United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Umbria Writers Needed
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 16, 15 at 03:13 PM
  • Writers Need for New Zealand Guide
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 15, 15 at 03:11 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Getting around in NYC
  2. 2 Kauai Eats... Recommendations??
  3. 3 Best Place to Stay in Asheville, North Carolina with 80 year old dad
  4. 4 11 days SE coast road trip
  5. 5 Mountains, Hiking and Wildlife in Fall
  6. 6 Trip Report NYC - Sargent - Sorolla
  7. 7 New Orleans Best Guided Tours
  8. 8 San Diego Clothing Help (woman)
  9. 9 Alaska itinerary - Anchorage, Seward, Denali, Juneau.
  10. 10 Should I cancel Florida vacation?
  11. 11 Looking for pretty waterfront hotel for weekend trip from Detroit
  12. 12 Places to stay in TX...?
  13. 13 3.5 weeks in the Deep South
  14. 14 San Fran to LA via PCH
  15. 15 International student, applying for school
  16. 16 driving from LA to Portland
  17. 17 advice for Short trip from Dallas to?
  18. 18 Where are the orcas near Seattle?
  19. 19 Trip Report a lovely week in Grand Lake
  20. 20 Condo rental for snowbirds
  21. 21 DC/MD/VA GTG in the Fall, Lunch on Oct. 3
  22. 22 Laguna Beach, what to do
  23. 23 Road trip from Iowa to South Carolina
  24. 24 Another Quick NYC Trip - Food Ideas?
  25. 25 Trip Report 8wks Exploring Canada, Alaska & the Northwestern States
View next 25 » Back to the top

Which National Park with kids (summer 2014)

Jump to last reply

Family of 4, two kids will be 8 years old. Summer of 2014, preferably August, but flexible. I had hoped we'd have two weeks and take a big trip, but it looks like we will have one week.

I would like to start taking the kids to National parks. We like being outdoors - hikes, biking, horses, swimming - mostly low-key and relaxing. Shopping and night life are not a consideration. Flying from Texas, prefer to minimize travel hassles.

Current ideas:

Fly into Denver - spend some time at RMNP and then to one of the ski areas

Olympic Nat. Park - haven't researched at all.

Acadia NP plus maybe a couple days elsewhere.

South Dakota - Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, a cave, etc.

I want to hold off on Yellowstone a couple of years (and when we have more time). I don't think summer is best time for the southwest parks.

We have been to Smoky Mountains and had a great time in a cabin near Gatlinburg (but did not spend much time in Gat.). Have been to San Diego, Disney (CA and FL), Destin.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

60 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement