10 National Parks Everyone Needs to Visit At Least Once

If you’re planning a vacation, forget the expensive, touristy spots. America’s national parks let you appreciate the country’s public lands, reconnect with nature, and spend time with those you love. 

But among the dozens of parks, which are most worth your time? We’ve sorted through them all to find the group of must-sees for every kind of traveler. 

These ten incredible places offer some of the best landscapes, activities, and history that America offers.

This million-acre park includes over 700 miles of trails crisscrossing various ecosystems from prairie to lakes to tundra and, of course, the park’s namesake glaciers.

Glacier National Park, Montana


This breathtaking area along coastal Maine preserves mountains, lakes, beaches, and other diverse ecosystems.

Acadia National Park, Maine


Olympic is home to three distinctive landscapes that make the Pacific Northwest famous: ocean coast, mountains, and old-growth rainforests. 

Olympic National Park, Washington


One look at the one-of-a-kind waterfalls and unbelievable rock formations of the Yosemite Valley, and you’ll understand the allure of this remarkable place.

Yosemite National Park, California


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