That's me next to my mom in this vintage photo taken by my Dad
Everyone in my family is a huge fan of U.S. National Parks. As a baby boomer myself, I grew up going on road trips to many of America's greatest natural jewels.
Now, that I'm a mom with kids of my own I'm making sure that my children have the same opportunity to experience as many National Parks as possible as I did.
They didn't have these kinds of savings back when I was a kid. But, the good news is that starting this Saturday through Easter Sunday, there will be dozens of discounts, offers and deals valid during National Park Week (Apr. 16 – 24) for everyone to take advantage of thanks to the National Parks Promotion Council.
Pictured: Three of my kids in foreground with me in back row
1998 vintage photo by MommyBlogExpert's Hubbie
Just a few of the deals from National Park businesses you'll find
- Angler's Inn, Jackson, Wyoming, $45 Dollars Per Night (Grand Teton)
- Buy one adult ticket for West Rim Sunset Tour at full price, get another seat on the same tour for FREE (Grand Canyon)
- Save 20% discount on Grizzly Bear Wolf Safaris, Day Hiking, Snowshoeing, Day Tours, and other activities (Yellowstone)
- Stay at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Kanab, UT for 3 or more nights and they'll buy your National Parks Pass, an $80 value (Zion)
- Plus many more deals at other National Parks
The offers above – made by park businesses and organizations – are in addition to free admission to all national parks provided by the National Park Service (NPS) on Fee-Free Days in 2011.
NPS Fee-Free Days in 2011 include
- National Park Week in April
- The first day of summer, June 21
- Public Lands Day, Sept. 24
- Veteran’s Day weekend, Nov. 11 – 13
What parks did you visit as a kid and which ones have you taken your own children to? Leave a comment and share your favorite family vacation memories.
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