Here’s the truth: There’s no wrong season for a national park vacation. Different parks shine in different months, and by timing a national park vacation right, you’ll make the most of, say, Yosemite’s spring waterfall season, Acadia’s vibrant fall foliage displays, or Death Valley’s mild winter temps.
Best National Parks to Visit in Every Season
Ready to get inspired and start planning your next great vacation? Here are the best U.S. national parks to visit in winter, spring, summer, and fall.
13 Best National Parks to Visit in Winter
Winter is the best season at many of the most popular national parks in the U.S.
19 Best National Parks for Families to Visit in Spring
Ready for wildflowers and waterfalls? Check out these spectacular national parks that sparkle in spring.
11 Best National Parks for Families to Visit in Summer
To make the most of America’s best national parks in summer, skip the crowds and discover these off-the-beaten-path gems.
13 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall
These national parks are at their best when the weather gets cool and the trees start to turn.