Although touring plans remain the biggest way to affect your time in the parks, picking the park that is least busy is also helpful in avoiding the largest lines and crowds.
I’ve created a chart for each day that shows you the park(s) that are predicted to be the least busy and the park(s) to avoid. I compared my predictions to 3 other popular sources for park recommendations to verify that it all makes sense.
Here’s how you can use this tool.
In the chart below, I’ve noted my recommendations for the best and worst park(s) to visit. If a park isn’t listed, that just means it’s neither recommended nor suggested to avoid, but somewhere in the middle on that day.
As you’re making your daily plan, use this information to help you decide which parks you’ll visit each day. If you’re unable to visit a least busy park, just make sure you’re following a touring plan (which means getting to the park before it opens) so that you can navigate the crowds easily. (You should really always use a touring plan, but as the crowds increase, so does the importance for following a plan.)
|Best and Worst Parks by Day|
8/2/2012: added January and February 2013 park recommendations
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