How to avoid the crowds in the America’s National Parks

Filmmaker Ken Burns recently shared with Fodor’s his advice for seeing more of the parks and less of fellow travelers (who are also there to see more of the parks and less of you). His advice?

“As millions of American know, it is possible to be in a traffic jam in Yellowstone, to experience the frustrations of the modern world in these parks. And this just takes a little bit of extra planning. Go before or after schools are out for summer vacation. Go early in the morning and later when you can see the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets–what the poet Emily Dickinson called “the far theatricals of day.” Remember that all you need to do is go just a few hundred yards off the beaten track and you’re essentially alone.”

Read more of our interview with Ken