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.
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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.