Welcome back to the ParkDIA blog! In our last blog post, we started talking about a few of the national parks that we suggest planning a trip to this year We were able to cover some of our favorites, but there are still so many that we absolutely think need to be on your list of must-see national parks throughout the United States. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
As a resident of Colorado, you may be wondering why you would plan a trip to go and visit a mountain park known for mountains when we have amazing ones right here. Well, the truth is that no two mountains are the same, and the gorgeous views that you’ll get to enjoy when you book a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are incomparable. That being said, it’s important to note that this is the busiest national parks in the country. With an average of 9 million visitors each year, the one thing that we find extremely enjoyable is that it never feels quite as busy as it really is.
Whether you choose to take some time and visit the park in the morning or you’d rather head over and watch the sunset over the gorgeous mountains, you are going to enjoy a view that will stick with you for years to come.
Denali National Park and Preserve
If you and your family or closest friends are looking to go big or go home while you’re traveling this year, why not schedule a trip to Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Alaska has incredible views and places to explore, but if you’re going to make the trip to Alaska, you absolutely need to take some time to go and visit this particular piece of land.
With over 6 million acres of land, the Denali National Park and Preserve is where so many of Alaska’s wildlife call home. From grizzly bears and wolves to caribou and moose, you can guarantee that there are going to be incredible animals that you come across while you’re emerging yourself in this beautiful place.
Within this park, there is one road that runs for 92 miles, making it easy for you and your loved ones to get out and explore the endless views. The best part is, there are so many activities to enjoy when you choose to visit this national park. Whether you’re someone passionate about mountain climbing or you’ve always wanted to try dog sledding, Alaska makes it possible for you to try all of these things and more in one incredible place.
Everglades National Park
Florida is a popular place to visit. The warm weather and sandy beaches offer plenty of opportunities when traveling, but if you’re going to be making plans to travel to Florida, then you absolutely need to make sure that you take some time to visit the Everglades National Park.
With over 1.5 million acres of wetland, this national park offers so much to see and explore. One of the primary reasons that people choose to visit this national park is because of the gorgeous scenery that the coastal mangroves and brushy trees create. Aside from that, the opportunity to see some incredible wildlife makes it a must-see place to go when in Florida. If this sounds like something that is right up your alley, make sure to look deeper into the tours that are offered, where you’ll get to see some of our endangered wildlife in their natural habitat.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
If you’re looking to go somewhere where temperatures are definitely going to be high, you can’t go wrong with Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. This region is known for reaching highs of 90 during the summer but offers plenty of opportunities to cool down. The unique space in New Mexico offers countless caves for guests to explore. With roughly 100 caves in the area, there is definitely plenty for you and your loved ones to see when you schedule a visit.
Aside from the caves, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is known for Rattlesnake Springs, gorgeous wetlands, desert wildlife and the beautiful views that can always be found when visiting. Whether you want to schedule a tour of the caverns and see some of the largest stalactites or you’d rather enjoy casual bird watching, you can find it here.
Reserve Parking at ParkDIA
National parks are a fantastic destination when it comes to any trip. Aside from being an affordable attraction to enjoy, it’s one of the best ways to experience the many beauties of our country. So, if you’re going to be traveling out of state, it is always worth looking into which national parks are going to be in the area.
Once you’ve determined which national park you’d like to take some time to visit, let ParkDIA help with your airport parking. As the closest independent parking lot to DIA, we are proud to provide countless travelers with the secure parking services that they need when they leave their homes. If you’re ready to start working on your travel plans, ParkDIA is a great place to start. Simply browse the airport parking services that we offer, select the service you’re interested in, and enter your dates. Once you’ve done this, confirm your reservation, and you’re set!
The team at ParkDIA hopes that you visit some of the incredible national parks that we have scattered throughout the country! Here’s to visiting beautiful places right in our home country.