5 Reasons to Make Your Next Trip a National Park Visit
When we picture our dream vacation, we see foreign cities or exotic beaches — not necessarily an intrastate road trip. But if we just gave any of the 59 (yes, 59) national parks a second thought when scheduling our getaways, that might change. Ever since Woodrow Wilson’s signing of the National Park Service Organic Act in 1916, these nooks of nationally protected natural beauty have offered a gratifying retreat and memorable experience for all park-goers for more reasons than you’d think. As the NPS turns 101 this year, check out why you should park it at the national parks below!
just refer to a small boat, not a travel website. Forget frantically searching the internet for airline deals, because no matter where in the US you live, a national park is within driving distance. Entrance fees vary, but most are under $30. Plus, the NPS offers 10 free entrance days, and there are still a few more left before the year ends. Combine that cost with the money spent on gas, and still, tell me, when’s the last time you got a plane ticket for that cheap?