The US National Parks are spectacular and priceless treasures. From Acadia, Yellowstone, Yosemite and Zion, to the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, the Rocky Mountains and White Sands National Monument, there are plenty of incredible choices when it comes to getting back to nature.

One of the most popular national parks, the Grand Canyon, is truly a gift. Sit and watch the changing shapes and hues of light and shadows, or wander along a trail and feel the breeze and sunshine on your face. In Grand Canyon National Park, pine and fir forests, painted deserts, sandstone canyons, mesas and plateaus, volcanic and geologic features, the Colorado River, perennial streams and waterfalls all contribute to magnificent panoramic views.

Yellowstone is another of nature’s marvels. Famous for its 10,000-plus hot springs and geysers, Yellowstone's geothermal wonders are created by one of the world's largest active volcanoes. The park is also famous for its abundance of wildlife so make sure to watch for elk, bison, pronghorn antelope and coyotes.

Heading south, Death Valley is a land of extremes. Hottest, driest, lowest – you name it. Death Valley is one of the hottest places on the surface of the Earth and, at 282ft below sea level, it is also the driest place in North America.

On the East Coast meanwhile, the Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America. Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, the Everglades contains both temperate and tropical plant communities, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands and hardwood hammocks, as well as marine and estuarine environments. It has a wonderfully rich bird life, but keep an eye out for crocodiles, alligators and even panthers!