Primetime Vacations Specials reports that travelers looking for a unique vacation experience can find it at one, or more, of the nation’s many beautiful and historic national parks.
And with 59 national parks to choose from, not to mention hundreds of state parks, Primetime Vacations Specials can say with confidence the U.S. national park system has something for everyone.
One of the most famous national parks in the U.S. is Yellowstone, located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. The world’s first designated national park, at Yellowstone the spectacular and breathtaking beauty of nature is on full display. Primetime Vacations Specials notes that Yellowstone is centered atop the largest volcanic caldera on the continent, which gives rise to the parks most distinctive features, such as the Old Faithful Geyser, and the vividly colorful Grand Prismatic Spring.
For tree lovers, or anybody looking to be awed by some of the largest and oldest living things on earth, Primetime Vacations Specials suggests they head out west to California. There in the Golden State travelers will find some of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Visitors to Yosemite National Park, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, will find hundreds of thousands of acres of old growth forest, including several Giant Sequoia groves. These titans are the largest trees on the planet, and can live for well over three thousand years. And they can be found nowhere else on earth outside of northern California. Primetime Vacations Specials notes that the trees aren’t the only reason for visiting Yosemite; also on display at the park are dozens of breathtaking waterfalls, and majestic rock formation like the famous Half Dome and El Capitan. And while in California Primetime Vacations Specials recommends visitors head closer to the coast, where they’ll find Redwoods National Park, famous of course for its Coastal Redwoods, which are the tallest trees on earth, and like the Giant Sequoia, can be found nowhere else in the world.
Of course no list of national parks would be complete without mention of Grand Canyon National Park. Primetime Vacations Specials reports that over six million people visit the Grand Canyon every year, and it’s easy to see why. 277 miles long, a mile deep, and up to 15 miles wide, the Grand Canyon is one of the defining features of North America, and one of the true natural wonders of the world. Primetime Vacations Specials notes that the Grand Canyon is also notable for he exposed rock layers on its north and south faces, which give visitors a glimpse into the distant geological past.
Of course this is just a small sample of the many wonderful parks in the national park system. Other notable parks include the stunning cave systems of Carlsbad Caverns, the grand vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains, and the unique ecosystem of the Everglades. Primetime Vacations Specials recommends visiting as many as possible. For more information please visit primetimevacationsspecials.com
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