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Seniors Guide To The Top 10 U.S. National Parks

We at Military Living love National Parks. They boast a wide variety of landscapes, adventures and activities. This list of the top 10 National Parks for seniors takes into consideration accessibility and senior discounts, so you can be sure you’ll find the National Parks experience that’s ideal for you!

Sixty and Me ~ ” Trips to beautiful tropical destinations are definitely popular, but did you know that you can explore some fascinating places right here in the US? The US boasts 62 official protected National Parks in 29 states and also in the territories of American Samoa and the US Virgin Islands. They range in diversity from impressive white glacial mountain ranges to tropical islands with luscious mangroves and colorful coral reefs.

The experiences vary greatly in each park, and depending on your lifestyle and fitness level, there are sure to be several to put on your bucket list.

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Arches National Park – Arches National Park in Utah is one of the most spectacular scenes nature has to offer. It has over 2000 stone arches set amidst the impressive red stone landscape and contrasting bright blue sky. You’ll feel like you’ve landed on another planet.

When to go: Between March and October are typically the months with the most visits. Arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the long lines. Also, if you’re a photography enthusiast, this place is magical during sunsets.

Things to do: Drive through the arches and peaks on the paved roads. This can take anywhere from 1.5 hours to 4.5 hours depending on the route you choose.

Badlands National Park – The Badlands National Park in South Dakota is where you can admire one of the world’s richest fossil beds. The rugged terrain is home to Bison, Bighorn Sheep, and a variety of wildlife who have made the Badlands their home for thousands of years.

When to go: Spring and fall are the best seasons to visit.

Things to do: Drive the Badlands Loop Road, visit the Fossil Preparation Lab. “ ~ Sixty and Me

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** Please note: Due to the impact of COVID 19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.

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