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Ideas for US national parks to visit with a 1 year old

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My husband and I are thinking about taking a week long vacation this fall with our (will be then) 15 month old. We live in MN, and I would like to go somewhere far enough away that would involve flying. This would be our first time flying with our child.

My husband specifically brought up the idea of visiting a national park, which seems like a good option. When we travel, we like to go places where we can get out and see different things and/or do activities, which is why we're not considering something like an all inclusive resort or beach vacation. Of course, we also want to choose somewhere that would be enjoyable with a young child in tow, and do have adjusted expectations that we won't be able to see/do as much as we would if it was just the two of us. We both enjoy being out in nature, so a national park seems like a good option that would meet our criteria. We have a nice all-terrain stroller we could take on hiking trails that would accommodate it. Other preferences would be a park where we could stay reasonably close to the sights so we could avoid prolonged periods of time in the car, and get back in time for naps. It would also be nice to travel somewhere where we could get a nonstop flight, but I would be willing to connect once, if necessary.

Here are three ideas I came up with of parks to visit, and the pros/cons I see. I would love to hear feedback from anyone who has visited these parks, especially with a young child, and let us know which one would best meet our needs.

Yellowstone: This was my original idea, as it seems like one of the best NPs to visit. From what I have heard, most of the sights are right off the road, so this would be a plus. I also understand there is a huge variety of things to see, so it's unlikely we would get bored. We would have to book a connecting flight, which is kind of expensive, and since in-park lodging books up way in advance, we'd probably have to stay in West Yellowstone which I understand would require a long drive from most of the sights in the park. This would probably make the trip less enjoyable if our son is still taking 2 naps a day at the time of the trip, unless we planned driving for his nap times while he slept in the car. Another idea we had was to rent an RV so we could simply pull off to the side of the road when it was nap time.

Olympic NP: This looks like a really neat place to visit, since it has mountains, beaches, and temparate rainforest, all of which sound appealing. If we did this, we could fly nonstop to Seattle AND use FF Miles to get a free ticket for our son (we plan to buy a seat for him regardless of which trip we book). My plan would be to stay in Port Angeles the whole week, or split the week between PA and Lake Quinault Lodge and see both sides of the park. From what I understand, both of these places would be a good base camp reasonably close to sights in that region of the park. However, I also read some reviews that say that ONP is not good to visit with a toddler; others that say it is OK if you have adjusted expectations. Is there a lot of park that would be out of reach to us, having a child in tow?

Acadia NP, Maine: This appears to be the most child-friendly option, since it sounds like we could stay in Bar Harbor which is a very short drive to anything in the park. I love the idea of being able to rent a bike with a child trailer and ride around, and it sounds like the trails would be stroller friendly. We would have to connect to fly in to Bangor. However, this park does not seem as "spectacular" as the other options, and I have a little concern there may not be enough of a variety of things to see. I also wonder if this is a better place for a long weekend trip, and if a week might be too long to spend in this area.

I am also open to other suggestions of parks that are nice to visit in the fall, and would meet our criteria. These are the ones I have done the most amount of research on. Thanks!

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