My family always took a long vacation each year when I was growing up and many of those vacations included stops at our fabulous National Parks here in the United States. Now that I’m an adult, I’ve continued to work as many of the parks in during my own travels. There are still many left on my bucket list (Yosemite & Crater Lake!) but over the years I’ve managed to visit 24 of the 58 parks. Here are a few of my favorites!
Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona, fall of 2014 (also visited in 2001)
Joshua Tree National Park – California, spring 2016
Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado, sometime in the 90s (and again in 2014)
Arches National Park – Utah, fall 2014 (first visit sometime in the 90s)
Olympic National Park – Washington, fall 2012
Glacier National Park – Montana, 2000?
Everglades National Park – Florida, spring 2014
Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming, also sometime in the 90s
Carlsbad Caverns – New Mexico, fall 2013
Glacier Bay – Alaska, summer 2018
Honorable Mention – it’s not a National Park but White Sands National Monument is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been. It’s located in White Sands, New Mexico and the sunsets are amazing. I visited in the fall of 2013.
Here are all the parks I’ve visited:
Great Smoky Mountains