Getaway Compass

US National Parks

There are a total of 59 national parks in the US, each unique in its own way. The guides below provide information on where the park is located, the best time to go, where to stay, amenities in the park, the top hikes, and tips for visiting the park.

If you are planning to visit several national parks in one year, you should purchase the America the Beautiful Annual Pass. At $80, it covers entrance fees to all US National Parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests and grasslands.  As most National Parks cost $10-$30, this is a great pass to take advantage of. You can purchase the pass at any US National Park. The pass allows two people to sign the back who are the official pass holders. Note that National Parks do ask to see your ID to ensure that you are the pass owner. 

Haelakala National park

Haleakala National Park Guide

Haleakala National Park in Maui, Hawaii is composed of Haleakala Crater at the Summit District and the Kīpahulu District on the eastern coast. These districts are very different while both