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Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park [with Kids]!

With less than a million visitors per year (compared to nearby Zion’s 3.6 million visitors), Capitol Reef National Park is a park that tends to lie below many traveler’s radars. The park is certainly not the easiest to get to – it’s 225 miles away from the closest major airport in Salt Lake City. But...

California National Parks Road Trip | Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, & Lassen

Enjoy a great road trip? Love our nation’s National Parks? Well then we have a California National Parks road trip itinerary for you! Much of California’s eastern spine is dominated by some of the most incredible mountain scenery that our country has to offer. Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite National Parks, and Lassen Volcanic National Park...
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Best Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  There are so many great things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! From red-hot calderas to smoking craters, oozing lava flows to blackened lava fields, smelly steam vents to surreal sulfur banks, exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an absolute must for families heading to the Big Island. The park has seven (yes,...

Best Things to do in Great Basin National Park

If you are looking for a summer national park experience that is crowd free, head to Great Basin National Park. Just 90,000 people visit Great Basin each year (Yellowstone receives 3 million visitors). Those who make the journey are rewarded with 100-mile views, ornately decorated caves, wondrous alpine scenery, trees older than Jesus, and some...

8 Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park [with kids!]

I love the diversity of our National Parks. Some parks draw visitors because of their exquisite natural beauty. Mesa Verde National Park’s draws aren’t towering waterfalls or prime wildlife viewing.So what are the best things to do in Mesa Verde National Park? Mesa Verde is a great place to hike and enjoy nature but the park’s...
yosemite with kids

Yosemite with Toddlers | 7 Easy Hikes

I’ve visited Yosemite National Park every summer since I was a kid, so friends often ask me what one thing you absolutely must do while you’re there. The answer is easy: Take a hike! I don’t think there’s a better way to explore the park than on foot. Hikes offer free entertainment for kids and...

8 Best Hikes in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

While Yosemite tends to get the most fame and park attendance of the Sierra Nevada national parks, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are just as beautiful and family friendly as their sister to the north. Better yet, there are plenty of Sequoia National Park hikes and Kings Canyon hikes that offer stunning scenery with...
Yosemite Biking in the Fall

The Best Time to Visit Yosemite | Tips to Avoid the Crowds

Yosemite National Park is 1,169 square miles in size and while most visitors are cramming the Valley during the summer months, there are still many opportunities to enjoy Yosemite without the crowds; you just have to know both when to go and where to go.

Things to do in Pinnacles National Park- Caves, Hikes & More!

California is home to its fair share of famous national parks. However, relatively few know about Pinnacles, a newer national park tucked into the Central California hills. Is Pinnacles National Park worth visiting? Absolutely! There are so many great things to do in Pinnacles National Park. What is Pinnacles National Park known for? This special...
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