Are you traveling in the US with your family? Would you like to take everyone to a national park but are having difficulty deciding which of them is the most family-friendly? Fret not, fellow traveler. After a study of multiple online sources, we now confidently present the 16 best US national parks to visit with kids.

The 16 Best US National Parks to Visit with Kids

1. Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia is more about leisure, carriage rides, picnics, and enjoying nature than challenging outdoor adventure. Here you can cruise the popular Park Loop Road, sample a tasty popover at the Jordan Pond House, enjoy the view from atop Cadillac Mountain, and even see the sunset from the old Bar Harbor Lighthouse. A number of the hikes here are more like family-friendly strolls.  

All of Acadia’s main attractions are joined by the previously mentioned Park Loop Road. Quite simply, you do not have to do any lengthy hiking to visit most of the park’s most memorable places. Mind you, if you are a family of adventurous hikers, there are a number of super trails to hike here. In fact, if your kids are older and unafraid of heights, hit the Beehive Trail and make some memories!

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