More than three quarters of American families plan a family road trip each year, with most ending at a theme park, an animal conservancy, or a national park. Given that we spend so much time working, with very little time at our disposal to spend with loved ones, it is important to take the opportunity at least once a year to kick back and laugh the days away with the people that matter most. There are a million things that a family can do during vacation, but one of the most memorable is to take a wildlife tour. Here, we take a look at some of the best places to take your family for a wildlife vacation to remember.
Acadia National Park
47,000 acres of lush forests and rolling landscapes in Maine that is home to black bears, coyotes, otters, white-tailed deer, falcons, hawks, bald eagles, seals, dolphins, and whales. The park is packed with enough things to do and wildlife to be seen for you to write a whole book about it when you get back home. The charges for accessing the park vary from $35 for vehicles to $15 for individuals that are valid for seven days. Children are allowed in for free. The Park provides rangers who offer guided hikes and kayaking.
San Diego is a fun-filled hotspot for family vacations that is a favorite of many thanks to its wide range of services and tour destinations. It is home to zoos that have more than 3500 species of birds and animals, the Mission Bay Aquatic Center has an impressive collection of marine animals that are perfect for a family that is out to take a leisurely stroll through with their cameras.
Yosemite Park is among the most famous destinations in America and receives visitors from everywhere, local and international. It is a vast park covering an area of approximately 1,200 square miles. The park has it all: impressive tall trees, beautiful waterfalls and animals that provide visitors with the best wildlife watching experiences. Yosemite park offers guided tours bundled up with climbing lessons for the daring ones that have that wild spirit of adventure.
Located in Arizona on land covering about 160 acres, Bearizona Wildlife Park has nature walk trails, different types of animals and a wild bus tour for those who want to go deep into the back. The park charges $22 for adults, $20 for seniors above the age of 60 and $11 for children.
Things to Consider For a Family Vacation
Family vacations are special activities that come around perhaps once a year, and there is a level of expectations that, if not kept in check, can lead you into a financial nightmare. It is prudent to plan to minimize costs and to avoid blowing money you may not have. A little research in advance could provide useful money saving tips on the special offers that parks regularly offer, allowing you to save money for other things like buying gifts and souvenirs.
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