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Natural landmarks bring beauty, fun and wonder to any family vacation. Go out there and enjoy these awe-inspiring national parks and create unforgettable memories for your whole family.
Yellowstone National Park (WY)
Yellowstone National Park became the world’s first National Park for a reason. At over two million acres, the park houses more than four hundred species of animals, one thousand species of plants, and ten thousand thermal features. With awe-inspiring waterfalls and over three hundred geysers, you and your family will be amazed at this incredible wonder in America. Stay for as long as you want in one of the twelve campgrounds scattered throughout the park, each in close proximity to many of Yellowstone’s greatest marvels. Take your family on a tour with one of many ranger-led programs only available during winter and summer, and give your children the learning experience of a lifetime. They can even participate in the junior ranger wildlife Olympics, a program where they can test their abilities and compare them to many of the animals found in the park. Your entire family will be amazed from the second you arrive at Yellowstone National Park to the time you leave.
Yosemite National Park (Yosemite, CA)
If breathtaking sequoias and massive waterfalls sound like your ideal vacation, then Yosemite National Park is the perfect getaway for your family. Whether you’re a group of experienced hikers or a group of sightseers, Yosemite offers a magical experience for everyone. Your family can enjoy water rafting, guided walking and tram tours, scenic hikes, horseback riding, and so much more. You can lodge in the famous Majestic Yosemite Hotel or rough it out at one of the many campsites spread throughout the park. Adventure awaits at every corner of Yosemite National Park, so get ready to have an exceptional experience like no other.
Haleakalā National Park (HI)
Your family will never be more motivated to wake up before the sunrise than they will when heading out to Haleakalā National Park. At 10,023 feet above sea level, the breathtaking views your family will experience will create memories they’ll never forget. If you’re having a relaxing vacation on Hawaii’s island Maui, Haleakalā is only a drive away. You will see some of the most unique ecosystems in the world, as the grounds are filled with rare biotic species and scenic pools. If visiting during the summer, the unpredictable and chilly weather will surely come as a bit of a shock, but it will definitely be a nice way to cool down from the Maui heat. As long as you come prepared with layered clothing, you and your family will have an amazing experience at Haleakalā National park.
Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)
Whether you want to be in the Grand Canyon for one day or seven, this National Park will truly take your breath away. Your family can enjoy a variety of tours — ranging from a bus and a jeep to a helicopter and airplane. For older kids, incredible hikes all around Grand Canyon National Park are perfect ways for them to find adventure. Also, there are plenty of things to do at the top and bottom of the Grand Canyon. The Canyon offers river rafting, camping, mule rides, and so much more. With sights that will blow your mind and activities for any adventure seeker, the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s wonders you don’t want to miss out on.
Acadia National Park (ME)
For both thrill seekers and leisure lovers, Acadia National Park is a true American treasure that your family will love. Just driving along the famous 27-mile long Park Loop Road is a scenic view sure to astonish people from ages 1 to 100. Your family can also enjoy a daring hike along Precipice Trail or a picturesque bike ride along the carriage roads. Stop for lunch at Jordan Pond House and experience a heavenly taste of their famous popovers. With the sheer amount of activities to do, you’ll want to stay in one of the numerous resorts, lodges, campgrounds, or hotels in the area. Spending your trip relaxing on Sand Beach or taking in the mountainous views will create an unforgettable trip for the entire family.
Rocky Mountain National Park (CO)
A family trip to the Rocky Mountains is so much more than a vacation. With incredible mountain views, interactive museum exhibits, lake activities, abundant wildlife, cowboy sing-alongs, horseback riding, and more, the entire family will be immersed in all the landmark has to offer. Festivals such as the Elk Fest, Autumn Gold Fest, and the Longs Peak Scottish and Irish Festival all occur in September, so early autumn is a terrific time to explore the Rocky Mountains and its town. You will always be surrounded by the park’s natural beauty while relaxing at hotels or going on wild adventures. Any family trip to the Rocky Mountains brings numerous opportunities to learn about nature and to simply appreciate all the wonders the park has to offer.
We are so excited for the beginning of summer! Warm weather and family fun is what summer is all about and we have some great products perfect for those long, warm nights and sunny swim and beach days.
COOEEE-Fun in the Sun Hat
COOEEE is a fun in the sun hat and UV eye protection in one. It provides up to UPF50+ protection from the sun’s UV rays with eye lenses that block up to 95-99% of UV rays. It comes in a range of different designs and sizes. Fun fact: the company was started by a mom of three in Sydney, Australia.
MoZZipatch All-Natural Mosquito Repellent Patches
MoZZipatch is an all natural mosquito Repellent that goes on your clothes, not your skin. It’s DEET Free and non toxic, safe for kids and adults. All-Natural Active Ingredient – Citrepel™ 75 provides 8 hours of protection per patch.
For the entire family
Splash About Splash Jammers
Splash Jammers are an innovative and adorable leak-proof swim shorts designed for potty-training toddlers. Created by children’s swimwear specialist Splash About and swim-teacher approved, Jammers help facilitate potty-training; designed technically to replicate its award-winning leak-proof swim-diaper but aesthetically in a more grown-up style, Jammers are reusable, cost-effective and eco-friendly for fun stress-free toddler-swimming!
Sunblocz Baby+Kids is a patent protected, all-natural, mineral sunscreen. The formula contains the highest percent of Zinc Oxide (non nano) in a base of natural and anti-oxidant ingredients; the result is a safe, natural formula that offers sunburn protection for baby and children’s sensitive skin.
For the entire family
Keep on-the-go meals healthy with this cute Bento Box by Stuck on You offering 6 compartments in a handy tray that can be removed from the outer box and popped in the dishwasher. An interchangeable 4 compartment sandwich tray is also available. The lid is lined with a leak-proof silicone seal that covers each individual compartment, keeping food seperate and fresh. Choose from five colors and personalize the front of the Bento Box with your choice of stylish or classic design and name.
For the entire family
Now go out and enjoy your summer and remember to #PlayLearnConnect with #NAPPAAwards!
Whether you’re road-tripping to Grandma’s or flying to a fun family vacation, traveling with kids can be tough. Here are some awesome new NAPPA Winning products that can make your travel time go just a little bit more smoothly.
The Perfect Granola granolas and granola bars are healthy and delicious and all made with superfood ingredients without added refined sugars, corn syrups, chemicals, or preservatives. We share our profits with homeless shelters, outreach centers, and Food Banks and employ students living in poverty to offer them work experience and a chance at a brighter future.
For the entire family
Sprout Stage 2 Plant Based Protein Organic Baby Food Purees
Made from whole, organic and non-GMO ingredients, Sprout’s Stage 2 plant-based protein purees are a delicious protein alternative to meat and dairy-based products, offering 2 grams of vegetable-based protein from organic chickpeas and beans. Available in 3 varieties including Butternut Blueberry Apple with Beans, Carrot Chickpeas Zucchini Pear, and Sweet Potato White Beans with Cinnamon, in 3.5-ounce pouches with twist-off, re-sealable caps.
For 6 months +
Sprout Organic Crinklez
Sprout Organic Crinklez is a delicious veggie snack, made with PLANT POWERED chickpeas and popped with colorful carrots, spinach, and beets that you can see in every bite. Toddlers love the taste of this fun crinkly, crunchy snack, and parents love that Sprout uses the cleanest ingredients that are certified organic and non-GMO. Available in Cheesy Spinach and Pumpkin Carrot flavors, Crinklez are gluten-free and contain no added sugars, colors, flavors, or anything artificial!
For toddlers 12 months +
Sprout Organic Crispy Chews
Crisped whole grain rice, fruits and vegetables are blended together in this delicious, chewy organic fruit snack. Made with a full serving of REAL fruits and veggies and a soft, crispy chewy texture enjoyable for toddlers to eat, Crispy Chews is perfect for little fingers learning to pick up and self-feed. Available in Red Fruit Beet & Berry and Orchard Fruit & Carrot flavors in five, single packet portions which makes on-the-go snacking easy!
For toddlers 12 months +
BubbleBum Car Booster Seat
BubbleBum is the original, inflatable car booster seat for kids ages 4 – 11 (weight: 40-100 lbs) that keeps kids comfortable and safe on all car rides! Weighing less than one pound, BubbleBum fits three across the back and can deflate in seconds, making it simple to throw in a large purse or backpack. It’s ideal for road trips, fly-ins with car rentals, Uber/Lyft/Taxi rides and everyday carpooling. Winner of 6 IIHS Awards.
For kids 4-11 years old
mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat
mifold® Grab-and-Go booster seat® is the most advanced, compact and portable child car safety seat in the world. It’s more than 10x smaller than a traditional booster and it’s just as safe. mifold works in the exact opposite way to a traditional booster seat. Instead of lifting the child up, mifold brings the seatbelt down. Perfect for carpooling, with grandparents or other relatives, in taxis, on holiday, in rental cars and more.
For kids 4+ years, 40 lbs – 100lbs, 40 inches+
CarGo Seat is an ingenious product designed to empower “little travelers”. CarGo allows children to utilize their booster seat for stowing magazines, books, crayons, even snacks while traveling and fits smartly into vehicles once arrived. It’s overhead bin friendly AND it has rollers for easy transit.
For children 5 to 8 years+ (booster seat age/weight requirements vary by state)
Twistshake Sippy Cup
These cups are a terrific stepping stone for children who have grown out of their baby bottle. Its spill free spout supports the active lifestyle of children and the easy-to-grip handle lets your little ones play without making a mess. A revolutionizing, patent-pending fruit mixer innovation that lets child and parent alike create amazing drinks. Mix your favorite fruits and berries with water and shake to create a delicious, healthy, natural fruit infused water.
For ages 1-2
Happy Travels! And remember to #PlayLearnConnect with #NAPPAAwards!