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| 04/19/2021 | Family Friendly, National Parks, Things to Do

FREE THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

For many families a road trip to the national parks is a summertime ritual. And why not? A national parks vacation is one of the most budget friendly family getaways. Entry is just $35 per car and the pass is good for 7 consecutive days. That’s a full week of outdoor fun for just $5 a day! There is no better deal than that.

Travel to national parks is ideal for the solo traveler, for small groups and even large multi-generational families. There is always something for everyone. At Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, families have been coming since Sequoia opened in 1890. For 131 years, people have gathered beneath the towering giant sequoias and gazed up with awe. Now it is your turn.

To help inspire travelers, we have uncovered some hidden secrets and reveal top tips for FREE things to see and do when visiting Visalia and our nearby Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks.

Free things to see and do in Sequoia & Kings Canyon:

Activities for Kids
Talk to a Ranger
Use the National Park App
Be a Junior Ranger

                Insider Tip: When photographing the General Sherman Tree or other giant sequoia tree, use the “panorama” setting on your smartphone’s camera turned sideways to get the whole tree in your picture!

Volunteer at Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks! Did you know that the National Park Service has a program for people interested in volunteering in the parks? From removing invasive plant species, to picking up trash to helping people enjoy the parks safely, the Volunteers in the Parks can make a giant impact.

Continue your budget friendly vacation outside the parks as well. Visalia has these fun and family friendly things to do that are also FREE.

Visalia Then and Now Walking Tour
Kaweah Oaks Preserve
Where to Bike


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