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  • Jackie DiBiase | August 12, 2015 11:15 AM ET

    Find Your National Park: East Coast Edition

    Find Your National Park: East Coast Edition

    With the National Park Foundation launching its Find Your Park program, they’re on a mission to redefine what the word “park” means. Most Americans might not be aware, but there are more than 400 national parks in our own backyard!  

    Vacationing on the East Coast this year?  Here are some national parks I’d recommend visiting.

    Yorktown Historical Battlefield Park, Virginia: The site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War invites you to discover the rich history of what it took for the United States to become independent.

    Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.: The 16th President of the United States sits immortalized in marble underneath the words: “In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.” The Memorial’s steps have their own history, being the stage of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

    World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C.: The sacrifice and victory of “the greatest generation” is honored at this memorial, where design is a balance between classical and modernist styles of architecture as well as the natural surroundings.

    Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts: Home to a rich mosaic of marine, estuarine, fresh water and terrestrial ecosystems, these 44,600 acres are a beautiful place to vacation.

    Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: These symbols of freedom are situated in Independence National Historic Park, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written.

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Jackie DiBiase Every Journey Tells a Story

Jackie DiBiase Growing up in Colorado instilled a longing for adventure in Jackie DiBiase, so it seemed like a natural fit when she found herself with a career in the travel industry. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University where she studied Communications, Public Relations and Journalism, her journey has taken her to a position where she is able to combine her passions: travel, writing and social media.
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