The United States has a grand total of 60 national parks and with such diverse beauty and impressive nature it was hard to nail this list down to 5. After applying for your USA ESTA Visa as you begin planning your trip to the states make sure to include at least one of these fantastic National Parks.

Grand Canyon

The famous Grand Canyon is a natural wonder. The Mile deep gorge in Arizona is as famous as they get! Staring down you can see the brightly coloured rock next to the Colorado river which is truly a spectacular sight.

The Grand Canyon as the most famous Canyon on the planet is visited by an estimated 5 million people a year making it the second most visited national park in the United States of America. While most people visit the North Rim, the south Rim offers less tourists and perhaps a more atmospheric experience but it is those that hike down the canyon and experience the many trails who will be rewarded the most.


Florida’s lush national park the Everglades is a wetland on the southern tip.  The Everglades is an astonishing 1.5 million acre national park made up of Mangroves and long marshes. Those that visit are likely to be treated to fabulous wildlife including some endangered species such as the Florida Panther and the American alligator. Just a couple of hours from Miami the tropical swampland is one of Florida’s prime tourist destinations for good reason.


Pinnacles National Park is a much less frequented spot that the first two national parks on the list. This actually makes it rather special. This incredible national park features oak woodlands, over mountains. Unique cave like formations were formed from a Volcano years ago making it an exceptionally rare landscape. The Rocks are full of life as are the skies where you can catch Falcons and Golden Eagles flying above.

2 hours from San Francisco and just half that from San Jose, Pinnacles National Park makes a great day trip from either Californian destination.


This special national park is a national treasure. Famous for its granite cliffs and spectacular waterfalls this national park nestled in the mountains of the California state is many people’s most important stop on their US travel itinerary. While the case can be argued for any season, spring is perhaps the best time to visit when the weather is pleasant and the waterfalls are in full flow. Hiking is popular year round while skiing can be done in the winter. This national park offers something for every nature lover out there.

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Hawaii Volcanoes

Those looking for an adventure should head to this National Park in Hawaii! Hawaiis Volcanoes National Park features 3 active volcanoes: Maunaloa, Kilauea and Loihi Volcanoes. Maunaloa is the earths most massive shield volcano and is truly a spectacular sight.

Tourists will be treated to the fantastic landscape of the volcanoes while also having the chance to spot rare types of flora. The Park has been designed with trekking in mind and the scenery is very diverse with tropical rainforest in parts and arid desert in others.