White Sands Named One of the Best Family Parks

White Sands National Monument was picked by Open Road Travel Guides as one of the best family-friendly national parks in its second edition.

The monument, located west of Alamogordo on U.S. Highway 70, was among 21 national parks chosen by Open Road’s Best National Parks with Kids. The travel guide chose the parks that offer the best vacation for the whole family.

The 275-square-mile park contains the world’s largest gypsum deposit. Visitors can picnic, play in the dunes or just walk around and relax. Sunset strolls are also held every evening, offering opportunities to see the plants and animals of the dune http://healthsavy.com/product/provigil/ field. Also popular are the Full Moon Nights, with live music and educational programs.

Authors Permenter and Bigley include color photos and maps for each park. They also feature itineraries, family-friendly hiking trails and attractions. Web sources are also available for planning your trip.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is also featured in the new edition of Open Road’s Best National Parks with Kids. Carlsbad Caverns is near Carlsbad and features more than 117 caves. For more information about White Sands National Monument, contact park information at (575) 679-2599 or go to http://nps.gov/whsa.