Not everyone can afford or want to do big European trips or fancy trips abroad. Some of the simpliest and nicest trips that we have taken have involved visiting some of the U.S. National Parks. Here’s how to score fee-free days throughout the year, including this holiday weekend.
- April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
Per the National Park Service,
National parks are America’s Best Idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the 117 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.
The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
Fee-free days make parks accessible to more people. However, national parks are always economical, with entrance fees that range from $3 to $30. In addition, any fourth grade student can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes. For more information about the variety of discounted passes available, please visit the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass page.
If you are traveling this holiday weekend or if you are lucky enough to have one of these great National Parks near by, be sure to check out this hot deal where you can score fee-free days during the year! Enjoy!