U.S. National Parks Offer Stunning Settings for Outdoor Adventures

Biscayne National Park, FloridaCorporate groups in North America don't have to travel to Dubai to explore deserts, Scandinavian countries to view breathtaking glaciers, or the Caribbean for pristine beaches. U.S. National Parks are some of the best-kept secrets for awe inspiring outdoor adventures.

Beaches at Biscayne National Park

Not too far from downtown Miami a picturesque wonderland of emerald islands, secluded beaches, mangrove forests, and one of the most extensive coral reefs networks awaits. In this area where 4 distinct ecosystems converge, groups will be able to view brightly colored fish, pelicans, manatees, turtles, and plants which don't grow anywhere else in the USA. It's an area where groups can enjoy snorkeling and even lobstering.

Places to stay include the Ritz-Carlton Biscayne and Silver Sands Beach Resort.

Please note boating and paddle boating have been temporarily suspended to protect the coral reefs.

Desert at Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park in California is a thriving ecosystem with rare plant and animal species. It offers the contrast of desert dunes and towering snow capped peaks in the winter.

Places to explore include Zabriskie Point, Dante’s View, and Badwater Basin, the lowest U.S. point. Places to visit include Borax Museum, Calico Ghost Town, Scotty’s Castle, a Spanish-style hacienda which was the residence of prospector "Death Valley Scotty".

Places to stay include Stovepipe Wells Resort, an authentic wild west setting, and Furnace Creek Resort Death Valley.

Glaciers at Kenai Fjords National Park

Glacier, Kenai Fjords National ParkAt Kenai Fjords National Park groups can view the 38 glaciers that flow from the Harding Icefield. April is the best month for crossing the icefields. The biodiversity includes humpback whales, porpoises, mountain goats, sea lions, and sea otters. Birds in the area include black oystercatcher, puffins and bald eagles.

Winter activities to be enjoyed include dog sledding, ice climbing, and snowmobiling.

Places to stay include Holiday Inn Express Seward Harbor and Hotel Seward. There are ranger and junior ranger programs (for children).

For information other U.S. National Parks also read Yosemite National Park, California on the Cvent Event Blog.

Photo Credit: Bruce Tuten, ajburcar

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