National parks are revered deeply by many Americans today. To commemorate the great parks in the country as well as educate people on the stories behind each one, National Geographic has released a new book called, "The 10 Best of Everything: National Parks."
The Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in California, known for the enormous redwood trees that are so wide roads have been paved right through their bases, sits atop the book's list, earning recognition for being America's best park. An unsurprising inclusion at number 10 is Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
But even those who aren't particularly crazy about being outdoors can find destinations on the book's list, such as Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York City – number five – and New Orleans Jazz Historical Park – number seven.
Anyone who would rather hop into a luxury SUV and see the sites from the road can check out the sixth location on the list, the Blue Ridge Parkway that runs through North Carolina and Virginia. And, for explorers who want to go for a hike, there's the fourth top national park, the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, which goes through Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Alaska's Alagnak Wild River was granted the number three spot, while Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania was NatGeo's runner up.
Travelers who want to visit these beautiful, history-rich destinations but are in need of chauffeured transportation can arrange everything from a luxury limousine to coaches from Hermes Worldwide. We service most of the aforementioned areas including New York, the Grand Canyon and New Orleans.