Posted by: brittanyborseth | July 29, 2011

Take a trip to a National Park

The current economy doesn’t leave much disposable income for lavish vacations. There are nearly 400 national parks to preserve, protect and learn the history of. National parks are an inexpensive way to travel both within the area and across the United States — offering many things to do and learn about. There are healthy things to do such as walking, hiking, biking, swimming, camping, fishing and much more. National parks allow visitors to learn about their history making the trip educational. Take a trip to a national park this year!

Grand Canyon National Park

Embark to northwestern Arizona to see vivid red, orange and brown canyons. Take a mule ride into the canyons for a truly memorable experience. Visitors can hike, camp or just soak up the sun around beautiful waterfalls where rushing water spills from red cliffs into brilliant aquamarine pools.

Everglades National Park

If you dare canoe through the gator infested waters of the Florida Everglades it will be a once in a lifetime vacation. The one-of-a-kind scenery offers wildlife such as crocodiles, manatees, birds and endangered species.

Yosemite National Park

Located in central California, the third most visited park in the United States.Visit Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America or check out the famous sunset at Glacier Point.

Yellowstone National Park

Upper Geyser Basin is the best place in Yellowstone to see geysers erupt. It is home to Old Faithful, the best-known Yellowstone geyser. Check out the mud pots at Fountain Paint Pots, which are pools of hot bubbling mud that are cool to watch for any age.

Olympic National Park

The Olympic Beaches are a well-kept secret in Washington State. Rialto and Second Beach are considered heaven on Earth. The beaches are beautiful surrounded by lush forest. Low tide season offers views of starfish, anemones, you name it.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

This is one of the oldest, most scenic and longest tourist excursion railways in the country — so all aboard Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad on your next vacation.

These are just a few amazing national park’s to visit. There are many others around the area you live awaiting your next trip. If you want to save some money and learn a little piece of history, check out a national park. Have you visited a national park? If so, comment below. If you need more vacation idea’s check out, Is it time for a relaxing summer vacation?

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