A nature boardwalk stretches over the wetlands on a national park vacation

NATIONAL PARK HOPPING GUIDE

A National Park State of Mind

For all the adventurous souls.

America’s national parks are home to all kinds of outdoor adventures — but also lazy days by the beach, snorkeling the sun away. And your Margaritaville Vacation Club and Club Wyndham resorts are the perfect home base for your next summer national park vacation.

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A nature boardwalk stretches over the wetlands on a national park vacation

NATIONAL PARK HOPPING GUIDE

A National Park State of Mind

For all the adventurous souls.

America’s national parks are home to all kinds of outdoor adventures — but also lazy days by the beach, snorkeling the sun away. And your Margaritaville Vacation Club and Club Wyndham resorts are the perfect home base for your next summer national park vacation.

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Find Paradise At The Parks

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) cares for 63 national parks, preserving some of the most magnificent and meaningful places in the country. If you include historic sites, monuments, recreation areas, and seashores, too, that total jumps to more than 400. And the best part? There are plenty of Margaritaville Vacation Club and Club Wyndham resorts within driving distance to choose from, and they’re all Vacation Ready with enhanced cleaning practices to make your trip safe and sound.

No. 1 Summer Travel Tip: Some national parks have brought back timed reservation systems this summer to prevent overcrowding and keep trails social distance friendly. So check to see if your national park requires or recommends additional planning ahead of time. As of June 1, the only parks with advance reservations required are Acadia National Park in Maine, Glacier National Park in Montana, Haleakala National Park in Hawaii, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Yosemite National Park in California, and Zion National Park in Utah.

DRIVE-TO & BOAT-TO NATIONAL PARKS

These are the four best drive-to, and one beautiful boat-to, national parks from your Margaritaville Vacation Club resorts.

DRIVE-TO & BOAT-TO NATIONAL PARKS

These are the four best drive-to, and one beautiful boat-to, national parks from your Margaritaville Vacation Club resorts.

A father and son skip rocks while on a vacation at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennesse
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The most popular national park is Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a reason. Fall in love with the historic cabin trails at Cades Cove or the peak views at Clingmans Dome. Read this full 3-day itinerary to a perfect weekend at the park, then book your stay at Margaritaville Island Hotel Pigeon Forge, just 30 minutes away from the park.

Several sailboats anchor in the bay while on vacation at Virgin Islands National Park in St. John
Virgin Islands National Park

Island hop via ferry from Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - St. Thomas to St. John, then wander Virgin Islands National Park. Spend the day at Trunk Beach, hike the Reef Bay Trail, and then put on your snorkeling gear to swim the Underwater Trail. Learn more about how to get there and what to do in your St. John Island Hopping Guide.

The sun sets over the Grand Canyon and Colorado River in Arizona during a national park vacation
Grand Canyon National Park

One of the world’s most epic canyons awaits at Grand Canyon National Park. Walk around the edge on the Canyon Rim Trail, hike into the canyon itself, or raft down the Colorado River to experience the Grand Canyon in a whole new way. From Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - Desert Blue, it’s just over 2 hours to the West Entrance.

Scenic sand dunes at dusk during a vacation to Death Valley National Park in California
Death Valley National Park

For the epitome of “sun-kissed,” drive 2 hours from Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - Desert Blue to reach Death Valley National Park. This below sea-level desert brings extreme heat and a different kind of sea salt. Visit the Badwater Basin salt flat and its unique salt polygons, then marvel at the Devils Golf Course and the view from Zabriskie Point.

SUN & SAND NATIONAL PARKS

When it comes to national parks, there are two very different definitions of “sun and sand” — the beach and island vibes you know and love, and majestic deserts straight out of storybooks. Try these beach and desert national parks near Club Wyndham resorts.

Change Up Your Latitude

Go beyond the national parks — the NPS cares for everything from historic sites to recreation areas to some very special seashores. Try these two near your Margaritaville Vacation Club resorts.

A view of the blue waves from the forts at San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico
San Juan National Historic Site

Bay views dazzle from every angle at El Morro, as the locals call the six-level walled fortress that dates to 1539. On the giant grassy lawn, palms rustle in the wind while families picnic and fly kites. And San Juan National Historic Site is an hour from Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - Rio Mar.

The Hoover Dam Bridge over Lake Mead during a vacation to Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

A 30-minute drive from Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - Desert Blue, Lake Mead National Recreation Area features hiking, swimming, and fishing, plus the Hoover Dam in the distance. Boulder Beach is a popular spot for beach bums and boaters alike, with kayak and boat rentals nearby.

SUN-KISSED NATIONAL SEASHORES

Experience a whole new kind of beach day at these three epic national seashores near Club Wyndham resorts.

A white-sand beach part of Gulf Islands National Seashore, stretching over the coastal barrier islands of Florida and Mississippi
Gulf Islands National Seashore

Accessible on both ends from Club Wyndham La Belle Maison in New Orleans and Club Wyndham Emerald Grande at Destin, Gulf Islands National Seashore features white sands and emerald waters along the northern Gulf of Mexico.

The Newport Bridge spanning Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, seen on the way to vacation at Cape Cod National Seashore
Canaveral National Seashore

Where else can you see sea turtles and a rocket launch? Just 45 minutes from Club Wyndham Ocean Walk in Daytona Beach, Canaveral National Seashore is home to Playalinda Beach, consistently ranked among the most beautiful in the country.

The Newport Bridge spanning Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, seen on the way to vacation at Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore

Drive or take the ferry from the sailor’s paradise of Newport, Rhode Island, to the scenic Cape Cod National Seashore. This summertime playground features lighthouses, wild cranberry bogs, and blissful beaches, a perfect day trip from Club Wyndham Long Wharf.

Red and orange trees cover the mountains during the fall at Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee

Book Your Bargain Bliss

Free national park days and resort deals? Win, win.

This year, you can get free national park entrance on Aug. 4, Aug. 25, Sept. 25, and Nov. 11. Mark your calendars, browse the latest resort deals for a points discount, then book your sun-kissed national park adventure.

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Red and orange trees cover the mountains during the fall at Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee

Book Your Bargain Bliss

Free national park days and resort deals? Win, win.

This year, you can get free national park entrance on Aug. 4, Aug. 25, Sept. 25, and Nov. 11. Mark your calendars, browse the latest resort deals for a points discount, then book your sun-kissed national park adventure.

Get Deals
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