Open Road's Best National Parks with Kids 2E (Paperback)

By Paris Permenter, John Bigley

Open Road, 9781593601225, 208pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2009

List Price: 12.95*
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Now featuring color photos and maps for each park, authors Permenter & Bigley have selected America’s top 21 family-friendly national parks to help readers pick the best vacation for their family. Some highlights include:

• Yellowstone National Park, a gem in the national park system that's sure to create family memories;

• Mesa Verde National Park, where older kids will love the almost dollhouse-like quality of the ancient dwellings tucked in the cliffs;

• Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a true family classic with everything from bears to river tubing;

• Carlsbad Caverns National Park, with one of the world's largest caves, Carlsbad is a year-around hit.


The 21 parks that will be covered in this book are:

1. Acadia National Park, Maine

2. Badlands National Park, South Dakota

3. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

4. Colonial National Historic Park, Virginia

5. Denali National Park, Alaska

6. Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado & Utah

7. Everglades National Park, Florida

8. Glacier National Park, Montana

9. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 

10. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 

11. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee & North Carolina

12. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

13. Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

14. Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

15. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

16. Padre Island National Seashore, Texas

17. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

18. Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands

19. White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

20. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming/Montana/Idaho

21. Yosemite National Park, California

About the Author

Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the authors of Open Road’s National Parks with Kids, Caribbean with  Kids, and Las Vegas with Kids. The couple's other guides include Gourmet Getaways, Adventure Guide to the Cayman Islands, Adventure Guide to the Leeward Islands, Caribbean for Lovers, CitySmart Austin, Texas  Getaways for Two, Day Trips from San Antonio and Austin, The Alamo City Guide, and Texas Barbecue, named Best Regional Book by the Mid-America Publishers Association.  Paris and John are also frequent TV  and radio talk show guests. They write a monthly day trips column for FIESTA, the magazine of the San  Antonio Express-News.