Looking to visit your first National Park? While you could visit any of the 63 parks and not likely come away disappointed, there’s a few that stand above the pack for their spectacular scenery and awe-inspiring features. Here’s our ranking of the best National Parks in America.
Where should you start? Here’s a rundown of five of our favorite National Parks. Be aware: they’re all popular, and these days, overcrowding can be an issue depending on the time of year of your visit. Also, depending on which park you visit, you may cross paths with wild animals.
It’s also worth noting that many of the parks sit within a few hundred miles of each other, which makes it possible to visit more than one on a short trip. Got more time? With a little more planning, you could stop in at multiple parks and take in a lot of America’s grandeur in one amazing journey.
So, here’s a few of our favorites, in no particular order.