“Everybody needs beauty…places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.”
Whether you’re looking to hike, camp, or take an educational tour, the U.S has plenty of beautiful National Parks. According to U.S News Travel, ‘Today, 62 national parks in the United States draw more than 300 million visitors a year.’ To help you plan the trip of a lifetime, let’s take a look at some of the best National Parks in the USA.
1 . Yosemite
The Yosemite National Park in California spans almost 1,200 square miles of beauty. Here you’ll find ancient Sequoia trees, glorious waterfalls, striking cliff faces, and awe-inspiring rock formations. The most famous landmarks include the rock formations El Captian and the Half Dome.
At Yosemite park, you can experience climbing lessons and guided tours, or set off on your own hiking expedition. Tunnel View is considered to be one of the best outlook points; from the vantage point you can take in some truly stunning views of Yosemite Valley. Glacier Point is another amazing outlook point, from here you’ll get panoramic views, including Yosemite Falls.
2. Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park lies on the border between the US and Canada. It’s a hiker’s dream, with plenty of different trails, ranging from easy to challenging. The National Park boasts several mountain ranges, waterfalls, and over 700 lakes. With over 1 million acres of woodland and wildlife, there’s plenty to explore.
Glacier National Park is home to the famous historic landmark, ‘Going-to-the-Sun Road’, a scenic drive that spans 52 miles. You’ll find Waterton Glacier within the park, a famous UNESCO World Heritage site. The park is also home to the Apgar Nature Center, where there are ranger-led talks and educational activities for children.