Sometimes I get to thinking there are way too many national holiday’s. There’s the Donut Day, the Pie Day, Peanut Butter Day and so on. With that in mind, I am in full support of the National Parents’ Day coming up on July 26. In fact, I think there should be a National Parents Month. Just a whole month to celebrate how awesome we are. Of course, it’s hard enough getting our kids to appreciate us for an hour, so one day is already pushing it.
One way that our family really comes together is getting out and enjoying parks together. So the best way I thought to honor the day would be to share great family activities on behalf of the National Park Service! With over 400 parks it makes it easy to get up, get out there and #FindYourPark.
Here are the National Park Services Top Park Picks for National Parents Day! Make sure to keep tabs on your favorite parks for later as well. On August 25th ALL NATIONAL PARKS WILL BE FREE on account of Founder’s Day and the National Park Services 99th Birthday. Happy Early Birthday NPS!
Yosemite National Park in California offers breathtaking views of the giant Sequoia Trees, which are more than 3,000 years old. For the more adventurous family, don’t miss out on rafting down the Merced River or going on the Glacier Point Tour
The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee is the perfect spot to search for little critters – in fact, The Great Smoky Mountains happens to be the salamander capital of the world! Other great wildlife watching can be found in Cades Cove and Cataloochee.
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has some of the most incredible geysers in the world and offers tours and programs for every age – from the Young Scientist Program for the kids to learning more about the park’s 11,000-year history for the adults.
Of course, you are always more than welcome to head over here to Missouri and check out all of our beautiful parks too! In fact, Forest Park in St. Louis already has a Free Zoo, Free Art Museum, Free History Museum and a Free Science Center. What more could you ask for?