Last summer when I posted about the merits of a national park family vacation, an annual national park pass was only $80. Surprisingly thats still the cost, and as I noted it still might be a good bet even if your broods only hitting one park, since per-person park admission fees can add up.
The good news is that if youre heading next week to one of the 100-plus parks, like the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone, that do levy per-person or per-vehicle fees, April 16 to 24 is National Park Week, when all the parks that normally charge waive their entrance fees.
Also good news is that several hotels, restaurants, and shops will be offering discounts during these fee-free days, a fact brought to my attention by the not-for-profit National Parks Promotion Council (www.nationalparksonline.org), which lists a bunch of these offers on its site.
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