America's National Parks

Join us as we explore America's National Parks

America's National Parks are as diverse as the millions of visitors they attract each year. From the magnificent sunrises atop Haleakala National Park to the snowy grandeur of Rocky Mountain National Park, the National Parks have something for everyone. We love visiting these national treasures, and we hope to inspire you and your family to do the same.

Along for the Trip is a proud supporter of Every Kid in a Park, which is a government initiative designed to introduce fourth graders and their families to the parks and to develop a sense of adventure in America's youth. The hope is that they may one day pass that love of the parks down to the next generation of stewards and caretakers. We've written about the program here on the blog, so if you have a fourth grader, consider signing up for this free program! Fourth grade teachers can also sign up their classes.

Take It From Us!

  • Cadence
    Cadence - I liked Mammoth Cave National Park. My favorite part was frozen Niagara Falls. I also liked the little drops of water that dripped from the ceiling and the cool walk down into the cave.
  • Andrew
    Andrew - I liked visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and learning about its history. It was fun to watch the lava lake and also learning in the visitor center about the other volcanoes and past eruptions.
  • Carrie
    Carrie - My favorite thing about visiting the National Parks has been experiencing the wonder of nature through our children's eyes. It was so neat in Rocky Mountain National Park to see them marvel at the snowy mountains and look for animal tracks in the snow.
  • Carrick
    Carrick - Despite only a few hours of sleep, I absolutely loved driving to the summit of Haleakalā and watching the sunrise. There was a restlessness with the crowd just before dawn like something magical was about to happen. Right on cue, that's exactly what happened.

Need A Little More Inspiration?

I recieved this book for Christmas this year, and I love it. The photography is gorgeous, and each park has a few pages of practical information on how to best explore each one. Perfect for the coffee table.

This is the 8th edition of this book, so it includes all 59 parks, and being National Geographic, you know the photography will be incredible. This 496-page guide includes maps, tips, history, and directions to help you successfully plan your next visit to a National Park.

Follow our adventures and come share your own!