Family road trips can often be dreaded vacations that become precious memories. Year after year, summer vacations are full of camping, biking, swimming, hiking, and everything. With everything packed in the Suburban, space and comfort are both sacrificed for the adventures that lie ahead. Update your family’s travel style by renting a bus, and discover some of the country’s most preserved spots along the way. 

The U.S. National Parks System includes 384 areas, covering over 84 million square acres of land. Some of our favorite ways to spend time with family is by traveling to some of the national parks that the U.S. has to offer. Each state has their own unique National Parks, and so many are in your own backyard. Ditch the cramped SUV, and gear up for a family adventure to remember by checking out some of our favorite National Park destinations.

3 of the Best National Parks to Visit with a Bus Rental

Rocky Mountain National Park

One of the best parks for a family bus rental road trip, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, is home to 360-degree views of ‘purple mountain majesties.’ Seventy-two peaks standing taller than 12,000 feet, with views of the 14,259-foot Longs Peak makes for a scenic drive that will take your breath away. Trail Ridge Road stretches 48 miles between Estes Park and Grand Lake and is the highest paved road in any U.S. National Park. The elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park line the roads and valleys, making them a part of the family on your adventure through the park. Trail Ridge Road allows travelers to feel on top of the world where the highway crests at 12,183 feet and is sure to be a vacation for the books as you explore hiking trails, and camping spots among precious nature, mountains, and wildlife. 

Yellowstone National Park

Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the first and oldest National Park in the United States. Famous for its geysers and hot springs, Yellowstone is the site of the world renowned Old Faithful Geyser. Located primarily in northwestern Wyoming, the park stretches into areas of Montana and Idaho. It contains nearly half of the world’s geysers, and houses grizzly bears, elk, bison, and wolves, among other species of resident wildlife.

Chaco Culture National Historic Park

Get your family adventure bus to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. With more than 4,000 prehistoric archeological ruin sites, the Chaco Culture National Park is the sacred ancestral homeland of the Hopi and Pueblo People. Located in the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico, the park is in a remote area of the state, which allows for increased protection against pollution and city elements. Besides its endless exploration opportunities, Chaco Culture National Park has been recognized as an International Dark Sky Park, a prime location for stargazing. 

National Parks provide protected land and wildlife area for citizens and visitors alike to cherish, enjoy, and take pride in. Recognizing these precious areas was the catalyst that has since led other countries to establish their own protected land. Take your family on a National Park adventure and enhance the experience with a bus rental creating space and comfort for the entire trip.