The National Parks I Want to Visit Most

I read a book last summer called Dear Bob and Sue that this couple wrote based on their experiences visiting all the national parks.   I had never really thought about making it a goal to visit them all and while I still think there are a few I would skip, the book did get me pretty excited about visiting the different National parks.



We visited the Badlands while on our vacation to South Dakota last year and I began to think of which  parks I REALLY want to visit.  Wind Cave had been on our list but was shut down while we were there since the elevators were broken.  Maybe we'll make it back there one day.

Other parks I'd like to visit include:

1.  The Everglades (Florida)



2.  Yellowstone (Wyoming, Montana, Idaho)



3.  Bryce Canyon (Utah)



4.  Acadia (Maine)



5. Zion (Utah)



6.  Virgin Islands



7.  Yosemite (California)



8.  Sequoia (California)


9.  Haleakala (Hawaii)



10.  Arches (Utah)



11.  Great Smoky Mountains (North Carolina & Tennessee)



12.  Grand Canyon (Arizona)



13.  Biscayne (Florida)



14.  Dry Tortugas (Florida)


Have you ever visited any of the National Parks?  Do you have some you hope to visit?

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Comments

  1. There are so many of these I want to visit too. We have only visited the Smoky Mountains.
    You really need to watch Traveling Robert on YouTube. He has a goal to visit all of the state parks as well and shares his adventures. Every time I watch him, I feel like I actually visited the place he was visiting. In these times, that is more important than ever.

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  2. We've been to a bunch of them and then there are a lot I still want to go to! Of your list, I've been to Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion, The Virgin Islands, Arches, Haleakala, and the Grand Canyon.

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    1. I've been to the Virgin Islands but not the national park there and I've only seen the Grand Canyon from the sky.

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  3. Wow, all the locations that you want to go to ... are really cool.

    I was stunned to see the size of a very large tree in Sequoia (California) !.

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    1. I bet; I've only seen pictures and they look to big to comprehend.

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  4. Beautiful pictures! There are some national parks near us that I really should look into visiting.

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    1. I'd love to take credit for them but these are all free/stock photography! The only one "near" us is Acadia and it's still more than 5 hours away.

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  5. Wow, these are great choices: Utah seems pretty amazing
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    1. I was looking at the National Parks on a map and was surprised by how many of them were in Utah.

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  6. I have visited some of the parks, such as Bryce, Zion, The Grand Canyon, Sequoia. I do have hopes of visiting some others. So beautiful.

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    1. I really like that each park has something so different to offer.

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  7. All great choices! I have visited Zion, Yellowstone and the Smoky Mountains from this list. I got married at Glacier National Park, and it is another one to visit if you can.

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    1. I was thinking Glacier just sounded cold. LOL. I may have grown up in New England but I am a warm weather gal for sure.

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  8. Yellowstone and Zion are definitely on my list too. Yosemite is beautiful!!!

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    1. I have seen some really amazing pictures; I have family that live near Yosemite.

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  9. Love this idea! So much beauty in our world to be seen!

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    1. There sure is! My list of places I want to see just keeps growing each year.

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  10. I hope you get a chance to see all the parks on your list. I have most of them on mine! I have been to Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains and Grand Canyon. All three are worth going to see. I loved Big Bend National Park and Carlsbad Canyons NP was really amazing. I would say don't go out of your way to see Guadalupe Mountains NP. It's nice but not a "must-see" like some of the others.

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  11. I would love to see Arches, and with a son currently living out west, it just might happen @

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  12. I really want to see more of this country via National Parks!

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  13. These are all wonderful travel ideas, we made a short stop in the Great Smokey Mountains and I want to go back for a longer stay! And we're hoping to visit Yellowstone next time my brother visits from overseas.

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    1. I am always torn between visiting someplace new and revisiting old vacation spots we just loved.

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  14. We have been to 8 of these parks and have a visit to the Grand Canyon scheduled for October. I hope we get to go! All of these places look wonderful to visit!

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    1. Lucky you! That's fabulous you're getting to cross to many off of your list. I hope you get to go in October too.

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  15. I've been to a few of the parks on your list - Yellowstone, Arches, and Everglades are particularly beautiful in very different ways! And some of the ones you listed are on my To-See list too. My husband and I have been talking about going to Dry Tortugas for several years, and really want to do the overnight stay before we get much older (and stiffer! LOL) Thanks for joining in!

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    1. I was thinking of trying to do both those parks in one trip! Fly into Miami, drive around the Everglads and then down to the keys for a few days.... I'm not sure if he'd agree though.

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  16. What a great post! National Parks are such great destinations! I have never thought to make it a goal to visit all of them, but that sounds like a super fun idea. I have only been to Acadia in Maine, Yosemite in California (my honeymoon), and the Great Smoky Mountains in both North Carolina and Tennessee. All are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your list and linking up with me.

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    1. They all sound so interesting and beautiful.

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  17. This post has been pinned to our Encouraging Hearts and Home Pinterest board, thanks for sharing!

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