Coming to the U.S., tourists have the opportunity to not only see the skyscrapers, immerse themselves in the bustling modern life in big cities in many states, but also enjoy the wild beauty of nature here.
Let’s explore the 6 most famous American national parks below.
Top 6 magnificent national parks in the United States
Yellowstone, located on Caldera Yellowstone crater, founded in 1872, is the first national park of the United States and the world. Yellowstone with marvelous natural landscapes, rich and diverse ecosystems is always in the top most attractive national parks in the United States. In particular, Yellowstone also has a large geothermal area with the largest number of underground hot springs, the planet’s largest eruption and nearly 300 majestic waterfalls.
The mountains surrounding Yellowstone National Park also contribute to the rich terrain and spectacular, impressive landscapes. Moreover, Yellowstone is the home of a lot of animals, including many species that are threatened and endangered such as gray wolf, lynx, North American bear, bison, black bear, elk, branch antelope, horned sheep …
In addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery, visitors to Yellowstone can also participate in many interesting outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, boating, skiing in the winter…
Acadia National Park is like a beautiful national treasure on the coast of Maine. It attracts about 2 million visitors each year. After many name changes, it was officially named Acadia National Park in 1929. Acadia covers an area spanning the entire Mount Desert Island and several other coastal islands, including the highest mountain on the West Coast.
The natural landscape in Acadia National Park is very rich with granite peaks, lush green forests, freshwater lakes, estuaries, coastal strip, tidal flats… In addition, the mountains with the system of spectacular trails are also a paradise for those who like to conquer the peak. The border area of the park is also adorned with small villages, making the landscape as beautiful as a picture painted by a talented artist.
Kenai Fjords National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park was founded in 1980 to protect the wildlife here. There are at least 38 glaciers and fjords coming from this icy region. The animal world in Kenai Fjords is also amazing with seals, whales, sea lions, sea otters, black bears, brown bears, etc. The maintenance of the animal species here takes place entirely in the natural environment.
Most of the national park is covered by snow and ice. So, when the ice floated along the water to the valleys it filled the surface of the sea and made beautiful fjords. In the spring, visitors can also witness California gray whales migrating.
In addition, visitors can watch many wonderful flowers at the foot of the mountain, participate in many interesting activities such as salmon fishing, kayaking, camping …
Channel Islands National Park
Off the southern coast of California is a series of 5 beautiful islands, where a variety of wildlife conservation and natural landscapes both underwater and on land. Thanks to its position away from the mainland, the flora and fauna of Channel Islands National Park also becomes more abundant and unique with a 280km long coastline with countless marine creatures, brilliant coral reefs, giant whales …
There are many interesting activities in the Channel Islands National Park waiting for you to experience such as scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, hiking, camping, watching the sunset … Besides, you also can move to the bustling port town in this area to enjoy local cuisine.
Yosemite National Park
Each year, Yosemite National Park welcomes about 4 million visitors. Yosemite makes you impressed by the breathtaking landscape with granite cliffs, clear streams, towering waterfalls, glaciers, lush green meadows, ancient giant redwoods …
Yosemite is open year-round to welcome visitors. Therefore, outdoor activities are also held regularly such as hiking, hunting, performing arts, watching stars, horse riding, cycling … Especially, when climbing the highest peak, you will be overwhelmed by the vast space of it. In 1984, Yosemite was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was founded in 1916. It is home to Kilauea and Mauna Loa – two of the most active volcanoes in the world. Each year, about 1.5 million tourists from around the world flock here to visit, witness the scene of fiery red lava flows. You can also take a helicopter tour of the volcano for a more complete view of the natural beauty.
The ecosystem in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is also very diverse and unique. In addition to two volcanoes with fiery red lava flows, you can also explore two lush tropical forests on the side of the mountain, watching majestic waterfalls … Especially, you can also camp overnight to watch the Hawaiian sky, which is full of stars.