EDITOR'S NOTE: With so many people -- us, included -- starved for a travel getaway, the national parks are a prime destination this summer. So much so, some have had to close or limit the number of tourists flocking to see them. If you are among those thinking about a trip, here's some helpful information to make your travels more budget-friendly from CreditCards.com. -- Gerry
"If you’re looking for a beautiful and affordable vacation, an escape to one of the United States’ national parks might be the perfect trip. The U.S. is blessed with an excellent national park system that preserves much of this country’s natural beauty and keeps it available to everybody. The U.S. National Park System features 63 national parks amid 423 national park sites, giving ample variety and opportunity for everyone to find a great vacation spot.
"Traveling to a national park for vacation will not only be a great way to enjoy natural beauty and fresh air, but it’s also a budget-friendly trip, especially compared to a luxury resort or international trip. However, although national parks are generally a relatively low-cost vacation, you do have to travel to the area and decide on overnight accommodations (such as a hotel versus camping). Additionally, while some parks, such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offer free admission year-round, many charge entrance fees and various activities fees. Let’s dive into options for making your national park vacation even more budget-friendly."
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Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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