Are you looking for some inexpensive and family-friendly ways to spend time with your family this season? Learn tips to plan an amazing vacation in your own backyard.
Have you heard of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning series Rock the Park? The show celebrates the National Park Service’s 100 years of conservation and historic preservation of America’s national parks.
On the series, Jack Steward and Colton Smith, the co-hosts and best friends, tap into America’s love affair with national parks, taking viewers on a journey to some of the most awe-inspiring places on Earth.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Jack and Colton. I asked them each to share their “must-see natural wonders.”
10 Must-See Natural Wonders
1. The Grand Canyon, Arizona (Grand Canyon National Park)
2. Yosemite Valley, California (Yosemite National Park)
3. Old Faithful Geyser, Wyoming (Yellowstone National Park)
4. Badwater Basin, California (Death Valley National Park)
5. Many Glacier Valley, Montana (Glacier National Park)
6. Mammoth Cave National Park: One of the largest cave systems in the world right under the surface of Kentucky. With dozens of caverns that seem endless, it’s hard to believe the cave system wasn’t sculpted by a brilliant artist.
7. The Glaciers of Glacier Bay National Park: It’s hard to comprehend the size of one of Alaska’s mighty glaciers until it is right in front of you.
8. Katmai National Park: The Valley of 10,000 Smokes is so amazing! Looking off at the landscape for the first time, you feel the true power of nature. Seeing with your own eyes what the power of a volcano looks like, is truly mind blowing. There’s also another natural wonder here: the power and cycle of life. For the last 100 years, ash has covered the area but now you can start to view the forest slowly growing back.
9. The Geysers of Yellowstone: There are a handful of different geyser basins in the park and you can’t go wrong with any of them. Over half the world’s geysers are located in Yellowstone. Hiking around the geyser basin will truly make you feel like you’re on another planet.
10. Tunnel View Yosemite National Park: A view that can be obtained from your car, but it is one of the greatest in the world. When I saw Yosemite here for the first time, my jaw completely dropped. As my friend Jack said, “it feels like the Garden of Eden.”
About Jack Steward, Colton Smith, and Rock the Park
Jack Steward and Colton Smith, the co-hosts and best friends, tap into America’s love affair with national parks, taking viewers on a journey to some of the most awe-inspiring places on Earth.
Jack and Colton are experts and can help families across the country plan for an amazing vacation in their own backyard! The importance of family-friendly programming and how a show like Rock the Park appeals to viewers of all ages.
Find more of my Netflix recommendations here.
More Posts for Families Visiting National Parks:
- 10 ways to embrace the America’s national parks
- 10 off the beaten path hikes
- top 10 camping and hiking essentials
- 10 must-see natural wonders
- 10 tips to plan an amazing vacation in your own backyard