Earth Day Travel
Each year in April, the U. S. National Parks open their doors for free. (Many parks are free all year long, but more than 100 of the 397 parks have a charge.) During National Parks Week, April 21-April 29,coinciding with Earth Day, you can enter parks from Alaska’s Denali to Yosemite in California for no fee. See the list of fee-free parks here. This represents quite a savings, particularly if you have a whole family visiting one of the super-star parks like Grand Canyon.
This year the deal is sweetened by Lonely Planet offering a free e-guide to the 15 best experiences in the National Parks, from their print book Discover USA’s Best National Parks. Here’s the deal, in their own words:
To celebrate, we’ve created a free download of our Top 15 Experiences, including great planning information, from our Discover USA’s Best National Parks guide.
This free download is available at our Facebook page or at LonelyPlanet.com . We also have great articles up on our website about visiting the National Parks. Where To Go When The Parks Are Free details our recommendations on the best parks to visit in April and Finding Solitude in USA’s National Parks has tips for those who want to avoid the crowds.
Which National Park would you visit for free if you could choose any of those that usually charge?