USA National Parks Family Vacation

Most Popular USA National Parks Family Vacations

Acadia National Park, Maine

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Acadia National Park Family Vacation

Those who have been there know: the Acadia region of Maine is unlike anywhere else in New England -- or anywhere else in the country,…

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Black Hills, S.D.

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A vacation doesn't get much more American than a classic road trip to South Dakota's Black Hills. Even kids too young to know any presidents…

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Bryce Canyon, Utah

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The legions of fantastical rock formations that tower over the slopes of Utah's Bryce Canyon are the main attraction in this national park. Known as…

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Crater Lake National Park, OR

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If you want to fire up a kid's imagination -- beyond the visual wow-factor of Crater Lake's intense sapphire-blue water -- let them know they're…

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Death Valley National Park, CA

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While very young tots may not find much to appreciate in the stark, natural beauty of Death Valley (and the heat can be brutal depending…

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Dollywood, TN

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Dollywood Family Vacation

Dollywood is a world-class theme park destination that combines thrilling rides and water parks, with a wide variety of cultural opportunities for both large and…

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Gatlinburg, TN

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Gatlinburg Family Vacation

If you're planning a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, plan to spend some time in Gatlinburg, too. You may even want to stay…

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Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon National Park Family Vacations

Located in northern Arizona in what has become one of the U.S.'s most popular National Parks, the Grand Canyon won't disappoint. Despite spring and summer's…

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Grand Teton National Park, WY

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One of the more rugged natural landscapes in the American West, the Grand Teton National Park is defined by the snowcapped peaks of the Teton…

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Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

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The newest national park in the U.S. (so deemed in 2004), the Great Sand Dunes National Park in central southern Colorado offers kids the chance…

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Great Smoky Mountains Family Vacation

The most visited national park in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park receives nine million visitors a year. And there must be at…

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Moab, Arches & Canyonlands, Utah

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Moab, Utah, is an ideal destination for families who love playing in the outdoors. Its stunning natural landscapes - from towering red-rock towers to terracotta…

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Olympic National Park, WA

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As you hike woodsy trails flanked by ferns and giant Bigleaf maples draped in hanging moss, it's hard not to feel like a hobbit from…

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Pigeon Forge, TN

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Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, the most popular Tennessee gateways to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, connect like a string of brightly colored pop-beads, which…

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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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"America the Beautiful's," "Oh, purple mountains' majesty" makes complete sense while driving through the stunning twists and turns of Rocky Mountain National Park. At close…

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Sevierville, TN

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Sevierville is most popular for the Tanger Outlets, but is a good place to stay when visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the neighboring…

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Shenandoah National Park, VA

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Covering nearly 200,000 acres of forests, mountains and streams, Shenandoah National Park straddles the Blue Ridge Mountains. Legend has it that "Shenandoah" means either "daughter…

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI

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After slogging up a 110-foot high mountain of sand and conquering the Dune Climb, even adults give into their inner 6-year-old. They joyfully race downhill,…

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Southwest's Four Corners (Arizona)

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At some point in one’s life, a road trip through the Great American West may be taken. Most often, families who are on a trek…

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, N.D.

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Chalk it up to geography. At the northern cusp of the continental U.S. and surrounded by wide-open prairie and grasslands, Theodore Roosevelt National Park gets…

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Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Yellowstone, the United States' first national park, still reigns as one of America's most dramatic and often visited. The geyser Old Faithful, a potent reminder…

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Yosemite National Park, CA

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Four hours east of San Francisco is a region where waterfalls pour from dramatic granite cliffs, clear streams run alongside giant sequoias, and grassy meadows…

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Zion National Park, Utah

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Nineteenth-century Mormon pioneers sought asylum from religious prosecution amidst the cliffs and canyons of what is now Zion National Park. But before the pioneers arrived,…

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