When we think of the outstanding examples of natural beauty in the world it’s all too easy to overlook those within our own borders.

No passports are required for experiencing these spectacular examples of nature’s majesty. Let’s look a little closer at five of the most awesome attractions of the US National Park system.


Cali’s Redwood features the tallest trees on Earth, miles of rugged coastline, vast prairies and wild rivers. The landscape has provided a home to people for thousands of years and some of the trees date back to the dawn of history.

Four developed campgrounds and seven backcountry sites provide a myriad of camping options but whatever accommodations you opt for prepare for a spellbinding trip.


From its iconic mountains to its powerful, awe-inspiring waterfalls Yosemite is a testament to the tranquillity of the High Sierra. Teeming with unmissable wild life, the only real problem here is in deciding what to do, where to go and what to see.

A stay at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel should be a priority though. A remarkable four-diamond hotel that gives the appearance of having been hewn out of the rock face itself!


Discover the history that led to the conservation of our national treasures “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.“ in the world’s first and perhaps most famous national park. See for yourself the volcano’s hidden power rising up in colorful hot springs, mudpots, and geysers. Wander mountains, forests, and lakes to watch wildlife and witness all the chaotic beauty of nature.

A winter visit avoids the crowds and, some would say, reveals the most unforgettable scenes.


Montana’s “Backbone of the World” is an alpine wonderland containing more than a million acres of forests, lakes, mountains and valleys. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for visitors who appreciate wilderness and solitude.

Try a taste of the olden days with a stay in historic chalets or lodges and then stride the famous Going To The Sun Road.

Isle Royale

This superior wilderness is the ideal location for a solo adventure. A lone wolf exploring this rugged, isolated island will find themselves far from the noise and bustle of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers unparalleled solitude for backpackers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, canoeists, scuba divers…or those who simply enjoy nature. Surrounded by stunning scenic beauty, you’ll find opportunities for reflection and discovery, and make memories that last a lifetime.