The 20 Absolute Must-See National Parks in the United States

Joshua Tree National Park (California)

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Everybody should have this on their bucket list. Located in California, Joshua Tree National Park is a large area lush full of the iconic Joshua tree (characterized by small trees with spiky branches that stretch outward and upward), stunning rock formations, and rugged deserts. Visitors can easily spend multiple days traversing its 800,000-acre area. Outside the National Park lies Yucca Valley, well-known for its spiritual, small-town atmosphere and several iconic restaurants. No wonder visitors flock there en masse every year.