Getting ready to hit the road this summer? If you’re gearing up for family exploration, you might want to consider adventuring to a National Park- gifting your kids the beauty of the great outdoors.
Here are 5 parks perfect for your pack of cubs.
- Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
The picturesque snowcapped mountains will leave your kiddos wanting more. Ideal for those who want to sit back and relax; take the scenic drive on Signal Mountain Summit Road for exquisite views of the Tetons and Jackson Hole. Continue the day with the Jenny Lake Scenic Drive, and opt for the easy hikes throughout the park.
- Redwood National Park, California
Your kids will be in awe of these ginormous trees. The Redwood National Park flaunts the tallest trees in the world, and you can gaze at their beauty while taking the Davison Road to Fern Canyon driving tour. The round-trip driven excursion starts at Berry Glenn and heads through the forest before reaching a breathtaking three-mile coastline drive. The endpoint, Fern Canyon, is a hot spot for kids to splash around in a small creek.
- Everglades National Park, Florida
This is the largest subtropical wilderness area in the United States, and it showcases super cool wildlife such like alligators, manatees, and the Florida panther in swamps. This is excellent for the adventure-seeking family; opt for the area’s airboats to explore the wetlands first hand. You can also rent bikes, canoes, or hike around the area.
- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Your little photographer will love capturing shots of the iconic Grand Canyon National Park. Your time in the park is likely to be spent seeking out the best views of the canyon, like the Desert View Drive along the south side. Pack a picnic and savor the sights!
- Arches National Park, Utah
These arches are a sight to be seen, and there are tons of short (and incredible!) hikes your kids enjoy. Don’t miss the Delicate Arch, the Fiery Furnace, and the Landscape Arch. If you want more, go rafting on the Colorado River or mountain bike over slick rock trails. There are also off-roading adventures galore!