Holidays to America from Europe are always exciting experiences. For a start, it’s a whole new continent you’re seeing – perhaps for the first time ever – so there’s lots to see and do. If you’re a big film buff, for example, you might get a kick out of visiting places where famous scenes from movies were filmed. If you’re a big Elvis fan, Graceland will be right up your street. But if you want to check out the natural beauty of America, the country’s national parks – available for camping holidays – are perfect.
So which are the best national parks in America? To be honest, there are two huge ones you simply must consider for your camping holidays. They are Yellowstone Park and Yosemite.
Yosemite National Park is found in California and is perfect for those who love to get back to nature. That’s because it actually features 20 per cent of the state’s plant species; a huge statistic! The park receives in excess of 3.5 million visitors per year, and they can choose to camp at one of 13 popular campsites. These sites fill up though, so do be quick if you fancy visiting. We recommend aiming for as much as a year in advance.
Other natural wonders abound at Yosemite, including waterfalls created by the high cliffs and low valleys. There’s even the Lyell Glacier, a shaded area of ice. These sights are illuminated by beautiful Californian weather which, like the number of site visitors, is date dependent.
Yellowstone National Park is the other big American park. It spans the states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, and contains 12 campgrounds which can house 2,000 campsites. Yellowstone features a fair slice of history too, as Native American tribes actually inhabited the park for over 10,000 years.
The park is also home to plenty of animals, including Bison, Pronghorn and different types of wolves. These are all animals you wouldn’t usually see on camping holidays, so be sure not to let the opportunity to check out Yellowstone pass you by.
You really get a feel for the great outdoors of America at Yellowstone. Believe it or not, some of the campsites can only be reached on horseback, so you’ll feel like something out of an old John Wayne Western movie as you make your way to your abode.
Both Yellowstone and Yosemite are close to major states, meaning a simple drive or bus ride from the park results in a whole other dimension being added to your trip. With Yosemite, this means you can head over to California and enjoy the delights of one of the biggest states of its kind. Travelling around Yellowstone can result in a tour of Middle America, getting a good look at the country’s agriculture and natural surroundings.
If you fancy camping holidays that are a little bit different to the norm, and the idea of exploring a the nature of this wonderful continent appeals to you, Yosemite and Yellowstone are perfect for your trip.