10 U.S. National Parks to Visit This Spring

With the recent centennial of the National Park Service, it’s never been a better time to visit one of America’s beautiful National Parks. Spring is especially ideal for a visit to the U.S. National Parks because it typically means fewer crowds, cooler temperatures, and wildflowers galore!

There are tons of great National Parks to visit all over the world, but here are our recommendations for the top 10 U.S. National Parks to visit this spring:

1. Glacier National Park in Montana

Trover photo by Mary Hill

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10 Best National Parks to See in the Fall

National Parks are amazing to see year-round, but some shine brightest during the autumn months, when fewer tourists and changing fall leaves make for a truly incredible outdoor experience.

If you love hiking, fishing, camping, and driving through the most beautiful spots in America and don’t mind the crisp autumn air, a visit to one of these 10 National Parks could be the perfect Fall Getaway:

1. Yosemite National Park in California

National Parks are beautiful in fall, like Yosemite National Park in California

Trover photo by Alex Sam

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Colorado: 8 Gorgeous Weekend Getaways

There is a reason they call it a Rocky Mountain High (cue the music!): Colorado is the only state in the union that rests entirely above 1000 feet and it has the highest incorporated city in the United States: Leadville sits at a lofty 10,152 feet. Colorado is also one of the most geographically diverse states in the US: it has mountains and roaring rivers along with windswept plains and deserts. All of this beautiful diversity adds up to one of the most amazing getaways available. So check out our recommendations below for a fab weekend getaway in the Centennial State.

1. Telluride

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Photo by Justin Miller.

2. Aspen

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Photo by Shawn Rosvold.

3. Estes Park

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Photo by There&Back Again.

4. Crested Butte

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Photo by Michelle Brown.

5. Steamboat Springs

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Photo by GB Brown.

6. Glenwood Springs

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Photo by Steven Hirsch.

7. Boulder

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Photo by Onebroadsjourney.

8. Denver

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Photo by There & Back Again.

Feeling like exploring more of the beauty of the Western US? Check out our guides for Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, and Montana. Then head on over to Trover.com for more inspiring photos.

15 Best Fall Road Trips in the U.S.

Fall is the perfect time for a road trip. Not only do fall road trips offer relief from the heat and tourists of summer, but in many places they offer a breathtaking look at the foliage of changing seasons, just before the cold of winter sets in.

If you like crisp air, colorful fall leaves, and driving on scenic routes past mountains, forests, rivers and farms, you will love this list of the 15 Best Fall Road Trips in the U.S.:

1. See the famous Aspen groves in Telluride, Colorado

Aspens in Telluride, Colorado

Trover photo by Peyton Hale

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10 Breathtaking Reasons To Go Stargazing

Stargazing has provided wonder and entertainment for millennia. We have found some of the most amazing points on the globe for you to bring your telescope and observe the beauty of the sky at night. Thanks to our very own Varsha B for this wonderful compilation of starry, starry nights.

1. Marakele National Park, Limpopo, South Africa

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Photo by The Travelling Chilli.

2. Bicheno Hideaway, Bicheno, Australia

The Milky Way lights up the sky above the Boathouse at the Bicheno Hideaway on Tasmania's east coast. There's few places that I've seen more stars!

Photo by Kristin Repsher.

3. Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

How amazing is this?! I'd hoped for auroras to appear during our time in Tekapo, since it's known as having one of the darkest skies in the world. We were lucky enough to have it two nights running (although we could only see it with the naked eye on one of those nights). I should have known the minute I got to the Church of the Good Shepherd that they could be seen with the camera, since there was a horde of photographers all facing south, which is probably not a normal occurrence at 11pm!

Photo by Kristin Repsher

4. Noord / Tanki Leendert, Aruba

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Photo by Bob Cooley.

5. El Mirador National Park, Peten, Guatemala

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Photo by Sergio Camalich.

6. Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii

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Photo by Richard Remington.

7. Big Pine, CA

Photo by DuMarc Photography.

8. Ice Lakes Basin, CO

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Photo by Brendan Caffrey.

9. Mt. Ranier, WA

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Photo by Nathaniel Stott.

10. Fernie, BC

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Photo by Matt Ford.

Find more amazing lists from our very own Trovers here, here and here. And as always, you can find more inspiration at Trover.com.