See America’s heritage this summer by exploring these National Parks
Summer is the time for nature lovers to go explore, and the U.S. National Parks system comprises the best tracts of protected wilderness in the country.
With over 60 parks to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which one to visit. We recommend these three for ease of travel, stunning sights, and proximity to five-star accommodations for recharging before heading home.
Call your Global Air Charters flight broker and schedule your retreat to one of the top national parks in the U.S.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. With over 11 million visitors per year, this park offers breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountains and its varied wildlife.
The park is perfect for outdoor activities, with ample opportunities for hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and camping. The park also has a variety of historical structures, including log cabins and barns that provide insight into the Appalachian way of life.
If you’re planning to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park, McGhee Tyson Airport (KTYS) in Knoxville, Tennessee, is close to both the city and the park. You can also charter directly to the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (KGKT), which is right on the park’s doorstep (and also right next to Dollywood).
While visiting the park, visitors can stay in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, which both offer a variety of accommodations, including hotels, cabins, and campgrounds. The Lodge at Buckberry Creek offers stunning views of the mountains.
Glacier National Park
Located in Montana, Glacier National Park is known for its stunning mountain landscapes, crystal-clear lakes, and glaciers. Visitors here will wind their way through dramatic valleys, relax in quiet alpine meadows, and travel the famous Going-To-The-Sun Road.
The park is also home to an incredible array. Visitors can spot grizzly bears, moose, elk, and mountain goats throughout the park. We recommend visiting early or late in the season, or on weekdays as opposed to weekends because Glacier draws serious crowds in the summertime.
The best arrival airport is Glacier Park International Airport (KGPI) in Kalispell, Montana. While visiting the park, visitors can stay in the nearby town of Whitefish. The Lodge at Whitefish Lake offers stunning views of Whitefish Lake.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is a dream destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Summer is the best time to visit Yosemite National Park as the temperature hovers around 80°F during the day and drops to 50°F at night — perfect for camping and hiking.
Yosemite is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, including soaring granite cliffs, waterfalls, and giant sequoia trees. You can witness some of the most famous landmarks, such as Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls.
The park offers opportunities for many outdoor activities. You can go rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, and even rafting in the Merced River. The park offers a variety of hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult.
The closest airport to Yosemite is Fresno Yosemite International Airport (KFAT), which is approximately 65 miles away from the park. You can charter a private jet there to enjoy a hassle-free travel experience.
Top National Parks in the U.S.
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