National parks are a great place to have a family reunion. Not only will families find it invigorating to be in the great outdoors, but there are usually a variety of activities available, from kayaking to leaf peeping. And most have ample accommodations in a range of prices for large groups.
For a transcendent nature experience that just about everybody is sure to enjoy, try Yosemite National Park in California. Yosemite offers waterfalls, mountains and grand meadows, as well as a chance to look at 400 different wildlife species -- from bears to birds. If all else fails, you can marvel at the ancient giant sequoias. The lodging options range from camping to luxury suites at the Ahwahnee Hotel. There are also a variety of restaurants of all price ranges, from pizza to fine dining [source: Yosemite].
On the East Coast, you might want to visit Acadia National Park, which is situated on Mount Desert Island along the rugged Atlantic coast of Maine. The park features some the most beautiful scenery in the East -- granite mountains, sparkling lakes, forests, meadow marshes and a spectacular rocky coastline. For the robust, there are plenty of outdoor activities, from hiking and bicycling to horseback riding and canoeing, while those who prefer less strenuous recreation can tour the wild gardens, take a carriage ride or visit the park's two museums. Both hotel accommodations and camping are available [source: National Parks Service].