National and State Parks in California

    In a state as large as California, with hundreds of state parks and plenty of national parks as well, how can you pick which ones to visit during your stay? The good news is, you pretty much can’t go wrong. Read More...

  • Vacation Activity Sheet: The Grand Hunt

    Headed on a family adventure to the Grand Canyon? Use our scavenger hunt to keep kids of all ages engaged throughout the trip. Read More...

  • The Best National Parks to Visit in the Off-Season

    Visiting the country’s most popular national parks doesn’t have to mean fighting traffic and paying peak prices. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: The Basics

    The U.S. National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. In honor of the centennial, we will be sharing 100 facts. Read More...

  • Five Must-See Sights at Yellowstone National Park

    Located mostly in the Northwest corner of Wyoming and extending partially into Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is the oldest National Park in the United States. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: The People Behind the Parks

    If you’re planning a trip to a U.S. National Park soon, explore these 14 facts highlighting the people at the parks, from workers to volunteers. Learn about who they are and what they do. Read More...

  • A Grand Canyon Family Vacation Guide

    Planning a family vacation to Grand Canyon National Park? To get the most out of a trip to the planet's most famous chasm, you may need to do a bit of research. Read More...

  • Discover Glacier National Park: What to See and Do

    Sitting on the northernmost edge of Montana, travelers will find more than 700 miles of trails, glaciers and iconic wildlife roaming at Glacier National Park. Read More...

  • Discover Zion National Park: What to See and Do

    Zion National Park's soaring cliffs and colossal sandstone monoliths never fail to dazzle the eye and delight the nature lover in all of us. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Where to Stay, What to Do

    If you’re planning a trip to a national park soon, these 24 facts will help you discover interesting things to do, sites to see and places to stay Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Natural Phenomena

    One of the best parts about visiting a national park is the chance to commune with nature. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Weird Facts

    Our 5th installment of 100 facts to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service explores 20 unusual facts about our National Parks. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Geographic Curiosities

    Grab a map and a compass. The following 18 facts about U.S. National Parks center around where to go and how to get there. Read More...

  • What’s So Great About National Parks?

    In short, tons of stuff! The fact is a trip to a National Park can be one of the most memorable family vacations of your life. Read More...

  • National Parks for History, Adventure, Stargazing and Wildlife Lovers

    With 59 national parks across the U.S. — featuring everything from undersea coral reefs to volcanic peaks — there’s a park to fit almost every traveler’s passion. Read More...

  • Discover Acadia National Park: What to See and Do

    Acadia is intimate and accessible, and its historic carriage paths provide visitors nearly endless ways to explore. Make the most of your national park vacation with this practical guide. Read More...

  • Discover Rocky Mountain National Park: What to See and Do

    Towering mountains, crystal-clear lakes, rolling tundras and an abundance of wildlife – Rocky Mountain National Park has it all. Spark your desire to travel as you check out our insightful guide. Read More...

  • Discover Bryce Canyon National Park: What to See and Do

    Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah is an awe-inspiring collection of amphitheaters filled with colorful, spire-shaped rock formations called hoodoos. Check out our travel guide for the best places to stay, explore and eat. Read More...