When you’re planning your next vacation, consider taking the family to visit one of the national monuments or visit a national park. It’s a wonderful time to visit one of the great treasures of the U.S. as the National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of service on August 25, 2016. Celebrate the centennial by checking online to find your park so you can begin planning your next vacation to explore everything the U.S. parks have to offer.

Where to Go
No matter where you live, there is likely a park close by as the national park system includes 84 million acres and 410 sites. If you’re into history, one of the 81 national monuments would be a wonderful and educational place to take the children. You can find your park by a quick online search to find one nearest your home. If you’re feeling up to a road trip, you can visit one of the top 10 most visited which includes: Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Glacier, to name a few.

What to See When You Travel the U.S.
The United States is full of natural wonders and landmarks that are celebrated at the parks scattered throughout the country. Yellowstone, the first national park, is so popular due to it’s mountain terrain, the amazing waterfalls and the giant sequoia trees. If you enjoy exploring unique ecosystems, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a wide array of wildlife that can’t be seen other places and the mountain views and unlimited. Beachgoers can enjoy spending time in Olympic National Park and Acadia National Park, both of which have amazing coastline views.

What to Do Once You’re There
If you’re traveling to a new area and have never visited the park before, it’s a good idea to check with the National Park Service for advice on where to stay, what to see and activities that are a must-see for park visitors. The park rangers often have programs for kids during the high season and can point visitors in the right direction based on specific interests.

Where Can You Find These Attractions?
Every state in the nation has a national park or national monument except Deleware. It’s likely that no matter where you live in the United States, you have an interesting monument or park within driving distance. So this year, instead of visiting that theme park or big city, take the family for a vacation where you can spend time outdoors in one of the nation’s wonders. Most parks have camp sites for tents and campers, and many have cabins as well.

When you leave on your national parks adventure, be sure that your home is protected while you’re away. Contact ADT home monitoring to see the options they have available to ensure that your home is safe. While you travel the U.S. to see everything the national parks have to offer, ADT monitoring can make sure you don’t have to worry about what you left back at home. Having peace of mind that your home is protected can allow you to relax and truly enjoy your time away.

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When you're planning your next vacation, consider taking the family to visit one of the national monuments or visit a national park. It's a wonderful time to visit one of the great treasures of the U.S. as the National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of service on August...