For Condé Nast Traveler, by Meredith Carey.
White sand beaches, swamps, stalagmite-filled caves, glaciers, hot springs you can swim in (and ones you definitely can’t), rainforests, scorching deserts, volcanoes (dormant and active). The 59 national parks, scattered throughout the U.S. and its territories, truly have it all. And while the recognized parks only make up a fraction of the 417 sites that comprise the National Park Service, they represent some of the finest natural environments America has to offer. Here, our national parks, from A to Z.
1. Acadia National Park
2. National Park of American Samoa
3. Arches National Park
4. Badlands National Park
5. Biscayne National Park
See the rest of U.S. National Parks on CNTraveler.com
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