Hidden red rock canyons & juicy steaks in Nevada, secluded hot springs & greenchile cheeseburgers in New Mexico, an underground mine and wild west saloon in Arizona. We explore the secrets of America's Wild West frontier parks. Explore the legendary land of cowboys, canyons and cactus in and around America's parks and uncover the secrets of the Wild West - the best places to visit, to stay and to relive the excitement of America's first frontier.
A hidden tropical oasis in Puerto Rico, an uninhabited white sand beach in the Florida Keys, and the Carnegie family's personal playground, we're exploring private getaways on America's secret island parks. Most people think a private island escape is reserved only for the rich and famous, but with the right tricks, you can turn an island based-park into your own private getaway. We'll start out at Bahia Honda State Park - a 524-acre uninhabited island smack-dab in the middle of the Florida Keys with pristine white beaches and a front row view for both sunrise and sunset. After playing in the surf, we'll chow down on some spicy southwestern hogfish at Mrs. Mac's - a local institution since 1976. Then we'll stay the night at the uber-luxe Little Palm Island resort - an exclusive private island get away only accessible by yacht. Get a massage, go snorkeling, and best of all, dig into Little Palm's famously luscious key lime pie.
Hidden white sand beaches & luxury cars in Florida, ski slopes and a lavish resort & spa in New Mexico, cruise the water's around a private Hawaiian park in a private yacht...indulge in the first class luxuries in America's parks.
A secret underground lake & wood-fired pizza in Tennessee, bacon wrapped hot dogs & horses in Arizona, a private desert oasis in New Mexico...we're revealing the best roadside food & attractions hidden around America's parks. Often the best part of getting away to America's parks is the trip itself. We'll head out on the highway and check out some of the coolest roadside attractions hidden in and around our favorite parks.
A little-known beach and native Loco Moco burger in Hawaii, wild caught shrimp & a former millionaire's only beach in Georgia, a "dirty" secret beach in Puerto Rico. We explore the best secret beaches hidden in America's parks. It's time to explore the best secret beaches hidden in America's parks! First, we'll head to Kauai and sample the Loco Moco at Yumi's Restaurant in Waimea. Then it's on to the remote Polihale State Park - a secret beach hidden at the end of a bumpy dirt road. At 17-miles long, it's Hawaii's longest beach and must-see for those looking for a little privacy. For something a little different, hop aboard the Lady Jane Shrimp Boat, for an all-you-can-eat culinary cruise through coastal Georgia. Captain Larry Credle and his crew catch net-fulls of sweet Georgia shrimp and boil them up for you right on deck, complete with cocktail sauce. Then spend the night at the nearby Jekyll Island Club hotel -- once a millionaires-only retreat - on unspoiled Jekyll Island. Today, the island is a public park and protected wilderness, boasting stark, wild beaches like the haunting Driftwood Beach. We'll travel south to Puerto Rico and check out the rocky cliffs of Cabo Rojo, where Los Morrilllos Lighthouse and the pristine La Playuela beach reward visitors who make the journey. Then sample the local delicacy known as the jelly roll at Brazo Gitano Franco - a family-owned company that been making these sweet treats for over a century. Finally, we'll track down a hidden beach on the east coast of Florida. Located in St. Augustine, Anastasia State Park occupies the northern half of a barrier island and offers a more private alternative to neighboring St. Augustine beach. Plus it's a secret destination for surfers, and the nearby Surf Station shop caters to locals and visitors alike with surfing lessons, board rentals, and the latest daily surf reports.
A little-known beach called the surfing mecca and the freshest ahi tuna in Oahu, waffle sandwiches and lush rainforests in Maui, and lava-spewing volcanoes on the Big Island. Explore secret spots and wild parks hidden in Hawaii. Explore America's 50th state and check out the best secret spots and wild parks in hidden Hawaii. On the island of Oahu, skip the overcrowded Waikiki beaches in favor of the North Shore - a surfing mecca that's home to a team of bodacious surfer babes known as the North Shore Surf Girls. The ladies give us a few tips on riding the waves - and picking out a beach-worthy bikini. And don't miss the fresh ahi tuna from the nearby Grass Skirt Grill, or the views from Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau State Monument - site of an ancient Hawaiian temple once used for human sacrifice. Then island-hop to Maui and pull over on the Road to Hana at Uncle Bill's Lunch Wagon, where the owner serves up her famed waffle sandwiches piled high with bacon and eggs, and a side of sass. Then check out Haleakala National Park and take the Pipiwai Trail deep into the lush rainforest to find the hidden Waimoku Falls. Hideaway at the gorgeous Paradise Bay Resort, hidden on the eastern edge of Oahu. Then explore the nearby Kualoa Ranch on the back of an ATV. This working cattle ranch dates back to 1850 and boasts dramatic scenery that's been used in a number of Hollywood films. No trip to Hawaii would be complete without a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where Kilauea's been erupting non-stop for the last 30 years. Check out the molten glow of oozing lava, and then chow down at Café 100 - a favorite local eatery that serves up 25 different varieties of Loco Moco.
Greek temples and spicy BBQ in Nashville, pancakes, bears and a secret farm in Boston, popsicles and voyeurism on an elevated rail line in New York. We explore parks hiding in plain sight in some of America's favorite big cities. Our nation's parks offer some of the most incredible travel options in the world. But how to get the most out of them? In twelve, thirty-minute episodes, we'll take you around the back door of the most popular park destinations and uncover the best food, the best places to stay, and the secret hot spots that will turn any trip into your own private getaway. From the best barbeque on the way to Death Valley to a hidden island in the Keys only the locals know about, Park Secrets gives you everything you need to turn yourself from a tourist to a traveler in America's coolest parks.
Mammoth burgers & cross-country ski trails in California, 1,000ft. ice cliffs & hand-dipped chocolate in Vermont, an Olympic ice rink & private lakeside cabins in New York, we're exploring the snowy secrets at America's parks
America's parks have delicious eateries hidden within their boundaries.
Discover the histories and legends of some of America's coolest parks.