While COVID-19 may have derailed the epic globe-trotting adventures you had planned this summer, there’s no harm in dreaming about your next getaway. But before you consider boarding a long-haul flight to some far-flung destination, don’t forget about all the unique national parks just waiting to be explored right here in the U.S.
Our country boasts countless natural wonders, diverse landscapes, and some of the most majestic places on the planet. Thankfully, many of them are protected by the National Park Service, attracting millions of visitors each year. Today, there are 62 areas that are designated as national parks. Heavy hitters like Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, and Zion tend to draw the biggest crowds. However, there are plenty of unique national parks that may not see as much foot traffic, but still pack an impressive punch.