Looking for affordable adventures for the entire family? Do Your Part and explore the hundreds of National Parks across the country. Chances are you’re less than a day’s drive from the perfect getaway like the Great Smoky Mountains, Everglades, or even a beautiful state park.
That’s because America’s Natural Park System spans more than 84 million acres and was created to protect our priceless ecosystems. These parks are the perfect places to have adventures for everyone in your family – everything from camping to rock climbing to cave exploration.
I recommend getting a yearly pass that gets you access to all of our national parks. It’s less than a hundred dollars for four adults. Kids under 16 are always free. So, if you’re ready to go, there are all sorts of tools available to help you plan.
On the National Park’s website, you can search by state or by activities. Not only that, you can map out a longer trip based on the number of days you’ll be on vacation. There are also tons of smart phone apps that can guide you through absolutely everything you want to know.
Once you’re there, remember to leave nothing but tracks at these national treasures. Don’t leave food for animals, take your trash with you, and keep camping and hiking areas as you found them. Seeing these spectacular spots and keeping them protected is the perfect way to Do Your Part while having an adventure of a lifetime.