Spring is a happy season; it brings so much cheeriness along and changes the whole vibe, making it the perfect time to go on trips alone or with your family, no matter if it’s a small or long trip. Around this time of the year, nature starts to burst with life and plants begin to bloom, thereby adding immense beauty to the surroundings and making it worth to go outdoors and explore what nature has to offer.
Are you planning your first trip of the year? How about visiting a National Park with your friends or family instead of planning a trip to some place far away? Luckily, there’s no dearth of national parks when it comes to the USA, the nation is home to a plethora of national parks, with each one offering something interesting and unique. While most national parks can be visited anytime throughout the year, there are a couple of them that are best visited during the spring season. The national parks in question reach their peak during this season, thereby offering the best of all to the visitors.
Listed below are some National Parks that are best visited during the spring season.
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park is undoubtedly one of the best National Parks to visit during spring. The park may look all quiet and deserty from the outside, but the inside will be full of surprises, especially when you visit it during spring. While the history and geology will always remain the park’s best highlights, the plants bloom in their full glory during spring and enhance the beauty of this park even more. In addition to that, the park also makes an excellent bird-watching spot during spring, different species of birds migrate here for nesting or resting, granting that the Joshua Tree offers a relaxing and warm atmosphere.
Redwood National Park
There’s something very fun and exhilarating about wandering through a dense forest surrounded by lush greenery, you can get a similar experience in Redwood National Park that features the nation’s tallest trees. Spring brings the best out of this national park, plants are in full bloom, the forest boasts lush greenery, which collectively brings the forest to life. Apart from wandering through the forest and taking in the natural beauty of the park, make sure to take some time out to go whale watching along the coast. You will need binoculars for that, so make sure to bring them along.
Saguaro National Park
Boasting traditional and symbolic beauty, Saguaro National Park in Arizona is one of the best places to visit during spring. Home to the symbol of the American West, the national park features massive cacti that are in their full bloom during spring. There are not many of them in the United States, but you can find them in sufficient amounts at Saguaro National Park. Aside from taking in the breathtaking view of the park bursting with colors from blooming flowers and trees, you can also indulge in some adventurous activities like hiking and camping.
Zion National Park
While Zion National Park is always a sight to behold throughout the year, spring brings the best out of this place and helps take its grand appearance to another level. Featuring giant canyon walls stretching for miles, the park has plenty of offerings, with one of the best experiences being wildlife spotting. The park is home to a myriad of plants, birds, and mammals species, you will certainly be blown away by the beauty of these stunning features coupled with orange and pink canyons.
Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve
Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska is arguably one of the most dramatic attractions in the USA. Boasting a quiet and peaceful setting, the park has some of the most dramatic yet gorgeous landscapes to offer. With the top of mountains crowned with snow and icy blue waters sheltering rich marine life, you will be left awe-inspired by the immense beauty of Glacier Bay. You can also choose to take a guided boat tour of the park other than exploring the rugged terrain by foot.