- July 09, 2019
7 Stunning California National Parks — Including Hidden Gems
California could be considered the birthplace of the National Park system. In 1906, naturalist John Muir brought President Teddy Roosevelt camping in Yosemite Valley. There, he convinced the president to put the area under federal protection, to preserve its natural beauty and environment for future generations. Today, Yosemite National Park is one of California’s most popular tourist destinations, and it stands among the best National Parks in the country. But it’s not the only National Park California has to offer. If you’re a nature lover and looking for a way to unwind in the Golden State, consider these seven breathtaking California National Parks. We bet you’ll discover some you never heard of.