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National Geographic Names 10 ‘Urban Escapes’

August 23, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Most people, even dedicated urbanites, need a break now and then from concrete jungle, round-the-clock noise and exhaust fumes.

Some American cities are lucky enough to have units of the National Park System right on their doorsteps, offering recreation and natural beauty within easy reach of millions.

The editors of National Geographic have picked the top 10 “urban escapes.”

According to a news release, they are:

  1. Gateway National Recreation Area New York Harbor, New York and New Jersey.
  2. Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco Bay Area, California.
  3. Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.
  4. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Los Angeles Into Ventura County, California.
  5. Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.
  6. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.
  7. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Gary and Michigan City, Indiana, and Chicago.
  8. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta.
  9. Mississippi River National River and Recreation Area, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
  10. Biscayne National Park, Miami.

To read a copy of the entire news release click here.

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