With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. To help you decide where to pitch your tent this summer, we enlisted the outdoor experts at Hipcamp, America's foremost digital camping guide.
Best camping near amenities: Yosemite National Park. A terrific alternative to Yosemite Valley’s busyness is quieter, cooler Tuolumne Meadows, 1 1/2 hours from Curry Village at 8,600 feet in elevation. Half the 304 sites are reserved, half first-come (be sure to reserve). typically open Jul–Oct; nps.gov/yose