Still looking for a summer vacation destination? How bout looking somewhat closer to home.... at one of our countries fine National Parks?
"The National Park System comprises 391 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state (except Delaware), the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House." according to the US National Park Services website.
Some National Parks will require a significant advance reservation, such as Yosemite. Most are readily available.
NPS Director Mary Bomar said, “Your national parks pay homage to our ancestors and inspire our children to become better stewards of the parks for tomorrow. National parks provide incredible opportunities to experience the marvelous natural and cultural heritage of our country. I welcome you to come out and enjoy your national parks this year and every year.”
Last year over 276 million people visited the various National Parks. Were you one of them? What is your favorite park?