Sometimes, it’s best to get outdoors and do some exploring of our National Parks, knowing that at the end of the day, you can relax in the luxury of your vacation home rental. Nearly all of our nations parks have numerous vacation home rental options you can find at places like TripAdvisor.com within a few short miles of the park entrance. Below are five of our favorite that all have many home rental options available.
National parks are not only beautiful places to visit, but beautiful places to vacation as well. The top five National Park Vacations include Yellowstone National Park, Acadia National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and Glacier National Park.
Yellowstone National Park, located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, is characterized by towering geysers, prismatic springs, mountain ranges, and alpine lakes. There is a wide array of natural wildlife in this area, including bison, wolves, elk, and grizzly bears. Yellowstone was one of the first areas in the United States to be given the protection status of a national park. On a vacation here, you can visit the hot springs and spectacular geysers and then venture into the wilderness to view some of the majestic and endangered creatures.
Acadia National Park offers its visitors pine forests, granite peaks, the breathtaking lakes of Maine, and is the home of the mountain lion. Vacationing on this national park is typically for people who are looking to hike or bike through the rugged and jagged landscape of the national park. The hike to Cadillac Mountain to see the unforgettable view of the sunset is completely worth the trip. After hiking to your heart’s content, you can head on over to the beach to soak up the sun.
Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular parks and is known for its valleys filled with spectacular glaciers. Yosemite offers vacationers views such as granite domes, hanging valleys, and deep U-shaped valleys. There are over 300 lakes and Yosemite is home to five of the highest waterfalls in the United States. Yosemite is known as the best vacation spot for national parks.
Mount Rainier National Park is characterized by the tallest mountain peak known as the Cascade Range. This peak features 14,410 feet of glacier covered slopes begging for experience climbers to attempt to scale its face. It is also possible to hike the bottom of the mountain range where you will find thousand year old trees, waterfalls, and beautiful meadows.
Finally, Glacier National Park, located in Montana, is known as the hiker’s paradise. This park features over 700 miles of trails that lead hikers through the wilderness where they will see glorious lakes, pristine forests, and alpine meadows. You can also explore the hemlock rainforest using the boardwalk that is located there.
National Park Vacations are an excellent way to relax, unwind, and recharge. A vacation at any one of the five parks listed above will ensure that you will have a great time.