National Park Adventures for Boomers

Updated 03.05.2020:  When it comes to the best National Park adventures for boomers, there’s no lack of active travel experiences. Nature watching, photography, hiking, cycling, kayaking, winter activities—the recreational opportunities are endless. Alan and I hope that these National Park vacation ideas will inspire your next boomer trip.

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National Park Adventures that boomers should try

The sun glows orange on the rocky landscape at Cape Royal on the Grand Canyon's North Rim.

Exploring a U.S. national park is one of our favorite boomer travel adventures. Did you know that a national park trip is good for your health?

We agree, as long as you stay active by hiking our favorite national park trails. And a national park vacation goes a long way to relieve stress if you’re visiting uncrowded, off-the-beaten-path national parks.

The National Park trips featured on this page are based upon our first-hand travel experiences—boomer travelers who’ve been there—or those of hand-picked guest writers. We find that reading an account from someone who’s been there and done that is the glimpse we need when planning a National Park vacation. You will, too!

Don’t miss our tips for planning a national park trip. You’ll find them in the National Park Travel Planner.

Are you a baby boomer who’s an avid National Park traveler? Come back often as we continue to publish national park travel adventures on this page. Or subscribe to the My Itchy Travel Feet Weekly Broadcast to be the first to know!

The Best National Park Adventures

Scroll through our catalog of first-person national park adventures (we've included national monuments, too). You'll discover one that's just right for your next boomer trip.

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