Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!
Denali National Park & Preserve is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

1. Denali National Park & Preserve

9.3
Park Rd. (at MP 237.4 Parks Hwy.), Denali Park, AK
National Park · 40 tips and reviews

Colby M.Colby Moorberg: The Denali Natural History Tour bus is a great way to experience the park if some members of your group aren't able to do much hiking.

Pratt Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

2. Pratt Park

9.5
347 Doster Road (South Northington Street), Prattville, AL
Park · 171 tips and reviews

Dwayne K.Dwayne Kilbourne: One of the bigger foursquare hot spots among parks in the southeastern USA - just ask CocaCola

Hot Springs National Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

3. Hot Springs National Park

9.2
101 Reserve St (Central Avenue), Hot Springs, AR
National Park · 26 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The natural thermal springs in this park, which flow from the Ouachita Mountains, were made a government-protected area by President Andrew Jackson in 1832.

Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim) is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

4. Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim)

9.5
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
National Park · 91 tips and reviews

Jole P.Jole P: It's so beautiful here it's impossible not to appreciate the grandness of it all

Griffith Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

5. Griffith Park

9.5
4730 Crystal Springs Dr (Crystal Springs Drive), Los Angeles, CA
Park · 147 tips and reviews

Kevin V.Kevin Vincent: Head up to the top of the observatory for a stunning view. Make sure to take the time to take in the view. You can also see the Hollywood sign from the left side of the observatory.

Garden of the Gods is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

6. Garden of the Gods

9.5
1805 N 30th St (at Gateway Rd), Colorado Springs, CO
Park · Old Colorado City · 152 tips and reviews

NatalieNatalie: There are so many hiking trails to choose from, FYI horses are allowed on most of them so watch your step!

Greenwich Point Park (Tod's Point) is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

7. Greenwich Point Park (Tod's Point)

9.2
Tods Driftway, Old Greenwich, CT
Park · 31 tips and reviews

Jennifer W.Jennifer Wu: It's amazingly beautiful at sunset and what's so great about this park is there's a beach shoreline, quite a few jetties and nature trails. It's a triple whammy for outdoor enthusiasts!

Georgetown Waterfront Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

8. Georgetown Waterfront Park

9.6
33rd St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Park · Georgetown · 69 tips and reviews

Richard G.Richard Gregory: Pack a lunch, set up a picnic and watch the world go by. All year round, Georgetown's beautiful waterfront is a centre of neighbourhood entertainment so there's always something to watch.

Brandywine Creek State Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

9. Brandywine Creek State Park

9.3
Adams Dam Road (Thompsons Bridge Rd), Wilmington, DE
Park · 13 tips and reviews

Amanda M.Amanda Moreland: Such a beautiful park, awesome trails.

South Pointe Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

10. South Pointe Park

9.6
1 Ocean Dr (South Pointe Dr), Miami Beach, FL
Park · South Point · 104 tips and reviews
Piedmont Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

11. Piedmont Park

9.6
400 Park Dr NE (Piedmont Ave. NE), Atlanta, GA
Park · Piedmont Park · 276 tips and reviews

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel: Tennis courts, a swimming pool, a popular dog park, and paths for walking, jogging, and rollerblading are part of the attraction, but many retreat to the park's lawn for a view of the Midtown skyline. Read more.

Banzai Pipeline is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

12. Banzai Pipeline

9.6
O'ahu's North Shore (Kamehameha Hwy/Ehukai Beach Park), Hale‘iwa, HI
Surf Spot · 29 tips and reviews

Sergio C.Sergio Cordova: Definitely the place to be for surfers looking to catch some action.

Pappajohn Sculpture Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

13. Pappajohn Sculpture Park

9.3
1330 Grand Avenue (13th Street & Grand Avenue), Des Moines, IA
Sculpture Garden · Downtown Des Moines · 34 tips and reviews

Erik R.Erik Rowley: Beautiful green space full of unique forms of art. Plenty of photo opportunities and Tim Burtony sculptures.

Ann Morrison Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

14. Ann Morrison Park

9.5
1000 Americana Blvd., Boise, ID
Park · Northwest · 17 tips and reviews

Darlan B.Darlan Burns: Lots of events happen here from car shows to hot air balloon festivals. But we love the river and fountain the most!

Millennium Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

15. Millennium Park

9.7
201 E Randolph St (btwn Columbus Dr & Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · Grant Park · 554 tips and reviews

Abigail A.Abigail Argersinger: Beautifully landscaped park. Worth the visit.

White River State Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

16. White River State Park

9.7
801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN
Park · Downtown Indianapolis · 35 tips and reviews
Overland Park Arboretum is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

17. Overland Park Arboretum

9.0
8909 W 179th St (at Antioch Rd), Overland Park, KS
Botanical Garden · 18 tips and reviews

Lisa J.Lisa Jansen: Take time for yourself. Slow down, look around, smell the roses. Close your eyes & take a deep breath. This place is amazing.

Cherokee Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

18. Cherokee Park

9.6
745 Cochran Hill Rd, Louisville, KY
Park · Cherokee Seneca · 49 tips and reviews

Dustin Alton S.Dustin Alton Strupp: The most popular mountain bike destination in Louisville. Nice mix of hills and features, with some more technical options for the eager. 5- mile loop, shorter routes and stopping pts available.

Audubon Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

19. Audubon Park

9.6
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA
Park · Audubon · 53 tips and reviews

Jackie H.Jackie Hammers-Crowell: This is one of my favorite places to go for a walk. There is a great biking/jogging/walking trail that goes through live oaks, around some ponds and gives nice views all the way around.

Boston Public Garden is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

20. Boston Public Garden

9.6
9 Arlington St (btwn Beacon & Boylston St), Boston, MA
Garden · Beacon Hill · 181 tips and reviews

Carl G.Carl Griffin: Beautiful botanical oasis. Lovely Victorian flowerbeds and a lagoon.

Federal Hill Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

21. Federal Hill Park

9.4
300 Warren Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Park · Federal Hill - Montgomery · 45 tips and reviews

Jon L.Jon Lee: Visiting Fed Hill at dusk is pretty awesome- seeing the evening sky over the inner harbor is one of the best moments Baltimore has to offer!

Portland Head Light is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

22. Portland Head Light

9.6
1000 Shore Rd (at Captain Strout Cir.), Cape Elizabeth, ME
Lighthouse · 65 tips and reviews

Jon D.Jon Darveau: Iconic. Incredible views that can't be beat. Hike the short cliff trail for the full experience

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

23. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

9.5
1000 E Beltline Ave NE (btwn Bradford & Leonard), Grand Rapids, MI
Sculpture Garden · 76 tips and reviews

Anna P.Anna Peters: Great library, beautiful landscaping, and a vast array of succulent plants.

Lake Harriet is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

24. Lake Harriet

9.5
Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN
Lake · Linden Hills · 39 tips and reviews

Chris S.Chris Smoot: Walking around the lake reduces stress...

Forest Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

25. Forest Park

9.6
btwn Lindell Blvd & Oakland Ave, St Louis, MO
Park · 86 tips and reviews

Caroline S.Caroline Schulweis: This park is gigantic and gorgeous. Has a free art museum, running paths, golf, ice skating, a zoo, and much more!

Biloxi Lighthouse is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

26. Biloxi Lighthouse

8.9
U.S. 90 (Porter Ave.), Biloxi, MS
Lighthouse · East Biloxi · 7 tips and reviews

Baking M.Baking Mom: In 1948, the Biloxi Lighthouse became the first cast-iron tower in the South.

Glacier National Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

27. Glacier National Park

9.5
West Glacier, MT
National Park · 26 tips and reviews

James H.James Herdeck: Going to the Sun road, Logans Pass and Hidden lake are a few of the many amazing sites to see in this majestic park. The hike to Hidden Lake is amazingly beautiful and breathtaking...with wildlife:)

Freedom Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

28. Freedom Park

9.6
1900 East Blvd (btwn S Kings & Lombardy), Charlotte, NC
Park · 63 tips and reviews

Paul K.Paul Kardous: One of Charlotte's oldest and most picturesque parks. Take a stroll round the lake, check out the Steam Engine, and cross over to the Nature Museum.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

29. Theodore Roosevelt National Park

8.9
Medora, ND
National Park · 17 tips and reviews

Ryan W.Ryan Wallace: Bison, wild horses, and prairie dogs...oh my!

Elmwood Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

30. Elmwood Park

9.3
802 South 60th Street, Omaha, NE
Park · Central Omaha · 17 tips and reviews

Jayson H.Jayson Henrickson: Nice peaceful area in the middle of Omaha!

Prescott Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

31. Prescott Park

9.2
105 Marcy St (at Atkinson St), Portsmouth, NH
Park · 25 tips and reviews

Joe C.Joe Cooper: The views, the entertainment, the flowers... I love this place.

Liberty State Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

32. Liberty State Park

9.4
1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ
Park · Liberty State Park · 111 tips and reviews

Kyle B.Kyle Bye: Less than 2,000 feet from the Statue of Liberty lies one of Jersey's best 4-mile running paths. Great for biking too!

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

33. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

9.3
2601 Central Ave NW (New York), Albuquerque, NM
Garden · 17 tips and reviews

Matthew A.Matthew Ayoub: Be sure to go regularly throughout the year because there are always great seasonal events! Music, butterfly garden, river of lights, etc.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

34. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

9.5
1000 Scenic Dr., Las Vegas, NV
Nature Preserve · 153 tips and reviews

Kevin S.Kevin Skobac: Beautiful red rock hiking trails and rock scrambling just :30 from Las Vegas. A highly recommended breath of fresh air after a night on the strip.

Central Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

35. Central Park

9.8
59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West), New York, NY
Park · Central Park · 1572 tips and reviews

Michael N.Michael Natale: Truly amazing how large it is. Go hiking, run the trail around the pond more north, or simply lounge on the grassy hills.

Washington Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

36. Washington Park

9.6
1230 Elm St (at Race St), Cincinnati, OH
Park · Over-The Rhine · 29 tips and reviews

R B.R B: Love the waterworks. Very romantic with picturesque Music Hall in the background. Plenty of activities happen here and they even have a dog park.

Guthrie Green is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

37. Guthrie Green

9.3
111 E. Brady Street (Brady and Cincinnati), Tulsa, OK
Park · Brady Arts District · 23 tips and reviews

Christiaan M.Christiaan McPherson: Great place for lunch on a nice day. Food trucks, live music and pet friendly.

Mt. Tabor Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

38. Mt. Tabor Park

9.6
6000 SE Salmon St. (SE 60th Ave.), Portland, OR
Park · Mt. Tabor · 50 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: You won’t find a more inspiring destination to begin a Portland adventure than Mount Tabor Park. Hike or bike to the summit for a stunning view of the city.

Longwood Gardens is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

39. Longwood Gardens

9.5
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA
Botanical Garden · 126 tips and reviews

Didi M.Didi McElroy: Dramatically beautiful and impeccably staged conservatory. The rigors of design are rewarding with epic views all around . Look up, look up! Even the glass topped conservatory has flora and fauna

Cliff Walk is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

40. Cliff Walk

9.6
199 Narragansett Ave, Newport, RI
Trail · 68 tips and reviews

Jay E.Jay Eagleson: A must stop in Newport. It's an easy to walk path with amazing views. The path is dog friendly with a ton of photo opportunities.

Falls Park On The Reedy is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

41. Falls Park On The Reedy

9.6
601 S Main St (at W Camperdown Way), Greenville, SC
Park · Falls Park · 81 tips and reviews

Matthew P.Matthew Phillips: Stunning urban park -- one of the best in the world. Very accessible, and the best nature and views you can get without hiking through the woods.

Falls Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

42. Falls Park

9.5
900 N Phillips Ave (at Phillips Ave), Sioux Falls, SD
Park · 34 tips and reviews

Brett J.Brett Jouwstra: Visit during the day and then visit at night... completely different both equally amazing.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

43. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

9.5
107 Park Headquarters Rd, Gatlinburg, TN
National Park · 98 tips and reviews

Christopher D.Christopher DeLoose: Beautiful scenic views. More trails to hike than I can count.

Zilker Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

44. Zilker Park

9.6
2168 Lou Neff Rd., Austin, TX
Park · Barton Hills · 138 tips and reviews

Outdoor VoicesOutdoor Voices: Zilker Park is the site of a lot of Austin's big events, but when it's not booked, it's a beautiful place to stretch and take it in the city. Read more.

Arches National Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

45. Arches National Park

9.6
Arches Entrance Rd, Moab, UT
National Park · 115 tips and reviews

Crystal F.Crystal Faunt: Take your time and enjoy the surroundings. Come off season to appreciate the quiet and spot wildlife. Stay late to see the stars.

Maymont is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

46. Maymont

9.4
1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA
Park · Fan - Oregon Hill - Carver · 70 tips and reviews

Amber A.Amber Allen: It's so beautiful! I recommend the Japanese garden. Very peaceful.

Waterfront Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

47. Waterfront Park

9.6
Lake St (College St), Burlington, VT
Park · 26 tips and reviews

Kelly L.Kelly LeClair: The sunsets on Lake Champlain are always beautiful. There are nice benches and other places to sit under trees to watch.

Gas Works Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

48. Gas Works Park

9.6
2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA
Park · Wallingford · 127 tips and reviews

Logan K.Logan Kerr: Come here for that classic postcard view of Seattle that you thought you could only get from a plane.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

49. Olbrich Botanical Gardens

9.3
3330 Atwood Ave (Fair Oaks Ave.), Madison, WI
Garden · 37 tips and reviews

Yoli Z.Yoli Z: You absolutely cannot skip the Thai Pavilion if you're here. You'll kick yourself otherwise. It's magical

New River Gorge Overlook is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

50. New River Gorge Overlook

9.5
162 Visitor Center Rd (at US 19), Lansing, WV
Scenic Lookout · 20 tips and reviews

Chad H.Chad Hembree: Well worth a side trip to visit when crossing WV. An amazing feat of $37 million worth of engineering.

Grand Teton National Park is one of Birds, Mountains, and Lakes, Oh My!.

51. Grand Teton National Park

9.6
Teton Park Rd, Jackson Hole, WY
National Park · 59 tips and reviews

Chris H.Chris Hinton: Definitely one of the best national parks. Far less tourists than Yellowstone, and amazing views. Take a boat out on the lake.