“From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters…” never rang so true for this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend. Across the United States, many national parks are opening up their gates for free to visitors in honor of the historical icon. And yes, that includes the cinnamon-colored trees looming over Sequoia National Park in California, and the dunes that make up Gulf Islands National Seashore in Florida and Mississippi.
Entrance fees at parks can be as high as $25 per vehicle, so this weekend is a special treat for families and adventurers alike.
Browse this list of all the parks offering free admission, and make it part of the long weekend’s plans.