The Six Best National Parks On The Planet

Published April 10, 2012
Updated November 9, 2023

The world is full of natural splendor, celebrate it with this tour of the six best national parks on the planet!

The Best National Parks On Earth: Yosemite National Park, United States

Best National Parks On Earth

A perennial favorite, California’s Yosemite National Park provides 1,200 square miles of natural marvels. Replete with granite cliffs for rock climbers, Yosemite’s stunning waterfalls, giant sequoia groves and scenery make it one of the most visited national parks in America.

While there is never a bad time to visit, a trip in late May when the snowcapped mountains have begun to melt renders the waterfall even more awe-inspiring.

Yosemite Photograph

Yosemite National Park

Best National Parks Yosemite

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park

Located in Guatemala, Tikal National Park is a World Heritage Site featuring the spectacular ruins of a Mayan settlement dating back to 250 AD. The picturesque surroundings include an amazing jungle canopy and wildlife juxtaposed by ancient architecture and temples.

Tikal Guatemala


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Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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