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These Are The Top 5 National Parks For 2024 According To Google

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It's no comparison to when we were all locked in isolation in recent years, but travelers are ready to turn the page on 2023.

New years give one extra excuse to travel, but we always find a reason any time of year. The positive for visiting a National Park is they are gorgeous any season.

Woman admiring the beauty of nature, Glacier NP, United States

No matter if you're seeking sun, snow or the perfect fall foliage photo, National Parks always deliver.

According to Google's top searches, travelers are chomping at the bit to visit National Parks in 2024.

These are the top 5:

5) Glacier National Park

Those seeking the complete opposite of city life should look no further than Glacier National Park.

One travel trend that has become more popular is a digital detox, where you turn off your phone and enjoy the moment.

saint Mary falls at glacier national park

No more TikTok, game apps, or checking the score of your favorite team. There may be no better spot for a digital detox than a place like Glacier National Park.

Home to awe-inspiring nature, such as crystal clear lakes, picturesque glaciers and peaks and valleys rolling from Montana to Canada, this is the place to decompress.

This massive park has over 700 miles of trails to explore with sights such as Saint Mary Falls. Just be mindful of wildlife you may encounter that should be respected at a distance.

4) Grand Canyon National Park

Havasu falls at Grand Canyon

The U.S. is blessed with some of the most stunning natural sights on the planet. The same way we recognize New York City when we think of bustling cultural cities, the same goes on the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of natural wonders – the Grand Canyon.

Some make the Grand Canyon a blip on a southwest road trip, and others choose to stay a while. Either way, you'll never forget bearing witness to one of the most iconic natural attractions in the world.

Home to seemingly endless hiking trails, postcard-worthy waterfalls and plentiful campsites to take in the sunrise, sunset, and vast stars in the night sky, the Grand Canyon is a tour nature lover's paradise.

Just keep in mind an entrance pass is needed, even to stop at the Skywalk to take in the scenic views.

skywalk at Grand Canyon

3) Zion National Park

Utah's top destination is undoubtedly Zion National Park. While the capital, Salt Lake City, is trending upward, most travelers cross the state's borders to explore the beauty of Zion.

This stunning National Park is home to stunning red rock formations that will have you doing double takes your entire trip. Perhaps no more than the famous Crawford and Kolob Arches.

Many opt to take the Scenic Drive route to take in gorgeous sights and get great access to trails through the wilderness, some leading to waterfalls.

Park visitors can choose to camp, hike, rock climb, and many more outdoorsy activities.

solo traveler in zion

2) Yosemite National Park

Not every National Park is a household name, but Yosemite is well-known and bucket list-worthy. Away from the major cities of California is a vast landmass of stunning landscapes.

Located just north of Fresno is one of the state's top attractions for natural wonders and outdoor adventures.

For the extreme adventurer, river rafting will get your adrenaline pumping, while those on the mellower side can enjoy hikes taking in the views of granite cliffs and the famous Redwood trees.

scenic views of Yosemite national park

Although, the iconic “tunnel tree” visitors could drive through kicked the bucket in a winter storm in recent years.

Those wanting to spend an extended time here can check out local lodges and campsites.

1) Yellowstone National Park

Perhaps the most recognizable National Park, Yellowstone is surging upward, partly due to the famous TV show of the same name and partly due to travelers wanting to get out and see the most beautiful sights like the Old Faithful Geyser.

Yellowstone sits on 2.2 million acres spread across Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Even with large crowds, you will still find space to enjoy nature however you please, such as hiking or fishing.

tourists gathered at Yellowstone

Many come to Yellowstone to see wildlife up close and personal – sometimes too personal. Nobody wants to end up on TikTok for the wrong reasons.

The park is well-equipped for camping and offers lodges as well. No matter how you arrange your Yellowstone trip, let's all hope the supervolcano doesn't wake up from her 640,000-year nap.

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