The BEST Black Friday deal: National Parks in nine states will be free to the public, only Arizona requires a physical free pass, which you can pick up at an REI location in the state.
REI is closing its 143 stores and paying all employees to get outside and enjoy national parks. I am a card-carrying REI member, and encourage you to be inspired by this wonderful company, too. Read more about REI's opt-out of shopping on Black Friday here.
Inspired by REI, California's 49 state parks will offer free admission but require that you get limited passes online beforehand. Oops, just checked that limited passes link, and many parks are "sold out" overcapacity but you can see through above link what parks are still available for free entrance.
Join nearly one million people, opting out of shopping to enjoy state and national parks instead. #optoutside See you on the trails...
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Until next time, breathe easy and make life an adventure.
Photo taken hiking Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California where 80% of land is preserved as park land.