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Family Travel – Fodor’s National Parks of the West

This post is brought to you in partnership with Penguin Random House.grand canyon national park (2)Our family enjoys taking road trips, in fact it’s one of the things we like to do during our vacations. We have visited so many places within driving distance form our house and National parks are always a treasure trove of fun for our family. From Olympic National Park in Washington to the Grand Canyon and even here in California. channel island national park (20)We really enjoy exploring and hitting the road with our family isn’t out of the question.  With the new guidebook: Fodor’s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West and the Fodor’s online tool which helps you pick your park(s), set road trip itineraries, and more.

National Parks 101 tells you everything you need to know about planning a trip to the national parks, including booking, budgeting and packing tips; and National Parks Finder helps you find and compare national parks based on activity, region or season.fodors national parks bookFor our family we’re using this book to plan our next big trip and we even took it with us to Arizona on a fun trip and it helped us know all that we needed to know. There are so many National Parks to visit it’s nice to actually plan your visit and it’s an easy guide to help teach our children while we are visiting these places.

You might also want to check out all the Penguin Random House Listening Library of audiobooks – perfect for entertaining the family on a road trip!

What’s one National Park you’d like to visit in the west? 

 

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Fodor’s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West;
3 audiobooks to listen to on the drive: The Fourteenth Goldfish, Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library, and Call of the Wild;
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  2. Aamir Noman on June 3, 2016 at 3:21 am

    I love to visit Olympic National Park.



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  5. Jammie on May 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Never been to the west coast, but want to go to Yellowstone so bad, I know my daughter would love it.



  6. Carolyn Daley on May 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    I would love to visit Olympic National Park.



  7. Laurie Emerson on May 27, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    My favorite is Yosemite National Park.



  8. Stefanie Gladden on May 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    my favorite is the yellowstone national park



  9. Jason on May 27, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I love Yellowstone



  10. Tracy Shafer on May 27, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I am new to the PNW, just moving to Oregon from Ohio…so I don’t have a favorite yet! I am going to Silver Falls State Park this weekend!



  11. Jessica To on May 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I would say Yosemite Park.



  12. Sarah Mayer on May 27, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Grand Canyon National Park is my favorite.



  13. kim h on May 27, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Yellowstone is the one I want to visit



  14. Janine Hwang on May 27, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Definitely Yosemite!



  15. Tina W on May 26, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    I love Yosemite.



  16. Jessica M on May 26, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I’ve never been to the west coast but would love to visit Yosemite!



  17. Paula Michele Hafner on May 26, 2016 at 8:58 am

    I have always loved the Mount Rainier National Park. It’s so beautiful there.



  18. Eileen Richter on May 26, 2016 at 1:16 am

    We have not traveled West to the national parks but I have a daughter in AZ now and we’d like to go to the Grand Canyon National Park ! Planning a trip before fall if we can make it work.



  19. Robin on May 25, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Yellowstone is my favorite park



  20. Lisa V. on May 25, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I haven’t been, but would like to see Yosemite.



  21. Susan Smith on May 24, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    My favorite National Park on the west coast is Yosemite National Park.



  22. Breanna Pollard on May 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Yosemite is my fave!



  23. courtney b on May 24, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    living in Arizona, I gotta go with the grand canyon !:)

    thanks!



  24. Mary Cloud on May 24, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I’ve never visited any of them but would love to visit Yellowstone



  25. Stephanie Larison on May 24, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Yosemite National Park is my favorite.



  26. Susan Christy on May 23, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Yosemite – such a beautiful place!



  27. Leigh Anne Borders on May 23, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I have not been to the west yet but when I do I am going to visit the Grand Canyon.



  28. Sadie B. on May 23, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Yosemite National Park is our favorite on the West coast.



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  30. Tracie Cooper on May 23, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I would love to see the Grand Canyon with my hubby! My email is traciemichelle0515@gmail.com



  31. Linda on May 23, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Yosemite National Park is my favorite.



  32. Gabrielle Compolongo on May 23, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Yosemite for sure!



  33. Sherrie C. on May 23, 2016 at 2:22 am

    I haven’t been to any on the West coast but I would love to visit the Olympic National Park in Washington state and Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California.



  34. Aubrey on May 23, 2016 at 12:13 am

    My favorite national park is Yosemite.



  35. Erica B. on May 22, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Yosemite is good.



  36. Brittney House on May 22, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    It’s always been a dream of mine to visit Yosemite National Park!



  37. julie on May 22, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    yosemite is my favorite



  38. mita on May 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I would like to visit Yellowstone national park.



  39. Terri Irvin on May 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    We have traveled to most of the National Parks in the West Coast. Our favorite is Yosemite National Park for camping. We also love the Redwoods National Park.



  40. Natalie on May 22, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I have always wanted to visit Zion National Park ever since my mom went there.



  41. Erika W. on May 22, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I really want to visit Zion. My brother has been but I haven’t. It looks amazing.



  42. Richard Hicks on May 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    My favorite is Yellowstone. Visited as a kid and still dream of seeing it again!



  43. Karla R. on May 22, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I would say Grand Canyon.



  44. Sarah L on May 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    On the west coast I’d like to visit Yosemite.
    Thanks for the contest.



  45. Rachel on May 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve never been to a national park on the west coast. I would love to visit the Redwood National Forest.



  46. susan smoaks on May 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Yosemite national park is my favorite. i can’t wait to visit it again.



  47. Karen M on May 21, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I would love to visit the Redwood National Park. I’ve heard and read that it is awesome and beautiful. Thanks



  48. latanya on May 21, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    grand canyon



  49. Kyl Neusch on May 21, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Yosemite National Park



  50. Danielle on May 21, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I would have to say Yellow Stone is my favorite



  51. Kristie on May 21, 2016 at 5:27 am

    I’ve never been to the west coast, but I’ve wanted to visit Yellowstone! 🙂



  52. joe gersch on May 21, 2016 at 5:11 am

    I LIKE YOSEMITE PARK



  53. Tee on May 20, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Yellowstone National Park is my favorite.



  54. Cheryl b on May 20, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    I like Bryce National Park.



  55. Laurajj on May 20, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Oh I have to say my favorite has always been the Grand Canyon! Just breathtaking!



  56. Heather Hayes Panjon on May 20, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I Like Yellowstone National Park.



  57. Kim Henrichs on May 20, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Yellowstone is near my hometown where I grew up and I miss it so much!



  58. Elle on May 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Grand Canyon National Park!



  59. Rosanne on May 20, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Yellowstone! Loved our visit there



  60. Lauren on May 20, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Yellowstone is my favorite National Park.



  61. Ashley C on May 20, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Yosemite is my favorite! We are actually going there tomorrow



  62. amy stonger on May 20, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I have always loved Yosemite.



  63. DEBIJOT on May 20, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Yellowstone National Park would be my favorite.



  64. shelly peterson on May 19, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    the Grand Canyon National Park is my favorite.



  65. heather on May 19, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    My favorite National Park on the west coast is Crater Lake National Park it is so magical and amazing.



  66. Ellie Wright on May 19, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    My favorite is Yellowstone National Park.



  67. heather s on May 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Yellowstone Park



  68. Allison Swain on May 19, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I like the Yosemite park!

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  69. Will G on May 19, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    My favorite is Yellowstone.



  70. Crystal F on May 19, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I’ve never been to any of them but would love to visit Yellowstone National Park. Thank you!!



  71. tammy shelton on May 19, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Yosemite is my very favorite on the west coast.



  72. Christina G. on May 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    My favorite National Park on the west coast is Yosemite. Thanks for the giveaway!



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  75. Alan Saxon on May 19, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    My favorite park is Yellowstone.



  76. Elena on May 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I love Yosemite Park



  77. Tabathia B on May 19, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I would like to visit yellowstone national park



  78. Kelly D on May 19, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I like the Joshua Tree National Park.



  79. Carly Williams on May 19, 2016 at 9:28 am

    The Grand Canyon is my favorite since it is the only one I have been to, but there are so many more I would love to explore!



  80. HilLesha on May 19, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Grand Canyon National Park is my favorite.



  81. Lisa Brown on May 19, 2016 at 8:32 am

    My favorite is Yosemite National Park. Thanks for the chance 🙂



  82. Candice on May 19, 2016 at 8:07 am

    I love Yellowstone the most for sure. I haven’t been in awhile, but used to go as a kid.



  83. Sandy Klocinski on May 19, 2016 at 7:54 am

    My favorite national park on the west coast is Yosemite National Park



  84. Suzanne K on May 19, 2016 at 7:26 am

    So far Grand Canyon National Park, but I’d love to visit more



  85. Barbara Montag on May 19, 2016 at 7:19 am

    My favorite is Yellowstone National Park.
    thank you



  86. Bridgett Wilbur on May 19, 2016 at 6:56 am

    I would love to go see Yellowstone National Park.



  87. nickie on May 19, 2016 at 6:40 am

    My favorite is Yosemite.



  88. brandy c on May 19, 2016 at 6:11 am

    I’d like to visit the Olympic National Park.



  89. Dandi D on May 19, 2016 at 4:56 am

    I would really like to take my family to visit Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon!



  90. Julie Wood on May 19, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Yellowstone National Park is the one that I love!



  91. Cynthia C on May 19, 2016 at 4:35 am

    My favorite is Yosemite for the breathtaking views.



  92. Cheryl on May 19, 2016 at 4:01 am

    My favorite National Park on the west coast is Yosemite National Park.



  93. Shannon Baas on May 19, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Yellowstone is my favorite.



  94. Janet W. on May 19, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Grand Canyon National Park is my favorite on the west side of the United States!



  95. Maria C. on May 19, 2016 at 12:41 am

    We love visiting the Grand Canyon



  96. Kristen on May 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    My favorite is Yosemite….though I’ve heard Zion is gorgeous…haven’t been.



  97. HS kraftmaking on May 18, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I love Yosemite National Park.



  98. Emily Morelli on May 18, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I haven’t been to many parks but I am hoping to make it to Glacier National Park this summer.



  99. Steve Weber on May 18, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I would like to visit Yellowstone national park.



  100. Betsy Barnes on May 18, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    My favorite National Park on the west coast is the Grand Canyon. I would love to visit some day! 🙂



  101. harolde on May 18, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Yellowstone National Park for sure.



  102. Mami2jcn on May 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    My favorite is Yosemite.



  103. Katie K on May 18, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I would love to visit Yosemite National Park!



  104. Margaret Smith on May 18, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Never been there, but I’d love to visit Yellowstone Nat’l. Park. Thanks so much.



  105. Ann Fantom on May 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I would like to visit Yellowstone national park.



  106. katherine on May 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I would love to visit YOsemite