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United States National Parks are great destinations to bring your kids! From Yosemite National Park in California to Acadia National Park in Maine, family-friendly choices span coast to coast. Many of these National Parks appeal to various interests as well, which includes age-appropriate trails, family programming, and more! Whether you’re the type of family who seeks extreme adventure or have little ones who’d prefer to just take it easy, visiting a National Park will prove a memorable vacation for everyone. West Coast families will definitely enjoy a visit to any of these West Coast National Parks For Kids. Gaze over Crater Lake National Park or colorful geysers at the famous Yellowstone! Bryce Canyon is another popular destination for families.  Combine it with nearby Zion National Park to make your vacation double-hitter! Traveling with a baby and feel unsure if visiting a National Park is safe? It’s completely possible!

Plus, did you know that fourth-graders across the United States can take advantage of a Free 4th-Grade National Park Pass? With all those savings in mind, it’s easier than ever to visit the best National Parks across the United States. Stargaze under towering red rocks at Arches National Park or take an Alaskan Adventure to Denali National Park and Preserve. Midwestern families shouldn’t feel left out of the fun, either, since there are a ton of viable, family-friendly State Parks in the Midwest too! South Dakota boasts the beautiful Custer State Park while Indiana houses Turkey Run. No matter which National Park you decide to visit, though, expect a full immersion into nature and lots of prior planning. Due to on-site accommodations filling up, some National Parks even rank the best vacations to plan a year in advance. Others have coveted, kid-friendly campgrounds that need to be booked fast!

Four kids hike along a lush path with the Grand Tetons in the distance.

Ultimate Guide to Grand Tetons National Park with Kids

Grand Tetons National Park in Wyoming is a rugged National Park in the Teton Range of the Rocky Mountains. When you take your family to the Grand Tetons, you’ll find a variety of outdoor things to do. Keep reading our Grand Tetons National Park Guide and discover the recommendations for family-friendly trails, where to stay, and even ideas of where to eat while you’re in the area!

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The Best Guide to Yellowstone National Park with Kids

Yellowstone National Park was the first National Park in the United States and remains one of the most popular. Of course, you’ll want to hike, visit the geothermal features, and search for wildlife while visiting here. If you’re planning a vacation, start with this comprehensive Guide To Yellowstone National Park With Kids. Keep reading to discover family-friendly recommendations for your trip!

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Amazing Things to Do in Bar Harbor with Kids

There is nothing quite like the sights, sounds, and tastes of Bar Harbor, Maine. From the beauty of Acadia National Park to roaring ocean waves to mouthwatering lobster, Bar Harbor offers a thrilling location for a family vacation! One thing is certain, there is no shortage of fantastic things to do in Bar Harbor with kids. Keep reading for our suggestions!

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5-Day Family-Friendly Itinerary for Badlands National Park

Gather your family together for a memorable meander through the jetting, dusty rock formations sprawled across Badlands National Park! Located in South Dakota, this kid-friendly park boasts sweeping, dramatic landscapes and provides entertainment for the entire family. Take a look at this five-day family-friendly itinerary for Badlands National Park!

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Utah National Parks Road Trip Itinerary For Families

If you’re searching for vacation inspiration, check out this Utah National Parks road trip itinerary for families! From Zion to Arches, some of the state’s best outdoor destinations are all located within close distance of each other. For this exact reason, our Utah National Parks Road Trip Itinerary for families is a flexible outline, including bonus trips to take outside of these national parks. Keep reading for our suggestions!


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The Best National Parks to Visit in Winter with Kids

Looking for an outdoor family vacation this winter? Using suggestions from our Facebook group, we’ve gathered and listed all the reasons why these are the best national parks to visit this winter. These national parks are the perfect escape from indoor activities, giving kids space to run around!

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A 16-Day US National Park Itinerary For Families

A 16-day cross-country itinerary is an amazing adventure for travel-loving families! Despite COVID-19, my family felt determined as ever to take a proper summer vacation in the United States. Keep reading for my detailed 16-day cross-country itinerary for families!

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4th-Grade National Park Pass: What You Need to Know

If you’re the parent of a 4th-grade student, it’s never been easier to plan a trip to one of the many extraordinary National Parks in the United States. The United States government has set up a special program, Every Kid Outdoors, allowing all 4th-graders and their families to experience our national treasures for no cost at all.

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6 Best West Coast National Parks For Kids

A visit to some of the best West Coast National Parks for kids will impress even the most seasoned adventurers! To help you plan a future vacation with kids, we’ve also compiled a list of the 6 Best West Coast National Parks For Kids. What could be better than a family adventure to one of these natural wonders?

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One Week Itinerary in Zion and Bryce With Kids

In April 2019, I traveled with my parents, sister, and family of five young children to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. We had such a wonderful time, I decided to round up all the activities we did and compile them into a one-week itinerary in Zion and Bryce with kids!

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