Travelers Continue to Pick National Parks as a Vacation Destination

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Last year nearly 293 million travelers chose U.S. national parks for their getaways. With the National Park Service centennial in 2016, there will be an even larger lens on these outdoor sanctuaries. Based on search data,® found the most popular parks in the first half of 2015 and identified suggested gateway cities to book hotels when visiting.

“The surging popularity of national parks shows they are becoming travel destinations in and of themselves,” said Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert. “We’ve seen a high volume of searches for stays in and around national parks, so we’ve made it easier to stay right on national park grounds with added accommodation options such as lodges, cabins and even treehouses.”

Below are the most popular national park areas based on searches from January 1 to June 15, 2015, along with the gateway cities and hotel pricing from the most recent Hotel Price Index™: has now made it easier to find the best hotels in 20 of America’s top park destinations. Users can visit dedicated landing pages to discover great accommodation options including lodging inside the parks, allowing travelers stay even closer to the beauty by visiting Get in on the conversation with #ParkInspiration

Rico Figliolini has published and owns blog sites related to travel and leisure, casting and entertainment news, parks and recreation and social media marketing. Traveling a weekend at a time with family and friends.

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