Visiting Bandelier National Monument with kids

Nestled in the rugged terrain of New Mexico, Bandelier National Monument is a hidden gem that offers a unique blend of history, natural beauty, and outdoor exploration. This UNESCO-designated site is not only a perfect destination for nature enthusiasts but also a fantastic place for families to embark on an educational and memorable adventure with their children. Let’s take a look at some important information before planning your next visit to Bandelier National Monument.

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Visiting Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with kids

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, the biggest and the youngest island in the chain. This National Park extends from the sea level to 13,680 ft. and is home to the summits of two active volcanoes – Kīlauea (one of the most active volcanoes in the world) and Mauna Loa.

Visiting this national park is a must-do when you are on the Big Island, and if you are lucky, you can even witness the glorious flowing lava on the bottom of the caldera.

It’s no surprise that Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has been recognized as an International Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Let’s review some important information before planning your next trip to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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Visiting Pinnacles National Park with kids

Pinnacles National Park, California
Pinnacles National Park, California

Pinnacles National Park is the newest National Park in California (a former National Monument), established in 2013. Interestingly, it is one of California’s least visited National Parks (along with Lassen Volcanic National Park, which we visited last year).

The unique rock formations – pinnacles – that dominate Pinnacles National Park were formed 23 million years ago due to volcanic activity and tectonic plate shifts. Today, this National Park spans across 26,000 acres of mostly wilderness.

Undoubtedly, Pinnacles is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for peace and relaxation. Surrounded by untouched nature, you can explore the area by hiking, rock climbing, or walking through the caves.

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Everything you need to know about visiting National Parks with kids

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Did you know there are 424 units in the U.S. National Park System, including 63 National Parks, 19 National Preserves, and 83 National Monuments? If you are a nature enthusiast and love hiking and exploring – a National Park might be a perfect place to visit. We have been to 20 National Parks with kids and still have a long way to go before we visit them all, but we can already say that they are unique and breathtaking.

Nonetheless, when it comes to visiting National Parks with the little ones, there are some common things to consider, ranging from planning your visit to participating in the park’s programs. In this post, we will talk about everything you need to know about visiting National Parks with kids.

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Visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with kids

What comes to your mind when you think about visiting Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks? It should be mountains, canyons, waterfalls, and of course, a forest with magnificent ancient giants, the largest living things on Earth, sequoias.

Representing two of the nine National Parks in California, these parks spread across thousands of acres of land (including 808,000 acres of designated wilderness). Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are very popular tourist destinations and are visited by people from all over the world.

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Visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park with kids

Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park

This summer we visited Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. We had to postpone our visit several times due to unforeseen circumstances such as the closure for reconstruction of the most popular area and trail (Bumpass Hell), Covid restrictions, and of course, the Dixie Fire in the park in 2021.

Finally, the stars aligned, and we could explore this National Park with its ancient volcanos, fumaroles, meadows, and crystal clear lakes. Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the oldest National Parks in the U.S. and spreads through over 100,000 acres of land.

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