5 US National Parks to Visit!

We love the outdoors! We spend a lot of our own personal vacation time hiking and try and make it a point to visit any parks near wherever we are traveling. We thought we would share a few of our favorites on the blog this month to show that you don't have to travel outside the US to view stunning and varied scenery!

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1. Rocky Mountain National Park

The mountains are simply stunning and the air is so fresh! Growing up in Texas, this was the first time we had really seen snow-capped mountains together. There are tons of great hikes in the area and cute wildlife everywhere!

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2. Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is world famous - chances are if you think of a US National Park, you picture this one! We actually went camping here during summer, and the nights were pretty chilly! Aside from hiking, you can also go rafting and ride a mule to the Canyon floor!

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3. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

So this one is partially closed right now due to the recent eruptions, but seeing flowing lava is pretty neat! You can watch the lava flow into the sea and create steam (even better at night!) or take a helicopter ride to get a bird's eye view. The Park itself has some great interpretive trails that tell the stories of past eruptions and forest regrowth.

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4. Yellowstone National Park

There is just something about geysers that is just super cool! Add in the gorgeous scenery and the cute buffalo, and Yellowstone is simply breathtakingly beautiful. We really loved the colorful pools of water and the bubbling mud pots! Old Faithful was cool to see as well!

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5. Glacier Bay National Park

We haven't gotten to this one yet! We have had the opportunity to see quite a few glaciers in our travels, so I am looking forward to when we make it to Alaska. The scenery looks so stunning, and you can actually walk on a few of the glaciers!

If you're ready to visit any of these beautiful parks or just ready for a change of scenery, start by filling out our trip survey: