Deal: Entry to national parks will be free during National Park Week
Now is a good time to take off and explore a national park. National Park Week in mid-April means free entry to all parks -- and plenty of extra events and activities too.
The deal: The National Park Service turns 100 this year and is making an extra effort to connect Americans with its 410 units, including 59 national parks, national monuments, national seashores and other sites.
Not all charge an entrance fee, but those that do -- like Yosemite, which costs $30 to enter if you arrive by car -- will be free.
When: Entry to national parklands will be free April 16-24 (but camping and other entry fees still apply).
What to do: Check with the park’s website or visitor center before you go to find out about special events. Yosemite, for example, will host a free Earth Day Festival on April 23 as well as ranger walks, a Centennial Junior Ranger event for visitors 5 to 13, and screen the Ken Burns series “The National Park: America’s Best Idea.”
Check out the 2016 National Park Service Centennial website too.
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