Top 7 National Parks

Okay so I haven’t been to them all, but I have been to a lot. Here are my top 7 for your review. Let me know what you think šŸ™‚ Before we get going with this over opinionated list let me just say by god if you haven’t been to a National Park please go! I think the national park system is one of my favourite things about the USA.

7. Everglades

A huge park that seems to take up a quarter or Florida, this park has something completely different to any other. If you are looking for wildlife The Everglades is a great place to go, if you find a board walk you will find birds, insects, reptiles and alligators.

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6. Bryce Canyon

Bryce is something you can do in a day if you like, it is one of the smaller parks so you can even fit it in on the way through to something else. Bryce isn’t a true canyon, it is formed by weather rather than a river. You will have easy access to a great hike down to the “Hoodoos” right at the car park. Beauty that is easily accessible.

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5. Yellowstone

One of the most visited parks, if not THE most Yellowstone is pretty cool. It is massive but please go in the summer, the park is pretty much closed during the winter. You will see things in Yellowstone that you wont see anywhere else. This park should by higher and generally will beĀ for other people, I think I just had better experiences at other parks. See Bison in the wild for the first time was pretty cool though.Ā 

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4. Zion

Zion is pretty unbelievable, it is close to Bryce so you can visit both on the same trip. I think what I love about Zion is how under-rated it feels. The narrows are really cool and so is Angels Landing. (This is the place that you will often see on Facebook that features people walking along a cliff edge either side of the path).

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3. Redwoods

Okay so we just drove through Redwoods, I shall not lie. However this part of the country is by far my favourite. Highway 1 and theĀ 101 are pretty incredible, driving through Redwood National Park was the best drive I have ever had.

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2. Yosemite

Number 2 and number 1 on the listĀ are basically down to how seeing these places made me feel. We drove into Yosemite having been told how beautiful it is, we were not mislead. Yosemite honestly made me question the existence of a God, or a creator. The tunnel view looks too perfect to be natural, everything looks so artistically placed.

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1. GrandĀ  Canyon

This place took my breath away like no other. It needs to be on everyone’s bucket list, everyone should make plans to go andĀ hike evenĀ a little into it.Ā I haveĀ seen a lot of special places but this one tops the list. Ā 

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Definitely want to do a tour of America’s national parks someday, they look so beautiful!

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    1. AGuideToLife says:

      Don’t judge them on my terrible pictures either haha

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      1. They still look impressive from your photos, seeing them in real life must be mind-blowing!

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  2. Danny D says:

    Look’s like someone’s never been to Glacier!

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    1. AGuideToLife says:

      Ha I have been there. I think it was just the wrong time of year. Would you say a revisit should be in order? Ha

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  3. Bex says:

    I’m disappointed that Grand Teton NP didn’t make your list. It’s #1 on mine.

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  4. Sarah says:

    Isle Royale is by far and away my favorite!

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  5. Tom Anderson says:

    Olympic by far has been my favorite but havent been to Glacier yet.

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  6. AGuideToLife says:

    I am ashamed to say I’ve never heard of isle royale.

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  7. AGuideToLife says:

    Olympic was pretty cool. The coast line was amazing!

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  8. Walt Peterson says:

    Thanks for the breathtaking pictures. However you are wrong about Yellowstone being most visited park. The one park you failed to mention was Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is more visited than Yellowstone and Yosemite combined, not to mention it has not only the oldest mountains of them all but quite probably the oldest mountain chain on earth. GSM were higher than Everest at one time.

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    1. AGuideToLife says:

      Thanks Walt. Smoky mountains had some great trails when we went.

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  9. Lived in Miami 60 years so been to the “Glades”. Got mosquitoes the size of pick-up trucks ! Even the alligators are afraid of them.

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