- Denali Park Village Reopens May 13 – The popular Tundra Wilderness Tours resume June 1, offering guests a comfortable ride via motorcoach 62 miles deep into the Denali National Park to Stony Hill Overlook with a view of Denali from base to summit, narrated history of Park Road, and opportunities for sighting Dall sheep, moose, caribou, wolves and grizzly bears.
- Glacier Bay National Park and Glacier Bay Lodge Opens May 26 – Early visitors get the best views of tide water glaciers, the most abundant and most impressive hanging glaciers in the state and humpback whales. Flightseeing, offering a bird’s-eye view of the land via seaplane, is also very popular.
West Coast road trip:
- From the Sierras to the Sea – A “bucket list” agenda exploring the “Best of the West” – from the shorelines of Zephyr Cove Resort in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, to the giant Sequoias, sheer cliffs and waterfalls of Yosemite National Park, California, ending along the coastal beaches of the Monterey Peninsula’s California State Parks at Asilomar with wildlife spotting and complimentary ranger tours.
Upcoming national holidays to consider:
- World Wildlife Day (March 3, 2018) – Among North America’s Top 5 birding destinations, Asilomar offers a tranquil environment for birders.
- National Day of Unplugging (March 9, 2018) – Washington’s Olympic National Park and Forests, considered one of “the quietest places on Earth,” provides the setting for a technology-free couples’ rendezvous or family getaway.
- National Park Week (April 21-29, 2018) – On April 21, the first day of National Park Week, the National Park Service offers free admission to guests at the more than 400 national parks around the country.
Popular Spring Break destinations for families:
- Lake Quinault Lodge in the Olympic National Park – Guests reconnect with nature, explore deep into the rainforest, and view native wildlife while bonding with family.
- Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort at Olympic National Park (Washington) reopens March 23, 2018 – With significant renovations completed in time for adventurous spring reprieves.
- Wilderness River Adventures and Glen Canyon Rafting (Page, Arizona) are now booking online for half-day family-friendly float trips beginning March 1, and full-day adventures starting May 4.
Romantic spring shoreline weddings begin at Zephyr Cove Resort and Marina Nevada, where the crystal waters of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range elevate the backdrop for one-of-a-kind nuptials.
New Houseboating 101 course begins April 6, 2018 at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area/Lake Powell – Prospective “captains” learn to navigate the open waters that straddle the Arizona/Utah border, with expert-led instruction from steering to shoring. One of the top houseboating destinations in the country, Lake Powell is home to 96 canyons, 2,000 miles of shoreline and 186 miles of open water for visitors to explore.
Historical “bucket list” adventure – Mesa Verde National Park (Colorado) Far View Lodge reopens April 12, 2018 : For a one-of-a-kind food experience, the Metate Room has regionally inspired dishes with an award-winning chef, while 4,700 archaeological sites dig deep into the lives of the ancient Puebloan peoples that called Mesa Verde home for 700 years.
Traveling with four-legged friends: The Cabins at Zephyr Cove Resort at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and Lake Quinault Lodge’s Boathouse at Olympic National Park are pet-friendly – so guests can bring their furry family members along.
Aramark operates concessions in or adjacent to:
Denali National Park, Alaska/Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
Yosemite National Park-California/Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Olympic Peninsula Lake Quinault/Sol Duc Hot Springs/Lake Crescent, Washington
California State Parks, Monterey Peninsula-Asilomar
Togwotee Mountain Lodge/Wilderness Adventures, Jackson, Wyoming
Zephyr Cove Resort/Lake Tahoe Cruises, Nevada
Wilderness River Adventures Grand Canyon, Arizona
Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona/Utah