There are 59 incredible national parks in the United States, and all of them rank high for family-friendly adventures. If you’re having trouble trying to choose a park for your next vacation, why not start with your lodging options? These national park lodges are tops for family vacations, providing stellar accommodations, awesome adventure opportunities, and views that just keep on giving.
Luxury lodging at Yosemite’s doorstep, Tenaya Lodge is an all-season resort near the south gate of Yosemite National Park. With five restaurants, a winter ice-skating rink, three swimming pools, and a full-service spa, there’s something here for the whole family. Adventure lovers can take part in horseback riding adventures, mountain biking, and guided hikes that are suitable for families and kids of all ages. The lodge is also just a short drive from the Mariposa Grove, which is the largest grove of Giant Sequoias in the park.
What we love: Evening babysitting for kids 5-12
Best time to visit: May is great for viewing the waterfalls and the wildflowers. Summer is very crowded, but nice for hiking and swimming.