Best US National Parks

It can be no surprise that for a country so vast, America is home to some 423 national parks spread out amongst 84 million acres of land.

Perfect for a fleeting visit or longer, these parks encompass protected wildlife, diverse ecosystems and protected geological features, with stunning scenery to soak up. Best of all, many of these spaces can be visited for a day trip from the comfort of your luxury villa rental, making them easy to visit at short notice.

Here’s just a few of them:

Aspen
For lovers of the great outdoors, Aspen National Park is one of the many great escapes the city has to offer. Here you can find majestic views and snow-capped mountain tops, which always feel tranquil and quiet, despite the 4.6 million annual visitors it attracts.

The ever-changing scenery adjusts to the changing seasons, making fall a great time to visit. Trails, rivers and lakes sparkle in the light, best enjoyed in the Bear Lake Road region, near Trail Ridge Road – a great viewing point. As day turns to night, head back to your Aspen villa to soak up a different kind of fireplace view as you unwind from your travels.

Miami
The diverse and exotic surroundings of Florida make it a unique and exciting destination.

Zip through boggy marshes and uninterrupted wetlands at the world-famous Everglades by speed boat – it’s the only way to visit. This National Park is home to thousands of wild species and animals, that make it a year-round favourite attraction.

Biscayne National Park is another favourite attraction, near to all the luxury Miami villas in the area. With 95% of the park covered in water, expect to marvel at coral reef and incredible water life.

California
Far from the bright lights and city limits of Los Angeles, the dusty dessert of Joshua Tree National Park shows another side of this famous state. A celebration of plants and animals, the harsh terrain is home to geological features that you can spend days exploring. There’s plenty to do too, including; rock climbing, camping, hiking and photography.

Named after the ‘Yucca Brevifolia’ aka ‘the Joshua Tree’ it’s a haven for tourists capturing amazing photographs and getting back to nature.

Arizona
Just five hours from Joshua National Tree Park, add the Grand Canyon to your road trip schedule, or better still choose a villa rental between the two to enjoy the best of both worlds. This National Park might just be one of the most famous in all of the country, known for its vast space, red rocks and meteor-like craters that never fail to impress. There is so much to uncover and discover here, that it’s impossible to list them all, but Yavapai Observation Station and Desert View Watchtower are some of the best viewing points.

Montana
There are 26 mind-blowing glaciers to visit at Glacier national park, in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Bordering Canada, this scenic destination is breathtaking to witness in all its glory with white-capped mountains and turquoise lakes below. But mind how you go, as it’s also home to grizzly bears and a wolf population – worth noting before you take a hike!

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