5 Most Beautiful National Parks in the World


National parks are some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring places on Earth. They protect our planet’s most precious natural resources and offer visitors a chance to experience the natural world in its purest form.

Here are five of the most beautiful national parks in the world:


#1. Grand Canyon National Park, USA

The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and for good reason. This vast canyon is over a mile deep and four miles wide, and it’s filled with colorful rock formations and stunning views.

Things to do:

  • Hike the South Rim Trail for stunning views of the canyon.
  • Take a mule ride into the canyon for a truly unique experience.
  • Go rafting or kayaking on the Colorado River.
  • Visit the Grand Canyon Village for museums, restaurants, and shops.

a tree growing out of a rock in the desert

#2. Serengeti National Park wildebeest migration

Serengeti National Park is home to one of the largest wildlife migrations on Earth. Every year, millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle migrate across the park in search of food and water.

Things to do:

  • Go on a game drive to see lions, leopards, elephants, and other African wildlife.
  • Visit the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive crater that is home to a variety of wildlife.
  • Take a hot air balloon ride over the park for stunning views of the migration.
  • Visit a Maasai village to learn about the Maasai culture.

brown giraffe on brown grass field during daytime

#3. Yellowstone National Park, USA

Yellowstone National Park Old Faithful

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the world, and it’s home to a variety of geothermal features, including geysers, hot springs, and mudpots. Old Faithful is the park’s most famous geyser, and it erupts every 60-90 minutes.

Things to do:

  • See Old Faithful erupt.
  • Visit the Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot spring in the United States.
  • Take a hike to see the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River.
  • Visit the Mammoth Hot Springs, where you can see colorful travertine terraces.

forest and body of water during day

#4: Yosemite National Park, USA

Yosemite National Park is known for its towering granite cliffs, giant sequoia trees, and cascading waterfalls. Half Dome and El Capitan are two of the park’s most iconic landmarks.

Things to do:

  • Hike to the top of Half Dome for stunning views of the park.
  • Visit Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America.
  • Take a hike through the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.
  • Visit the Glacier Point viewpoint for panoramic views of the Yosemite Valley.

horsetail waterfalls at daytime

#5: Iguazu National Park, Argentina/Brazil

Iguazu National Park is home to the Iguazu Falls, one of the largest and most impressive waterfalls in the world. The falls are located on the border between Argentina and Brazil, and they can be viewed from both sides of the border.

Things to do:

  • Take a boat tour to get up close to the falls.
  • Walk along the Devil’s Throat catwalk for stunning views of the falls.
  • Visit the Garganta del Diablo viewpoint for panoramic views of the falls.
  • Take a hike through the park to see the other waterfalls and wildlife.

a bridge over a river with a waterfall and trees


These are just a few of the many beautiful national parks in the world. If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable travel experience, be sure to visit one of these amazing parks. You won’t be disappointed!

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