Most people didn't travel much in 2020. Those who did sought the great outdoors. They headed to the great plains of Africa, the forests of India, and cathedral-like mountain ranges in North and South America. In these national parks, visitors can see glaciers and ice caves, colorful rock formations, waterfalls, pristine lakes and underground rivers. Best of all is the wildlife, from giraffe and zebras to lions, cheetahs, exotic birds, elephants and rare tigers.
This list of the best national parks in the world comes from TripAdivsor’s Travelers Choice awards, which are based on travelers’ reviews of the destinations over the 12 months of 2020. Before you go, check for travel restrictions and park closures due to COVID-19; there are still many.
Here are the world’s best national parks: