14 Breathtaking Pics That Will Make You Want To Visit All Our National Parks


Whenever I've been abroad and people have asked me what my favorite part of the US is, I always say it's the nature. What I really mean by that is America's national parks.

We Americans are incredibly lucky to live in a country that has a geography as diverse as its people. We have swamps, plains, mountains, deserts, beaches and forests.

You name it, we have it: It's epic.

America is sexy, and I'm not afraid to say it.

Friday happens to be the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service, which came into being under President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916, when he signed the Organic Act.

The act states,

Today is the perfect day to celebrate America's incredible natural wonders.

The national parks are a testament to the American spirit. They're wild, untamed and ooze adventurousness.

And the best part is, the national parks belong to us: the people.

As President Franklin D. Roosevelt once stated,

In honor of the centennial of the US National Park Service, admission is free to all national parks this weekend.

According to the National Park Service's website,

So, you really don't have any excuse to not take advantage of this.

If you're not convinced yet, maybe these breathtaking photographs will inspire you to get out and explore:

1. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

2. Biscayne National Park, Florida

3. North Cascades National Park, Washington

4. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

5. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana And Idaho

6. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

7. Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

8. Glacier National Park, Montana

9. Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland

10. Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

11. Great Basin National Park, Nevada

12. Yosemite National Park, California

13. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina And Tennessee

14. Acadia National Park, Maine

Now, go head out into the wild.