#5 – Yosemite National Park, California - Over 3.5 million people a year visit the magnificent Yosemite. It has spectacular cliffs and rocks, clear lakes, many waterfalls, as well as abundant wildlife. If you plan to visit this national park, try avoiding the crowds during weekends and public holidays.
#4 – Arches National Park, Utah - This national park features extremely unique landscapes, due to about 2,000 sandstone arches. They form beautiful rock sculptures of many shapes and sizes. Nowhere in the US (and probably the world) will you find such a large concentration of natural rock arches.
#3 – Virgin Islands National Park - Not only does this national park feature exotic plants, wildlife, but it also has amazing white sand beaches surrounded by gorgeous turquoise waters and colorful coral reefs, making it a perfect destination for hiking, diving and snorkeling.
#2 – Zion National Park, Utah - One of the main attraction of this national park are the Navajo’s rocks that form the Zion Canyon. It is 15 miles long, and can be viewed from the bottom (compared to the popular Grand Canyon). Spring and fall are perfect if you plan to hike around.
#1 – Glacier National Park, Montana - Glacier National Park is certainly among the most beautiful national parks in the world. It is an intact land consisting of numerous lakes and mountains that hundreds of plants an animals call home. It also has over two hundred beautiful waterfalls, and is definitely worth checking out if you’re ever in the area.