Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Family Vacation Travel Discounts Savings Deals at National Parks for National Park Week, April 16 - 24

National Parks

My family at Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park, 1966
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

Old Faithful is but one of 100s of geysers at Yellowstone National Park
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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1 comment:

  1. been very late to respond too this post.But its nice trip.. and enjoyed a lot.