Spotted in the news: 10 National Parks You Didn’t Know You Should Visit


Although it lies just off the coast of Santa Barbara, this five-island archipelago is one of California’s least visited national parks. Often called the Galápagos of North America, the Channel Islands are teeming with wildlife, including nearly 400 bird species and hundreds of thousands of seals and sea lions. Visitors can scuba dive in kelp forests, kayak through sea caves, and hike mountains to scan the horizon for migrating blue and gray whales.