The National Parks Service is about to celebrate its 100th birthday.
August 25 marks the date that President Wilson signed the act to form the organization, and there are plenty of great ways to celebrate.
You could take a road trip to each of the 47 National Parks in the Continental U.S., especially since there’s a map designed to help you take the trip as quickly as possible or you could go on a camping trip.
But, let’s face it—tent camping’s not for everyone. So, if you like nature except when it comes to, you know, actually sleeping in it, there’s an alternative for you.
“Glamping,” or glamorous camping has been the thing to do for posh nature-lovers for a while now. But, you may not know that it’s easy to camp in style and still be close to one of the great parks in honor of their centennial milestone.
Here are just a few places you could lay your head at night (on a pillow and a bed instead of on a sleeping bag.):
1. The Resort At Paws Up
This camp site is situated on a working cattle farm in Montana and is just 2 1/2 hours away from Glacier National Park. They have chic teepees or cabins as sleeping options, so you can feel free to enjoy the great outdoors with the utmost luxury.
2. Under Canvas
If you’re looking for the ultimate way to stay outdoors, this is it. These teepees are oh-so chic and are situated within 10 miles from several National Parks, including Yellowstone, Moab and the Grand Canyon. The company also provides meals and curated experiences for its guests. Talk about a beautiful experience.
3. Sequoia High Sierra Camp
You’ll have the a full outdoors-y experience from the moment your hike in to this “rustic resort.” The Sequoia High Sierra Camp is located in the Sequoia National Forest and borders not one, but two National Parks.