According to Brown, National park visits are a nice option for affordable summer vacations.
"The beauty of the whole thing is that entrance to most of these spots costs no more than a movie ticket," she adds.
Here are our recommendations for national parks to visit this summer:
If you've ever made the drive from California to Arizona, you've probably passed through Joshua Tree and not even known it. Shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain and climatic extremes, Joshua Tree is home to 12 self-guided walking tours. On clear days, the extra 20-minute drive to Keys View rewards with a sprawling vista that looks out on the Salton Sea all the way to Mexico.
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