With the complicated threat of the COVID-19 pandemic still looming, now is the best time to explore the great outdoors of the United States. We are lucky to have a robust National Park System that is extensive and offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences! Whether you are a pro at camping or much prefer “glamping”, America’s national parks have the accommodations to suit your fancy. What better way to spend a priceless summer vacation with the family than to be surrounded by America’s most majestic landscapes? Here are some of the most impressive lodges to visit this summer to make those picture-perfect memories.
Oasis at Death Valley
Death Valley National Park in California spans more than 3.4 million acres and boasts the hottest temperatures on record! This national park is a place of extremes. Along with being the hottest, it is the driest and the lowest of all of America’s national parks. If you are looking for an extreme challenge, this is the place to go. Although you may be picturing a dead desert, Death Valley is actually home to striking wildlife. If you have expensive taste, you can stay at the extravagant Four Diamond Inn. Enjoy golfing, horseback riding, or off-roading adventures through this remarkable national park.
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
Deep in the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee you’ll find America’s most visited national park. The Great Smoky National Park is a sight to behold with gorgeous and lively spruce-fir forests, soaring mountains, mystical trails, and an impressive array of wildlife. You will get the most Instagram-worthy pictures at the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa. The resort boasts luxury rooms with private balconies where you can enjoy breakfast to the sound of nature all around. There are plenty of family-friendly activities to participate in such as ziplining, golfing, or splashing around at their indoor waterpark. Do not miss this gem of a national park.
If money is no object for you, make the memory of a lifetime at the Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The Sheldon Chalet will give you an unforgettable adventure atop a private glacier. It is such an exclusive and remote location that you can only fly in by helicopter. You will experience the jaw-dropping views of the Alaska Range, witness the aurora borealis, and discover ice caverns, enjoy a glacier picnic and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!