It is hard to believe our “See the USA” series has reached the finale, the letter Z! I feel like we need a ticker tape parade as we have covered a ton of destinations from Hawaii to Rhode Island. This week brings us to Z, and instead of a city, we are featuring a National Park. This week Susan of Mountain Moms and Tots is showing off Zion and its spectacular scenery. If you missed last week we covered Yosemite and Xenia, Ohio the week before. I haven’t been to many National Parks, but I am impressed by the family friendly things to do in Zion!
Heber Valley, Utah is the perfect year round destination for families. During the warmer months, families can enjoy hiking, fishing, biking, and water sports, and during the winter, Heber Valley is the perfect destination for skiing, tubing, and more. Families that want a well rounded vacation will find everything they want in this area of abundant natural beauty and historical attractions.
This year the National Park Service will celebrate 100 years of service, making this a perfect time to get out and explore the natural beauty of our country. Capitol Reef National Park in Utah is one of many national parks worth exploring. This hidden treasure located in south central Utah is a land of cliffs and crevices, domes and natural bridges, and endless outdoor adventures. If your family loves exploring, we have 5 reasons adventurous families will love Capitol Reef, Utah.
Families looking for opportunities to enjoy the scenic beauty of America’s national parks, learn about American history, and try new adventures will find all of this in Cedar City, Utah. Located in the heart of southern Utah’s National Parks, Cedar City is 90 minutes from Bryce Canyon and Zion, three hours north of Las Vegas and four hours south of Salt Lake City. Home to many festivals, skiing, a petroglyph site, and numerous hiking trails, visitors of all ages will be delighted by the variety of outdoor options available in Cedar City year round.
It is difficult to know where the best places to travel will be from year to year, so for 2015 I have come up with a short list of destinations that should be on your travel radar. Some of these are from my own personal bucket list and experience, others are based on the recommendations of travel guides and magazines, and the rest are suggestions from friends and family. I tried to make the list well rounded, with something for everyone, so hopefully there is something on the list that will inspire you to travel in the new year.