En español | Note on COVID-19: As the pandemic continues, the National Park Service requires face coverings in indoor public areas and crowded outdoor spaces. Be sure to check on a park’s specific restrictions before you go (some have capacity limits) and whether reservations are needed.
Join today and save 25% off the standard annual rate. Get instant access to discounts, programs, services, and the information you need to benefit every area of your life.
Kitty Bean Yancey, a former USA TODAY deputy managing editor, is a travel writer and the winner of multiple Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers.