While beaches and theme parks make for great summer vacations, why not take in an amazing dose of natural beauty instead? The U.S. boasts more than 50 national parks and each one has something different to offer. Here are our EWR Airport parking company’s favorites:
Yosemite National Park
For the ultimate natural wonders experience, head to the Yosemite Valley in central California. In Yosemite National Park, you’ll find beautiful glacier-carved mountains, a giant granite monolith (El Capitan), the highest waterfall in North America (Yosemite Falls), and more.
Grand Canyon National Park
You probably know what the Grand Canyon looks like, but seeing it in person is a completely different experience. The famous Arizona gorge measures one mile deep and up to 18 miles wide, making it a breathtaking spectacle. And with plenty of hikes and places to camp, you can be always surrounded by the beauty.
Denali National Park
For a truly unique subarctic experience, head to Alaska’s Denali National Park. After a 92-mile drive down a single road, you’ll encounter rare wildlife including moose, caribou, grizzly bears, sheep, and wolves as well as North America’s tallest mountain (Denali), and the gorgeous Wonder Lake.
Volcanoes National Park
One of the most volcanically active areas on Earth is Hawaii and at Volcanoes National Park, you can literally watch land being created right before your eyes. The park features two active volcanoes (Kilauea and Mauna Loa) as well as lava tubes, sulphur banks, and more.
Arches National Park
If the stunning natural beauty of the Grand Canyon captures you, you’ll love Arches National Park in Utah. With more than 2,000 sandstone arches, towers, bridges, balanced rocks, and other rock formations, the area is unlike any other in the world.
Rocky Mountain National Park
With more than 70 peaks that reach more than 12,000 feet in height, Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park is a great place to take in the majesty of snowcapped mountains. The park is easy to access and you’ll also find plenty of bighorn sheep, elk, and moose.
Glacier National Park
Montana’s Glacier National Park does feature beautiful glaciers, but you’ll also find more than 750 turquoise alpine lakes, dazzling waterfalls, and wildflowers. And when you follow the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, you’ll find beautiful views of mountain peaks, valleys, and wildlife.
Yellowstone National Park
Perhaps the most iconic national park in the U.S., Wyoming’s Yellowstone is rich with thermal activity including more than 10,000 hot springs, mud pots, geysers, and more. Here you’ll find the famous Old Faithful geyser as well as unique wildlife like buffalo, wolves, elk, and more.