Walk by the Waterfalls at Yosemite National Park
Primarily known for its magnificent cascades and grand rock formations, Yosemite National Park in California is free to hike, offering several trails that pass through the thundering mist of Nevada Falls and Vernal Falls. The shortest hike is 6.5 miles long, so grab a camera and some energy bars, and get hiking!
Go Snorkeling Around a Fort at Dry Tortugas
Accessible by boat or plane, the Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida is an indisputable hub of marine activities. As soon as you find a way to cross the 70 miles that stand between Key West and the park, you can spend the day snorkeling around the sea wall amid coral, fish, and wrecks. Get your bathing suit and underwater camera, and you’re good to go!
Explore Over 1500 Wildflowers in the Smokies
During springtime, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park between Tennessee and North Carolina comes to colorful life due to the 1500 species of wildflowers that blossom once winter is over. Grab a backpack and go exploring the mountain hikes among the blooming ephemerals. You won’t regret it! As it usually is with mountainous parks, you need to be careful to avoid close encounters with black bears.
Relax With Hot-Tubbing at Yellowstone
The directions are simple: follow the stream to Boiling River, and you will then reach a hot springs bathing spot that will make up for an unforgettable experience. You can bring your family and make it the perfect relaxing weekend getaway with your beloved people.
Try Vertical Hiking at Acadia
Scared of heights? The Precipice Trail at Acadia National Park in Maine is exactly what you need to conquer that fear. The trail is about 1.8 miles long, and opening hours for the park vary, so you need to check in advance. The vertical climbs happen through ferrata-style rungs, so you will be safe on the rocks as long as you watch your step!