National Park Week

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Visit for free, get outside

Spring is in the air! Here in Richmond there have been clouds of pollen floating around, it’s just gross.  However, I absolutely love spring time with all the beautiful colors blooming and the warmer temperatures. It is hard for me not to be outside enjoying the beauty.  This past weekend I had the chance to go cheer on runners and walkers at the Monument 10k, a super big race here in Richmond. I am so proud of my dad for completing this race.  He did awesome despite the rainy start.


Are you looking to get outside with your family?  Starting Saturday, April 20th-Sunday, April 28thyou can visit any of the National Parks for free.  It’s National Parks week and it happens every year at this same week. It's a great way to spend a beautiful spring day. Take a long weekend to explore or book a week-long national park vacation. There are currently 61 national parks and hundreds of national monuments, seashores, preserves, battlefields, and other designated areas you can visit in the United States.  While all the parks vary greatly, they are all so unique and beautiful.  I am sure they won’t disappoint and the parks will definitely leave you wanting to visit another park. You can visit national parks in a number of ways from camping, to being pampered at a luxury resort or taking a guided tour.

According to the National Park Service here are the top 10 most visited parks in the United States.

1.    Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee and North Carolina Border)

2.    Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)

3.    Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

4.    Zion National Park (Utah)

5.    Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)

6.    Yosemite National Park (California)

7.    Acadia National Park (Maine)

8.    Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming)

9.    Olympic National Park (Washington)

10.   Glacier National Park (Montana)

Each year, more and more people visit National parks as they seek to unwind and explore their natural beauty.  Most parks are located in rural areas which can make finding lodging challenging. I have a number of wonderful suppliers who help  seek adventure, create amazing memories and learn so much about our country. Let me know if I can help you travel to one of these beautiful locations.  Get out there and explore I’m sure you’ll discover something new! Visit https://www.nps.gov to find a National Park!