National Parks Week 2014 is Saturday, April 19 to Sunday, April 27, and as always, entry to all U.S. National Parks and other historic sites operated by the National Park Service is FREE for the week. Take advantage by visiting the National Parks in New York City and nearby, including the Statue of Liberty, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace at 28 East 30th St., Grants Tomb, Gateway National Park in Brooklyn and Queens, and the Vanderbilt Mansion Historical Site in Hyde Park, in the Hudson Valley. And, of course, national parks a bit further away, including Yellowstone and Yosemite
Click here for the entire list of fee-free national parks. The U.S. National Park Service operates millions of acres of picture-postcard views and educational experiences in hundreds of national parks, historic sites, and heritage areas. An annual pass for a carload is $80, or $10 for a lifetime pass for seniors. There are additional fee-free national park days and weekends in 2013 after National Parks Week – see the entire list of dates on NYCOTC sister site ecoXplorer.
Many park-related hotels, restaurants, gift shops, and tour operators offer special discounts on fee-free days, too.