These Are the Best National Parks, According to Travel Experts
Whether you’re interested in the beauty of nature, adventure travel, or simply finding some of the most Instagram-worthy spots in the U.S., our national parks system can’t be beat. More than 300 million people visit national parks every year, pouring over $30 billion into the economy. And that nice chunk of change still comes despite many of the parks offering free entry!
An $80 annual pass gets you unlimited access to the parks (and many other recreational sites) for the entire year. Plus, the pass covers you and three accompanying adults age 16 and older at sites where per-person entrance fees are charged.
Knowing this, plenty of travel enthusiasts have taken advantage of this stellar deal and hit the road to put together lengthy guides and quick lists to let wayward travelers know the best parks to hit. To help narrow the playing field, we have ranked 25 national parks from good to amazing based on testimony from travel experts across the country. Keep reading to find out more about some of the best national parks in America according to experts from U.S. News & World Report, Travel + Leisure, Thrillist and more.