If National Parks are on your bucket list for the upcoming year, then look no further than our list of the Top National Parks to Visit in 2018! We’ve compiled some of our favorites. How many of them have you been to and how many are new to you?!
Located in Washington state, this park is a lush and vast wilderness. Though the park is open year-round, we recommend going in the summer. Try to time your visit when the wildflowers are in bloom (typically in July and August), even better!
The photograph below of Saint Mary Lake in Glacier National Park is almost hard to believe but if it isn’t enough to convince you to start planning a trip, I don’t know what is. You can except gorgeous landscapes, awesome hiking and (if you want it) isolation in the wilderness.
At 244,000 acres of awesome, The Badlands are anything but bad! It’s also the closest thing I’ve ever felt to being on the moon. If you’re wondering why it made our list of the Top National Parks to Visit in 2018 it’s because it’s not only unique but also the perfect excuse to visit South Dakota!
Joshua Tree is one of my favorites. Always has been and always will be. There’s just something about the desert. And for those of you who love photography, the light in this park at sunrise and sunset (not to mention the number of stars at night!) is so unique that it should definitely be on your bucket list.
Did you know there are over 2,000 arches in this National Park? Aptly named, it’s one of the coolest places in the west. The park is busiest March through October but it’s open year-round. While you’re there be sure to hike up to Delicate Arch! (Take water with you.)
Chances are you’ve trekked to Shenandoah at one time or another if you’re living in the eastern part of the United States. My favorite hike is Old Rag and is a must-do if you’re into adventuring on foot. The fall is a great time to go because the leaves change and the colors become simply spectacular!
Look closely at this picture. Can you see Caroline running in the background? This was one of the first national parks we ever visited together and it’s one of our favorites for obvious reasons: altitude, incredible vistas, amazing trail running and it’s relatively easy to get to from the east coast.
What do you think about our Top National Parks to Visit list?
Are any of these places included in your plans for the upcoming year? Which ones? We’d love to hear about your adventures, let’s us know what’s on tap in the comments below!
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