Public Lands Day: Visit National Parks for Free

September 29 is National Public Lands Day and national parks from coast to coast will be offering free admission to all visitors. To encourage everyone to take advantage of this great opportunity to experience America's national treasures, the National Park Foundation -- the official charity of America's national parks -- Travel Channel, and Zipcar have teamed up to make park adventures easy and accessible.

Our National Parks hub has great information, travel guides and slideshows to help you plan your free trip to the park. Check out our new slideshows of national park sites near Washington, DC/Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Park lovers everywhere can take advantage of National Public Lands Day to join Zipcar to receive $50 dollars in Driving Credit use promo code: TRAVELPARKS.

National Park Sites Near Boston

Longfellow House -- Washington’s Headquarters
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Explore Bostons rich history and beautiful landscapes by visiting the citys numerous national park sites, including the Blackstone River Valley, JFKs birthplace and Bunker Hill.

National Park Sites Near Washington-Baltimore

Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC
Maxwell MacKenzie
Did you know the president of the United States lives in a national park? Discover these national park sites near DC and Baltimore -- all great day trip ideas that are sure to captivate and surprise.

National Park Sites Near New York

Ellis Island
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Discover a few national treasures near New York City, including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Fire Island, Castle Clinton and the Hudson River Valley.

National Park Sites Near Philadelphia

Independence Hall
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Explore historic Philadelphia and the National Park sites in the area, including Independence Hall, Valley Forge and Deshler-Morris House -- the oldest surviving presidential residence.

National Park Sites Near San Francisco

Point Reyes National Seashore, California
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Explore some of the national park sites just outside of San Francisco, including an infamous prison and that world-famous bridge.
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