The Best things in life are free! Fee Free National Park Week announced April 17- 25!

Today, the greatest value in american recreational destinations got even better as the National Park Service announced the first of what we hope will be several free visitation periods this year. Yosemite National Park? Free! Yellowstone National Park? Free! Acadia National Park? Free! Disney World? Not free. Major League Baseball Tickets? Sorry. Not free. Tickets to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D. Not on your life. That skywalk near the grand canyon? Not free, but the actual Grand Canyon—as well as 390+ other parks—will offer free access from April 17-25, 2010 to kick off National Park Week 2010. If you want to feel sneaky, you can even pretend to sneak in. We won't tell anyone provided you only do it during National Park Week or any of the soon-to-be-announced free periods expected to be announced later in the spring. For more information on National Park Week, visit www.nps.gov/npweek.

Speaking of the Grand Canyon and free, if you are an active-duty member of the United States Armed Forces and planning to visit between May 1-31, 2010, you will receive free coach class service on the Grand Canyon Railway. The offer is valid for train tickets only. Discounts are available to eligible dependents and others traveling in the party if they purchase tickets through their ITT or ITR offices. Upgrades from coach class are available. This offer has no cash value and cannot be applied toward packages, prior bookings or group requests.

More information about this offer is available at www.thetrain.com/armedforces, by contacting the military Joint Services Travel Program ITT/ITR Office or calling 1-800-THETRAIN (1-800-843-8724).  

The Grand Canyon Railway is operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts.