State Parks

Walk in the steps of our forefathers on learning adventures throughout the United States. Our State Parks boast massive waterfalls, winding canyons, redwood forests and pebbled beaches ready to be explored. Discover hidden wonders with expert naturalists and historians on programs packed with hiking, biking and swimming through some of the most protected areas in the United States. Come together and marvel at some of our country's most beautiful state parks.

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State Park Trips

Road Scholar's state park tours offer a unique opportunity to explore some of the country’s most beautiful wonders up close, from roaring waterfalls to winding canyons and pebbled beaches. Our tours are led by local experts who will teach you about each park's nature, history, and culture. Our top-rated United States state park tours below offer a wide range of activities, from biking and hiking to swimming and walking.


Tailored State Park Tours for Seniors

At Road Scholar, we have carefully tailored our state park tours to be ideal for seniors. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or a history buff, our state park vacations offer something for everyone. As you browse our collection of state park and National Park learning programs, you can filter by activity level, length, price, and more to find an adventure that matches your preferences. Whether you’re looking for easy-paced state and national park tours or something more rigorous, take a look at some of the top state parks we visit:

  • Utah: The Beehive State boasts an expansive number of state parks. These protected areas offer untouched landscapes filled with unique geography and wildlife. Our Utah tours bring you to notable parks such as Snow Canyon State Park and Anasazi State Park, where you can view red and white sandstone cliffs, petrified sand dunes, and other-worldly lava rock formations.
  • California: Visit the Golden State for some of the country’s top state parks, including Torrey Pines State Reserve and Cabrillo National Monument, which boast steep seaside cliffs and tide pools with unique marine life. 
  • The Dakotas: North and South Dakota offer great opportunities to visit some of America’s best-kept state parks. Our state park tours to the Dakotas visit Devils Tower National Monument, Theodore Roosevelt Park, Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse, where you can learn about the history of this area, from the Ice Age to the American Indian Wars and beyond.
  • Minnesota: The Mississippi River Valley in Minnesota is teeming with wildlife, and Minnesota's state parks preserve these areas to protect its beauty and grand landscapes. Our state park tours in Minnesota allow you to explore Whitewater State Park, Frontenac State Park, and Fort Snelling State Park, with stunning spring wildflowers cresting riverbanks, a rich history dating back centuries, and migrating waterfowl like ducks and bald eagles.

The United States’ state parks allow visitors to explore and learn about the diverse landscapes that shape our country. Road Scholar offers several state park tours and a wide selection of popular national park tours.


Road Scholar’s State Park Vacations

Browse through our collection of state park tours at Road Scholar today to see all the places where you can spot local wildlife, learn about various cultures, and take in the sights and sounds of diverse landscapes. With a number of programs to choose from at varying activity levels, we have state park trips that match the interests of any type of explorer.